Monday, January 30, 2023

Slim to deploy submarine cable between Guatemala and the United States

Carlos Slim’s company, América Movil, together with Telefónica-owned Telexius, will deploy a new high-capacity submarine cable connecting Guatemala and the United States, with the possibility of connecting it to Mexico.

According to the Mexican company, this is a new step in its strategy to build the most extensive submarine network in the American continent, providing more than 197,000 kilometers of capacity across the region.

And it is that it currently has the AMX-1 cable that extends for 18,300 kilometers and connects the United States with Central and South America with 13 mooring points; In addition to the South Pacific, 7,300 km along the Latin American Pacific coast, connecting Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru and Chile with five ferries points.

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The new cable will have an initial capacity of 190 terabytes per second from Guatemala to the United States, the new system will be ready to operate in 2025, while a supply contract with submarine provider Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) is already in place . ,

Named AMX3 by America Movil and Tikal by Telxius, this submarine cable will be the highest capacity, connecting Puerto Barrios in Guatemala to Boca Raton in the United States, with possible additional moorings in Cancun, Mexico.

For Telxius, Tikal is the seventh new state-of-the-art cable added to its network since 2018, in addition to Brusa, Mistral, Tannat, Juniper, Maria and Dunant, constituting a robust set with multi-terabit capacity that serves the country. America and Europe. , as a complement to their traditional telexious routes.

And it is that the Spanish company will have an 82,000 kilometer submarine cable network designed to connect the main digital data hubs on both sides of the Atlantic.

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