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|

SACS Submarine Cable Enters Final Stretch

By Gadget Magazine November 10, 2017 The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic, is in the final stretch of its installation between Africa and South America. Angola Cables, the company overseeing installation and the operations of SACS, and NEC Corporation, a Japanese system integrator of highest quality fibre [...]

2017-11-10T14:42:58+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Future Systems|

Sunshine Coast Submarine Cable Gets Labor Backing

By My Sunshine Coast November 9, 2017 Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamieson has welcomed the Queensland Labor Party's pre-election commitment of a $15 million grant towards the Sunshine Coast International Broadband Submarine Cable Project – one of the six infrastructure priorities identified by Sunshine Coast Council for our region ahead of the November 25 State [...]

2017-11-10T16:01:52+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Future Systems|

Tui-Samoa Cable Lands In Savai’i

By Samoa Observer November 8, 2017 Prime Minister Tuila’epa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi is scheduled to speak at the landing of the Tui-Samoa Cable in Savai’i at Tuasivi today. Tuilaepa is among a host of Cabinet Ministers and government officials who are in Savai’i for the event, which starts at 9.45am. The Minister of Communications and Information [...]

2017-11-09T14:24:17+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Future Systems|

Superloop Details Progress On Indigo Cable System

By Sam Varghese, iTWire November 8, 2017 Networking and infrastructure group Superloop says that "significant progress" has been made on construction of the Indigo cable connecting Singapore, Jakarta, Perth and Sydney. In a statement to the ASX on Wednesday, the group said that its subsidiary SubPartners and its contractor had completed the horizontal directional drilling [...]

2017-11-09T15:03:02+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Future Systems|

GCX Announces “Cloud and Fiber Initiative”, EAGLE Cable System

By Global Cloud Xchange Press Release November 8, 2017 Subsea cable pioneer and owner of the world’s largest subsea telecom infrastructure, GCX, unveils plan to construct new state-of-the-art express cable network from India via Thailand to Hong Kong and from India across the Middle East to Italy. MUMBAI, India - Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary [...]

2017-11-08T10:42:09+00:00 November 8th, 2017|Future Systems|

Africa-Brazil Cable Sacs Nearing Completion

By Tech Central November 7, 2017 As news emerged this week on a new submarine cable system that will connect South Africa and Brazil, another major project — the South Atlantic Cable System (Sacs) — is nearing completion. The Sacs cable, a project led by Angola Cables, will be the first submarine system to connect Africa with South [...]

2017-11-07T10:39:42+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Future Systems|