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Thursday, February 17, 2011

US$35M submerged cable aims to link Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Virgin Islands

The company CWC Cable & Wireless Communications Dominican Republic, branch C& W the Caribbean/LIME unveiled the project East-West optical fiber cable that will link Dominican Republic with Jamaica and the Virgin Islands.

CWC Caribbean/LIME Vice-president for Customer Operations Katherine Hernandez said the initiative to bring the cable is part of a plan to meet the demand to increase Internet speed and penetration rate.

“This project shows the commitment assumed by CWC with Dominican Republic’s socio-economic development, aimed at becoming suitable partner in projects to reduce digital gap, promote the incorporation of technology of knowledge in education, stimulate the local economy and to generate abilities and skills in information technologies,” the executive said in a meeting held in the Santo Domingo West City Council.

The construction work on a submerged cable began at the start of December at a cost of US$35M, and seeks to establish a system of the latest generation for the transmission of international telecommunications between Jamaica, Dominican Republic and the British Virgin Islands.

The system, called the East-West Cable, is an ambitious project and includes the installation and a submerged optical fiber cable and equipment located in transmission terminals in the three countries.

Source: Dominican Today

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