The Caribbean may soon have another submarine cable player shaking things up. Deep Blue Cable has contracted with TE SubCom to deploy the new system they have planned.
The Deep Blue Cable system will span 12,000km and hook up some 12 markets throughout the region. One leg of the cable would terminate in Boca Raton on the east coast of Florida and head down past Haiti and the Dominican Republic, while another leg would terminate in Naples on the west coast of Florida and go around Cuba to the west on the way to Jamaica. Other legs would stretch over to Puerto Rico and down to Aruba and Trinidad and Tobago. Additional extensions on the drawing board would land in Panama, Columbia, and of course simply hook up more islands along the way.
The target date for the system is the fourth quarter of 2019. Powered by TE SubCom’s OADM branching unit, the initial capacity would be 6Tbps. It would be the first cable that lands on the Gulf coast of Florida, adding a diverse landing station to infrastructure in the region.
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