There may be another subsea cable option in the Caribbean in a couple years. Telxius and América Móvil are collaborating to build a new submarine cable system between Florida and Guatemala, with an eye toward connecting the Atlantic and Pacific ecosystems via a new, alternative route.
The next gen cable will offer an initial theoretical capacity of 190Tbps, which is not a small amount by any measure. It will bear the twin names of AMX3 by América Móvil and Tikal by Telxius. The landing stations will be in Boca Raton and Puerto Barrios, with a possible extension over to Cancun, Mexico.
Alcatel Submarine Networks will be doing the heavy lifting on this project, and the supply contract is already in force. If everything goes well, the new cable will be ready or service in 2025.
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