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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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.

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.

Nicaragua: 3500 kilometers of Fiber Optics

November 2016

With funding from South Korea and the IDB, plans have been made to install 3,500 kilometers of fiber optics in the next two years, with an estimated $100 million investment.

Telcor's general manager, Orlando Castillo, explained that the process of implementing the network of 3500 kilometers of fiber optics will take all of 2017 to complete, and it is expected it will be finished and ready to start operating in early 2018.

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