Fitel is Peru’s national telecommunications investment fund, which uses a percentage of the revenues of the country’s telecommunications companies to develop communications systems in rural regions. Fitel have signed an agreement with Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd to provide a fixed rural satellite telephony network which is to commence in November 2001 and will be completed by the end of 2002.
The technology used is a Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) product capable of providing high-speed Internet connectivity and telephony service at the same time. It is a low-cost solution for the fulfilment of Universal Service/Access Obligations, Public Call Office requirements and small office/home office (SOHO) requirements for bundled telephony and Internet access.
The Fitel network will serve more than 2,000 communities throughout the northern, northern-central and central-eastern regions of Peru and includes the provision of Internet connectivity to 10% of sites.
VSAT networks are the best way to bring reliable telephony and Internet service to remote communities.
For further information on Peru see Web reports: Peru – Public Data Communications, Internet and E-Services
Peru – Key Statistics, Telecom Market Overview and Infrastructure
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