Telefónica Extends Maintenance Contract with Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks & TE Connectivity SubCom
Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN), now part of Nokia, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, together with Telefónica, one of the world’s largest telecommunications operators, announced today that they have renewed the marine maintenance service agreement for Telefónica’s domestic and South America-1 (SAM-1) submarine cable systems. The five-year extension will take effect on January 1, 2017.
SAm-1 Cable Map
Under the Atlantic Private Maintenance Agreement (APMA), ASN and TE SubCom will continue to make available three dedicated maintenance vessels in the Western Atlantic (Curaçao) and Eastern Atlantic (Cape Verde and Calais), as well as experienced, fully trained and certified personnel for cable repairs on Telefónica’s domestic and SAM-1 cable systems, totaling more than 27,000 km. The SAM-1 cable systems provide high bandwidth connectivity between the U.S. and Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, and Peru, with Telefónica’s domestic network providing service between Spain’s mainland and the Canary Islands.
Telefónica Domestic Europe Atlantic Cables
Julian Rawle, Author
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