Telefonica Presents Land Station in Guatemala

Since its beginning in April 2001, Telefonica has invested $50 million in the development of this project in Guatemala.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

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. Telefonica has invested US$50 million in this project, reflecting once again, the company’s commitment to development, expansion, and functionality of broad band in Guatemala. Among the services available to the market in Guatemala are international voice services, capacity, IP interconnections, satellite, corporate and mobility. These services are enabled through a network of over 45,000 kms of fiber optic cable that connects Latin America with the United States and Europe.

The Backbone Tier 1 IP/MPLS has presence in more than 30 countries, direct connections with more than 150 international operators and an international NGN network, which provides services globally to international corporations that multinational clients demand. Marcos Macias, General Manager TIWS Guatemala, pointed out that since the intercontinental system of latest generation submarine cable, Guatemala has better international broad band connectivity and has increased capacity for development of the information society of the country.

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Telefónica Movistar launched the Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN).

The system allows broadband internet connection and voice communication in remote areas.

"The service, according to the company, aims to grow in those areas and industry sectors that need this type of technology the most, such as: government, security, mining, oil, land and sea logistics, financial sector, radio and TV," reported IT NOW.

Panama: 2 Companies to Serve Digital Network

October 2010

The Government will contract directly with companies Cable & Wireless and Cable Onda to deliver the services.

Three companies, Cable & Wireless, Telefónica and Cable Onda had participated in the bidding process which was canceled on September 6.

It was believed the business would be split among three companies which participated in the bidding, but the administrator of the regulatory authority (Anigo) stated that Telefonica was not considered because its proposal was the highest.

Panama: Integrated Digital Network Tender Cancelled

September 2010

The government's innovation authority (AIG in Spanish) has rejected all bids submitted to provide the services.

Three companies had presented offers to supply a multi-service network providing integrated voice, internet and data services to state institutions. Telefónica Móviles made an offer of $60 million, Cable Onda $29 million and Cable & Wireless Panama $36 million.

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The VPN IP MPLS broad service will be geared towards corporate customers.

This service enables the interconnection of any kind and number of facilities, using fixed and mobile connections.

Juan Aguilar, regional product manager at Telefónica Internacional S.A., explained that “this new service helps companies optimize their resources, allowing them to focus on their core business”.

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