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.

The AMX-1 Submarine Cable is the first and fastest of its kind, spans 17,800km and links 11 cities across seven countries in the Americas — Jacksonville and Miami (the Unitied States), Fortaleza,  Salvador and Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), Barranquilla and Cartagena (Colombia), Puerto Plata (the Dominican Republic), Cancun (Mexico), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Puerto Barrios (Guatemala).

“The AMX-1 cable is next-generation optical transport infrastructure that is the most modern technology in the world,” said Enrique Ortiz de Montellano, president of Claro Puerto Rico, América Móvil’s local operation, “The AMX-1 will provide Puerto Rico more transportation capacity and bandwidth, essential core infrastructure in the economies of most developed countries.”

“It will also be the platform that will support future society and a new way of life where distances, time and space will shrink exponentially, changing the way we live because we will be connected always and everywhere, to everything,” Ortiz de Montellano said during a news conference in San Juan.

América Móvil included Puerto Rico in the vast underwater AMX-1 cable system and in doing so, it will connect our island to a better future. It’s a great vote of confidence in the development potential of our clients and of this special land,” he said.

The infrastructure will deliver services to 335 million América Móvil clients in the region, by improving Cloud services, providing greater capacity, redundancy, protection, speed and reliability related to data traffic both local and internationally, in each country, the executive explained.

Broadband systems such as those provided through AMX-1 will also benefit social aspects like education, health and government, breaking down barriers to offer pervasive services.

“This new and modern infrastructure will benefit Puerto Rico in different ways. First, it will strengthen the services of the Cloud, a new technological development that allows providing services or content through the Internet without the need to install software,” said Gov. Alejandro García-Padilla during the news conference.

“Second, this new network expands the necessary infrastructure to develop areas such as health, education and government by facilitating and accelerating data transmission,” he said. “And third, but not least, this infrastructure will be an important platform to boost Puerto Rico’s economy, as it puts us at the forefront in terms of connectivity. It is a tool that will greatly help businesses in and from the island.”

Source: News is my Business