Megacable targets 450,000 telephony users in three years

7 Jun 2006

Mexican cable service provider Megacable aims to attract 450,000 fixed line telephony customers in the next three years, following its launch of triple-play services at the start of the month, writes BNamericas, quoting an interview with company CEO Enrique Yamuni Robles by local newspaper Milenio. Megacable launched its first triple-play services in Guadalajara under the Megafon banner in partnership with telco Bestphone on 1 June, and says it will invest USD20 million in the service. The move is aimed at countering the continued absence of legislation allowing for cable operators to provide triple-play services over their own networks. Yamuni Robles told the paper that he believes there is sufficient untapped demand for fixed line services for Megafon to attract new clients without stealing them from incumbent operators. The cableco is targeting lower income mobile users that would benefit by supplementing their wireless service with a fixed line phone for cheaper long-distance and international calls.

Mexico, Megacable