Blackburn Networks to build Boriken subsea cable
Blackburn Networks has announced plans to build a new subsea cable in the Caribbean referred to as the Boriken Subsea Cable System (BSCS).
The new 670km system will connect Aguadilla, Humacao and Ponce in Puerto Rico; Frederiksted, US Virgin Islands; and Macao Beach in the Dominican Republic.
Announced through a series of social posts, Blackburn Networks confirmed that it had won the contract to deploy the new system in late December.
Blackburn Networks was recently awarded the project to deploy fiber optics and wireless infrastructure along the highway corridor at the northern region of Puerto Rico. #blackburn #networks #fiber #telecommunications #PuertoRico #internet #telecom #wireless — Blackburn Networks (@Blackburn_Tech) December 26, 2019
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It added that it has planned, designed and will install the system independently, and comes as a solution to dense concentration of cables in the region.
Blackburn Networks has planned, designed and will implement a Submarine Cable System affectionally called Boriken (BSCS) as a solution to the high submarine cable concentration problem in the North of Puerto Rico.#blackburn #networks #fiber #telecommunications #PuertoRico — Blackburn Networks (@Blackburn_Tech) December 30, 2019
“The BSCS would provide redundancy to all the systems in the north because there is no other way to ensure resiliency in the telecommunications industry if these were rendered inoperable,” said Charles Chimaras, project director at Blackburn Networks.
With an RFS date of Q4 2023, the company has yet to share any further timelines on the project.