Telxius Extends its Ultrahigh Capacity Subsea Cable System ‘Tikal’ to Mexico
  • The new development links Puerto Barrios (Guatemala) and Boca Raton (USA) with Cancun (Mexico)
  • The extension to Cancun (Mexico) is a Telxius-only project
  • The supply contract is already in force, with estimated RFS by mid-2026.

MADRID, 25 October 2023 – Telxius, a leading global connectivity provider, will be extending its ultrahigh capacity subsea cable Tikal to land in Cancun (Mexico). Tikal was announced jointly with America Movil in January 2023 to connect Puerto Barrios (Guatemala) to Boca Raton (United States). Telxius will now lead independently, on its own, the extension project to Cancun and the related supply contract is already in force with ASN.

Tikal’s main trunk will launch with an initial estimated capacity of 380 Tbps and will serve a key route in the Caribbean with the highest levels of service, reliability and security. The estimated Ready For Service (RFS) date is mid-2026. This next-generation cable will now land in Mexico through the extension to Cancun. There is an option to extend it further to Barranquilla (Colombia).

“The extension demonstrates Telxius’ continuous commitment to providing state-of-the-art, digital infrastructure in the Caribbean and throughout the Americas. Our partners and customers benefit from an ultrahigh capacity network, low latency and enhanced resiliency. We are proud of our ongoing expansion efforts, ensuring connectivity to key digital hubs in the Americas and Europe”, said Mario Martín, CEO at Telxius.

The Telxius network spans over 100,000 km of terrestrial and subsea fiber including seven next-generation systems: Marea, Brusa, Dunant, Tannat, Junior, Mistral and soon Tikal. Five of these land in Latin America and the other two extend the network across the Atlantic. The Telxius network has been designed to connect the main digital data hubs on both sides of the Atlantic with a multiterabit set of new next-generation subsea cables fully serving the Americas and Europe while enhancing Telxius’ traditional routes.