América Móvil and Telxius Collaborate to Build New Submarine Cable in the Pacific
Telxius and América Móvil Press Release
June 24, 2019
- América Móvil and Telxius are collaborating to boost communication services in the Pacific Latin American region through a brand new submarine cable.
- The new system´s initial capacity will be 108 Tbps, with six fibre pairs and the lowest latency from Guatemala to Chile.
- The submarine cable will be ready to operate at the end of 2020.
Mexico City (Mexico), and Madrid (Spain) – América Móvil and Telxius announced today the deployment of a new ultrahigh capacity undersea cable in the Pacific coast of Latin America. This is part of the ongoing commitment of the two largest telecommunication groups in Latin America to improve global communications.
This will be the first undersea cable since 2001 to connect Puerto San José (Guatemala) with Valparaíso (Chile), with additional landing points in Salinas (Ecuador), Lurín (Peru) and Arica (Chile). The cable will have an initial estimated capacity of 108 Tbps combined with the lowest latency between Guatemala and Chile. As a result, the 7,300 km cable will serve the entire Pacific coast of South America with the highest levels of service, reliability and security.
The cable has been designed to achieve significant efficiencies deriving from infrastructure sharing. The five landing stations are already in place and undersea prospection works are currently under way.
“América Móvil investment in this new ultra high capacity submarine cable confirms our commitment to provide the best service to customers, with the latest technology. The alliance with Telxius is a valuable partnership with one of the most important stakeholders in this arena”: Oscar Von Hauske, América Móvil COO.
“At Telxius we are convinced of the merits of sharing infrastructure and we are pleased to join forces with America Móvil on this new project. Not only will it allow us to deliver the latest technology and best latency to serve our partners and customers in key markets in Latin America but we will also benefit from significant efficiencies working together with América Móvil in the deployment of this new cable,” said Guillermo Ansaldo, Telefonica Chief Global Resources Officer.
About América Móvil
América Móvil is the leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in Latin America. Through the development of a world-class integrated telecommunications platform, we offer our customers a portfolio of value added services and enhanced communications solutions, in 25 countries across the Americas and Europe. At March 31st, 2019, the company had 362 million access lines, including
277.4 million wireless subscribers and 84.4 million fixed revenue generating units (fixed lines, broadband accesses and PayTV). More at www.americamovil.com
Telxius is the infrastructure company of the Telefónica Group. It manages an international network of 87,000 km of high capacity fiber optic submarine cables, including the two highest capacity systems in the world, MAREA and BRUSA. Telxius manages as well over 16,700 telecommunications towers in six countries, featuring one of the most extensive tower catalogues, effectively serving customers as the leading tower company in Spain, Germany, Argentina and Peru and as a main provider in Brazil and Chile. For more information, please visit www.telxius.com