Telefonica’s Ecuadorian cable link inaugurated

16 Nov 2007

Ecuador’s telecoms regulator Suptel and Telefonica International Wholesale Services (TIWS) yesterday inaugurated an undersea cable connecting Ecuador to TIWS’s SAM-1 international fibre-optic ring, reports BNamericas quoting local press. The cable, which cost USD35 million to build, lands at Punto Carnero, in the Santa Elena peninsula. According to the report it is 797km long, has a capacity of 10Gbps and is expected to lower internet access costs in the country by at least 30%. TIWS provides connectivity to international carriers, including voice, IP, data and capacity services, and offers direct connectivity between Latin America, the US and Europe through its 45,000km fibre-optic cable system.

Ecuador, Telefonica