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PLDT To Expand Capacity To 8.4 Tbps By End 2019

By PLDT Press Release November 16, 2017 By end-2017, the total capacity of PLDT international submarine cable links (including non-Philippines terminating) will reach 4.497 Terabits per second (Tbps). This is a nearly 140% increase in capacity from end-2015, when total capacity stood at 1.889 Tbps. Moreover, further expansion programs to meet expected rapid growth in [...]

2017-11-17T10:51:41+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Future Systems|

This Week In Submarine Telecoms November 10-16

SubTel Forum Submarine Cable Almanac Issue 24 Out Now SubOptic SubOptic Announces Appointment of Papers Co-Chairmen for 2019 Conference Current Systems Tata Communications Extends Reach To Brazil Future Systems Solomon Islands To Look At Australian Cable Offer Facebook, Philippines Partner For Faster Internet Solomons PM Vows To Take On Undersea Cable [...]

2017-11-16T18:29:41+00:00 November 17th, 2017|General|

ESnet Upgrades Transatlantic Network

By Lightwave November 16, 2017 The Department of Energy's (DOE's) Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) says it is upgrading its transatlantic submarine network connections to four 100-Gbps links, making scientific data from research sites in Europe, including the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), more readily available to researchers at America's national laboratories and universities. First deployed by [...]

2017-11-16T18:26:20+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Technology & Upgrades|

Solomons PM Vows To Take On Undersea Cable

By Aatai John, Solomon Star News November 16, 2017 NEWLY elected Prime Minister Rick Hou assures the nation that he will pursue the undersea cable project with the new arrangement offered by Australia. Delivering his speech after the announcement of his victory as the new Prime Minister following a secret ballot vote election in parliament [...]

2017-11-16T11:22:07+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Future Systems|

RCom Falls 5%, Makes No Payment To Lenders

By The Economic Times November 16, 2017 NEW DELHI: Shares of Reliance Communications tanked 5 per cent in Thursday's trade after the debt-ridden telecom operator said that it is not making any payment to lenders or bond-holders for the time being as it is under 'standstill period' with invocation of strategic debt restructuring scheme and [...]

2017-11-16T11:13:55+00:00 November 16th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Facebook, Philippines Partner For Faster Internet

By Mark Milan Macanas, TechPinas November 15, 2017 According to PCOO, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has just launched a landmark project called Luzon Bypass Infrastructure, with Facebook slated as the first party to utilize the infrastructure. The project entails build an ultra high speed information highway that will greatly improve [...]

2017-11-15T13:19:08+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Future Systems|

Submarine Cables Investment A ‘High Priority’ for Anacom

By Telecompaper November 15, 2017 The president of Portugal's National Communications Authority (Anacom), Joao Cadete de Matos, said that the issue of submarine cables is a "high priority" regarding the investments the country has to make in the short term, reports Lusa. He pointed out that the undersea fiber-optic linking Continental Portugal with the Azores [...]

2017-11-15T13:12:02+00:00 November 15th, 2017|State of the Industry|

SubOptic Announces Appointment of Papers Co-Chairmen for 2019 Conference

By SubOptic Press Release November 14, 2017 Sterling, Virginia - The Programme Committee, led by Dr. Stuart Barnes of Xtera (UK), has selected Marc-Richard Fortin of Globenet (USA) and Stephen Dawe of Vodafone (UK) as Co-Chairs of the SubOptic 2019 Papers Committee. “We are delighted to welcome Marc-Richard and Stephen to this pivotal role for [...]

2017-11-14T11:26:01+00:00 November 14th, 2017|SubOptic|

Telefonica Sells 15.2% Telxius To KKR For EUR 484.5 Mln

By Telecompaper November 14, 2017 Telefonica has announced that private equity firm KKR exercised the previously agreed call option over 38 million shares of its infrastructure subsidiary Telxius (representing 15.2 percent of its share capital) for EUR 484.5 million. As a result of this operation and together with the 24.8 percent stake it acquired last month, KKR [...]

2017-11-14T10:35:43+00:00 November 14th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Solomon Islands To Look At Australian Cable Offer

By Radio New Zealand November 14, 2017 Solomon Islands is set to ditch its agreement with a Chinese company for an internet cable in favour of an Australian offer. In July, Huawei said it had signed a $US53 million project contract with the Manasseh Sogavare-led government to build a submarine cable between Honiara and Sydney. [...]

2017-11-14T10:28:43+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Future Systems|