Furukawa to Provide FTTH Network in Mexico

  • Furukawa Electric Group
  • Mexican Grupo Televisa
TOKYO — Furukawa Electric LatAm has just been selected as a supplier for a project with izzi telecom, a telecommunications company of the Mexican Grupo Televisa. The company is migrating from cable TV HFC (hybrid fiber coax) network to fiber to the home (FTTH) in its Monterrey plant.

The project is expected to last two years and will provide optical cables and connectivity accessories, as well as training in design and in installation of the solution.

Pay-As-You-Grow Concept
"Furukawa was chosen for its cascade, pre-terminated, fusion-free solution," said Foad Shaikhzadeh, president of Furukawa Electric LatAm and corporate senior vice president, Furukawa Electric Group. "The greatest advantage of this system is the possibility of gradual investment in the pay-as-you-grow concept, in addition to the faster implementation compared to other technologies," he adds.

The project will start in Monterrey and will be as the basis for izzi Telecom to define its commercial offer strategy, as well as its network topology. In total, the project will provide 8,000 kilometers (4,970 miles) of optical cables, which will replace the carrier's hybrid cables (HFCs). The new network has potential to reach 1.6 million homes passed.

izzi Telecom provides services in more than 60 cities in 29 states of Mexico through a network of more than 30,000 kilometers (18,641 miles) of fiber optic cables and 77,000 kilometers (47,845 miles) of coaxial cables.

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