Multinational technology company Gold Data has announced that it is building the first cable system in the Gulf of Mexico. It will connect Miami in Florida with strategic points in Mexico: Mexico City, Cancun and Queretaro.
This US$150 million investment is described as the third and final phase of Gold Data’s Mexico network expansion. It will complement the company’s low-latency underground network which already interconnects the most important data centres in the country.
The company says that Gold Data 1 will be the first cable to land in Mexico in 22 years. This new US-Mexico digital highway will, says Gold Data, offer the bandwidth capacity and the quality of services required by the market and will play a key part in meeting fast-growing data demand in Mexico.
The 10-fibre pair cable system will offer more than 250 TBPS of capacity and will be built in partnership with a number of leading players in the submarine cable market, including Orange for the technical design and laying the cable, working together with the Orange Marine cable ship and Alcatel Submarine Networks. Ciena will provide the GeoMesh Extreme SLTE and transport technology.
Gold Data focuses on telecommunications infrastructure and services and provides direct connectivity through the Americas and the Caribbean, interconnecting more than 156 PoPs, 76 data centres with presence in 35 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.