Dark fibre consortium expects to launch services by August 2011

1 Jun 2011

The consortium awarded the licence allowing access to two strands of dark fibre owned by Mexican state power company Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) expects to launch commercial services in August 2011, according to El Financiero. The three companies that make up the consortium – local media giant Grupo Televisa, Mexican cableco Megacable and Spain’s Telefonica – aim to have completed all necessary technical work by July 2011 ahead of the planned launch.

As previously reported by CommsUpdate, in June 2010 the Secretario de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) revealed that the consortium had been awarded the concession after submitting a bid of MXN884 million (USD69.4 million), and it is understood that they plan to spend a combined MXN1.3 billion on upgrading the infrastructure for future use. Under the terms of the licence awarded all three will be able to transport customer traffic over the fibre strands, while it will also allow them to offer routing services to other operators.

Mexico, Megacable, Telefonica