Terms of the agreement have not yet been disclosed.
As Santiago hosts the CRU World Copper Conference this week, BNamericas takes a look at the country's Advanced Mining Technology Center, which is using robotics, sensors and simulation to help miners lower costs and become more efficient while protecting workers and the environment.
Bogotá, Xalapa, Villarino, Tres de Febrero and Vitacura received awards for improving the lives of their residents through ICT.
By allowing for remote detection of network errors, and because it is less prone to damage than copper cables, fiber optics can reduce operational costs and pay off in the long run.
The operator's mobile telephony, broadband and pay TV are provided under the private regime and therefore out of the regulator's reach, but new legislation could change that.