Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Level 3 Plans Pacific Cable for Colombia

Level 3 Communications is planning a new undersea cable connecting the Pacific coast of Colombia to its international undersea network.  The project will reduce Colombia reliance on international fiber connectivity via its Caribbean coast.

The terrestrial segment of the cable in Colombia is being constructed in conjunction with EMCALI

Empresas Municipales de Cali, a state-owned utilities services company, will construct the terrestrial portion linking the coast to the city of Cali, Colombia.

"Level 3 has been continually enhancing its network and services in Colombia to offer optimal solutions to our customers. This new Pacific subsea cable, in tandem with management from an experienced carrier such as EMCALI, should result in meaningful benefits for the country," said Hector Alonso, regional president of Latin America for Level 3.


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