Millicom says Latin American fibre optics plan still on track

Millicom says Latin American fibre optics plan still on track
A B2B fibre optic cable projct that interconnects Colombia, Bolivia and Paraguay with Argentina, Chile, and Brazil is on track for completion by the end of the year according to regional telecoms giant Millicom.

It’s part of a broader, multi-country fibre ring project for South America and, as news website BNamericas points out, the company does not yet operate in retail in Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

This will be the only fibre connection between the two oceans through existing terrestrial routes according to Millicom, whose website says: “The launch of this South American or SAM ring becomes part of Tigo Business's MPLS network (multi-protocol label switching) and interconnects with our Central American Ring (CAM). We have a network that, for the first time, creates a corridor extending from Mexico to Argentina.”

Tigo is the brand under which Millicom operates in Latin America. 

The company’s CEO Mauricio Ramos has been quoted as saying said that Millicom will finalize itsTigo Cloud project this year; htis involves the interconnection of 13 Tier III data centre facilities across all countries where it operates with its own cloud solutions.

In recent years Millicom has sold off its African operations in order to focus fully on the nine Latin American markets it serves: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Paraguay, Bolivia and Colombia.  In February, Millicom committed to invest US$1 billion per year in Latin America for the next three years.


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