Gold Data, a technology company founded in 2000 and headquartered in the US, announced Monday that it is building the first submarine cable system in the Gulf of Mexico which will connect Miami in Florida with strategic points in MexicoMexico CityCancun, and Queretaro.

The Gold Data 1 submarine cable system will be the first cable to land in Mexico in 22 years.  This new US-Mexico digital highway will offer the bandwidth capacity and the quality of services required by the market and will play a key part in empowering the fast-growing Data demand in Mexico. It connects Queretaro and Mexico City to the Miami NAP on the Veracruz (Mexico) to Naples (USA) trunk, with another branch to Cancun (Mexico).

Gold Data 1 cable route
Gold Data 1 cable route, Image courtesy: Gold Data


The Gold Data 1 submarine cable system is designed with 10 fiber pairs for a total system capacity of 250Tbps (50x 400Gbps per fiber pair).

  • 2 Pairs of Fibraexpress from Veracruz (Mexico) to Naples (USA).
  • 2 Pairs of FibraOmnibus from Veracruz (Mexico) to Cancun (Mexico)
  • Pairs of Fibraexpress from Cancun (Mexico) to Naples (USA)

The investment in the Gold Data 1 project is approximately US$150 million.

Gold Data will build the Gold Data 1 submarine cable system in partnership with the leading players in the submarine cable market: Orange for the technical design and laying the cable working together with Orange Marine cable ship, Alcatel Submarine Networks as system supplier, and Ciena for providing the GeoMesh Extreme SLTE and transport technology.

Orange has signed agreements to acquire fiber pairs in the Gold Data 1 cable system.

Upon completion in 2024, the Gold Data 1 cable system will play a key part in empowering the fast-growing Mexico data market, as its state-of-the-art topology network will revolutionize Mexico’s connectivity by reducing latency by up to 35%.

Gold Data focuses on telecommunications infrastructure and services and provides direct connectivity through the Americas and the Caribbean, interconnecting more than 156 PoPs, 76 data centers with presence in 35 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Gold Data 1 submarine cable system will complement the company's low-latency underground network which already interconnects the most important Data Centers in the country.