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MainOne’s Submarine Cable Out For 14 Days

By Prince Osuagwu, Vanguard News June 20, 2017 MainOne, Tuesday announced that repairs on its submarine cable which suffered a major fault Sunday has commenced. However, the appealed for its customers’patience throughout the repair period which it said would take up to 14 days. Statement from the Chief Executive Officer, Ms Funke Opeke, said that the [...]

2017-06-22T12:47:45+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|General|

APG Submarine Cable Damaged

By Vietnam Investment Review June 22, 2017 The Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable snapped at its Viet Nam-Hong Kong segment at 4pm, on Tuesday. A representative from an internet service provider informed the online newspaper, VietnamPlus, about the damage on Wednesday. The cause of the damage and the time of repair both remain unclear. [...]

2017-06-22T12:42:51+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Cable Faults|

Sunshine Coast’s Submarine Cable Protection Zone Gets Support From Australian Councils

By My Sunshine Coast June 21, 2017 Representatives from councils across Australia have supported a motion calling on the Federal Government to amend the Telecommunications Act 1997 to facilitate consideration of Sunshine Coast Council’s application for a submarine cable protection zone to be declared offshore from the Sunshine Coast. Mayors, councillors and senior local government [...]

2017-06-22T11:38:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|State of the Industry|

Xtera Chairman To Serve as Programme Chair For SubOptic 2019

By Xtera Press Release June 20, 2017 LONDON, United Kingdom – Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, announces today that its Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Dr. Stuart Barnes, has been selected by the SubOptic Executive Committee to serve as Programme Chair for SubOptic 2019, taking place in New Orleans, April 8-11, 2019. [...]

2017-06-19T20:30:55+00:00 June 20th, 2017|SubOptic|

This Week In Submarine Telecoms June 12-16

SubOptic STF Events Holds SubOptic 2019 Kick-Off In The Big Easy Cable Faults Congo-Brazzaville Facing Major Submarine Cable Outage Current Systems Atisa Submarine Cable Ready For Service Future Systems Angola Cables To Build Data Center In Brazil Vocus To Turn Down $3bn Bid, Push Ahead On Singapore Cable NZ Boosts Infrastructure Funding For Cook Islands [...]

2017-06-16T16:17:53+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Weekly Wrap-Up|

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

By STF Events Press Release June 16, 2017 STERLING, Virginia - SubOptic 2019 is officially in the works. STF Events and members of the SubOptic Organizing Committee, consisting of representatives from SubOptic Association, Ciena and Xtera, held a kick-off meeting in New Orleans, Wednesday, at the New Orleans Marriott, the conference venue. A triennial event, SubOptic [...]

2017-06-16T16:16:48+00:00 June 16th, 2017|SubOptic|

NZ Boosts Infrastructure Funding For Cook Islands

By Radio New Zealand June 15, 2017 The New Zealand Prime Minister Bill English has made his first funding announcements on his three-nation Polynesia tour, committing just under $US11 million towards a submarine cable between Samoa and French Polynesia. Speaking in Rarotonga at a press conference with Cook Island prime minister, Henry Puna, Mr English [...]

2017-06-16T15:01:42+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Future Systems|

Vocus To Turn Down $3bn Bid, Push Ahead On Singapore Cable

By Computer Daily News June 16, 2017 Australia’s troubled No 4 telco Vocus will reject the $3.3 billion bid for the company by the US-based Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, Vocus CEO Geoff Horth has revealed. The bid has been described as “opportunistic”, coming at a time when Vocus had been hit by internal problems and its [...]

2017-06-16T14:56:19+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Future Systems|

Congo-Brazzaville Facing Major Submarine Cable Outage

By Ismail Akwei, Africa News June 14, 2017 Congo-Brazzaville is facing nationwide internet disruptions and slowdowns which started on Friday, June 9, 2017, after a damage to the country’s main submarine cables. Network providers confirmed days after the outage that the problem was caused by a submarine cable cut off in the Atlantic Ocean near [...]

2017-06-16T12:23:12+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Cable Faults|

Telstra To Cut 1,400 Jobs

By Tom Westbrook, Reuters June 14, 2017 Telstra Corporation Ltd , Australia's largest telecoms company, will lay off 1,400 workers in a fresh round of job cuts, eager to rein in costs ahead of a new government-owned broadband network and as competition squeezes mobile margins. Telstra dominates the mobile telephone and broadband industries in Australia [...]

2017-06-16T11:24:57+00:00 June 16th, 2017|State of the Industry|