[Tianjin, China, August 23, 2018] Huawei Marine and Megacable announced that work is underway on marine survey for the Topolobambo – La Paz project. The submarine cable system will provide more stable and low-latency communication for La Paz, Mexico’s second largest tourist destination.
Located at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula, La Paz’s communication connection to Mexico’s mainland currently is via the Peninsula’s terrestrial fiber system. The new cable system will connect La Paz directly to Topolobambo on the mainland via an undersea cable across the Gulf of California. This solution promises to solve the problem of high of failure rates caused by aerial optical cables and will help customers develop new services in the region.
The Topolobambo – La Paz submarine cable system is a 250km unrepeatered submarine cable system with 24 fiber pairs. The system, which will have a capacity of 192Tb/s, is planned for delivery in Q2 2019.
“With the La Paz project Huawei Marine’s technology and service capabilities are once again recognized by customers in Latin America,” said Zhaofeng Chen, Planning Design Director of Huawei Marine. “The terrain and environment in the Gulf and Peninsula region is complex and places high requirements on the design and construction of the submarine cable. Huawei Marine’s rich experience in working on difficult projects around the world will ensure the Topolobambo – La Paz project will be completed smoothly."
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About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.
Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Combining the substantial expertise of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates state-of-the-art optical transmission technology and 160 years of marine engineering and installation excellence, with a strong commitment to development of innovative submarine cable network solutions around the world. Huawei Marine delivers highly reliable, cost-effective turnkey submarine cable system solutions incorporating system design, integration and installation services with an on-going focus and commitment to customer support for network operators.
Megacable Holdings, S.A.B. de C.V. is one of the largest Cable Telecommunications operator in Mexico; based in the number of subscribers, it is the main provider of high-speed broadband and digital telephony services by cable. The Company has presence in 25 states and more than 350 municipalities, Megacable has over 3.1 million paid TV subscribers, approximately 2.8 million broadband subscribers and more than 1.6 million for telephony. Our HFC network (coaxial and fiber) extends to more than 57 thousand kilometers covering 8.2 million homes passed.
To learn more about Megacable, please visit: https://www.megacable.com.mx