New Las Toninas Route

We invested $10 million USD to improve Argentina’s international connectivity

In partnership with Metrotel, we built an alternative network with 450 km of fiber optic wiring completely disjointed from existing routes, thus securing the internet against eventual contingencies that may affect international connectivity.

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About the New Las Toninas Route

This new route, built next to Metrotel, has a strategic relevance in the connectivity infrastructure between Argentina and the rest of the world. It is a wiring system that uses an alternative route of the operators' networks to connect to Las Toninas wiring stations.

The new wiring system begins in the towns of El Talar de Pacheco and El Partido de Tigre. From there, it goes through a different route from all the other fiber-optic networks, which go along Routes 2 and 11 to a valuable option for operators and companies requiring continuity of services. In this sense, by not overlapping the route with that of the other existing networks, the wiring avoids having SPOFs (Single Point of Failures) before possible power failures and contingencies that may affect the country’s international connectivity.

In this route, which required an extension of 60 kilometers more than the necessary 290 kilometers for the wiring along the route, the idea of opening amplification sites every 100 kilometers is advisable to improve the performance two-fold. Thus, it establishes a new low-latency route connecting the country with the rest of the world via transcontinental submarine cables. We created this new specially designed route to improve connectivity and access to the internet via fiber-optics, where the network goes through, such as Domselaar, General Brandsen, Jeppener, Altamirano, Chascomús, Dolores, General Lavalle, General Conesa, Las Toninas, and surrounding cities.

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