ETB and Ufinet to market neutral FTTH network in Bogota

Neutral telecommunications network infrastructure operator Ufinet has announced this last Monday, February 8th a partnership agreement with the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Bogota (ETB), through which they will create a company that will commercialize a neutral FTTH network in the Bogotan wholesale telecommunications market, as well as in Bogota’s nearby towns.

As officially reported by Ufinet, the network will start with more than 1,200,000 households. The initial plan consists of doubling that already mentioned figure, thus offering coverage in about 2.5 million households in Bogota-Region, in a 3-years maximum period. 

‘The strategy will allow more families in Bogota-Region to have ultra-broadband access, especially important nowadays, when the lack of connectivity or low speeds mean fewer opportunities to study, work from home or entertainment’, they reported from Ufinet. The company has also informed that it is now featuring more than 75 thousand optical fiber kilometers deployed in several Latin American Countries, such as Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina and Chile.    

Days ago, ETB announced the launch of a new plan for its FTTH clients, with 500 megabytes of internet, in order to offer them higher connection speeds. In addition, the company also reported that its FTTH customers are also able to access the OTT DirecTV GO’s catalog through their plan, with 90 live TV channels and more than 10 thousand on demand titles of series and movies.

Efrain Martinez Monroy, Infrastructure VP at ETB, is one of the confirmed speakers for the coming Nextv Andean event, whose first edition will be held virtually on April 21st and 22nd, organized by Dataxis.