América Móvil and Telefónica will join efforts to deploy a submarine cable system that will extend from Guatemala to Chile.

The submarine cable will have an extension of 7300 km and will have five ground stations in the towns of Puerto San Jose (Guatemala), Salinas (Ecuador), Lurin (Peru), Valparaiso and Arica (Chile).

The cable will have an initial capacity of 108Tbps “with six fiber pairs offering the lowest possible latency between Guatemala and Chile.” The submarine cable would be ready by the end of 2020, according to the two companies reported in a joint press release.

The submarine cable responds to the commitment of both companies to improve communication services in the region, they said.

“América Móvil’s investment in this new high-capacity submarine cable confirms our commitment to provide the best service to customers, with the latest technology. The partnership with Telxius is a valuable partnership with one of the most prestigious representatives in this field, “said Oscar Von Hauske, COO of América Móvil.

Telxius is an infrastructure branch of the Spanish company Telefónica.

“At Telxius, we are convinced of the advantages of sharing infrastructure, and we are pleased to join forces with América Móvil in this new project. Not only will it allow us to offer the latest technology and lowest latency to our partners and customers in key Latin American markets, but we also much appreciate the efficiency of working with América Móvil in the deployment of this new cable, “said Guillermo Ansaldo, Chief Global Resources Officer of Telefónica.

América Móvil recently acquired Telefonica’s subsidiary in Guatemala and El Salvador, a purchase that has not been fully realized because the Salvadoran authorities have indicated that all antitrust requirements were not met.

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