Deep Blue Cable has engaged APTelecom, a facilities-based telecom consulting and service company specializing in emerging markets, to serve as its international sales partner in the creation of its new submarine cable system.
The Deep Blue subsea cable network will span nearly 12,000 kilometers across the Caribbean, with initial landing points in 12 markets, including the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks & Caicos Islands, with dual diverse landings in the US, which will include the first landing of a cable on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This resilient state-of-the-art cable has up to eight fiber pairs with an initial capacity of 6Tbps, and ultimate capacity of approximately 20 Tbps per fiber pair. It is designed to be fully looped, maximizing system resiliency.
With NOC services delivered from the mainland U.S, and more than 40 planned landings in the Caribbean, US and South America, Deep Blue Cable will bring 28 island nations closer to each other and better connected to the world.
“We are excited to be a part of such an important project in one of the world’s fastest-growing telecom markets, working within the Deep Blue Cable team to help bring their plans to fruition,” said Eric Handa, CEO of APTelecom. “The demand for data continues to grow and this is especially true in the Caribbean where current capacity is already being stretched to its limits. The region is desperate for improved pan-regional bandwidth infrastructure to boost potential and make network services fit for use beyond 2020.”