Submarine Fiber Risks From North Korea Nuclear Testing

Will North Korean Atmospheric Nuclear Testing Damage Submarine Fiber Optic Telecommunications? By Thomas Popik, George Baker, William Harris and Jordan Kearns March 19, 2018 If North Korea conducts atmospheric nuclear tests, could submarine telecommunication networks suffer permanent damage? Despite economic sanctions, the North Korean government proposes to test and stockpile nuclear weapons that cause an [...]

Canadian Maritime Law – Underwater Cable Damage

Liability For Damage To Underwater Cable Under Canadian Maritime Law By Jean-Marie Fontaine March 19, 2018 Canada has a coastline that encompasses three oceans as well one of the longest and busiest lake and river system in the Great Lakes and Saint-Lawrence seaway.  This coastline and internal waterways are crisscrossed by underwater telecommunication cables crucial [...]

2018-04-11T09:54:25+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance, Magazine|

Basslink Subsea Cable Out Until Late May

Basslink Subsea Cable Out Until Late May By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet April 10, 2018 Basslink has announced that its subsea cable will be down until late May, with the return-to-service date delayed from April 14 following third-party damage to the system. "We have repaired a high-pressure system within a piece of equipment at the Victorian [...]

2018-04-10T12:52:09+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |

ACE Submarine Cable Cut Impacts Ten Countries

ACE Submarine Cable Cut Impacts Ten Countries By David Belson, Oracle April 5, 2018 The ACE (African Coast to Europe) submarine cable runs along the west coast of Africa between France and South Africa, connecting 22 countries. It extends over 17,000 km, and has a potential capacity of 5.12 Tbps. The cable system is managed [...]

2018-04-05T12:04:54+00:00 April 5th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |

Tasmanian Govt Seeking AU$122m For Basslink Outage

Tasmanian Government Seeking AU$122m From Basslink For Cable Outage By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet March 27, 2018 The Tasmanian government has announced that it is seeking AU$122 million in compensatory damages from Basslink under a notice of dispute it lodged this week following a months-long telecommunications and energy subsea cable outage. After last week refuting claims [...]

2018-04-04T12:40:43+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|

Basslink ‘Strongly Denies’ It Owes Tasmanian Government

Basslink 'strongly denies' it owes Tasmanian government compensation By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet March 22, 2018 Basslink has refuted claims by the Tasmanian government that it breached the Basslink Operations Agreement (BOA) contract it has with the state as the operator of a telecommunications and energy subsea cable, also denying that it is liable to the [...]

2018-03-23T15:01:21+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

Tasmanian Govt Could Sue Over 2015-16 Basslink Failure

Tasmanian Government Wants Compo Over 2015-16 Basslink Failure By Chris Duckett, ZDNet March 22, 2018 The Tasmanian government has threatened to take legal action against the operators of a Bass Strait electricity cable, Basslink, that failed and contributed to an energy crisis in the state. Energy Minister Guy Barnett said on Thursday the government believes [...]

2018-03-22T12:37:51+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , |

APG Submarine Cable To Resume Operation On April 10

APG Submarine Cable To Resume Operation On April 10 By Vietnam+ March 13, 2018 Hanoi (VNA) – The Internet traffic through APG (Asia-Pacific Gateway), the international submarine cable connecting Vietnam to Asian countries that broke down on February 27, is expected to resume operation at 5:00 am on April 10. The international submarine cable will [...]

2018-03-13T10:53:49+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , |

APG Submarine Cable Compromised

APG Submarine Cable Compromised By Vietnam News March 1, 2018 The Asia-Pacific Gateway APG submarine cable has encountered problems on Tuesday, an internet service provider (ISP) said. The location of the disruption is reported to be 125 kilometres from Hong Kong, affecting traffic connecting the international internet from Vi?t Nam to Hong Kong. A representative [...]

2018-03-01T13:43:49+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|

Submarine Cable Outage Impacts Vietnam Internet

Internet in Vietnam set to drag after major cable encounters more problems By Minh Minh, VNExpress February 28, 2018 The submarine cable is the biggest in Asia but a timeline for repair work has not been revealed. Internet users in Vietnam may once again be subjected to a slow service following reports that a major [...]

2018-02-28T10:18:32+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|