The AMX-1 Cable System is a private cable owned by America Movil and its eight subsidiaries, supplied by ASN.
Construction of the AMX1 Cable System began on February 23, 2011, and completed in December 2013.
The AMX-1 Cable System design is optimized for 100G transmission, with an ultimate trunk capacity of over 50 Tb/s.
Spanning over 17,500km, from the US to Central America and Brazil, the AMX-1 Cable System enables América Móvil to provide international connectivity to all its subsidiaries, leading towards a new era of service creation and innovation for all its customers. The cable could create new wholesale bandwidth opportunities for America Movil whereby they could sell capacity to Latin American operators looking for connections into the U.S. and U.S. providers needing connectivity into the Central and South America region.
Cable Landing Stations
The AMX-1 System connects seven countries with eleven cable landing points:
- Miami and Jacksonville (United States),
- Barranquilla and Cartagena (Colombia),
- Fortaleza, Salvador & Rio de Janeiro (Brazil),
- Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic),
- Cancun (Mexico),
- San Juan (Puerto Rico), and
- Puerto Barrios (Guatemala).
The AMX-1 System is owned by eight subsidiaries of America Movil. Of these eight subsidiaries only Telecommunications, L.L.C. (Latam), PRTC, and Claro Chile either own or control a landing station in the United States, or own or control a five percent or greater interest in the cable system and use U.S. points of the cable system.
- Latam owns and operates the cable landing station in Jacksonville, Florida and operate the station in Miami, Florida. AT&T owns the physical landing station in Miami. Latam, however, owns and has control of the U.S. end of the cable and all landing station equipment and functions relating to the AMX1 Cable System at the Miami, Florida landing station. Latam has 100% AMX-1 ownership in the U.S. and U.S. waters and 4.251% overall ownership of the AMX-1 System.
- PRTC owns and operates the landing station in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has 100% ownership in Puerto Rico and in Puerto Rican waters and 2.253% overall ownership.
- Radiomovil Dipsa, S.A. de C.V. (Telcel) owns and operates the landing station in Cancun, Mexico, and has 100% ownership in Mexico and in Mexican waters and 1.085% overall ownership.
- Telecomunicaciones de Guatemala, S.A. owns and operates the landing station in Puerto Barrios, Guatemala, and has 100% ownership in Guatemala and Guatemalan waters and 1.059% overall ownership.
- Comunciacion Celular, S.A. (Comcel) owns and operates the landing station in Barranquilla and Cartagena in Columbia, and has 100% ownership in Colombia and in Colombian waters and 2.850% overall ownership.
- Compania Dominicana de Telefonos, S.A. (Codetel) owns and operates the landing station in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, and has 100% ownership in the Dominican Republic and in Dominican Republic waters and 2.309% overall ownership.
- Claro S.A. owns and operates the landing station in Fortaleza, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, and has 100% ownership in Brazil and in Brazilian waters and 3.776% overall ownership.
- Claro Chile has 100% ownership of the cable in international waters and 82.417% overall ownership of the AMX1 Cable System