Caribbean Express subsea fiber-optic cable system linking Florida to Panama launched

The consumer demand for a new submarine cable system between Central America and the US is enormous. Traffic is nearly doubling every two years.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ocean Networks (ONI) confirms the launch of its Caribbean Express (CX) project, an 18-fibre pair subsea cable system linking Florida to Panama.

The CX system will use Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technology to connect West Palm Beach in Florida, Balboa in Panama, Cancun in Mexico and Cartagena in Colombia with high speed, low latency fibre-optic connectivity. The system will be designed for future connectivity options to other countries along the route.

Valued at approximately US$300 million, ONI has to date already invested significant capital has in progressing the route development of the system . . .

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