PLDT to launch AAE-1 cable system by end-2017

By Telecompaper October 12, 2017 PLDT plans to open another international submarine cable link for the Philippines to three continents with the launch of the new Asia-Africa-Europe 1 Submarine Cable System (AAE-1) before the end of 2017. PLDT reports it is investing an initial PHP 500 million in the 25,000-kilometer international cable system through a [...]

2017-10-12T10:46:44+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Current Systems|

Cinia Completes Hanko Branch For C-Lion1

By Telecompaper October 6, 2017 Cinia Group said the branch connection to Hanko of the C-Lion1 submarine data cable is about to be completed. The new connection increases the appeal of the Western Uusimaa region from the standpoint of new business opportunities and job creation. Businesses and borough councils in Hanko and the Raasepori region [...]

2017-10-06T10:27:09+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Current Systems|

SEA-ME-WE-5 Landing Station, Matara Inaugurated by President Sirisena

By Priyan De Silva, Daily News October 4, 2017 Sri Lanka Telecom’s SEA-ME-WE-5 Submarine Cable landing station at Browns Hill Matara was inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday evening. The President also digitally laid the foundation stone for the South Asia’s first state-of-the-art Submarine Cable Depot in Galle port which will be operated and [...]

2017-10-04T14:10:10+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Current Systems|

Seaborn Networks And Aqua Comms Partner On Route Between South America and Europe

By Seaborn Networks Press Release September 29, 2017 Boston, Massachusetts and Dublin, Ireland — Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), the owner-operator of the most direct subsea fiber network between São Paulo and New York, and Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fiber-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announced today the formation [...]

2017-09-29T17:08:22+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Current Systems|

Globe launches SEA-US cable system in Davao City

By Rappler.com September 25, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – Globe Telecom held a ceremonial launch for its $250-million Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system in Davao City on Friday, September 22, which the company sees will improve transmission, connectivity, and network resiliency in Mindanao and the rest of the country. Outside of Luzon, the 14,500-kilometer [...]

2017-09-26T10:31:08+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Current Systems|

Bangladesh’s First Submarine Cable To Remain Shut For 3 Days

By The Daily Star September 20, 2017 The country's first international submarine cable (SEA-ME-WE-4) connection will remain shut for three days from October 6 for the first time of the cable's 12-year history due to maintenance works under the Bay of Bengal, said a top official of the company. If the second cable, which was [...]

2017-09-21T07:58:54+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Current Systems|

NEC Completes Construction Of “SKR1M”

By NEC Press Release September 20, 2017 Tokyo, Japan - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the completion of the Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M) 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) submarine cable linking Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak. SKR1M was established through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) collaboration between Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and the Malaysian Government [...]

2017-09-21T07:40:09+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Current Systems|

Sabah, Sarawak Use 25 Per Cent Of SKR1M Capacity

By Bernama, New Straits Times September 18, 2017 KOTA KINABALU: About 25 percent of the capacity of the 1Malaysia People’s Cable System (SKR1M) has been used by broadband users in Sabah and Sarawak since last June. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie said the 3,800km submarine cable has a [...]

2017-09-19T03:19:20+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Current Systems|

Plans To Boost Internet Speed In Lebanon Underway

By BusinessNews.com.lb September 15, 2017 Lebanon’s share in the submarine cable Alexandros will be increased from 310 to 1,920 gigabytes per second (GB/s), said the Ministry of Telecom (MoT). The plans will complement the start of the fiber optic project due to begin in the coming weeks. The $300 million fiber optic project will help [...]

2017-09-15T16:51:39+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Current Systems|

Infinera Deploys XTS-3300 Meshponders On Seabras-1 Cable

By Infinera Press Release September 12, 2017 Sunnyvale, California and Boston, Massachusetts – Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine cable systems, announced the deployment of Infinera’s new XTS-3300 meshponders on Seaborn’s Seabras-1 submarine cable to rapidly offer cloud connectivity services like SeaCloud™. Seabras-1 is the only [...]

2017-09-12T08:34:10+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Current Systems|