Chilean cableco VTR has reportedly switched on a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Quintero (Valparaiso Region), a location which is understood to be outside of its existing cable footprint. Like its HFC network, the new infrastructure is capable of supporting download speeds of up to 600Mbps. The development – not yet officially confirmed – was first revealed by tech blog Pisapapeles.net.
TeleGeography notes that fellow Chilean operator WOM also launched FTTH connectivity earlier this year, following trials in Santiago. WOM’s new fibre network supports maximum download speeds of up to 300Mbps. The launch came shortly after the telco was awarded a USD101 million subsidy to deploy five-sixths of the country’s Fibra Optica Nacional (FON) network in April this year.