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The América Móvil Submarine Cable System (AMX-1) spans 17500km, connecting 7 countires, including the United States, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico, with 11 cable landing stations in Jacksonville and Miami, in the United States; Puerto Barrios in Guatemala; Barranquilla and Cartagena in Colombia; Fortaleza, Salvador de Bahia, and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil; Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic; San Juan in Pureto Rico and Cancun in Mexico.

The AMX-1 cable system is wholly owned by América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (“América Móvil”) and its eight subsidiaries in the landing countries. The initial investment of the AMX-1 cable system costs about US$500million.

The AMX-1 cable system was launched for service in Dec 2013.

AMX-1 Cable Completes its Final Landing in Puerto Rico

BRLOn April 24, 2014, Claro cerebrated the landing of América Móvil Submarine Cable System (AMX-1) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which became the final connecting point of the BRL 1 billion (about US$500 million) AMX-1 submarine cable system. Deployed by América Móvil, the AMX-1 submarine cable system is capable of offering broadband transmission speeds of up to 100 Gbps, connecting the US, Brazil and other LATAM regions. Construction of the AMX-1 cable began in Brazil in 2012.


FCC Application for AMX-1 Submarine Cable Landing License

According to FCC Public Notice, Latam Telecomunications, LLC (“Latam”), Puerto Rico Telephone Company, Inc.(“PRTC”), and Claro Chile, S.A. (“Claro Chile”) pursuant to the Act Relating to the Landing and Operation of Submarine Cables in the United States, 47 U.S.C. §§34-39 (the “Cable Landing License Act”), Executive Order 10,530, and Section 1.767 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.767, hereby apply for a license to construct, land, and operate a fiber-optic submarine cable system, to be known as the América Móvil Submarine Cable System (“AMX1 System”), directly linking the continental United States, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico.


AMX-1 Submarine Cable System Launches for Service

According to Telmex, Telmex and its parent company América Móvil have commercially launched its AMX-1 submarine cable system at its Cancun landing point as of December 17, 2013. The deployment of the cable has taken around 19 months, at an estimated cost of over US$500 million, with ongoing work still to be done in the rest of its Latin American operations. The launch of the AMX-1 submarine cable system will serve to boost América Móvil's already dominant position in the Mexican telecoms market, despite the impending reforms. 


América Móvil and Alcatel-Lucent Updates to Complete AMX-1 in Late 2013

Paris, January 30, 2013 - Alcatel-Lucent and América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (“América Móvil”) are actively constructing América Móvil 1 (“AMX-1 System”), which will be the world’s first 17,500km submarine cable system specifically designed for 100Gigabit per second (100G) transmission. Spanning over transoceanic distances, from the US to Central America and Brazil, the AMX-1 System will enable América Móvil to provide international connectivity to all its subsidiaries, leading towards a new era of service creation and innovation for all its customers. Commercial operation of the AMX-1 System is planned to start in late 2013.


América Móvil to Invest US$500M in AMX-1 cable

According to BNamericas, telecoms giant América Móvil announced in March 2013 a 1bn-real (US$509 million) investment for the launch of the AMX-1 submarine cable system, being built by French telecoms equipment manufacturer Alcatel-Lucent. América Móvil controls Brazilian telecom operators Claro, Embratel and NET.