PacketFront Helps Mexican Provider Serve Low-Income Users

Mexican service provider Internet por Fibra S.A. de C.V. (Interfibra) has tapped PacketFront to supply an automated broadband solution for use in several low-income housing projects.

The value of the deal, which includes PacketFronts BECS, a control and provisioning system, and Access Switching Routers (ASRs), was not disclosed.

In partnership with local property developers, Interfibra will use PacketFront to offer differentiated Internet, IP transport of telephony signals, and IPTV services to the new housing projects, made up of more than 4,000 homes in the first phase.

IP triple-play services will sell for as low as $25 per month. That low price is attributed, at least in part, to the fact that PacketFronts broadband access solution includes a subscriber management tool that allows customers to self-provision IP services, and enables service providers like Interfibra to troubleshoot problems remotely.

Interfibra also will use the Web log-in feature of the BECS to offer prepaid payment options.

“We are delighted to be involved in such a refreshing FTTH project, where the focus is not only on delivering triple-play services to just affluent developments,” said Martin Thunman, CEO of PacketFront. “PacketFront is aware that there is a growing need to distribute Internet services to a wider and more diverse sector of society, and we hope that the cost-effective strategies incorporated into our broadband solution go a long way towards achieving this. This business model makes sense for both the carrier and the local property developer.”




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