Spain’s Grupo Ezentis Awarded Contract for the Deployment of Underground Optical Fiber in Haiti
Grupo Ezentis from Spain has strengthened its position in Haiti further because they have been awarded with a new contract for a total amount of $3.9 million for deploying 105 km of underground optical fiber in Southern Haiti. The contract will remain effective for a period of 6 months. The company had signed another agreement earlier with one of the main mobile phone operators in Haiti for $ 1.6 million concerning the installation and maintenance of a fiber optic network that will take effect from October 11, 2013. The earlier agreement consisted of three operations: installation of 23 km of micro-duct for fiber optic in Port-au-Prince, the capital city of Haiti; secondly, laying of another 63 km of underground optic microfiber blowing and the third operation assures maintenance for 1 year of all the fiber for aerial application managed by the Haitian phone operators in 3 strategic areas.
Fiber optic communication is one of the modern methods for transmitting information from one place to another by sending pulses of light through fiber optic. This technology is used by many mobile companies for transmitting telephone signals, cable television signals and Internet communication.
Ezentis is a business group in Spain founded in 1959, was previously known as ‘Avánzit’. It has over 50 years of experience in infrastructure, technology and telecommunications sectors. “Grupo Ezentis” has prominent presence with 5000 employees in Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Latin America and North Africa.
The most operations of Grupo Ezentis are concentrated in Spain and Latin America where 90% of its revenue comes from. Their clientele list includes many international reputed names such as Endesa, Telefonica, Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (AENA), Indra, etc. After only two years of its presence in Haiti, Grupo Ezentis has managed to receive few major responsible assignments within the country.