Power company LFC to offer triple-play service directly

7 Jul 2009

Mexican state-owned power company Luz y Fuerza del Centro (LFC) will offer triple-play telecoms services over its infrastructure directly, rather than through a specifically created telecoms unit, according to BNamericas. Initially it had been thought that LFC would form a new unit employing staff linked to the company’s union, Sindicato Mexicano de Electricistas (SME). The power company plans to rent its entire 1,004km long fibre-optic infrastructure to third parties, and claims that it will see returns from the new services within three years, due to the low level of investment needed to begin offering commercial services. Martin Esparza, general secretary of SME, said LFC will offer services in the federal districts and 46 municipalities in Mexico State (Edomex) alongside 48, three and one respectively in the states of Hidalgo, Puebla and Morelos. LFC hopes to have obtained a licence to offer the services from regulator Cofetel within the next two to three months.