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November 25, 2020updated 27 Jan 2022 1:42pm

How Entel will boost fiber optic fixed broadband in Bolivia

By GlobalData Technology

Fixed broadband lines in Bolivia will increase from 900,000 in 2020 to 1.8 million by 2025. Moreover, Fixed broadband penetration of population will also increase from 8.0% in 2020 to an estimated 14.3% by 2025, supported by continued growth in cable and FTTH subscriptions.

FTTH will have the largest 61.7% share of the total fixed broadband subscriptions in 2020, and will remain the leading broadband technology. It will account for an estimated 63.8% share of the total broadband lines by 2025.

To support the increasing coverage of fixed broadband services, Bolivian government developed a national broadband plan, presented in February 2017, which aims to provide broadband Internet access to 50% of households, 90% of educational establishments, 100% of health facilities in target areas, and all municipal capitals.

As part of the plan, state-backed operator Entel plans to extend its fiber optic backbone network to 25,000km by 2022.

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