Telxius Extends Subsea Cable to Mexico

By Kenn Anthony Mendoza, iTWire
October 31, 2023

Telxius, a subsidiary of Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica, is extending its capacity subsea cable Tikal to connect to Mexico.

Tikal was announced in January 2023 as a joint project between Telxius and American Movil. It will connect Puerto Barrios (Guatemala) to Boca Raton (US).

Telxius will add the branch connecting to Cancun, Mexico. The contract is already in effect with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) with an option to extend further in Barranquilla in Colombia.

“The extension demonstrates Telxius’ continuous commitment to providing state-of-the-art, digital infrastructure in the Caribbean and throughout the Americas,” said Telxius CEO Mario Martiìn.

“Our partners and customers benefit from an ultrahigh capacity network, low latency and enhanced resiliency,” he claimed.

Tikal's main trunk will launch with an initial estimated capacity of 380Tbps and will serve a key route in the Caribbean.

The estimated Ready For Service (RFS) date is mid-2026. This next-generation cable will now land in Mexico through the extension to Cancun. There is an option to extend it further to Barranquilla (Colombia).

The Telxius network spans over 100,000 km of terrestrial and subsea fibre including seven next-generation systems: Marea, Brusa, Dunant, Tannat, Junior, Mistral and soon Tikal.

Five of these land in Latin America and the other two extend the network across the Atlantic.

According to reports, Telxius earlier this year boosted its distributed denial-of-service mitigation with the addition of new scrubbing centres in Latin America.

One is located in the Pacific coast in Lurin, Peru and the other on the Atlantic coast in Santos, Brazil.

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