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Posted on 30 April, 2021

Ian Taylor highlights work in arrival of fibre-optic network to West Coast of South America

Ian Taylor highlights work in arrival of fibre-optic network to West Coast of South America


Based on its successful performance of husbandry in Chile for the laying of Google’s fibre-optic cable in 2019, Ian Taylor ship agency in 2021 was again selected for the supply of port services, consisting in obtaining all legal permits, port and shipping services in Ecuador, Peru and Chile for the new fibre-optic cable network for the West Coast of South America.

“We are proud that our previous work was well evaluated, permitting our appointment to execute the work on a new project for the same client, this time in a major extension of the West Coast of South America. The challenge is great because each country has its particular reality in respect of the permits required and due to the additional constraints arising from the ongoing pandemic. One of our strengths is that we have a profound knowledge of the countries in which we operate and this allows us to offer our customers a tailor made service” said Empresas Taylor’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Juan Carlos Jimenez.

The subsidiary of Empresas Taylor has been attending this project since the first days of this year off the coast of Ecuador and expects to conclude the work at the end of May 2021 off the coast of Valparaíso, Chile.


Public information is that the underwater cable being installed will be 7.300 kilometres long, from Puerto San José in Guatemala to Valparaíso, Chile, with landing points in Ecuador, Peru and Chile. It has 72Tbps bandwidth capacity and will be used principally by subsidiaries of a communications company and by third parties.

Latin America is expected to be the region with the highest expansion of bandwidth capacity for interconnection worldwide during the coming years, with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 50% from 2019 to 2023. Meanwhile, in the segment of contents and digital media, the greatest user of international cables, this is expected to have a CAGR of 62% in Latin America, the fastest growth rate of all sectors and regions.