July 11, 2017
Chile’s telecoms regulator Subtel announced an extension to the deadline for tenders for its already-delayed project to bring fibre to the remote south of the country. Bids for the two sections of the project must now be received in August rather than July.
The USD 100 million ‘Fibra Optica Austral’ project, to roll out nearly 4,000 km of fibre-optic infrastructure in the Patagonia region, was relaunched in May to allow consortia to participate, after previously attracting just one bidder.
Candidates now have until 2 August to submit proposals for the submarine section of the project, and the winner will be announced on 3 October. The deadline for the the terrestrial section is 17 August, and the winner will be named on 17 October.