AXTEL to lease fiber from Mexican electricity commission

Dec. 5, 2007
DECEMBER 5, 2007 -- Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V., a fixed-line integrated telecommunications company, and Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), have signed an agreement through which CFE will lease its fiber-optic network to AXTEL.

DECEMBER 5, 2007 -- Axtel, S.A.B. de C.V., a fixed-line integrated telecommunications company, and Mexico's Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), have signed an agreement through which CFE will lease its fiber-optic network to AXTEL, thus increasing AXTEL's integrated services capabilities.

With this agreement, AXTEL will have the ability to provide additional virtual private network (VPN) and data services via CFE's fiber network.

"By virtue of this agreement, AXTEL becomes the first major telecommunications company in Mexico to use CFE's network as part of its expansion strategy," stated Alberto de Villasante, AXTEL's Negotiations, Alliances and Institutional Relations Executive Director.

AXTEL will leverage the optical ground wire (OPGW) in CFE's network.

AXTEL is a Mexican telecommunications company that provides local and long-distance telephony, broadband Internet, data, and built-to-suit communications services in 27 cities and long-distance telephone services to business and residential customers in over 200 cities.

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