Nexans Cable Leads the Way for Connectivity across the Americas

Production of the TAM-1 Submarine Cable System Commences

Oslo, Norway – May 15, 2024 – Nexans, a global leader in cable solutions, has started production of TAM-1, a new fiber optic submarine cable network owned by Trans Americas Fiber System. TAM-1 will span 7,000 kilometers, establishing a high-speed route from the US (Florida) to a diverse set of countries including the Northern Caribbean (Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, and the British Virgin Islands), Mexico, Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, and Panama), and Colombia.

With procurement of the raw materials complete, cable production for the system has now started in Rognan, Nexans’ long-standing submarine cable production facility in northern Norway, which can manufacture up to 10,000 kilometers per year.

The cables form part of the Nexans ROC-2 product line, a state-of-the-art solution for high-performance subsea connectivity. For TAM-1, up to 24 optical fiber pairs are included in the cable, with a range of different armoring types deployed throughout the system. An industry standard vault armoring creates a robust resistance towards the very deep waters encountered along the routes.

“I am excited that the manufacture of one of the key elements of our groundbreaking system is now under way. TAM-1 progress continues on track for our planned Ready For Service date in 2025,” says Julio Bran, Chief Executive Officer of Trans Americas Fiber System. With Keith Henderson, CEO of Xtera, adding, “This project builds on the strong, long-standing relationship between Xtera and Nexans, who have completed a number of successful deployments together in the past.”

Krister Granlie, Vice President, of Nexans Submarine Telecom and Special Cables commented “I am pleased to support this large and exciting system with our experienced team in Rognan, demonstrating Nexans’ strength and commitment to the subsea telecoms market.”


About Nexans – Nexans is a global cable provider with more than 27 000 employees and presence in 42 countries. Our long-standing experience and extensive global presence underscore our commitment to advancing connectivity. Nexans’ solutions are at the forefront of industry innovation, reinforcing infrastructures across the planet to electrify the future. For more information, please visit

About Xtera – Xtera is an innovative provider of subsea and telecom technology. The Company supplies both repeatered and unrepeatered systems, using its high-performance optical amplifiers to deliver traffic directly inland to cities and offering flexibility in working with industry partners to provide the optimum solution. Xtera has considerable expertise in the Caribbean and America regions. For more information, please visit or contact [email protected].

About Trans Americas Fiber System – Trans Americas Fiber System is the creator of a fluid, scalable and dynamic fiber network revolutionizing the way operators buy and utilize bandwidth, connecting markets like never before. Led by a highly experienced team, Trans Americas Fiber