The project entails expanding the capacity of the
The upgrade is being financed by the 17 operators that use the cable.
'One main reason for the planned upgrade is to respond to a rapid increase in the volume of communication. By more than doubling the capacity of the existing submarine cable system, multimedia information can be handled in larger amounts at a faster rate,' NEC
Andersen could not disclose the amount needed for the investment, nor the names of the operators involved though she added that they were major carriers from countries including the US, Mexico and Colombia.
Originally constructed in 2000, the Maya-1 system connects seven strategic landing points including CancÃºn (Mexico), Puerto CortÃ©s (Honduras), Puerto LimÃ³n (Costa Rica), Half Moon Bay (Cayman Islands), MarÃa Chiquita (Panama), TolÃº (Colombia) and Hollywood (Florida, US).