By Telecompaper

Chile's telecoms regulator Subtel has published the bidding terms and conditions for companies interested in participating in the forthcoming ‘Fibra Optica Austral' tenders to roll out fibre-optic infrastructure in the southern Patagonia region. Some CLP 62.28 billion has been set aside for the project to roll out a submarine cable between Puerto Montt and Puerto Williams in southern Chile with a view to giving inhabitants access to state-of-the-art telecommunications services.

The results of the public consultation on the bidding conditions will be published in early September, with bids due by 24 October and the corresponding tenders to be awarded by the end of the year.

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