Subsea Telecom News: GCN, Antilles Crossing announce joint venture
Posted on 13.03.2007 - 01:00 EDT in SUBSEA TELECOMS NEWS by Rons_ROV_Links
Global Caribbean Networks (GCN) and Antilles Crossing, two submarine cable operators in the Caribbean, have announced a new joint venture called Global Caribbean Fiber (GCF). The venture, announced at the First Capacity Conference in the Caribbean held last month in Barbados, will combine the networks of the two companies.
GCN is a subsidiary of Groupe Loret, an enterprise conglomerate responsible for different businesses in various segments, including real estate, communications, automotive, and air transportation, among others. GCN began offering its commercial services in the Caribbean in October 2006 through the official launch of the first phase of its GCN-1 system, which connects Guadeloupe, St. Martin, St. Barthélemy, San Juan and St. Croix. It is currently expanding its reach further south in the Caribbean to Dominica, Martinique, St. Kitts, Antigua, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Barbados, Grenada and Trinidad as part of the second and third phases of the project, in 2007.
Antilles Crossing is a 940-kilometer state-of the-art undersea fiber optic cable system linking St. Lucia, Barbados, and St. Croix.