Hawaiian Telcom Announces Completion of SEA-US Cable

By Hawaiian Telcom Press Release August 11, 2017 HONOLULU, Hawaii, United States - Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ:HCOM) announced today that the historic $250 million Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) undersea fiber cable system is complete and ready for commercial service. Hawaiian Telcom is a part-owner and operator of the ultra-long-haul submarine fiber system connecting Indonesia, the Philippines, Guam, Hawai‘i and California. “We’re proud to be part [...]

2017-08-11T13:37:44+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Current Systems|

Disruption To Inland Link Delays Launch Of SEA-ME-WE 5 In Bangladesh

By Muhammad Zahidul Islam, The Daily Star July 28, 2017 Bangladesh is being deprived of the benefits of its second undersea cable connection, established at a cost of Tk 660 crore, because of the authority's failure to establish an uninterrupted inland link. The country got connected to the submarine cable system called South East Asia-Middle East-Western [...]

2017-07-28T15:41:12+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Current Systems|

Huawei, BTL Complete New Belize System

By Telecompaper July 20, 2017 Submarine network provider Huawei Marine Networks said it and Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) have completed their project to build an undersea cable system connecting Belize's mainland with its largest island, Ambergris Caye. Huawei said the 23 km cable terminating at the town of San Pedro was delivered on time and [...]

2017-07-21T11:57:35+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Current Systems|

VNPT To Launch AAE-1 Service In July

By Telecompaper July 7, 2017 Vietnamese operator VNPT has announced it has invested USD 12 million in the AAE-1 submarine cable and will receive a total capacity of 1.29Tbps. The operator says Vietnam’s international connectivity will be upgraded once VNPT’s internet service via the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) is launched in July. The AAE-1 is a 23,000 [...]

2017-07-07T07:49:08+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Current Systems|

Jio Launches Service On AAE-1

By Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Press Release June 29, 2017 Mumbai, India - Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio), the largest 4G and mobile broadband digital services provider in India, announces the launch of the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system. AAE-1, the longest 100Gbps technology based submarine system, will stretch over 25,000 km from Marseille, France [...]

2017-06-30T01:18:40+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Current Systems|

Superloop Hong Kong TKO Express Cable Goes Live

By IT Wire June 28, 2017 The Bevan Slattery founded Superloop says TKO Express is the world’s highest core count subsea cable ever deployed and constitutes a “unique and critical component of Superloop’s Hong Kong dark fibre network”. Comprising 1,728 fibre cores, the cable provides the shortest and most direct link between Tseung Kwan O [...]

2017-06-29T03:51:10+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Current Systems|

Atisa Submarine Cable Ready For Service

By Ciena Press Release June 14, 2017 TAMUNING, GUAM - DOCOMO PACIFIC, Inc. announced today that construction and end-to-end testing of the 183-mile ATISA submarine fiber optic cable system connecting Guam to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is complete and the system is ready for service. The ATISA submarine cable (from the Chamorro word [...]

2017-06-16T10:19:00+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Current Systems|

CNMC To Deregulate Spain-Canary Island Cable

By Telecompaper June 7, 2017 Spanish communications and competition regulator CNMC has opened a public consultation into its proposal to deregulate the submarine cable route between the Spanish peninsula and the Canary Islands. The CNMC said Canalink, the only cable operator providing an alternative to the incumbent (Telefonica), has consolidated its position, becoming the operator [...]

2017-06-09T13:10:15+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Current Systems|

SEACOM Expands Further Into Southern And East Africa

By Linda Carter, SEACOM May 17, 2017 SEACOM continues to extend the geographical reach of its network with the launch of new Points of Presence in Rwanda and Botswana through partnerships with strong local providers. As landlocked countries, Rwanda and Botswana have both historically relied on costly international connectivity via satellite or transit from their [...]

2017-05-18T04:29:00+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Current Systems|