Entel, Bolivia’s nationalized telecoms company, is planning to be able to deliver unlimited fiber optic Internet access to homes and businesses throughout Sucre by the end of the year.
Currently the company, which has a majority market share (58%) in the region, is only able to deliver fiber optic connections to 20% of Sucre’s residents. But Entel is currently rolling out extensive fiber optic connections which are expected to cover 100% of the city by the end of 2014.
The increased capacity of the fiber optic network will allow Entel to offer customers faster internet and unlimited plans, rather than the current quota-based offerings.
The move will put pressure on private telecoms companies Tigo and Viva to up their own offerings.