Mexico’s Izzi deploys FTTH in Monterrey

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Mexican operator Izzi Telecom (Televisa) has selected Furukawa to migrate its HFC network to 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.
In a press release, Furukawa said this initiative 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 of optical cables – which will replace the carrier’s hybrid cables (HFCs). The new network has potential to reach 1.6 million homes passed.
“Furukawa was chosen for its cascade, pre-terminated, fusion-free solution,” explained Foad Shaikhzadeh, President of Furukawa Electric LatAm and Corporate Senior Vice President, Furukawa Electric Group.
According to the executive, “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.”
This same model was adopted by Vivo (Telefónica) in Brazil for the expansion of its FTTH network in areas where it does not yet operate with this technology.
Izzi Telecom provides services in more than 60 cities in 29 states of Mexico through a network of more than 30,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables and 77,000 kilometers of coaxial cables.