UFINET Panama started its operations in 2000, two years after UFINET in Spain was born. Since its inception, the company has been offering world-class telecommunications infrastructure wholesale services in the Republic of Panama.
Since its first years of operation, UFINET Panama distinguished itself by building and taking its Fiber Optic Networks to places where this technology did not exist, thus contributing to improving the quality of the country’s telecommunications services. The company’s focus has always been to meet the needs of all the Telecommunications Operators in a neutral way, thus increasing their competitiveness and consequently accomplishing the main benefit to the end-user.
UFINET has steadily built what is today undoubtedly the largest and best fiber optic network in the country. It has several crossings between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, three different connections with Costa Rica, as well as venturing into the Darien area very close to the border with Colombia beyond the city of Metetí. UFINET does not leave aside the enormous coverage and capillarity of the country, with more than 340 cities and towns connected, with more than 3,000 km of fiber optic deployed in the metropolitan area of Panama City.
UFINET Panama has collaborated very intensely in minimizing the country’s digital gap by investing in the installation of fiber optic in very rural areas. Therefore, the company has naturally become a very important agent of growth for the Panamanian Government project “100% National Digital Coverage“, hence meeting the needs of the AIG (Authority for Government Innovation).
Today, UFINET Panama offers connectivity through its more than 10,500 km of fiber optic network, connecting more than 1,500 mobile phone towers, as well as more than 5,250 buildings.
The company plays a very important role as an integral infrastructure operator in Panama, offering more than 250 fully owned towers/poles, in which mobile phone operators can co-locate to install their base stations. One example of this happened in 2019 when four large structures were installed on the country’s coastal strip during the visit of Pope Francis for World Youth Day. This construction allowed all operators to provide the necessary coverage during this event and were able to satisfy the great demand for data required at that moment.
“UFINET plays a fundamental role in improving fiber optic connectivity in Panama, serving as a backbone in the country for many national and international operators, as well as connecting very rural communities built through different projects carried out for operators or the Panamanian Government. In addition, our towering and fiber optic services make us more than prepared for 5G, which will soon arrive in Panama,” said José Quintas, Country Manager of UFINET Panama.
Now, in its twentieth year as a telecommunications infrastructure provider, UFINET Panama has become not only the leader in fiber optics but also the benchmark for telecommunications networks in the country, all of this becoming a reality thanks to its customers, business partners, and collaborators.
For more information on UFINET services, visit https://www.ufinet.com