According to Telxius, the 7,300-km Mistral cable system has been ready for service as of August 10, 2021. The Mistral cable system is also known as the South Pacific Submarine Cable (SPSC), connecting Puerto San Jose (Guatemala) with Valparaiso (Chile), with additional landing points in Salinas (Ecuador), Lurin (Peru) and Arica (Chile).

Mistral/SPSC cable route
Mistral/SPSC cable route, Source: Telxius


With six fiber pairs and 132 Tbps of potential capacity, Mistral provides the lowest latency from Guatemala to Chile and the highest levels of service, reliability and security, Telxius said in its announcement.

The Mistral/South Pacific Submarine Cable (SPSC) is jointly owned and developed by Claro Chile (América Móvil ) and Telxius and supplied by SubCom. Claro Chile is a subsidiary of Mexico's América Móvil since August 2005, is one of the three largest mobile telephony operators in Chile. 

The Mistral/SPSC cable has two landing points in Chile (in Valparaíso and Arica), being a backup for communications between Chile’s central and far-northern regions in the event that they become cut them off from the terrestrial network. Communications will therefore be more robust and able to cope with critical situations like natural disasters, as well as the growing demand for future connectivity.

As a next generation submarine cable, the Mistral/SPSC cable sets to boost communications on the Pacific coast of Latin America.

Additionally, Google's Curie cable system, ready for service in 2019, also boosts connectivity from Valparaiso (Chile) to Los Angeles, the United States.