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Mexico’s Axtel launches IPTV in three cities

Mexican telco Axtel has launched a new IPTV service called ‘Axtel TV’ in the three cities of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey, delivered over its new fibre-optic network.

Prices for the new service range from MXN 150 (US$ 11.80) per month to add the basic package of 50 channels (including four in HD) to a broadband package, through the ‘Ultra’ package for MXN 300 per month, up to the ‘Total’ package which offers all 85 channels and costs MXN 450 per month.

The service was developed with Swedish firm Ericsson and includes the option to add network PVR (nPVR) capabilities for an extra cost. Subscribers to the higher tiers receive 50 hours of nPVR recording for free. Also included is a VOD service called ‘Cinema Axtel’, with subscribers to the Total package receiving access for free.

Axtel is reportedly planning to expand its IPTV footprint to other cities and regions in the future, although no details or timeframes have been given at this stage.

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