VNPT To Launch AAE-1 Service In July

By Telecompaper July 7, 2017 Vietnamese operator VNPT has announced it has invested USD 12 million in the AAE-1 submarine cable and will receive a total capacity of 1.29Tbps. The operator says Vietnam’s international connectivity will be upgraded once VNPT’s internet service via the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) is launched in July. The AAE-1 is a 23,000 [...]

2017-07-07T07:49:08+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Current Systems|

Jio Launches Service On AAE-1

By Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited Press Release June 29, 2017 Mumbai, India - Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (Jio), the largest 4G and mobile broadband digital services provider in India, announces the launch of the Asia-Africa-Europe (AAE-1) submarine cable system. AAE-1, the longest 100Gbps technology based submarine system, will stretch over 25,000 km from Marseille, France [...]

2017-06-30T01:18:40+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Current Systems|

Superloop Hong Kong TKO Express Cable Goes Live

By IT Wire June 28, 2017 The Bevan Slattery founded Superloop says TKO Express is the world’s highest core count subsea cable ever deployed and constitutes a “unique and critical component of Superloop’s Hong Kong dark fibre network”. Comprising 1,728 fibre cores, the cable provides the shortest and most direct link between Tseung Kwan O [...]

2017-06-29T03:51:10+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Current Systems|

Atisa Submarine Cable Ready For Service

By Ciena Press Release June 14, 2017 TAMUNING, GUAM - DOCOMO PACIFIC, Inc. announced today that construction and end-to-end testing of the 183-mile ATISA submarine fiber optic cable system connecting Guam to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is complete and the system is ready for service. The ATISA submarine cable (from the Chamorro word [...]

2017-06-16T10:19:00+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Current Systems|

CNMC To Deregulate Spain-Canary Island Cable

By Telecompaper June 7, 2017 Spanish communications and competition regulator CNMC has opened a public consultation into its proposal to deregulate the submarine cable route between the Spanish peninsula and the Canary Islands. The CNMC said Canalink, the only cable operator providing an alternative to the incumbent (Telefonica), has consolidated its position, becoming the operator [...]

2017-06-09T13:10:15+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Current Systems|

SEACOM Expands Further Into Southern And East Africa

By Linda Carter, SEACOM May 17, 2017 SEACOM continues to extend the geographical reach of its network with the launch of new Points of Presence in Rwanda and Botswana through partnerships with strong local providers. As landlocked countries, Rwanda and Botswana have both historically relied on costly international connectivity via satellite or transit from their [...]

2017-05-18T04:29:00+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Current Systems|

Türk Telekom International and Telin Sign SEA-ME-WE 5 Capacity Agreement

By Türk Telekom Press Release May 15, 2017 Chicago, Illinois, USA - Türk Telekom International (TTI),a leading telecommunication operator across Central & Eastern Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, and the Middle East and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin)signed a SEA-ME-WE 5 Capacity Exchange Agreement to explore joint business opportunities and geographic synergies between two leading telecommunications companies. This [...]

2017-05-18T04:19:15+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Current Systems|

RETN Selects Aqua Comms For Transatlantic Connectivity

By RETN Press Release May 16, 2017 London, England and Dublin, Ireland – May 16, 2017 – RETN, a leading provider of international data transmission services, announces today its cooperation with Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, to deliver transatlantic capacity [...]

2017-05-17T03:26:36+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Current Systems|

Tasman Global Access Cable Completed

The $100 million 20Tbps two-pair fibre subsea cable between Australia and New Zealand has been switched on by Telstra, Spark, and Vodafone. By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet March 30, 2017 The Tasman Global Access (TGA) submarine cable has been switched on, connecting New Zealand with Australia, thanks to a partnership between telecommunications carriers Telstra, Spark, and [...]

2017-04-19T12:03:24+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Current Systems|