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|

Angola Cables To Build Data Center In Brazil

By Narayan Ammachchi, Nearshore Americas June 12, 2017 Angola Cables is gearing up to establish a data center in the Brazilian city of Fortaleza as part of its construction of a sub-sea cable system connecting Africa with Latin America and the United States. Slated to be ready in the middle of 2018, the cable system will offer the first [...]

2017-06-16T11:18:18+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Future Systems|

ViaWest To Offer Access To New Cross Pacific Cable Via Oregon Data Center

By ViaWest Press Release June 5, 2017 BELLEVUE, Washington, USA – ViaWest announced that later this year it will begin offering access to the New Cross Pacific subsea cable, the fastest low-latency, fiber-optic cable between the United States and Asia. Directly terminating in ViaWest’s Brookwood Data Center in Hillsboro, Ore., this high capacity subsea cable will [...]

2017-06-09T13:02:07+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Future Systems|

Remote Pacific Regions To Get Broadband

By Radio New Zealand June 2, 2017 Parts of Kiribati and the Federated States of Micronesia will soon have access to broadband internet thanks to $US36 million worth of grants approved by the World Bank this week. The grants, including $US20 million for Kiribati and $US16.26 million for FSM, will finance the installation of a [...]

2017-06-02T17:31:36+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Future Systems|

IOX Cable, Alcatel Submarine Networks To Link Mauritius And Rodrigues Islands To South Africa, India

By Nokia Press Release June 1, 2017 Paris, France – A new submarine cable system, IOX Cable System, spanning more than 8850 kilometers, will enhance communications capabilities along the India to South Africa route, providing the first open cable in Mauritius and connecting for the first time the island of Rodrigues. IOX Cable Ltd - [...]

2017-06-02T08:41:09+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Future Systems|

Funds Raised for Angola Cables’ Systems

By Angola Cables Press Release May 29, 2017 Luanda, Angola - The Development Bank of Angola (Banco de Desenvolvimento de Angola "BDA") has finalise today the arrangement of the USD 130 million loan agreement, backed by a Sovereign Guarantee from the Republic of Angola, with its client, Angola Cables, for the implementation of a submarine [...]

2017-06-02T08:14:20+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Future Systems|

Sunshine Coast Council Advertises Tender for Cable

By Felicity Caldwell, Brisbane Times May 31, 2017 The viability of building an epic undersea internet cable from Asia or the United States into the Sunshine Coast will be examined in a business case set to be presented to potential investors. The Sunshine Coast Council believes the city is the ideal place for a new [...]

2017-05-31T06:21:53+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Future Systems|

HGC and OTEGLOBE Partner For Connectivity On AAE-1

By OTEGLOBE Press Release May 18, 2017 Hong Kong and Chicago, Illinois, USA - An agreement between OTE International Solutions S.A. (OTEGLOBE), the wholesale arm of OTE Group, and Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), the fixed-line arm of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, was signed on 15 May 2017 in Chicago, during the “International Telecoms [...]

2017-05-18T04:26:03+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Future Systems|

Chile Launches Redesigned Southern Fibre Tender

By Telecompaper May 16, 2017 Chile has announced the relaunch of the 'Fibra Optica Austral' project to roll out nearly 4,000 km of fibre-optic infrastructure in the southern Patagonia region at an event in Puerto Montt. The first tender for the USD 100 million project was postponed last year when just one company – Conexiones [...]

2017-05-17T03:51:03+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Future Systems|