Entel Bolivia targets fibre expansion in 2015

10 Dec 2014

Bolivian fixed and mobile operator Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Entel) is to invest USD210 million on the rollout of fibre-optic infrastructure in 2015, accounting for 70% of its overall spend for the year. A report from Telesemana, which quotes local newspaper La Razon, says the telco is looking to add at least 1,500km of fibre networks in 2015, adding to existing 6,000km of cabling. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, state-owned Entel is Bolivia’s former monopoly domestic and international long-distance (DLD and ILD) service provider, and offers a full range of fixed voice and data services, while its wireless subsidiary, Entel Movil, is the largest Bolivian mobile operator by subscribers, with 42.8% of all users at the end of September 2014.