Nicaragua to Increase Internet Bandwidth

The state-owned electricity transmission company (Enatrel) is installing more than 1,000km of optic fiber cable, promising improved bandwidth for Internet services.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Nicaragua is to invest $15 million, funded by Central America's Electrical Interconnection system (SIEPAC) project, to extend its fibre-optic cable network using the country's existing power grid as a base.

Enatrel indicates, in a press release, the completion of this phase will increase, "the capacity or bandwidth, since the cable originally installed (SDH STM4 - 622 Mbps) has proved to be insufficient for the needs of the country's internet service providers," reports El Nuevo Diario.

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