Bolivia to build submarine cable access to the Pacific International Network
Bolivian telecommunications company Entel plans to spend 4,000-6000 million dollars to build a connection to Peru and the Pacific submarine cable system, in order to achieve the Bolivian Internet connection.
Oscar Coca, general manager of Entel, is planning to meet with Peruvian public affairs ministers next Tuesday to discuss and exchange views on the international submarine cable system project.
Entel said the company hopes to start the project by the end of this year, construction period of about 1 year.
According to media reports, as a landlocked country in South America, Bolivia is mainly through the network connection with neighboring Chile to obtain international fiber connection capacity, but the cost is high. At present, the Bolivian government is working with Brazil, Argentina and other countries to try other lines, such as submarine cable system.
It is reported that through the Peruvian Bolivia and Pacific Ocean submarine cable project as early as March 2015 had been raised, but did not announce a specific project implementation timetable.