Huawei Technologies USA and Huawei Marine Networks, a submarine cable network provider, have teamed up with Belize Telemedia (BTL) to build an undersea cable system that will connect Belize mainland and San Pedro Island.
The subsea cable, named Strategic Evolution Underwater Link (SEUL), will span 24 kilometers, delivering a design capacity featuring 40 channels at 100G per fiber over 8-fiber pairs, which will result in up to 32 Tbit/s.
The project is scheduled to start this summer, with an expected completion date in Q3 of 2017.
Earlier this year, Huawei and BTL announced the roll-out of its nationwide 4G LTE network, expected for launch in December of this year.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with BLT, this time to construct a next-generation undersea cable system that will use advanced technology to bring fast, reliable and low-cost connectivity to the people of Belize,” said Mike Constable, CEO of Huawei Marine. “Combined with our efforts to launch a nationwide 4G LTE network, this project demonstrates our strong commitment to providing leading-edge, high-speed internet service to all Belizeans and contributing to the social and economic development of the country.”