The undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, ASN, has completed the commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS), an almost 3700 miles undersea cable linking US to Ecuador, going through islands of Tortola, Puerto Rico, Aruba and Curacao, as well as Cartagena in Colombia and Maria Chiquita and Balboa in Panamá.
With a cable that has multi-channel 100-Gbps technology and an ultimate design capacity of 80-Tbps. The new build look to satisfy the growing demand for online content, sport coverage and digital TV in Caribbean, Central and South America. The new network will also reduce the risk of communications disruption by providing alternative bandwidth access to existing cables in the region.
Cable & Wireless Communications, Aruba’s Seter, Ecuador’s Teleconet, Spanish multinational Telefónica Global Solutions and Curacao’s United Telecommunications Services are the owners of the PCCS.
This project began in 2012 when the PCCS finished the negotiations with Alcatel-Lucent