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Azteca completes 20,500km fibre backbone in Colombia

10 Mar 2015

Latin American broadcaster Azteca Comunicaciones has reportedly finished rolling out its 20,500km fibre-optic backbone network in Colombia, covering 80% of the country’s territory. The network, which spans 769 municipalities, will allow Azteca to introduce IPTV to end-users, diversifying the company’s existing revenue streams.

As previously reported by TeleGeography’s CommsUpdate, in October 2014 the Colombian government requested that the operator increase the length of the network from 19,000km to 20,500km, raising the number of locations covered from the original 753. USD10 million was offered to bankroll the expansion, increasing the total value of the deal to USD245 million.

Colombia, Azteca Comunicaciones Colombia

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