The state run telecommunications company has announced it will be investing $100 million in internet infrastructure to offer broadband and fiber optics services.
The general manager of the Honduran Telecommunications Company (Hondutel), Jesus Mejia, said in remarks published by Latribuna.hn that they will be investing approximately $100 million, about 2,200 million lempiras to increase supply in two market segments.
A 6,000 km long submarine cable with 100 Gigabit capacity will expand digital links between Central America and the rest of the world.
A statement from Alcatel-Lucent reads:
A consortium consisting of the telecommunications operators Cable & Wireless Communications, Setar, Telconet, Telefónica Global Solutions and United Telecommunication Services (UTS) has signed a turnkey contract with Alcatel-Lucent to deploy a 100G submarine cable network, in the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS), which will link Jacksonville Florida with Manta in Ecuador.
Since its beginning in April 2001, Telefonica has invested $50 million in the development of this project in Guatemala.
Telefonica International Wholesale Service, the company from Gropo Telefonica that offers international telecommunication services globally to international operators of fixed voice, mobile, ISPs and content providers, presented its campus located in Puerto de San Jose, Escuintla.
Telefónica analyzes the possibility of expanding the cable SAm-1, so that it covers El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
The sub-marine communications cable SAm-1, from the telecommunications company Telefónica, that extends more than 27,000 kilometers from the United States to Argentina and Chile, could be increased by another 1,600 kilometers to connect El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica as well as Acapulco, Mexico.