Telefonica's infrastructure subsidiary, Telxius, confirmed today that it is joining the Firmina subsea cable system, connecting the US, Brazil, and Argentina. First announced in June 2021, Firmina will link the East Coast of the USA to Las Toninas (Argentina), with additional landings in Praia Grande (Brazil) and Punta del Este (Uruguay). Telxius will host Firmina in its Santos digital hub in Brazil.
Redundant Routes for Enhanced Reliability
Telxius said with the addition of this new cable, its customers will benefit from three redundant routes between the US and Brazil (Firmina, Brusa, SAm-1), as well as three redundant routes extending to Argentina (Firmina, Tannat, SAm-1).
These routes enhance the resilience of the Telxius network, providing robust and low-latency connectivity across the Americas. Telxius anticipates that these network routes will augment international connectivity and contribute to the growth of the digital economy, opening new opportunities for businesses.
"We are excited about joining Firmina which demonstrates our commitment to delivering low latency, enhanced diversity and high-capacity networking across the Americas for our customers and partners," said Mario Martin, CEO at Telxius.
Collaboration with Google
"In today's rapidly evolving business landscape, we believe in the continuous growth of our international submarine cable network to create major business opportunities for all of us involved. We are also thrilled to announce the expansion of our collaboration with Google and confirm our shared mission to jointly invest in internet infrastructure," he added.
The Telxius network spans over 100,000 km of submarine and terrestrial fiber, including eight subsea systems: Marea, Brusa, Dunant, Tannat, Junior, Mistral, Tikal, and now Firmina.
In a related development reported by TelecomTalk in October, Telxius has announced plans to extend its ultrahigh-capacity subsea cable, Tikal, to land in Cancun, Mexico.