Antel Inaugurates Uruguay Section Of Monet

By Telecompaper August 21, 2017 Uruguayan operator Antel has announced the completion of the new subsea fibre-optic cable connecting Maldonado in Uruguay with the city of Santos in Brazil. The 2,000 km long section has six pairs of fibres and will help increase the total bandwidth of existing submarine cable systems up to 90 terabits [...]

2017-08-22T11:54:58+00:00 August 22nd, 2017|Future Systems|

Midgardsormen Urges Public Funding

By Telecompaper August 14, 2017 Any new, alternative cable routes out of Norway would be dependent either on public funding, or on financing from content providers such as Google, Facebook and Netflix. So said Bjorn Ronning, CEO of Midgardsormen AS, which is planning to build a transatlantic submarine cable, in an excerpt from an article [...]

2017-08-14T10:23:29+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Future Systems|

Southern Cross NEXT Will Be Fastest Cable Between US And APAC

By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet August 14, 2017 Southern Cross Cable Network has announced that it will commence construction of its $350 million submarine cable after completing a seafloor survey and discovering a more efficient route. According to Southern Cross, eight customers have already signed intent to use the cable, including the Pacific islands of Fiji, [...]

2017-08-14T10:17:53+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Future Systems|

Solomons Government ‘Committed’ To Huawei Cable Despite ‘Concerns’

By Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation August 10, 2017 The Solomon Islands Government says it is committed to providing high speed internet submarine cable for the country, ahead of Prime Minister Sogavare’s trip to Australia next week. The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet said the Prime Minister was positive that matters would be resolved [...]

2017-08-11T13:30:05+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Future Systems|

SACS To Begin Operating In July 2018

By Macau Hub August 10, 2017 The fibre-optic undersea South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) that will link Luanda, Angola, to Fortaleza, Brazil, will begin operating in July 2018 and lower the costs of access to telecommunication services, the SACS project manager said on Wednesday. The project, an initiative of the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information [...]

2017-08-11T13:26:44+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Future Systems|

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 Huawei. The Island Sun newspaper reported that officials had said that Australia had cited security concerns to justify its actions. Huawei was banned from [...]

2017-07-26T14:37:39+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Future Systems|

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, which will further enhance the connectivity in French Polynesia. NATITUA will also enhance the availability and accessibility to high quality, [...]

2017-07-21T11:56:42+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Future Systems|

Hawaiki Cable Selects McKay For Mangawhai Heads CLS

By Hawaiki Cable Press Release July 19, 2017 Whangarei and Auckland, New Zealand – McKay Ltd has signed a contract with Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, the owner and developer of the Hawaiki submarine cable system, for the build of the Cable Landing Station (CLS) in Mangawhai Heads. The Hawaiki submarine cable system is a new [...]

2017-07-21T12:04:56+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Future Systems|

Angkasa, Xiddig Sign MoU For Cooperatives’ Participation In EM-IIG

By Emir Zainul, The Edge Markets July 19, 2017 KUALA LUMPUR (July 19): Angkatan Koperasi Kebangsaan Malaysia Bhd (Angkasa) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Xiddig Cellular Communications Sdn Bhd to enable cooperatives under its aegis to participate directly in the government’s Enhanced Malaysia International Internet Gateway (EM-IIG) project. Angkasa president Datuk Abdul [...]

2017-07-19T19:23:46+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Future Systems|

Guinea Bissau Reaches $47 Million Deal On Cable

By Alberto Dabo, Emma Farge, David Clarke, Reuters July 19, 2017 BISSAU (Reuters) - Guinea Bissau has agreed a memorandum of understanding with the World Bank, Orange and MTN for a $47 million project to link the country to a submarine telecoms cable connecting Africa with Europe, the government said on Wednesday. Under the agreement, [...]

2017-07-19T19:11:30+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Future Systems|