AMERICAS-II is a fiber optic submarine communications cable that extends among the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Martinique, Curaçao, Trinidad, Venezuela, French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Brazil. It has been in service since August 2000 and is operated on a common carrier basis.
AMERICAS-II consists of three interconnected rings (North, South, and West Systems), each operating at 2.5 gigabits per second ( Gbit/s), initially in separate collapsed ring configurations, and a dedicated link between Curaçao and Venezuela not operating in a collapsed ring configuration. Each fiber pair in each of the three systems will have a capacity of thirty-two 155 megabits per second ( Mbit/s) OC-3 Basic System Modules (BSM), with each BSM containing 63 Minimum Investment Units (MIUs) and equipped at the outset for a capacity of 1008 MIUs.
- Fortaleza, Brazil
- Cayenne, French Guiana
- Chaguaramas, Trinidad
- Camuri, Venezuela
- Willemstad, Curaçao
- Le Lamentin, Martinique
- Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
- Miramar, San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Hollywood, Florida, United States
- AMERICAS-II Cable Landing License as adopted by the Federal Communications Commission.
- Tyco International Ltd. - Lead Supplier in US$310 Million Americas II Supply Contract press release from Tyco International April 1998
- Embratel Inaugurates Americas II Cable October 2000