Canadian WISP FaciNET to launch in December

30 Nov 2007

BNamericas reports that Canadian wireless internet service provider (WISP) FaciNet Enterprise plans to launch services in the Mexican city of Aguascalientes in December, followed by four more cities in 2008, using equipment from Canada’s Tranzeo Wireless Technologies. The initial USD2 million investment is part of FaciNet’s first foray into the Latin American market. Cities earmarked for coverage in 2008 are Leon, San Luis de Potosi, Queretaro and Zacatecas, all located in the Bajio region of Mexico. FaciNet country manager Fernando Topete told BNamericas that in the first year of operations the firm forecasts it will have 2,000 subscribers in Aguascalientes and has similar projections for other cities. The FaciNet 2.4 GHz wireless broadband network will initially cover 1,800 square miles and bring high speed internet access to residential and business subscribers. Topete added that FaciNet plans to deploy more wireless internet services in Latin America in the future, with trials ongoing in Honduras and Brazil to decide whether they would be viable markets.

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