Bolivia, as a Latin American country, is considered quite promising from the point of view of investment in GSM termination. There is the minimum competition in this business niche and a good average rate ($0.08 per minute). However, if you want to make good money on voice termination, it is important to connect a stable Internet. This article will help you learn what quality of the Internet Bolivia provides.
Despite the fact that the country has seen strong economic growth in the last decade, the telecommunications market remains at a low level of development. And if due to the lack of fixed infrastructure, the mobile sector is well developed, then the situation with the Internet is not so rosy. Many parts of the country remain poor and undeveloped. A certain part of the population living in remote areas does not have access to the Internet. As a result, the penetration rate is only 44%, which is about 4.8 million connections, as of 2017.
In Bolivia, the major provider of Internet services is the state-owned company Empresa Nacional de Telecomunicaciones (Entel). Other popular Internet providers are AXS and COTAS. ADSL, VDSL, and satellite and fiber-optic connections are also available in Bolivia. At the same time, broadband access services remain the most expensive in Latin America, and the download speed is one of the lowest.
The average speed in the country is 3.1 Mbps but in large cities, it is possible to connect the Internet at a speed of up to 50 Mbps. Bolivia does not have direct access to underwater cables, so it connects to the rest of the world via satellite or through terrestrial networks that are available in neighboring countries.
After Entel was nationalized, this provider focused on providing services in rural areas, within the framework of the "Territory with Full Coverage" project. However, the project is aimed at expanding the coverage of LTE networks because due to high tariffs and low-quality DSL, the 3G Internet is more attractive for Bolivians.
If you choose to place your Elastix GSM gateway or other VoIP equipment in the country, we recommend using fiber optic technology. This Internet provides normal speed and allows using multi-channel gateways for termination.