Axtel wins Niba broadband tender project in Mexico

29 January 2014 | Kavit Majithia


Mexican fixed-line operator Axtel has won a broadband project tender issued by the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT).

According to reports, the broadband network will be deployed in 40 metropolitan areas across Mexico, with the aim of increasing bandwidth for commercial internet access.

The Niba network will enable internet access through three interconnection points in the cities of Monterrey, Guadalajara and Mexico City. It is designed to create a high-speed network via 40 links and connection points, enabling 1-10Gbps bandwidth speeds.

Axtel was the winning bidder, and will hold the contract for the next four years and seven months, beating off competition from seven companies which submitted offers in the tender.

The project aims to address 60% of the population.