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Press Release -- January 17th, 2023
Source: amx, telxius

América Móvil and Telxius to bridge the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through next-generation submarine cable

América Móvil and Telxius to bridge the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through next-generation submarine cable

• América Móvil and Telxius are once again collaborating to boost communication services in the Americas by deploying a brand new submarine cable.

• The new system´s initial capacity is 190 Tbps from Guatemala to the United States.

• The submarine cable will be ready to operate in 2025. The supply contract is already in force with subsea provider Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN).

Mexico City (Mexico), and Madrid (Spain), 17 January 2023 – América Móvil and Telxius announced today the deployment of a new ultrahigh capacity subsea cable to link Guatemala and the United States. This is part of the ongoing commitment of the two largest telecommunication groups in Latin America to improve global communications, Telxius being a company controlled by Telefónica.

Named AMX3 by América Móvil and Tikal by Telxius, this subsea cable will be the highest capacity undersea cable to connect Puerto Barrios (Guatemala) with Boca Raton (US), with an additional possible landing in Cancun (Mexico). Featuring an initial estimated capacity of 190 Tbps, the cable serves a key route in the Caribbean with the highest levels of service, reliability and security. The supply contract is already in force with ASN and provides options to increase capacity and to incorporate additional branching units to serve other destinations.

For América Móvil, this is a new step to build a most extensive subsea network in the Americas, which delivers capacity through more than 197 thousand km of submarine cables, including the AMX-1 submarine cable that extends 18,300 km and connects the United States to Central and South America with 13 landing points and also the South Pacific Submarine Cable that extends 7,300 km along the Latin American Pacific coast, connecting Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru and Chile with five landing points. Both systems provide international connectivity to all of their subsidiaries in these geographic areas.

For Telxius, Tikal is the 7th new next-generation cable to complete its network since 2018 in addition to Brusa, Mistral, Tannat, Junior, Marea and Dunant. This means a multiterabit, robust set of new next-generation subsea cables fully serving the Americas and Europe while enhancing Telxius traditional routes. Overall, Telxius will feature a 82,000 km network that has been designed to connect the main digital data hubs on both sides of the Atlantic.

About América Móvil

América Móvil is the leading provider of integrated telecommunications services in Latin America. Through the development of a world-class integrated telecommunications platform, we offer our customers a portfolio of value added services and enhanced communications solutions, in 23 countries across the Americas and Europe. At September 30th, 2022, the company had 383,3 million access lines, including 307,8 million wireless subscribers and 74,5 million fixed revenue generating units (fixed lines, broadband accesses and PayTV).

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About Telxius

As the world’s needs for uninterrupted global interconnectivity continue to rise, at Telxius we are preparing the road ahead. We continue to expand our unrivalled global ecosystem of digital infrastructure based on more than 82,000 km of high-capacity fiber optic submarine cables, including terrestrial backhauls, close to 100 PoPs in 18 countries, 25 landing stations and two communications hubs connecting to the main data centers in the world. We provide a wide range of Capacity, Colocation and Security services, as well as direct internet connectivity through our Tier-1 IP network. Thus, we create opportunities with customers and partners to make their businesses thrive in the new digital economy across the Americas, Europe and beyond. For Telxius network map, please go to

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