Carribean subsea network operator Columbus Networks has been busy upgrading its systems lately. Earlier this month, they added capacity to the ARCOS-1 system, and today they announced a key upgrade to their complementary CFX-1 system. They have brought in TE Subcom to add 40G service, which will bring the capacity to 2.5Tbps per fiber pair.
CFX-1 connects Florida to directly Colombia with a single branch off to Jamaica, covering 2,500km in all. This is a relatively new cable system, having been put in service just three years ago, and its swift upgrade reflects the rapidly growing bandwidth market in Latin America overall. Columbus bills the upgrade as delivering the first 40G offering in the Carribean.
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