Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 18 | Page 9


Gold Data to build first cable system in Gulf of Mexico

Gold Data , a leading multinational technology company , has announced that it is building the first cable system in the Gulf of Mexico which will connect Miami in Florida with strategic points in Mexico : Mexico City , Cancun and Queretaro .

This US $ 150 million investment is the third and final phase of Gold Data ’ s Mexico network expansion . It will complement the company ’ s low-latency underground network which already interconnects the most important data centers in the country .
Gold Data 1 will be the first cable to land in Mexico in 22 years . This US-Mexico digital highway will offer the bandwidth capacity and the quality of services required by the market and will play a key part in empowering the fast-growing data demand in Mexico .
The 10-fiber pair cable system will offer more than 250 TBPS of capacity and will be built in partnership with some of the leading players in the submarine cable market : Orange for the technical design and laying the cable , working together with Orange Marine cable ship and Alcatel Submarine Networks ; also Ciena for providing the GeoMesh Extreme SLTE and transport technology .
Additionally , both Orange have signed agreements to acquire fiber pairs in Gold Data 1 ’ s system .
Renato Tradardi , CEO of Gold Data , said : “ In addition , the expansion of this network to the US will be a game changer for Mexico ’ s fast-growing innovators looking for a fresh alternative to Silicon Valley .”

Netskope joins the Advisory Council of the Americas to promote collaboration in cybersecurity

Netskope , a leader in Secure Access Service Edge ( SASE ), has announced its participation in the Advisory Council of the Americas . This is an initiative proposed by the Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Law to promote collaboration in this area between the US Government and the most representative technology companies in the country , with their counterparts in Latin America and the Caribbean .

It intends to provide a forum for thought leadership for the benefit of the industry , including members of civil society and government entities , both in the field of cybersecurity and related technology policy and to improve their cybersecurity practices .
Alain Karioty , VP of Latin America , Netskope , said : “ With the current cybersecurity landscape , protecting people and information sharing is crucial , and it is necessary to go beyond technology . We strongly believe that co-operation and knowledge sharing between countries , manufacturers , companies and different industry bodies is vital to evolve together .
“ We are very pleased to be part of this initiative and are confident that our experience will help to fight cybercrime in Latin America and the Caribbean .”
The Center for Cybersecurity Policy and Legislation , as a non-profit organization , seeks that the US Government and the private sector can build bridges with Latin America and the Caribbean .
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