Despite being considered a front-runner in Latin America in terms of digitalization, the country still has a long way to go, Asiet says.
Chile is seeking equipment to boost digital TV coverage, Colombia wants IT solutions to boost productivity for SMEs, Paraguay is looking for computer equipment for schools and Chile's national geology and mining agency is looking to purchase satellite equipment.
The US$12mn loan is for 17.5 years with a five-year grace period. The loan was signed using digital signature.
The Telecom Argentina unit Personal reaches 92% of provincial capitals and 79% of the country's total residents. Some 63% of all its network traffic runs over LTE technology.
Mariana Barbosa, Uber Brasil's legal director, said that the company has been winning nine out of ten labor suits and that Brazil's jurisprudence favors the company's legality.
The arrival of the heavily-funded state telco has the potential to spark a price war in the mobile segment, but CEOs of private players have opted for caution when commenting.
Plans to launch a second satellite by 2021 are still on the table and Bolivian space agency ABE estimated that the required investment in the project would be US$250mn.