Govt provides USD346m funding for regional broadband programmes

28 May 2015

The Peruvian government has signed contracts to finance regional broadband development projects in four areas, namely Apurimac, Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Lambayeque. In total, the four programmes cover the deployment of fibre-optic infrastructure to 1,344 villages, connecting 1,607 schools, 812 health centres, 97 police stations and 93 other public entities and benefiting around 750,000 Peruvians. Contracts for deployments in Apurimac, Ayacucho and Huancavelica were handed to the Gilat consortium, providing funding of USD82.66 million, USD97.27 million and USD106.41 million respectively, whilst Spanish-backed Telefonica del Peru – which operates under the Movistar brand – won the USD59.24 million contract for the development in Lambayeque.