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01.02.2013 Cable system US to Central America and Brazil

Alcatel-Lucent and América Móvil, the leading wireless services provider in Latin America, are actively constructing América Móvil 1 (“AMX-1 System”).

This will be the world’s first 17,500km submarine cable system specifically designed for 100Gigabit per second (100G) transmission. Spanning over transoceanic distances, from the US to Central America and Brazil, the AMX-1 System will enable América Móvil to provide international connectivity to all its subsidiaries, leading towards a new era of service creation and innovation for all its customers.

The AMX-1 System will connect seven countries with eleven landing points: Miami and Jacksonville (United States), Barranquilla and Cartagena (Colombia), Fortaleza, Salvador & Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Cancun (Mexico), San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Puerto Barrios (Guatemala). Cable route and landing surveys are complete and manufacturing of cable and repeaters is well underway. Commercial operation of the network comprising the AMX-1 System is planned to start in late 2013.