Prysmian to help bring high-speed connection to 52 Mexican cities
Prysmian Group has been awarded a contract by Mexican government-owned Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) to supply fibre cables to connect some of the country’s most remote regions.
The contract is estimated to be worth about $38 million, and comes under the Proyecto de Conectividad Fibra Óptica Red Eléctrica Inteligente REI – the largest project launched by the government in Mexico in terms of cable supply to connect remote areas with high-speed broadband.
It includes the design, supply and installation of a minimum of 9,800fkm of OPGW cables – produced in the Group’s plant in Spain – and 5,100fkm of ADSS cables – produced in the firm’s Mexican plant. Prysmian took part in an international tender, involving several local and overseas producers. Juan Mogollon, CEO LATAM at Prysmian Group explained: ‘We wouldn’t have been able to succeed in this project without the extremely efficient cooperation among our local sales team and global operations, R&D, procurement, logistics and legal teams. Support from all of them was key to reaching this outstanding result.’
Added Philippe Vanhille, executive vice president telecom business: ‘This contract is a significant milestone for Prysmian in Mexico, a country in which we have been present for years, and in which we invested. Mexico and Central America offer considerable scope for development in all telecom sectors in the near future, with broadband internet subscribers constantly growing. The investments we made in this area in the past few years have been key to helping Prysmian be ready to meet the subsequent increase in market demand and support its customers in the region.’