Izzi Telecom taps Furukawa Electric to deliver optical cable for 1.6 million homes
Furukawa Electric, a Tokyo-based manufacturer of wiring solutions for a wide range of industries, announced it has just been selected as a supplier for a very significant 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 FTTH (Fiber to the Home) 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. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Furukawa was chosen for its cascade, pre-terminated, fusion-free solution,” said in a statement Foad Shaikhzadeh, president of Furukawa Electric LatAm and corporate senior vice president of the 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 added.
The project will start in Monterrey and will serve as basis for Izzi 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.
Izzi Telecom provides services in more than 60 cities in 29 Mexican states through a network of more than 30,000 kilometers of fiber optic cables and 77,000 kilometers of coaxial cables.
Last year, Furukawa Electric opened a manufacturing facility in Mexicali focused on the production of solutions for the communications market. The 6,000 sq.-mt. facility manufactures fiber optic cables and cordages for optical fiber access.