Liberty Networks, Gold Data partner to develop new pan-regional subsea cable
Gold Data 1 (GD-1) and Liberty Networks 1 (LN-1) map (Graphic: Business Wire)
Latin American telecoms infrastructure firm, Liberty Networks, is partnering with network provider, Gold Data to combine their submarine cable systems, GD-1 and LN-1.
The Gold Data GD-1 system will be combined with a new system from Liberty Networks, the LN-1, in order to provide unique and diverse routes between the US and Mexico, Colombia, Panama, the Caribbean and the Southern US domestic market.
One submarine cable system, two diverse connectivity routes
The combined 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 data hubs. The northern segment of the route will be known as GD-1, and the two companies will invest in and operate this segment together. 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.
Ray Collins, Liberty Latin America's SVP of Infrastructure and Corporate Strategy says: "We are excited about collaborating with Gold Data on this groundbreaking project. The combination of GD-1 and LN-1 will deliver a subsea cable system with unparalleled capabilities. 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.”
Renato A. Tradardi, Gold Data’s Chief Executive Officer adds: “We are thrilled to combine forces with Liberty Networks to create a new subsea system that extends the previously announced GD-1. Combined with our terrestrial investment in Mexico and offering the lowest latency route, we are setting a new standard for connectivity between Mexico and the US."