SubTel Mag Feature: 6 Questions with Janet Hernandez

Talking Technology Trends with TMG’s President

May 20, 2021

  1. What is TMG’s mission?

TMG’s mission is to provide strategic, policy, regulatory and economic advisory services to public and private sector clients in the information and communications technology (ICT) and digital economy sectors. We aim to help our clients define and implement innovative solutions to meet their business objectives in the short, medium, and long term.

  1. How does TMG participate in the submarine cable market?

TMG conducts due diligence and develops feasibility studies in the submarine cable market. We support clients in defining commercial strategies and institutional models to implement submarine cables.

  1. Is TMG currently involved with any new submarine cable projects?

TMG, jointly with WFN Strategies, recently completed a feasibility study for the proposed Humboldt cable linking Chile—and Latin America more broadly—directly with the Asia-Pacific Region. The 15,000 km Humboldt cable will have landing points in Valparaiso, Easter Island and San Juan Fernandez, Chile; Auckland, New Zealand; and Sydney, Australia.

We are currently starting work on an implementation phase of the Humboldt system.

  1. What makes TMG unique in the submarine system market?

TMG brings its experience and expertise across the broader ICT and digital economy sectors to our submarine cable engagements. Our familiarity with matters including legal and regulatory reviews, business strategies, market analysis, and competition across various components of the broadband value chain and the technology industry gives us a unique perspective on submarine cable projects and, importantly, downstream users and services.  We work closely with our clients to ensure consideration of both targeted questions and issues as well as big-picture factors.

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