Megacable Deploys FTTH in Queretaro


Leading Mexican cable operator, Megacable Communications says they have invested around US$50 million for the deployment of optical fiber cable and accessories to build FTTH infrastructure in the north-central state of Queretaro. Megacable will deliver telephony (VoIP) and pay-TV (IPTV) services using the optical network.

Megacable plans to offer high-speed broadband services to its subscribers over the FTTH network. Broadband connections of up to 200 Mbps to more than 118,000 users in the capital Santiago de Queretaro is on the cards. The operator will soon provide services to more than 50 percent of the city, the work of which is expected to be finished by the end of 2016. Megacable’s customers would be able to sign up to a package including 20 Mbps broadband, 130 SD channels, 60 HD channels and unlimited calls for MXN 569 pesos per month.

Megacable Holdings S. A. B. de C.V., known as Megacable Comunicaciones, is a Mexican cable operator and provider of internet and phone service. Headquartered in, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Megacable has been in direct competition with Telmex since 2006, offering telephone service in the city of Guadalajara under Megafón.

Megacable has more than 2,100,000 television subscribers, 880,000 internet subscribers and 570,000 telephone subscribers in Mexico. The operator provides services at 280 locations to 25 Mexican states; including major metropolitan areas of Guadalajara, Puebla, Hermosillo, Toluca, Queretaro, Leon, Morelia, and Veracruz.

Megacable, which is 100% Mexican, is a pioneer in advanced telecommunications services based in the city of Guadalajara, Jalisco. It is the first South American provider to offer transmission of voice and data through the pay television network. Megacable also offers to sell of advertising space and proprietary networks (Video Rola and Megacanal).

Megacable initiated operations in 1982 in Sinaloa and Sonora. In 1998, it became the first provider of high-speed internet by cable in Latin America. Megacable launched a business unit Metrocarrier in 2000 to focus on the needs of the business. In 2004, Megacable launched digital interactive television services and by 2005 it launched digital telephony by cable service and thus began offering Triple-Play services.

In the year 2011, through the business alliance with companies in the industry, Megacable helped create GTAC, which stands for High Capacity Telecommunications Group, facilitating technology through fiber-optic networks.

Megacable is now implementing the total digitalization of its networks within the main coverage areas, virtually eliminating theft of TV signals and freeing up bandwidth for new applications. Likewise, Megacable increased its Docsis 3.0 network coverage and prepared the launch of its OTT platform to improve the experience of entertainment and communications for all its subscribers.

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