C & W NETWORKS LAUNCHING NEW SUBMARINE CABLE SYSTEM
C&W Networks, one of the largest telecommunications service providers in the Caribbean, announced today that Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) has completed the commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS).
The 6000km submarine cable connects Ecuador, Panama, Colombia, Aruba, Curacao, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and then terminates in Jacksonville, Florida.
PCCS is owned by a group of five major telecommunications operators consisting of Cable & Wireless Communications, Setar, Telconet, Telefonica Global Solutions and United Telecommunication Services.
With an ultimate design capacity of 80 Terabits-per-second, the PCCS submarine network dramatically boosts connectivity and substantially increases the availability of broadband services. PCCS is C&W Networks fourth international submarine cable landing in the USA, and its third in Florida. This new system further enhances C&W Networks' ongoing commitment for ecosystem diversity and industry leading network resiliency. PCCS is a state of the art, Multi-100 per second network with enormous scalability.