Global Crossing has announced that a ceremony has been held in the Costa Rican city of Esterillos to celebrate the inauguration of a new submarine fibre-optic cable connecting the Pacific coast of Costa Rica to the Pan American Cable (PAC). The PAC connects the west coast of the US, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands. The new submarine cable, constructed and operated by Global Crossing, will provide the state-run Costa Rican national telecoms incumbents Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) and Radiografica Costarricense (RASCA) with increased international capacity and additional connection resilience. Global Crossing reports that the cable can support up to 60 million phone calls or 185 million e-mails per second.
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