Claro Peru plans to add locations with FTTH in 2019, to make a services-for-homes growth in at least 15 Peruvian cities. It will be the company’s residential business largest investment in the 13 years it has been operating in that country.
Claro Peru’s Residential Market Commercial VP, Roberto Bellido, explained that FTTH is more accepted by municipal authorities in Peruvian outskirts, compared to coaxial cable infrastructure. ‘We are not only going to remove the market, but also to expand it. We will possibly reach areas where there was not possibility of fixed internet’, said Bellido, and clarified that FTTH represent 60% of Peruvian networks investments.
Claro is starting FTTH commercial operations in Talara, Tarapoto, Ilo and Huaraz, while it is also ending its installation in Pisco and Juliaca. Bellido explained that both Lima and other major cities in Peru will also receive FTTH, and that, although it will initially distribute Internet, it will add telephony and TV.