Axtel considering sale options; AT&T Mexico linked with deal

16 Oct 2017

Axtel, one of Mexico’s largest alternative telecoms operators, is said to be exploring a number of strategic options, including a potential sale. Sources familiar with the matter have informed Bloomberg that AT&T Mexico – which launched in 2015, following the dual acquisition of mobile players Iusacell and Nextel – is expected to register its interest in the company.

According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Axtel’s network comprises a 23,092km backbone, along with 11,317km of metropolitan fibre and 5,979km of fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) infrastructure. Axtel is a subsidiary of Mexican industrial conglomerate Alfa, which has owned 51% of its equity since February 2016.

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