Millions Lost due to Cable Theft in El Salvador

Claro reported losses of $ 4.2 million so far this year.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Until September 1,204 cases of stolen materials have been reported, six times the 184 reported in the same period of 2009.

La Prensa Grafica reported statements from Hector Ortiz, operations manager of Claro, "Due to recurrent incidents, the telephony company stated they have decided not to provide more land-line service in areas where theft of materials has occurred more than 10 times, as is the case of tourist area of La Libertad and the Apopa rural area."

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Imports of Electrical Cables in Central America

May 2017

In 2016 Central American countries imported $91 million worth of electrical wires and cables from Mexico, 21% more than in 2015.

Data from the Central American Market  for Wires, Cables and Other Electrical Conductors in Central America complied by the Business Intelligence Unit at CentralAmericaData: [GRAPHIC caption = "Click to interact with the graph"]

Costa Rica: Two High-Speed Networks?

September 2012

If the announcements made become a reality, there will be two fiber optic networks providing households with access to broadband digital services, with a subsidiary competing with its parent company.

An article in Elfinancierocr.com reports on the characteristics of both projects:

$25 Million Fiber Optics Network

February 2011

The ultra-wideband network in the city of Cartago, Costa Rica, will provide Internet connections up to 100 Mbps for each user.

The service will be available starting November and will cover the Central area of Cartago and the areas of Paraiso, Oreamuno and El Guarco.

The first phase of the project which should be ready by November will connect some 4.000 customers.

More Fiber Optic Investments in Panama

June 2010

Columbus Networks will invest $2 million to lay 100 km of fiber optic cable underground in Panama City.

The company plans to install a cable line that will run under the Southern Corridor road. It also owns the fiber optic cable known as ‘Arcos’, and has an ownership stake in another major communications cable, the one called Maya.

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