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Telxius Extends Subsea Cable System to Mexico

Oct. 26, 2023
Tikal's main trunk will serve a key route in the Caribbean.

Telxius will be extending its ultra-high capacity subsea cable "Tikal" to land in Cancun (Mexico). Tikal was announced jointly with America Movil in January 2023 to connect Puerto Barrios (Guatemala) to Boca Raton (United States). Telxius will independently lead the extension project to Cancun and the related supply contract is already in force with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN).

Tikal's main trunk will launch with an initial estimated capacity of 380 Tbps and will serve a key route in the Caribbean. The estimated Ready For Service (RFS) date is mid-2026. This cable will now land in Mexico through the extension to Cancun. There is an option to extend it further to Barranquilla (Colombia).

“The extension demonstrates Telxius’ continuous commitment to providing state-of-the-art, digital infrastructure in the Caribbean and throughout the Americas,” said Mario Martín, CEO at Telxius. “Our partners and customers benefit from an ultrahigh capacity network, low latency and enhanced resiliency. We are proud of our ongoing expansion efforts, ensuring connectivity to key digital hubs in the Americas and Europe”.

The Telxius network spans over 100,000 km of terrestrial and subsea fiber including seven 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. The Telxius network has been designed to connect the main digital data hubs on both sides of the Atlantic with a multiterabit set of new subsea cables fully serving the Americas and Europe while enhancing Telxius’ traditional routes.

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