Submarine Cable News and Analysis 2018-01-18T01:28:46+00:00

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  • Globalinx Data Centers, announced today at PTC’18 a new, three-phased data center campus in close proximity to the Telxius Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Virginia Beach.

Globalinx Data Centers To Build New Carrier-Neutral Data Center Campus in Virginia Beach

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Globalinx Data Centers To Build New Carrier-Neutral Data Center Campus in Virginia Beach

Globalinx Data Centers Press Release January 22, 2018 Honolulu, HI and Virginia Beach, VA – Globalinx Data Centers, Virginia Beach’s first and only carrier-neutral cable landing and terrestrial meet-me-point for international connectivity to Europe, Africa and South America, announced today [...]

  • XSite Modular, a design-builder of Modular Cable Landing Stations (MCLS) and associated buildings for the submarine cable industry, has been awarded the contract to provide a cable landing station in Oahu, Hawaii, by Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP.

XSite Modular To Build Hawaiki Landing Station

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on XSite Modular To Build Hawaiki Landing Station

By 4Traders January 22, 2018 AUCKLAND, New Zealand and BRANCHBURG, N.J., Jan. 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- XSite Modular, a design-builder of Modular Cable Landing Stations (MCLS) and associated buildings for the submarine cable industry, has been awarded the contract [...]

  • Telstra has announced investing in two new Pacific submarine cable systems connecting Hong Kong with the West Coast of the United States, which the telco said would deliver lower latency than the currently used Asia-America Gateway (AAG).

Telstra Backs Two More Subsea Cables

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Telstra Backs Two More Subsea Cables

By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet January 21, 2018 Telstra has announced investing in two new Pacific submarine cable systems connecting Hong Kong with the West Coast of the United States, which the telco said would deliver lower latency than the currently [...]

  • Vocus has announced that it will be upgrading its core domestic networks infrastructure to deliver an additional 8Tbps of capacity between Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne ahead of its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) becoming ready for service.

Vocus Updating Networks Ahead Of ASC

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Vocus Updating Networks Ahead Of ASC

By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet January 22, 2018 Vocus has announced that it will be upgrading its core domestic networks infrastructure to deliver an additional 8Tbps of capacity between Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne ahead of its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) becoming [...]

  • Ciena is introducing new capabilities through Ciena Geomesh that allow submarine cable operators to better address surging bandwidth demand driven by video-centric streaming, virtual reality, the Internet of Things, and future applications such as 5G.

Ciena GeoMesh Extreme Helps Operators Double Capacity

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Ciena GeoMesh Extreme Helps Operators Double Capacity

Ciena Press Release January 22, 2018 HANOVER, Maryland —  Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is introducing new capabilities that allow submarine cable operators to better address surging bandwidth demand driven by video-centric streaming, virtual reality, the Internet of Things, and future applications [...]

Alcatel Submarine Networks, HKA Consortium To Build Trans-Pacific System

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Alcatel Submarine Networks, HKA Consortium To Build Trans-Pacific System

Nokia Press Release January 22, 2018 Honolulu, Hawaii - The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a turnkey contract for the deployment of the Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) submarine cable network, which will span more than [...]

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  • The APG submarine cable from Vietnam to Singapore, which was crashed on December 23, 2017, will be fixed from January 6-7, according to an Internet services supplier in Vietnam.

APG Submarine Cable To Be Fixed On January 6-7

January 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on APG Submarine Cable To Be Fixed On January 6-7

  • The APG Submarine cable from Vietnam to Singapore has crashed, negatively affecting internet capacity of the Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) and other network operators.

APG Submarine Cable Damaged Again

January 1st, 2018|Comments Off on APG Submarine Cable Damaged Again

  • Vocus has confirmed that the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 3 (Sea-Me-We 3) submarine cable between Perth and Singapore is currently down.

SEA-ME-WE 3 Down For Second Time In Four Months

December 29th, 2017|Comments Off on SEA-ME-WE 3 Down For Second Time In Four Months

  • The fragile Sea-Me-We 3 cable that provides one of Australia's primary connections to Asia is out of action and awaiting repair.

SEA-ME-WE 3 Down, Australia-Asia Traffic Slow

December 20th, 2017|Comments Off on SEA-ME-WE 3 Down, Australia-Asia Traffic Slow

  • The Basslink subsea cable outage of 2015-16 was caused by Basslink (BPL) exceeding its design limit, which then degraded the cable, according to reports by two global experts provided to Hydro Tasmania.

Basslink Outage Caused By Exceeding Design Limit

December 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Basslink Outage Caused By Exceeding Design Limit

  • Join STF Today @ PTC '18 for Part 1: Submarine Cable Workshop STREAMING LIVE on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 9 am HST (11 am PST). Moderator Paul McCann and top experts from around the industry discuss the global market outlook.

Submarine Cable Sunday @ PTC 18

January 21st, 2018|Comments Off on Submarine Cable Sunday @ PTC 18

  • Streaming Live! Lunch & Learn Session at PTC. Jan. 21 at 12:30 pm HST (2:30 pm PST). Hear from a diverse panel as they discuss the evolving national and international regulations of the environment as it relates to international communications.

STF Today @ PTC ’18 – Submarine Cable Sunday Part 3

January 20th, 2018|Comments Off on STF Today @ PTC ’18 – Submarine Cable Sunday Part 3

  • In this second session a panel of five industry experts will provide their thoughts on the critical nature of undersea cables and the challenges that arise with providing on-time delivery and availability

STF Today @ PTC ’18 – Submarine Cable Sunday Part 2

January 19th, 2018|Comments Off on STF Today @ PTC ’18 – Submarine Cable Sunday Part 2

  • Join STF Today @ PTC '18 for Part 1: Submarine Cable Workshop STREAMING LIVE on Sunday, Jan. 21 at 9 am HST (11 am PST). Moderator Paul McCann and top experts from around the industry discuss the global market outlook.

STF Today @ PTC ’18 – Submarine Cable Sunday Part 1

January 18th, 2018|Comments Off on STF Today @ PTC ’18 – Submarine Cable Sunday Part 1

  • WFN Strategies will be presenting and exhibiting at the upcoming Pacific Telecommunications Council 2018 conference and exhibition, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii from 21 to 24 January.

WFN Strategies To Present And Exhibit At PTC ’18

December 21st, 2017|Comments Off on WFN Strategies To Present And Exhibit At PTC ’18

  • Seacom has scheduled routine cable maintenance on its subsea cable system in the Red Sea, reports MyBroadband. The company said all linear transmission traffic on the East Coast of Africa to and from Europe will be affected.

Seacom Schedules Cable Maintenance For 19-23 January

January 11th, 2018|Comments Off on Seacom Schedules Cable Maintenance For 19-23 January

  • Internet users in Vietnam should expect slow days ahead as one major submarine cable will be reestablished and another moved for airport construction during the weekend.

Vietnam Submarine Cables Will Hit Pause This Weekend

January 5th, 2018|Comments Off on Vietnam Submarine Cables Will Hit Pause This Weekend

  • Samoa is ready to connect to the new Tui Samoa submarine cable in the New Year after its installation was completed on Boxing Day.

Samoa Completes Connection To New Submarine Cable

December 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Samoa Completes Connection To New Submarine Cable

  • The Brazilian Network Information Centre (NIC.br) has signed an agreement with the operator GlobeNet for the implementation of a new internet exchange point in Fortaleza.

GlobeNet, NIC.br Agree To Exchange In Fortaleza

December 21st, 2017|Comments Off on GlobeNet, NIC.br Agree To Exchange In Fortaleza

  • Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg launched the SKR1M submarine cable system in Kuching today to enhance domestic connectivity.

SKR1M Submarine Cable System Launched In Kuching

December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on SKR1M Submarine Cable System Launched In Kuching

  • The Australian managing director of US data centre giant Equinix announced a $1.035 billion deal to buy Aussie provider Metronode on Monday.

Metronode Sold To Equinix For $1 billion

December 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Metronode Sold To Equinix For $1 billion

  • Global Switch today launched its latest data center in Hong Kong, the company’s eleventh globally. It is located at the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.

Global Switch Launches Hong Kong Data Center

December 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Global Switch Launches Hong Kong Data Center

  • Peak 10 + ViaWest announced the 114,700-sq. ft. expansion of its Brookwood data center in Hillsboro, Ore and bring the total footprint to 220,000 sq. ft.

Peak 10 + ViaWest to Expand Oregon Data Center

December 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Peak 10 + ViaWest to Expand Oregon Data Center

  • Thailand celebrated the opening of an advanced Supernap International data center, located at the Hemaraj Industrial Estate 2, in Chonburi.

Supernap International Data Center Opens In Thailand

December 4th, 2017|Comments Off on Supernap International Data Center Opens In Thailand

  • A Metronode data center facility has been chosen as the Perth landing station for ASC.

Metronode Data Center To Land Perth-Singapore Cable

November 29th, 2017|Comments Off on Metronode Data Center To Land Perth-Singapore Cable

  • XSite Modular, a design-builder of Modular Cable Landing Stations (MCLS) and associated buildings for the submarine cable industry, has been awarded the contract to provide a cable landing station in Oahu, Hawaii, by Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP.

XSite Modular To Build Hawaiki Landing Station

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on XSite Modular To Build Hawaiki Landing Station

  • Telstra has announced investing in two new Pacific submarine cable systems connecting Hong Kong with the West Coast of the United States, which the telco said would deliver lower latency than the currently used Asia-America Gateway (AAG).

Telstra Backs Two More Subsea Cables

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Telstra Backs Two More Subsea Cables

  • Vocus has announced that it will be upgrading its core domestic networks infrastructure to deliver an additional 8Tbps of capacity between Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne ahead of its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) becoming ready for service.

Vocus Updating Networks Ahead Of ASC

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Vocus Updating Networks Ahead Of ASC

Alcatel Submarine Networks, HKA Consortium To Build Trans-Pacific System

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Alcatel Submarine Networks, HKA Consortium To Build Trans-Pacific System

Hawaiki Cable System Half Complete, RFS June 2018

January 19th, 2018|Comments Off on Hawaiki Cable System Half Complete, RFS June 2018

  • ASN has been awarded a turnkey contract by Statoil to supply and install DC/FO™ tech as the subsea control infrastructure for the Johan Castberg field.

ASN To Deliver Breakthrough Control Infrastructure for Statoil

December 15th, 2017|Comments Off on ASN To Deliver Breakthrough Control Infrastructure for Statoil

  • Tampnet will provide telecoms infrastructure to offshore oil & gas platforms on the Dutch continental shelf.

Tampnet To Provide Communications To Platforms On Dutch Continental Shelf

November 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Tampnet To Provide Communications To Platforms On Dutch Continental Shelf

Vocus Connects North-West Cable System To Ichthys LNG, Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility

October 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Vocus Connects North-West Cable System To Ichthys LNG, Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility

Com4 Signs A 4G Roaming Agreement With Tampnet

September 19th, 2017|Comments Off on Com4 Signs A 4G Roaming Agreement With Tampnet

Magazine Issue 96 – Offshore Energy Out Now

September 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Magazine Issue 96 – Offshore Energy Out Now

  • Globalinx Data Centers, announced today at PTC’18 a new, three-phased data center campus in close proximity to the Telxius Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Virginia Beach.

Globalinx Data Centers To Build New Carrier-Neutral Data Center Campus in Virginia Beach

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Globalinx Data Centers To Build New Carrier-Neutral Data Center Campus in Virginia Beach

  • Vocus has announced that it will be separating its wholesale and enterprise arms as part of what it called its accelerated transformation program.

Vocus To Restructure Enterprise And Wholesale Arms

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on Vocus To Restructure Enterprise And Wholesale Arms

  • A new bill has been introduced to the US Congress that calls for a ban on US government agencies using contractors that rely on equipment from Chinese telecoms manufacturers Huawei and ZTE.

US Bill Bars Govt Contractors From Huawei, ZTE Tech

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on US Bill Bars Govt Contractors From Huawei, ZTE Tech

  • Global Marine announced today that its maintenance contract with SEAIOCMA has been extended for five-years, running to the end of 2022.

Global Marine, SEAIOCMA Extend Contract

January 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Global Marine, SEAIOCMA Extend Contract

  • Xtera, a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic solutions, today announced that it has initiated legal action against Nokia Corporation, including Alcatel-Lucent, and NEC Corporation in order to halt infringement of its intellectual property in subsea telecommunications systems.

Xtera Initiates Legal Action against Nokia and NEC

January 2nd, 2018|Comments Off on Xtera Initiates Legal Action against Nokia and NEC

  • SubOptic 2019 conference registration begins 1 March 2018.

SubOptic 2019 Conference Registration to Open March 1

December 5th, 2017|Comments Off on SubOptic 2019 Conference Registration to Open March 1

  • The SubOptic 2019 Programme Committee has announced the Papers Committee Co-Chairs.

SubOptic Announces Appointment of Papers Co-Chairmen for 2019 Conference

November 14th, 2017|Comments Off on SubOptic Announces Appointment of Papers Co-Chairmen for 2019 Conference

The SubOptic 2019 Site Has Officially Launched

August 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on The SubOptic 2019 Site Has Officially Launched

Xtera Chairman To Serve as Programme Chair For SubOptic 2019

June 20th, 2017|Comments Off on Xtera Chairman To Serve as Programme Chair For SubOptic 2019

STF Events Holds SubOptic 2019 Kick-Off In The Big Easy

June 16th, 2017|Comments Off on STF Events Holds SubOptic 2019 Kick-Off In The Big Easy

  • SubTel Forum Magazine 98 Cover

SubTel Forum Magazine #98 Now Available

January 15th, 2018|Comments Off on SubTel Forum Magazine #98 Now Available

  • SubTel Forum Magazine Issue 97 cover.

SubTel Forum Magazine Issue 97 – System Upgrades & New Technologies

November 20th, 2017|Comments Off on SubTel Forum Magazine Issue 97 – System Upgrades & New Technologies

  • Submarine Cable Almanac Issue 24 Cover

Submarine Cable Almanac Issue 24 Out Now

November 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Submarine Cable Almanac Issue 24 Out Now

2017-18 STF Submarine Telecoms Industry Report Is Now Available

October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on 2017-18 STF Submarine Telecoms Industry Report Is Now Available

Magazine Issue 96 – Offshore Energy Out Now

September 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Magazine Issue 96 – Offshore Energy Out Now

  • Ciena is introducing new capabilities through Ciena Geomesh that allow submarine cable operators to better address surging bandwidth demand driven by video-centric streaming, virtual reality, the Internet of Things, and future applications such as 5G.

Ciena GeoMesh Extreme Helps Operators Double Capacity

January 22nd, 2018|Comments Off on Ciena GeoMesh Extreme Helps Operators Double Capacity

  • Xtera, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, today announces a partnership with Fortress Solutions, a leading provider of telecom equipment repair, to enhance the longevity of its cable systems.

Xtera And Fortress Solutions to Extend Cable Life

January 3rd, 2018|Comments Off on Xtera And Fortress Solutions to Extend Cable Life

  • Soil Machine Dynamics Ltd (SMD) has successfully completed an upgrade to the MD3 (multi-depth) plough recently acquired by Orange Marine.

SMD Completes Plough Upgrade For Orange Marine

November 27th, 2017|Comments Off on SMD Completes Plough Upgrade For Orange Marine

  • ESnet is upgrading it's Transatlantic submarine network links.

ESnet Upgrades Transatlantic Network

November 16th, 2017|Comments Off on ESnet Upgrades Transatlantic Network

Tele Greenland Finishes 100-Gbps Cable System Upgrade

October 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Tele Greenland Finishes 100-Gbps Cable System Upgrade