Optical Fiber

 

Development of the Federal Optical Fiber Net

The NATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLAN “ARGENTINA CONECTADA” was created under Decree No 1552. Its strategic axis are the digital inclusion, the optimization of the radioelectric spectrum use, the development of the universal service, the national production and the employment generation in the telecommunications sector, training and research into communications technology, infrastructure and connectivity, and the competitiveness development, all approached fom a universal and inclusive point of view to strengthen the digital inclusion in the ARGENTINE REPUBLIC.

Section 7 of said decree establishes that the development, implementation and operation of the FEDERAL OPTICAL FIBER NET will be a matter of public interest. ARSAT, which contemplates the necessary infrastructure works for such objective, will be responsible for it.

In the framework of such plan, the BICE was invited to participate as trustee in several Trust Funds, aimed at administering the payments related to the different projects.

The projects in which the BICE is taking part are the following:

Conect-Ar La Rioja Trust Fund

On 05/26/2011, the BICE made a Trust Fund with Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S.A. (ARSAT) and with La Rioja Telecomunicaciones SAPEM to act as trustee in Conect-Ar La Rioja Trust Fund. Its sole objective is to administer the payments to be made for the development of the Provincial Optical Fiber Net in the Province of La Rioja, according to the terms of the Works Contract executed between the companies abovementioned. The budget for this work has been estimated to reach $ 71,761,642.38.

Conect-Ar Formosa

On 06/01/2011, the BICE made a Trust Fund with Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S.A. (ARSAT) and with Empresa Recursos y Energía Formosa S.A. (REFSA) to act as trustee in Conect-Ar Formosa Trust Fund. Its sole objective is to administer the payments to be made for the development of the Provincial Optical Fiber Net in the Province of Formosa, according to the terms of the Works Contract executed between the companies abovementioned. The budget for this work has been estimated to reach $ 125,000,000.00.

Conect-Ar Chaco

On 09/06/2011, the BICE made a Trust Fund with Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S.A. (ARSAT) and with Ecom Chaco S.A. to act as trustee in Conect-Ar Chaco Trust Fund. Its sole objective is to administer the payments to be made for the development of the Provincial Optical Fiber Net in the Province of Chaco, according to the terms of the Works Contract executed between the companies abovementioned. The budget for this work has been estimated to reach $ 133,000,000.00.

Conect-Ar Misiones

On 03/21/2013, the BICE made a Trust Fund with Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S.A. (ARSAT) and with Marandú Comunicaciones Sociedad del Estado to act as trustee in Conect-Ar Misiones Trust Fund. Its sole objective is to administer the payments to be made for the development of the Provincial Optical Fiber Net in the Province of Misiones, according to the terms of the Works Contract executed between the companies abovementioned. The budget for this work has been estimated to reach $ 170,000,000.00.

Conect-Ar Santiago del Estero

On 05/07/2013, the BICE made a Trust Fund with Empresa Argentina de Soluciones Satelitales S.A. (ARSAT) and with Energía Santiago del Estero Sociedad Anónima with Majority State Control (ENERSE SAPEM), to act as trustee in Conect-Ar Santiago del Estero Trust Fund. Its sole objective is to administer the payments to be made for the development of the Provincial Optical Fiber Net in the Province of Santiago del Estero, according to the terms of the Works Contract executed between the companies abovementioned. The budget for this work has been estimated to reach $ 290,147,794.81.

 

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