New government target for fibre optics in 99% of Brazilian cities

The President signed the decree establishing the new General Plan of Universalisation Goals (PGMU 5) for the telecommunications sector, valid for the period 2021 to 2025. The novelty of the new plan is the obligation for concessionaires to invest in the deployment of fibre optic networks, the so-called backhaul, in 1,500 Brazilian municipalities. If the new target is met, it is estimated that fibre-optic internet coverage will reach about 5,500 cities, equivalent to 99% of Brazilian municipalities by 2024.

Source: Money Times