State powerco to launch wholesale PLC

13 Mar 2006

Mexican state power company CFE is preparing to offer Power Line Communication (PLC) services imminently, according to BNamericas quoting an interview with the company’s CEO Alfredo Elías Ayub in local daily Reforma. CFE is not licensed to provide communications services direct to the public and will instead offer PLC on a wholesale basis to licensed operators for the provision of telephony, video and data services. The power company says it will auction contracts to utilise its network on a region-by-region basis across its 13 areas of operation, starting in the centre-west states of Michoacán and Nayarit. CFE has been testing PLC for more than five years in Mérida, Monterrey and Mexico City.