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LatinNews Daily - 12 July 2019

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In brief: Peru

* The Peruvian government has signed an US$411m investment contract with the Chinese consortium Consorcio Yofc Network to lay 7,500km of fibre optic cables and improve broadband internet connection in four of Peru’s regions (Áncash, Arequipa, La Libertad, and San Martín). Transport & communication minister María Jara Risco said this will bring high-speed broadband connection to 900,000 people in the four regions. The broadband connection project will involve the installation of 342 digital access centres (CAD), of which 118 are to be located in Áncash, 92 in Arequipa, 71 in La Libertad, and 61 in San Martín.