ICE to connect to fourth submarine network

22 Aug 2008

BNamericas reports that Costa Rican state-run telco ICE signed an agreement with Columbus Networks to connect to the US operator’s new 2,400km CFX-1 submarine cable linking Florida with Colombia via Jamaica. Under the agreement with ICE, CFX-1 will land at Puerto Limon in Costa Rica, whilst the cable is also scheduled to connect other Central American countries including Panama. Costa Rica has two existing submarine fibre connections on the Atlantic coast, ARCOS and Maya, whilst in July Global Crossing connected the country to its new undersea Pacific route, the Pan American Cable (PAC) system, with a landing station in the southwestern Puntarenas province.

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