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.
With an investment of $1.1 billion it will connect to Brazil, Colombia, the United States, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
The state run telecommunications company has announced it will be investing $100 million in internet infrastructure to offer broadband and fiber optics services.
Since its beginning in April 2001, Telefonica has invested $50 million in the development of this project in Guatemala.
Movistar has invested $15 million in a latest generation fiber optic network which will interconnect overland with Central Mexico.
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