FCC Statement Hints At Possible Team Telecom Reform

FCC Commissioner O’Rielly Statement Hints at Possible Long-Awaited Movement on Team Telecom Review Process Reform By Chip Yorkgitis, Steve Augustino and Denise Smith, CommLaw Monitor April 19, 2018 In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) initiated a rulemaking proceeding proposing changes to the process of reviewing certain Section 214 and submarine cable landing [...]

Quintillion Statement Regarding Federal Charges

Quintillion Statement Regarding Federal Charges Against Former CEO Quintillion Press Release April 12, 2018 Quintillion became aware of the situation regarding the alleged actions of Ms. Pierce last year, took swift action and self-reported to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Quintillion has been cooperating fully with the authorities during this ongoing investigation. Quintillion values its [...]

The “Light Years” Of The Bubble 1998-2005

Back reflection: The “Light Years” of the bubble 1998-2005 By José Chesnoy March 19, 2018 Foreword One can find interesting nuggets in a book published in French in 2005: “Du Morse à l’Internet” (Reference 1), written by Gérard Fouchard, René Salvador, Yves Rolland, and Alain Leclerc. In this “back reflection” issue of the SubTel Forum [...]

2018-04-11T09:56:16+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|Tags: |

Evaluating Submarine Cable Supply Contracts

Evaluating Submarine Cable Supply Contracts By Jennifer Gibbons and Mike Conradi March 19, 2018 Given the unique considerations that come into play when building a submarine cable system, it can be difficult to evaluate the turnkey supply contract documentation and understand whether certain contract positions are 'good' from the perspective of a customer or investor. [...]

2018-04-11T09:54:57+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|

Dancing with Financiers: When the Submarine Industry Goes into Flirting Mode

Dancing with Financiers:  When the Submarine Industry Goes into Flirting Mode By Laure Duvernay March 19, 2018 The submarine telecommunications industry comes with an intrinsic and interesting paradox: undersea systems currently carry a vast majority of the worldwide telecommunication traffic and they are one of the largest infrastructures on earth. At the same time, however, [...]

2018-04-11T09:54:08+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|

Submarine Cable And National Security Review

Submarine Cable Telecom and National Security Review 2018-2020: What’s on the Horizon? By Andrew Lipman, Ulises R. Pin and Denise S. Wood March 19, 2018 As the global demand for data continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, a changing geopolitical climate and increased focus in on cybersecurity and national security concerns, including ownership of [...]

2018-04-11T09:53:51+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|

Stable And Sustained Growth

Stable And Sustained Growth By Kieran Clark, SubTel Forum March 19, 2018 Coming off one of the strongest years the industry has ever had, 2018 looks to continue the trend. With cash-rich Over-The-Top (OTT) providers continuing to fund an increasing number of systems and the demand for international data continuing to reach new heights, there [...]

2018-04-11T09:53:33+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|

Hexatronic Wins An Order Of 29 MSEK

Hexatronic wins an order of 29 MSEK – reinforces the Swedish fiber transport network Hexatronic Group Press Release April 10, 2018 Hexatronic Cables & Interconnect Systems AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB, has signed an agreement with one of the major Swedish operators regarding the delivery of cables to a reinforcement of [...]

2018-04-10T14:38:06+00:00 April 10th, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

Telecom Egypt Cuts Dividend For Submarine Cable Investment

Telecom Egypt Cuts Dividend In Favour Of Submarine Cable Investment By Telecompaper March 28, 2018 Telecom Egypt announced that in light of a new investment opportunity in the submarine cable industry, the board determined to reduce the earlier proposed dividend for FY 2017 to EGP 0.25 from EGP 1 per share. In a statement, TE [...]

2018-03-29T10:52:07+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

RCom Could Exit India Following Asset Sale

RCom Could Exit India Following Asset Sale By Noomag March 23, 2018 Two of the people said that five companies had expressed interest in buying RCom's remaining telecoms assets in a sale that could raise about $1.2bn. However, when Jio's bid was finalised, Ericsson moved the arbitral tribunal and sought to restrain the sale of [...]

2018-03-23T11:14:22+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |