Vocus ASC To Support Critical Indonesian IT Infrastructure

Vocus Communications Press Release December 11, 2017 The Vocus Communications Australia Singapore Cable (“ASC”) is to be officially launched in Indonesia today, in an event with its Landing Partner XL Axiata. The event celebrates the strategic and economic opportunities the cable will deliver for Indonesia as a key landing point on the ASC route. Attendees [...]

2017-12-11T11:23:04+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Future Systems|

Southern Cross Next To Receive $20 Mil From FINTEL

By Manasa Kalouniviti, Fiji Times Online December 2, 2017 FIJI International Telecommunications Ltd (FINTEL) has committed an initial investment of $US20 million ($F41.9m) to the new submarine cable system, Southern Cross NEXT. "This not only boosts Fiji's status as the telecommunications hub of the Pacific, but future-proofing Fiji well beyond 2030, and ensuring there is [...]

2017-12-04T13:50:04+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Future Systems|

Sunshine Coast Seeks Partners For New Submarine Cable

By Rohan Pearce, Computerworld December 4, 2017 Sunshine Coast Council has begun seeking formal expressions of interest for partners to build a new submarine telecommunications cable for Australia’s east coast. The council earlier this year funded a feasibility study into the proposed cable. “Council is looking for expressions of interest from suitably qualified providers who [...]

2017-12-04T12:58:42+00:00 December 4th, 2017|Future Systems|

Vocus To Lay Australia-Singapore Cable In February

By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet November 28, 2017 Vocus Communications has announced passing the halfway point on its Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC) project, with much of the progress so far being done on civil engineering works and manufacturing. The subsea cable system, worth $170 million, will be laid between February and March 2018, head of Vocus International [...]

2017-11-28T11:25:15+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Future Systems|

Tui Samoa Cable Live Next Month

By Joyetter Feagaimaali’i-Luamanu, Samoa Observer November 27, 2017 The Tui Samoa cable will go live next month - if there are no glitches along the way. That is the assurance given by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i in response to questions from the Samoa Observer. He has also assured the public [...]

2017-11-27T10:16:44+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Future Systems|

Australia Welcomes Solomons’ Commitment To Cable Project

By Radio New Zealand November 27, 2017 Australia has welcomed the announcement by Solomon Islands' new prime minister that he is committed to a proposal for a submarine internet cable which was announced prior to the overthrow of the previous administration. Rick Hou made the assurances in a speech to the Solomon Islands people shortly [...]

2017-11-27T10:10:54+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Future Systems|

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|

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|

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|

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|