Prysmian Group, a leading name in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, is to undertake a major cable supply project in Mexico to bring broadband to remote regions.
The company has been awarded a contract worth about $38 million by the government-owned company Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) for the project – called Proyecto de Conectividad Fibra Óptica Red Eléctrica Inteligente (REI).
This is said to be the largest project ever launched by the government in Mexico in terms of cable supply; it will connect remote regions in the country with high-speed broadband. It includes the design, supply and installation of a minimum of 9,800 km of optical ground wire (OPGW) cables and 5,100 km of all-dielectric self-supporting (ADSS) cables. OPGW cables will be produced in the Prysmian Group’s plant in Spain, while ADSS cables will be produced in its plant in Durango, Northern Mexico.
For this project, Prysmian, which describes itself as one of the world’s leading cable producers, delivering advanced solutions for telecoms cables, optical fibre, and optical and copper cabling, took part in an international tender involving several local and overseas producers.
The company says it has been present in Mexico for a number of years, and that Mexico and Central America offer considerable scope for development in all telecom sectors in the near future, with broadband internet subscriber numbers constantly growing.