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.

The AMX1 System will be a high capacity digital fiber-optic cable system that will provide increased capacity from the continental United States to landing points in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico. Specifically, the AMX1 System will have landing stations in Jacksonville and Miami, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico 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; and Cancun in Mexico.

The AMX1 System will be owned by eight subsidiaries of América Móvil, S.A.B. de C.V. (“América Móvil”). Each party, except Claro Chile, will be responsible for operating the landing terminal equipment for the cable in its respective home service territory. The landing party for the cable in each jurisdiction will seek all required government approvals, permits, and licenses for AMX1 System operations from the relevant regulatory authorities. As described
below, the parties are private corporations and will be subject to the regulatory requirements applicable to private corporations in each company’s home location.

For details about the FCC Application for construct, land and operate the América Móvil Submarine Cable System (“AMX1 System”), please register and login.

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