The state-owned telecommunications company Cantv from Venezuela has completed the construction of 5,700 Km of fiber-optic network, of which 4,700 Km are already lit with 176 nodes serving 15,000 subscribers. This initiative is part of Eighth Project of Universal Telecommunications Service (Opsut in Spanish), promoted by the National Telecommunications Commission (Conatel).
In the second half of this year, the company will continue with the expansion of the fiber optic network across the country. The company began building it in 2007 when Cantv was nationalized. In nine years, Cantv has built 7,000 km of fiber optic network, which jointly with those built through Opsut, triple the expansion of the technology in the country.
Thus, the number of subscribers of Aba Internet service (DSL) had a 260% exponential growth over the years, by increasing from 680,000 in 2007 to nearly 2.5 million today. Cantv also offers pay TV via DTH and it launched IPTV services in March.