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|

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|

Reliance To Sell Submarine Cable Assets To CITIC Telecom

By 4-traders June 15, 2017 Billionaire Anil Ambani's Indian operator Reliance Communications is again trying to find buyers for submarine cable subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and has taken the initiative to contact CITIC Telecom International. Reliance Communications is trying to further divest its assets to pay off its debts and contacting potential buyers for [...]

2017-06-16T11:19:14+00:00 June 16th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Quarterly FCC International Reports Due June 30, 2017

By Lexology June 6, 2017 Please be reminded of the upcoming due dates for the Reports listed below: FCC Quarterly Section 63.10(c)(2) International Traffic and Revenue Report All carriers authorized to provide international communications service and classified as dominant must file a quarterly report detailing traffic and revenue data for the services and routes on [...]

2017-06-09T14:54:02+00:00 June 9th, 2017|State of the Industry|

TE SubCom Awarded South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement

By TE SubCom Press Release June 5, 2017 EATONTOWN, New Jersey - TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has been awarded the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA), a five-year service agreement between SubCom and 14 cable operators in the region. Under terms [...]

2017-06-06T09:09:09+00:00 June 6th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Indonesia Demolishes Sacofa’s Landing Station

By The MalayMail Online May 31, 2017 Indonesia has demolished Sarawak firm Sacofa Sdn Bhd's facility that was built on one of its islands due to alleged breach of laws and after having expressed concern over national security, a report said. Indonesia's First Adm. Semi Djoni Putra, who headed the demolition team, claimed that the [...]

2017-06-02T08:35:53+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|State of the Industry|

NEC Receives Award For Accomplishments In Submarine Telecoms

By NEC Press Release June 1, 2017 Tokyo, Japan - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that its International Submarine Cable Project Team has received an Accomplishment Award from the International Telecommunication Union - Association of Japan (ITU-AJ) for its leading role in constructing subsea telecom cables to connect continents and communities. The ITU-AJ presented the [...]

2017-06-02T08:27:35+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|State of the Industry|

Seacom Looks To Buy Last-Mile Fibre Assets

By Admire Moyo, ITWeb June 1, 2017 Pan-African telecom operator Seacom is looking to invest in last-mile fibre assets that access significant populations of end-users. So says Suveer Ramdhani, Seacom's chief development officer, in an interview with ITWeb. He believes the telecoms industry in South Africa and the rest of the continent is on the [...]

2017-06-02T08:21:51+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|State of the Industry|

MainOne Advocates Need Data Growth In Africa

By MainOne Press Release May 24, 2017 LAGOS, Nigeria - Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from [...]

2017-05-31T06:23:51+00:00 May 25th, 2017|State of the Industry|

NTT Communications Outfits New Cableship

By 4-traders May 24, 2017 Tokyo, Japan - The internet connects people and things around the world. Optical cables placed along the ocean floor provide more than 99 percent of international communications. Together with NTT group companies, NTT Communications has recently outfitted the new submarine cable-laying vessel, Kizuna, to strengthen its underwater cable-laying and maintenance [...]

2017-05-31T06:25:15+00:00 May 25th, 2017|State of the Industry|