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Pronatel executed 34% of its budget in telecommunications projects during the first quarter of the year


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At the end of the first quarter of 2021, the National Telecommunications Program ( Pronatel ), attached to the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC), has managed to execute its budget 11 times more than in the last four years for this same period.

This has made it possible to accelerate the deployment of fiber optics nationwide so that more Peruvians have access to the Internet and opportunities for digital development.

In other words, between January and March 2021, the sum of S / 150 997 391 has been invested in projects, which is equivalent to 34% of the fiscal budget for the Bicentennial year, as opposed to the S / 13 947 309 executed. in the same period accumulated between 2017 and 2020.

This execution has been achieved with the accrual of broadband installation projects, mainly in the regions of Cusco (S / 49 581 875), Lima (S / 44 382 963), Junín (S / 25 901 091) and Puno (S / 25 719 772), among others.

As of December of the previous year, there were three projects in operation (Huancavelica, Ayacucho and Apurímac). In January 2021, the Lambayeque regional project began operation.

In the coming weeks it is expected to complete the regional broadband project in the Lima region, which will be followed by that of the Cusco region, which will show the progress of one of the axes of the Todos Conectados plan with the first 362 public squares with Free internet in rural areas.

Ongoing projects

In addition, by July 2021 it is planned to complete the implementation of the regional projects of Puno, Junín, Tacna, Moquegua, Huánuco and Pasco. Likewise, during the second semester it is planned to complete the projects in the regions of Ica, Arequipa, Ancash, La Libertad and San Martín, thus reaching 17 regions with regional projects in operation.

These projects will make it possible to bridge the existing digital gaps for more than 2.6 million citizens living in rural areas of these regions and will connect 5326 rural towns with access to quality Internet service.


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