Arsat drives deployment of fiber and DTT in northern Argentina

The President of the state-owned telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo de Loredo, visited the province of Misiones to supervise the works of the “Belgrano Plan”, which includes the installation of nine DTT towers and the deployment of a fiber optic network in 10 provinces in northern Argentina.

The Belgrano Plan investments in the provinces of Salta, Jujuy, Tucumán, La Rioja, Catamarca, Misiones, Corrientes, Chaco, Formosa and Santiago del Estero.

Arsat participates in the Belgrano Plan through the Connectivity Plan to Rural Schools that will benefit 2,000 select schools with investments of more than USD 4 million. The first stage, which will give connectivity to 300 schools, will be completed by the end of April this year. The bidding process for the remaining 1,700 schools will begin in mid-March. The plan includes the distribution of satellite kits for DTT.

In turn, the works of the Federal Plan of Internet in the districts included in the Belgrano Plan are completed in the Northeast region (Chaco, Formosa, northeast of Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán). In the South of Northwest region (La Rioja, Catamarca and Tucumán) are 98% ready and in the North of Northwest region (Tucumán, Salta and Jujuy) 94%. Meanwhile, in Misiones are 85% ready. Finally, the provincial networks of La Rioja, Corrientes, Chaco, Formosa and Santiago del Estero are completed, while the provincial network in Misiones is 77% ready.

In addition, nine DTT towers will be installed. The provinces in which the stations will be inaugurated are Corrientes, Salta, Chaco, Misiones, La Rioja and Jujuy, allowing the access to Digital TV to more than 900,000 people in 16 localities.