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 Tuesday, March 02, 2010

The planned Seahorse-1 submarine fibre-optic cable linking Miami, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and potentially Cuba, has had its rollout schedule rearranged, BNamericas was told by Cobian International, the parent of the systemís developer Triton Telecom. Cobian acquired the rights to what is now the Seahorse project that was originally being developed by the Trans-Caribbean Cable Company (TCCC) consortium. Phase one of the rollout has been repeatedly pushed back from 2009 and is now due to be completed in January 2011, when a direct route will connect Miami to Kingston, Jamaica. From there the optical ring will continue from Ocho Rios in Jamaica to the Dominican Republic, and then on to Puerto Rico and Miami, with completion set for early 2013. Additionally, Cobian is looking to deploy a branch leg from Jamaica to Cuba in the future.

Source: TeleGeography