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CARIB | Dec 6, 2023

Liberty, Gold Data partner on developing new pan-regional subsea cable network

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Liberty Networks, a leading infrastructure and enterprise connectivity provider in Latin America and the Caribbean, part of Liberty Latin America (LLA), has announced a partnership with Gold Data, a telecommunications infrastructure provider across the region, to combine their subsea systems, GD-1 and LN-1.

The subsea system is designed to offer two diverse routes with the shortest latency from Mexico to the US, providing additional connectivity between the data hubs in Mexico City, Queretaro, and onward to the US as new routes. It will further connect new data hubs in Colombia and Panama to these critical data hubs.

“We are excited about collaborating with Gold Data on this groundbreaking project,” said Ray Collins, Liberty Latin America’s SVP of infrastructure and corporate strategy.

“The combination of GD-1 and LN-1 will deliver a subsea cable system with unparalleled capabilities..

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“The new system will seamlessly integrate into our existing subsea meshed platform, adding new routes and materially expanding our capacity. The LN-1 system can be further expanded to complement our capacity and diversity throughout the Caribbean. This investment shows our commitment to enabling connectivity across the region and cements our position as a leading wholesale provider.

“We are thrilled to combine forces with Liberty Networks to create a new subsea system that extends the previously announced GD-1,” said Renato A. Tradardi, Gold Data’s chief executive officer.

“Combined with our terrestrial investment in Mexico offering the lowest latency route, we are setting a new standard for connectivity between Mexico and the US.”

The subsea system will be split into two segments, with the northern segment called GD-1. Liberty Networks and Gold Data will invest in and operate GD-1 together.

Meanwhile, Liberty Networks will fully own the southern leg of the system. The system is expected to be up and running by the second half of 2026.

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