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Spark Completes Cook Strait Inter-Island Cable Link

By Peter Dinham, IT Wire July 27, 2017 New Zealand’s largest telco Spark has completed an upgrade to the Nelson-Levin inter-island cable link across the Cook Strait which it says provides improved resiliency. The Nelson-to-Levin [...]

Ciena To Supply Alaska Communications With GeoMesh Technology

By Ciena Press Release July 26, 2017 Alaska Communications has upgraded its terrestrial and AKORN submarine networks with Ciena(NYSE: CIEN) to improve internet access and provide secure, reliable connectivity. The network upgrades will also support demand for mobile broadband [...]

Australia ‘Tells Solomons To Drop Cable Project’ After Huawei Gets Deal

By Sam Varghese, IT Wire July 25, 2017 Australia is reportedly putting pressure on the Solomon Islands to withdraw from the Project Honiara undersea cable project after the contract was awarded to Chinese telecommunications giant [...]

Submarine Internet Reduces Unemployment Across Africa

By Fredrick Ngugi, Face 2 Face Africa July 25, 2017 Although countries in Africa — just like many other countries across the world — are currently struggling with high levels of youth unemployment, the arrival [...]

This Week In Submarine Telecoms July 17-21

SubTel Forum STF #95 Available Now Current Systems Huawei, BTL Complete New Belize System Future Systems Guinea Bissau Reaches $47 Million Deal On Cable Angkasa, Xiddig Sign MoU For Cooperatives’ Participation In EM-IIG Hawaiki Cable [...]

French Polynesia’s OPT And Alcatel Submarine Networks To Build NATITUA

By Nokia Press Release July 20, 2017 Papeete, French Polynesia and Paris, France — OPT and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Nokia, have signed a turn-key agreement for the deployment of the NATITUA cable system, [...]

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