Latin America’s subsea cable infrastructure is officially one cable richer as of this morning. According to Telxius, the Mistral cable system is now ready for service.
Mistral, which is a project of both Telxius and América Móvil and was designed and built by SubCom, connects points along the western coasts of South and Central America. In the north it lands at Puerto San José in Guatemala, while in the south the landing is at Valparaíso in Chile, with stops in Salinas, Ecuador and Lurín, Peru along the way. The design spans 7,300km and has an initial theoretical capacity of 132Tbps, which will go a long way for the markets it connects.
Mistral is named after the Chilean poet and educator Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, who wrote under the pseudonym Gabriela Mistral and won a Nobel prize back in 1945. Telxius will use its piece of the new cable system in combination with the Junior, Tannat, and Brusa cables on the eastern coast of the Americas as well as the Marea and Dunant transatlantic cables as the core of their nextgen subsea network between the Americas and Europe.
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