Uruguay’s national telecoms operator Administracion Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Antel) is aiming to complete the nationwide deployment of its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network within the next five years. Local news source LaRed21 quotes the firm’s President Andres Tolosa as saying that coverage of the high speed network currently reaches 70% of the country, but this will be expanded to 100% by 2022. The state-owned company plans to invest USD20 million in the fibre-optic rollout this year, with total spending on the FTTH network expected to reach around USD800 million by the time it is completed.
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. Plans for residential users range in price from UYU320 (USD11.0) per month for the entry-level 30Mbps/4Mbps download/upload connection and 15GB of data to UYU2,040 per month for the top-end 150Mbps/12Mbps plan with 700GB of data.