ONT support from ZTE boosts Megacable’s fibre rollout in Mexico

ONT support from ZTE boosts Megacable’s fibre rollout in Mexico

Mexico’s Megacable, the second largest multiple system operator in Mexico, has now received over 500,000 optical network units (ONTs), courtesy, it says, of ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet.

The achievement, say the two companies, marks a new stage of cooperation in the deployment of fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) networks.

With nearly four million users in Mexico, Megacable holds a nearly 20 percent share of the Mexican fixed broadband market. The 500,000 deeply customized gigabit passive optical network (GPON) ONTs delivered by late May to Megacable have helped the operator accelerate its fibre transformation.

With the emergence of services like over-the-top (OTT) video, online gaming, distance education, and video conferencing, Megacable started FTTH construction in 2019, with a plan to build a two-million-line FTTH network covering the main cities in the country within three years.

In addition to jointly deploying deeply customized ONTs, Megacable and ZTE also have been actively developing innovative technologies, including end-to-end quality of service (QoS) assurance and smart operation and maintenance (O&M), to improve customer satisfaction and optimize user experiences.

As FTTH network construction continues to gain more momentum in Mexico, ZTE and Megacable have stated that they will further expand cooperation, working together in Wi-Fi 6, EasyMesh networking and other areas to provide better broadband experiences for Mexican home users.

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