Fiber in South America has had a tendency to come from the coasts and move inland. However, Millicom, which provides services in Latin America via the TIGO brand, has plans to change that up somewhat and build some transcontinental fiber.
Last week Millicom announced plans to build two new terrestrial routes across the border between Bolivia and Paraguay to the tune of 1,000km. The result will be fiber routes connecting the company’s other fiber assets in Brazil, Argentina, and Chile. The result will make possible a route from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
It’s part of the Bi-Oceanic Corridor project in the region, which aims to better connect the islands of infrastructure in the region. That initially meant roads and rail, but digital infrastructure is a big piece of the puzzle too of course.
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