Alternative Mexican broadband provider Axtel has announced that it has increased the top-end speed available over its fibre-broadband infrastructure, confirming that customers can now access downlink rates of up to 150Mbps. ‘We were the first to offer 100Mbps and now we are the first and only one offering 150Mbps for the residential market,’ said Bruno Ramos, Axtel’s executive director of marketing and innovation, of the development.
As noted in TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, in October 2010 Axtel announced the commercial launch of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) services, revealing that it was offering connections with downlink speeds of up to 100Mbps. Initially the service, offered under the ‘Axtel X-tremo’ banner, is only available in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, although it is open to both residential and business customers. Looking ahead the operator has said it expects to extend its fibre footprint to some 30 cities, although it has not outlined a timeframe for such development. At 31 June 2012 the telco noted that the number of subscribers signed up to it FTTH products numbered 76,000. The telco also offers WiMAX-based broadband services, and had 388,000 customers signed up to these products at mid-2012.