Fermaca Networks plans FN-1 fiber route between West Texas and Central Mexico

May 9, 2023
The deployment of the 192-fiber/multi-duct FN-1 system is the first of its kind in Mexico in 26 years, asserts Fermaca Networks.

Fermaca Networks says it has begun deployment of a 2000-km underground fiber route between El Paso, TX, and Queretaro, Mexico. In between the two endpoints, the FN-1 terrestrial fiber network will also provide access in Chihuahua, Torreon, Aguascalientes, and Guadalajara, Mexico.

The deployment of the 192-fiber/multi-duct FN-1 system is the first of its kind in Mexico in 26 years, asserts Fermaca Networks. The infrastructure developer expects deployment to complete in the fourth quarter of 2025. The company will then market network services, particularly long-haul dark fiber, to hyperscalers, carriers, and large enterprises.

“This $175 million investment is the first phase of Fermaca Networks’ Mexico network expansion. It marks the first phase of bringing much sought long-distance dark fiber availability between the U.S. and Mexico,” stated Edgar Mosti, chief revenue officer of Fermaca Networks. “Fermaca Networks has also created the Fermaca Fiber Partners Program which consists of the 'best of breed' metro, regional, long-haul, and international fiber network operators in order to interconnect the most important data centers in the country.”

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