Bangladesh’s First Submarine Cable To Remain Shut For 3 Days

By The Daily Star September 20, 2017 The country's first international submarine cable (SEA-ME-WE-4) connection will remain shut for three days from October 6 for the first time of the cable's 12-year history due to maintenance works under the Bay of Bengal, said a top official of the company. If the second cable, which was [...]

2017-09-21T07:58:54+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

NEC Completes Construction Of “SKR1M”

By NEC Press Release September 20, 2017 Tokyo, Japan - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the completion of the Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M) 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) submarine cable linking Peninsular Malaysia with Sabah and Sarawak. SKR1M was established through a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) collaboration between Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) and the Malaysian Government [...]

2017-09-21T07:40:09+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

Sabah, Sarawak Use 25 Per Cent Of SKR1M Capacity

By Bernama, New Straits Times September 18, 2017 KOTA KINABALU: About 25 percent of the capacity of the 1Malaysia People’s Cable System (SKR1M) has been used by broadband users in Sabah and Sarawak since last June. Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) chairman Tan Sri Dr Halim Shafie said the 3,800km submarine cable has a [...]

2017-09-19T03:19:20+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: |

Plans To Boost Internet Speed In Lebanon Underway

By September 15, 2017 Lebanon’s share in the submarine cable Alexandros will be increased from 310 to 1,920 gigabytes per second (GB/s), said the Ministry of Telecom (MoT). The plans will complement the start of the fiber optic project due to begin in the coming weeks. The $300 million fiber optic project will help [...]

2017-09-15T16:51:39+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

Infinera Deploys XTS-3300 Meshponders On Seabras-1 Cable

By Infinera Press Release September 12, 2017 Sunnyvale, California and Boston, Massachusetts – Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine cable systems, announced the deployment of Infinera’s new XTS-3300 meshponders on Seaborn’s Seabras-1 submarine cable to rapidly offer cloud connectivity services like SeaCloud™. Seabras-1 is the only [...]

2017-09-12T08:34:10+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

Seabras-1 Ready For Service

By Seaborn Networks Press Release September 8, 2017 Boston, Massachusetts – Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announced today that its Seabras-1 subsea cable system is ready for operations.  Seaborn’s Seabras-1 is a new 6-fiber pair, 72Tbps submarine cable system that is the first and only direct point-to-point system between São [...]

2017-09-15T15:48:15+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , |

SEA-ME-WE 5 Goes Live In Bangladesh On Sunday

By H. A. Halim, Dhaka Tribune September 7, 2017 Bangladesh will be connected to the long-awaited second submarine cable from September 10. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the SEA-ME-WE 5 from Ganabhaban on Sunday. Md Monwar Hossain, managing director of Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) told the Bangla Tribune that all necessary preparations [...]

2017-09-07T09:35:24+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

Hawaiian Telcom Announces Completion of SEA-US Cable

By Hawaiian Telcom Press Release August 11, 2017 HONOLULU, Hawaii, United States - Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ:HCOM) announced today that the historic $250 million Southeast Asia – United States (SEA-US) undersea fiber cable system is complete and ready for commercial service. Hawaiian Telcom is a part-owner and operator of the ultra-long-haul submarine fiber system connecting Indonesia, the Philippines, Guam, Hawai‘i and California. “We’re proud to be part [...]

2017-08-11T13:37:44+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

Disruption To Inland Link Delays Launch Of SEA-ME-WE 5 In Bangladesh

By Muhammad Zahidul Islam, The Daily Star July 28, 2017 Bangladesh is being deprived of the benefits of its second undersea cable connection, established at a cost of Tk 660 crore, because of the authority's failure to establish an uninterrupted inland link. The country got connected to the submarine cable system called South East Asia-Middle East-Western [...]

2017-07-28T15:41:12+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , |

Huawei, BTL Complete New Belize System

By Telecompaper July 20, 2017 Submarine network provider Huawei Marine Networks said it and Belize Telemedia Limited (BTL) have completed their project to build an undersea cable system connecting Belize's mainland with its largest island, Ambergris Caye. Huawei said the 23 km cable terminating at the town of San Pedro was delivered on time and [...]

2017-07-21T11:57:35+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , |