Mexican Agency Seeks Interested Parties For Backbone Network Project
|Author:||Mr Antonio Casares Carrillo, Lilia Euridice Palma Salas and Jorge Aviles-Cerezo|
|Profession:||Holland & Knight|
Antonio Casares Carrillo is a Partner and Lilia Euridice Palma Salas and Jorge Aviles-Cerezo are Associates in the Mexico City office.
Telecomm, a Mexican government agency, issued an international Request for Expression of Interest (RFEI) on May 12, 2017, for parties seeking to participate in the Backbone Network Project (Red Troncal).
Telecomm is a governmental entity reporting to Mexico's Ministry of Communications and Transportation (SCT). Telecomm has been appointed by the recent Constitutional Reform and the new Federal Telecommunications and Broadcasting Law to build a robust national fiber-optic backbone network by 1) leveraging on existing infrastructure from Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE), the country's electric utility organization, 2) having access to indefeasible rights of use to a pair of dark fiber-optic strands along the CFE's fiber-optic network and 3) having access to use related passive infrastructure of CFE.
The Red Troncal is a project in which Telecomm has attributions to plan, design and execute the construction and growth of a high-capacity, fiber-optic, national data transport network. The project's goal is to 1) support the development of broadband telecommunications services to regional concessionaires and licensed resellers which require high-capacity and long-distance data transport services to provide a wider assortment of broadband-access services, 2) promote competition in locations served by only one fiber-optic operator and 3) promote services in locations that are unserved.
Request for Expression of Interest
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