COSTA RICA NEWS — Don’t be to surprised if your online surfing is slower than usual this coming weekend.

telco-cablesubalcatel_lucent(1)Starting at 10:00 PM Friday until 6:00 AM Sunday internet service, both mobile and wired, will be reduced at 50% speed due to maintenance work to be carried out in the Maya-1 submarine cable.

The Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) said intermittent or total interruptions can be expected.

MAYA-1 is an optical submarine telephone cable, beginning service in 2000, using SDH and EDFA technologies and has a capacity of 82.5 Gbit/s.

Owned and maintained by AT&T, Telmex, Hondutel, it is 4,323 km (2,686 mi) in length and was manufactured by ASN (Alcatel Submarine Networks).

maya1namedmapIt has landing points in:

  1. Hollywood, Florida, USA
  2. Cancún, Mexico
  3. Half Moon Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  4. Puerto Cortes, Honduras
  5. Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
  6. Maria Chiquita, Panama
  7. Tolú, Colombia