Telxius’ Mistral cable goes live

Telxius’ Mistral cable goes live

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Global infrastructure operator Telxius confirms that its new Mistral subsea cable is now ready for service.

Designed and built by SubCom, Mistral is a next-gen high-capacity fibre optic subsea cable that runs along the Latin American Pacific coast linking Puerto San Jose in Guatemala, with Valparaiso in Chile.With additional landing points in Salinas, Ecuador; Lurin, Peru; and Arica, Chile; Mistral delivers 'the lowest latency' from Guatemala to Chile.

“With the rapid rise in cloud adoption and an increasing demand for higher capacity, lower latency and higher availability, this next generation submarine cable is ready for service at a pivotal time,” said Mario Martín, CEO of Telxius

“Mistral means that Telxius effectively contributes with the highest standards of service, reliability and security in the region, creating opportunities for businesses and communities across Latin America and optimising digital services for society at large”.

Spanning approximately 7,300km in length, Mistral provides six fibre pairs and 132Tbps of potential capacity and is the first new subsea cable in the last 20 years to connect Guatemala, Ecuador, Peru and Chile.

The system was named after the Latin American poet Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, also known as Gabriela Mistral, and first Latin American woman to receive a Nobel prize.

In addition to her contributions to the writing world, Mistral was an decorated educator across Latin America, the US and Europe, representing Latin America in the Institute for Intellectual Cooperation of the League of Nations, and attending conferences of women and educators globally.

In combination with Junior, Tannat, and Brusa, Mistral allows Telxius to offer next generation diverse and robust subsea network routes throughout Latin America and connects the region to the US and beyond.

Capacity spoke to Mario Martin at length in the August/September issue of Capacity Magazine about the Mistral cable and what it means for the company. Be sure to keep an eye out for the interview!

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