Claro Invests $500 Million in Fiber Optic Submarine Cable to Continue Connecting Costa Rica

Claro announced it is investing $500 million to connect Costa Rica to the existing AMX-1 submarine cable system.By Andrei Siles,
November 29, 2022

Promoting foreign investment by providing stable connections and greater capacity has been one of the objectives of Claro Costa Rica in its contribution to the development of telecommunications in our country, through the investment of $500 million in the fiber optic Submarine Cable AMX-1.

This sixth international departure of Claro Central America has a length of 17,500 kilometers through the Caribbean Sea, landing at the Claro operations center in Westfalia, Limón.

Its data transmission capacity is 85 terabits per second (exceeding the performance of the submarine cables currently reaching Costa Rica by more than six times), and its estimated useful life is 25 years.

Name America Móvil Submarine Cable System – 1 (AMX-1)
Estimated useful life 25 years
Location Westfalia, Limón (Claro developed a series of corporate social responsibility programs in the area such as reforestation, waste cleanup and construction of beach access )
Initial capacity 85 terabits per second, exceeding by more than six times the capacity of current cables (Maya 1, Arcos 1 and PAC)
Importance sixth international outlet for Claro Central America, benefiting not only Claro customers, but in general all the country.

These telecommunications infrastructures are considered the most reliable and have the greatest capacity in the provision of Internet services, so Claro's expectation with this highly important work is to continue placing Costa Rica among the leading countries in connectivity at the regional level.

“Through this work, Costa Rica is positioned within the Central American isthmus as the second country with the most connections to submarine cables and places Claro as the leading operator in fiber optics , by offering an increase in data traffic capacity” , indicated Marcelo Mouzo, country director of Claro Costa Rica.

This inauguration not only represents a business project for Claro, but also a country project that allows Costa Rica to guarantee its connection to the digital world through a global fiber optic service and strengthen the new technologies that are being developed in the country, such as the 5G service that is about to be implemented.

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