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National Optical Fiber Backbone Network

One of the strategic targets of the Ministry of Transports and Communications is Digital Inclusion, through which citizens from underprivileged sectors will be able to access tele-medicine, online education, online training and online security services, among others; this will allow improving their quality of life significantly, by offering better development opportunities.

The key motivation to develop the National Optical Fiber Backbone Network (RDNFO, by its Spanish initials) was the demand for broadband services in the interior of the country, mainly in Peru’s highland and jungle areas.

In 2011, optical fiber networks were located mainly along the coast, with some branches in part of the highlands (Junín, Puno, Ancash and Cajamarca), which basically reached the regional capitals. On the other hand, access to (privately owned) optical fiber transport was a barrier to the development of the country’s telecommunications and, above all, to widespread use of broadband services.


Fiber Optic Network as of 2011 Fiber Optic Network as of June, 2016

In this context, Law No. 29904 was enacted, Act for Broadband Promotion and National Optical Fiber Backbone Network Construction, which declares the Backbone Network’s construction as of public concern and national interest.

The National Optical Fiber Backbone Network will have an optical fiber extension of 13,500 km and will interconnect 180 province capitals; the service to be provided in the concession is a Bearer Service.

The project awarded by PROINVERSION to Azteca Comunicaciones Perú S.A.C. has a 20-year network funding, amounting to US$333 million. The concession contract was signed on June 17, 2014. The RDNFO will have international connections with Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Ecuador.

The network deployment efforts started on December 18, 2014 and it is expected to be finished in June 2016.

The rate intended for the Bearer Service is US$27 per megabit per second, value added tax included.



RDNFO’s Deployment Schedule


COMPLIANCE OF DELIVERIES (MAXIMUM PERIOD) CAPITALS OF FOCUS PROVINCES CAPITALS OF FOCUS PROVINCES (TOTALS) DELIVERY SCHEDULE OF THE FINAL TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

Opening of facilities (January 01, 2015)

First calendar day of the seventh month

First delivery: Huancavelica Region including the interconnection in Lurin and NAP Peru.

Ninth month March, 2015

7

7

Fifth month

Second delivery: Ayacucho, Apurimac, Ica Regions

Twelfth month June 2015

23

30

Seventh month

Third delivery: Huanuco, Pasco Regions.

Fifteenth month September, 2015

14

44

Tenth month

Fourth delivery: Cusco, Arequipa, Junin, Ancash, Lima, Callao, Moquegua, Tacna Regions.

Eighteenth month December, 2015

70

114

Thirteenth month

Fifth delivery: Cusco, Arequipa, Junin, Ancash, Lima, Callao, Moquegua, Tacna

Twenty-first month March, 2016

49

163

Sixteenth month

Sixth delivery: San Martin, Amazonas, Loreto and RDNFO‘s commissioning

Twenty-fourth month March, 2015

17

180

Nineteenth month

180


Note: For all the terms indicated in the table, it must be understood that they are counted from the time of signing the Concession Contract - June 17, 2014.



Referential structure of the National Fiber Optic Backbone Network (RDNFO, by its Spanish initials)


Estructura referencial de la Red Dorsal Nacional de Fibra Óptica


Contracts