Telxius is extending its Tikal subsea cable to connect to Mexico.

Tikal was announced in January 2023 as a joint project between Telxius and America Movil. The cable will connect Puerto Barrios in Guatemala to Boca Raton in Florida.

Telxius will be independently adding the branch connecting to Cancun, Mexico. The related supply contract has already been agreed with ASN, with the option to further extend it to Barranquilla in Colombia.

Tikal's main trunk will have a capacity of 380Tbps, and is estimated to be ready for service in mid-2026.

“The extension demonstrates Telxius’ continuous commitment to providing state-of-the-art, digital infrastructure in the Caribbean and throughout the Americas. Our partners and customers benefit from an ultrahigh capacity network, low latency, and enhanced resiliency. We are proud of our ongoing expansion efforts, ensuring connectivity to key digital hubs in the Americas and Europe," said Mario Martiìn, CEO at Telxius.

Telxius currently operates seven cable systems: Marea, Brusa, Dunant, Tannat, Junior, Mistral and soon-to-be Tikal. These systems combine for over 100,000 km of terrestrial and subsea fiber.