Thursday, July 17, 2008

Global Crossing Inaugurates Submarine Cable in Costa Rica

Global Crossing activated a new fiber-optic submarine cable in Esterillos of Parrita, Puntarenas, Costa Rica. The new cable connection is an extension of the Pan American Crossing (PAC), which connects the United States' west coast, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela and the Virgin Islands, in addition to the east coast of the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, via Global Crossing's other underwater cable systems. Global Crossing said the branch reaching Costa Rica has a design capacity of 256 STM1 equivalents, allowing for future increases in capacity as ICE's service requirements grow.