With the help of a local firm, a Mexican telecom giant aims to boost high-speed data services between the U.S. and its southern neighbor.
Fujitsu’s Richardson-based network communications business is deploying its optical fiber multiplexing technology to increase the bandwidth for Vívaro Telecom’s newest network that plans to operate between Dallas and McAllen, Texas.
Gustavo M. de la Garza Flores, Vívaro’s CEO, said the new network deployment will help better connect the company’s services and customers to strategic U.S. data centers.
“This new deployment will ensure that our network delivers optimal performance today, and well into the future,” de la Garza Flores said in a statement.
Vivaro rebranded from Marcatel, plans $50M investment
The announcement comes after Vívaro rebranded from Marcatel after about six decades last month. At the same time, the company announced plans to invest about $50 million over the next two years to expand its domestic and international operations, including the development of a new fiber optic network between Dallas and Reynosa, the city across the border from McAllen.
The announcement also comes as Fujitsu is planning to grow its networks communications business. At the beginning of last month, the Japan-based company, which has about 1,500 employees in the North Texas region, tapped its former global head of network business Shingo Mizuno as the president and CEO of its locally based networks communications unit. Mizuno’s move came as the former CEO and president of Fujitsu Network Communications Doug Moore took over as the company’s North America CEO, in a step meant to further integrate Fujitsu’s Japanese and American business.
“Innovation is essential to enabling the digital transformation that better connects people, organizations and data,” said Annie Bogue in a statement.
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