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Friday, April 09, 2004

 

Nicaragua: ABB building cross-country fiber link for ENTRESA

In Nicaragua, Swedish-Swiss conglomerate ABB is building a fiber optic link from Managua to the remote town of Bluefields on the Atlantic coast for ENTRESA, the national power transmission utility. This link will cross dense rain forest and tie the capital into the ARCOS 1 undersea cable for the first time. Presently international voice and data traffic is routed via an old microwave system to Costa Rica before transmission elsewhere.

(For more information, see item 7 near the end of this round-up of Nicaraguan news.)

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