RCom’s Subsea Division, GCX, Files for Bankruptcy

RCom’s Subsea Division, GCX, Files for Bankruptcy By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom September 16, 2019 The move comes as GCX missed repayments on $350m bonds GCX Ltd, the subsea cabling subsidiary of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCom) conglomerate, has announced that it is to file for bankruptcy. The move comes after GCX missed payments of [...]

Quintillion Partners with APTelecom in Asia and the US

Quintillion Partners with APTelecom in Asia and the US Quintillion Press Release September 12, 2019 ANCHORAGE, Alaska /PRNewswire/ -- Quintillion Networks, headquartered in Anchorage, AK, is pleased to announce their partnership with APTelecom to expand their reach to the global market via a transpacific fiber optic network, serving North America and Asia. As existing transpacific [...]

2019-09-12T14:57:45-04:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

US, China Submarine Cable Row Worries DICT

US-China Submarine Cable Row Worries DICT By Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer August 30, 2019 The government’s plan to provide fast and inexpensive internet to millions of Filipinos is under threat after a report saying the United States may block a massive US-China submarine cable that will have branches in the Philippines emerged. The Department of [...]

Vietnam Internet Speed 10 Times Slower Than Singapore

Vietnam Internet Speed 10 Times Slower Than Singapore By VNExpress August 21, 2019 Internet speed in Vietnam is ranked 89th out of 207 countries and territories and far behind some of its regional peers, according to a survey. With download speed of 7.02 megabytes per second, Vietnam’s internet speed ranking is down 14 places from [...]

2019-08-21T10:09:41-04:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

Omantel Supports Google, OSA Foundation Subsea Fiber School

Omantel Supports Google and OSA Foundation’s Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School Omantel Press Release August 7, 2019 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman – Omantel, a global player in the integrated telecommunications market, is a key supporter of the Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School, presented by Google and the OSA Foundation. It runs until [...]

Orange Marine, Egypt Sign Deal on Market Services

Fiber Misr inks deal with Orange Marine on market services By Telecompaper August 5, 2019 Egypt’s Fiber Misr has signed a memorandum of understanding with Orange Marine to establish the first regional centre in Egypt and Africa to provide services for this industry. The cooperation follows Fiber Misr's MoU with Telecom Egypt in the field [...]

2019-08-06T09:45:02-04:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

GBI CEO Cengiz Oztelcan on How Subsea Cables Can Empower Communities

From the Depths, (Digital) Success: GBI CEO Cengiz Oztelcan on How Subsea Cables Can Empower Communities By Ben Mack, CommsMEA July 30, 2019 The CEO of Gulf Bridge International (GBI) sees the sea as a great opportunity for connecting the globe – after all, that’s why the company has been busy laying undersea cables the [...]

2019-07-30T10:55:13-04:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice Hector Hernandez By Hector Hernandez July 22, 2019 Introduction The first Submarine cable system installed in the Arctic region, near the Arctic Circle, was implemented in 2009. The first Submarine cable system installed in the Arctic Circle was Ready for Service (RFS) in 2017. At the time, building in the [...]

Ireland: The Regional Communication Infrastructure Approach Needs to be an International One

Ireland: The Regional Communication Infrastructure Approach Needs to be an International One Derek Cassidy By Derek Cassidy July 22, 2019 There was a time when Ireland was at the centre or hub of international communications. Its international connectivity managed by international and state companies alike, the multiple submarine cable stations along its coast [...]

2019-07-23T10:22:01-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |