Xtera contracted to upgrade US-Caribbean cables

20 Jan 2010

Xtera Communications has been contracted to upgrade two consortium-owned submarine cables linking Florida in the US with St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, raising their design capacity from a single 2.5Gbps channel to 320Gbps per fibre pair. Commsday reports that the upgraded Americas 1 North and Columbus 2b systems, originally built in 1994, will have an initial lit capacity of 120Gbps. Consortium partners participating in the upgrade include AT&T, ANTELCOM, SETAR, Tricom and Verizon Business.

United States, Virgin Islands (U.S.),AT&T, Tricom, Verizon Communications,



Have feedback, corrections, or story ideas? Send them to editors@commsupdate.com.

Browse Past Issues


Filter CommsUpdate by the following categories or use the search.


Visit our help page information on performing advanced searches, including how to restrict the results by country or company.


CommsUpdate is an outstanding advertising venue for companies seeking to reach:

  • International carriers
  • Wholesale service providers
  • Equipment and software vendors
  • Telecom investors
  • Regulators

Learn more about advertising on CommsUpdate.