Peru inaugurated national optical fiber network

Peru President inaugurates National Optical Fiber Backbone Network in LimaPeru has launched of the “National Optical Fiber Backbone Network” (Rfnfo) project in Lima’s Carabayllo district. The 13,500 km-long network aims to bring high-speed internet access to provinces at lower costs, as well as improve State services, above all those related to education and health sectors.

“[…] be aware of this great step forward towards optical fiber [implementation] that opens up a new digital world,” the President Ollanta Humala stressed. “Thanks to this initiative, Peru will be able to enter the digital age […],” he added.

In this sense, Mr. Humala announced that over 400,000 tablets will be acquired by State to expand technology at national schools.

As is known, the Rdnfo is designed to interconnect 180 out of the country’s 196 province capitals. It entailed an investment worth US$333 million.

Such project was motivated by the demand for broadband services in the interior of the country, mainly in Peru’s highland and jungle areas.

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