Mexican fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) provider TotalPlay aims to invest USD400 million in network expansions over the course of the next two years, as it extends its operational footprint to 22 cities. In an interview with local business daily El Financiero CEO Eduardo Kuri claimed that the investment will see TotalPlay increase the numbers of homes passed by its infrastructure from two to six million. The chief executive noted that TotalPlay currently presides over a user base of 160,000 subscribers, which it expects to rise to 280,000 by the end of 2015.
According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, TotalPlay was launched in November 2010 by Ricardo Salinas, Mexico’s second-richest man, and initially operated as a subsidiary of Iusacell, his recently divested mobile unit. The triple-play operator initially deployed a FTTH network in 13 Mexico City neighbourhoods, before gradually expanding its network to strategic locations across the country. Today the company’s fibre-optic footprint covers Mexico City and Area Metropolitana (Distrito Federal), Cuernavaca (Morelos), Toluca (Mexico State), Guadalajara (Jalisco) and Celaya (Guanajuato).