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Mexico's TV Azteca to build, operate fiber optic network in Peru

MEXICO CITY, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Mexico's second-biggest broadcaster TV Azteca said on Monday it had won a contract to build and operate a fiber optic network in Peru that will cover about 80 percent of the Andean nation, the company said in a statement.

The Peruvian government will spend $760 million on construction of the network, the statement said.

TV Azteca, the main competitor of Televisa is controlled by billionaire businessman Ricardo Salinas.