Megacable and Huawei Ocean announced yesterday that the Oceanographic survey of the Topolobambo – La Paz submarine cable project on the Mexican coast is in progress. Upon completion, the project will provide La Paz, Mexico's second-largest tourist hotspot, with a more stable, low-latency communications connection.
Located on the southern tip of the California peninsula, La Paz is the largest city on the peninsula and the second most popular tourist city in Mexico. Currently, the main communication link between the city and the Mexican mainland is achieved by bypassing the terrestrial fiber network at the northern end of the peninsula, and there is a problem of low reliability. The completion of the Topolobambo – La Paz submarine cable system will provide a more stable, reliable and fast communication link for the city of La Paz and the entire peninsula, helping customers to develop their business in the region.
The Topolobambo – La Paz submarine cable system is a 250km unrelayed submarine cable system with 24 pairs of fibres and a system design capacity of 192T. The planned delivery time is in the second quarter of 2019.
System routing diagram
Chen Zhaofeng, director of marine planning and design of Huawei, said: "In recent years, Huawei's ocean technology and service capabilities have been recognized by more and more customers in Latin America. Several Turnkey projects have been signed within one year. Topolobampo – La Paz submarine cable system travels through complex area, with frequent geological activities, and the shallow water landing on the Topolobampo side has high requirements for the design and construction of sea and land cables. The extensive experience accumulated by Huawei Ocean will help the project to be successfully delivered. "