Sub-marine Fiber Optics Cable Expansion Under Study

Telefónica analyzes the possibility of expanding the cable SAm-1, so that it covers El Salvador, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The sub-marine communications cable SAm-1, from the telecommunications company Telefónica, that extends more than 27,000 kilometers from the United States to Argentina and Chile, could be increased by another 1,600 kilometers to connect El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica as well as Acapulco, Mexico.

According to the article published in Prensalibre.com, the increase would consist of 400 km to Costa Rica and 1,200 km to Acapulco, and it is not known how much the investment will be, ‘that depends on the sub-marine locations where the cable will be laid, and it should be in deep waters and far clear from sea transit as it approaches the shore."

The installation of the current cable was finished in 2001, and required an investment of $1.35 billion.

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