Internet and Residential Telephone Network Expanded

With an investment of $2.3 million, Cable and Wireless Panama created a new telephone hub for its residential internet and telephone services.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The expansion of the telephone and Internet network, along with the construction of a new telephone hub, allows C&W Panama to offer broadband internet and other services to more than 5,000 homes.

According to the article in Pa-digital.com.pa by Michelle Domínguez, “Among the benefitted areas are Nuevo Tocumen, Los Cantaros, Altos del Angel, La Siesta and Villas de La Siesta, and coming soon will be Dos Rios, El Lago and Villas de Santa Barbara.”

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A study by the Inter-American Development Bank estimates that an increase of 10 % in the coverage of high speed internet would increase GDP by 3.2% .

Despite being one of the countries in the region that has shown significant growth in internet penetration, Panama is limited by low speed and high service costs, prompting the Bank to conduct a study on the options of the Panamanian government to expand its broadband network.

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Internet via satellite in Panamanian schools

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Gilat Satellite Networks will supply its SkyEdge II network to Cable&Wireless Panama to deliver broadband Internet to hundreds of schools in remote areas nationwide.

Gilat did not disclose the value of the deal, but market sources estimate it at $1.2 million.

Cable&Wireless Panama is the country's largest telecommunications operator.

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