Antel FTTH connections top 550,000

5 May 2015

The number of households connected to the fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network of Uruguay’s national telecoms operator Administracion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Antel) has reached 550,000, up from 500,000 in December 2014. The state-owned company said in October 2013 that it plans to invest USD1.112 billion in its operations by 2017, around USD727 million of which will be spent on its access network, including the rollout and expansion of its FTTH infrastructure. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database states that China’s ZTE was selected in September 2011 to build Antel’s national FTTH network and the first home was connected to the infrastructure one month later. Services are marketed under the brand ‘Vera en tu Hogar’, with plans for residential users ranging in price from UYU690 (USD25.8) per month for the entry-level 20Mbps/2Mbps download/upload connection to UYU1,590 per month for the top-end 120Mbps/12Mbps plan.

Uruguay, Antel