Telebras extends PNBL to remote state of Acre

8 Oct 2013

Brazilian state-controlled telecoms group Telecomunicacoes Brasileiras (Telebras) says it has inked a deal to expand the coverage of the country’s national broadband network (Plano Nacional de Banda Larga, PNBL) to Acre, one of Brazil’s most remote states, which borders Bolivia in the Amazon region. BNamericas adds that Telebras has rolled out what it terms a cabling ‘infoway’ spanning 8,000km linking the federal capital Brasília to the state capital Rio Branco, through a BRL50 million (USD22.6 million) investment.

In a related development, Brazilian pay-TV and fixed internet and telephony services provider NET Servicos says it ‘arrived’ in Acre’s capital Rio Branco last week. It is understood that NET will launch operations in the city offering end users access to its entire portfolio of products, including its recently launched quad-play packages – offered over a fibre-optic network.