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ASN to supply cable for expansion of a previously announced Tikal project

Telxius, a subsidiary of Telefónica, a Spanish telecom company, announced that it is extending the capacity of the Tikal subsea cable so that it can connect to Mexico.

A press release said that Telxius will be extending its ultrahigh capacity subsea cable Tikal to land in Cancun, Mexico. Tikal was announced jointly with America Movil in January 2023 to connect Puerto Barrios in Guatemala to Boca Raton in the U.S. “Telxius will now lead independently, on its own, the extension project to Cancun and the related supply contract is already in force with ASN.”

Tikal’s main trunk will launch with an initial estimated capacity of 380 Tbps and will serve a key route in the Caribbean with the highest levels of service, reliability and security. The estimated Ready For Service (RFS) date is mid-2026. This next-generation cable will now land in Mexico through the extension to Cancun. There is an option to extend it further to Barranquilla in Colombia.

The Telxius network spans over 100,000 km of terrestrial and subsea fiber including seven next-generation systems: Marea, Brusa, Dunant, Tannat, Junior, Mistral and soon Tikal. Five of these land in Latin America and the other two extend the network across the Atlantic. The Telxius network has been designed to connect the main digital data hubs on both sides of the Atlantic with a multi-Terabit set of new next-generation subsea cables.

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