Angola Cables Breaks Ground On Multi-Million Dollar South America Data Centre

By João Marques Lima, Data Economy July 12, 2017 Angola Cables has begun the construction of a large Tier 3 data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil, five weeks after it secured $130m to finance the project. The data centre is expected to be brought online by Q1 2018 and is being built as the company also lays two [...]

2017-07-12T11:33:31+00:00 July 12th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Hawaiian Telcom Enters Agreement To Merge With Cincinnati Bell

By Hawaiin Telcom Press Release July 10, 2017 HONOLULU, Hawaii - July 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hawaiian Telcom (NASDAQ:HCOM), Hawai‘i’s leading fiber-based integrated communications provider, and Cincinnati Bell(NYSE:CBB), a leading fiber and IT services and solutions business, today announced that their boards of directors approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in a cash and stock [...]

2017-07-11T08:42:37+00:00 July 11th, 2017|State of the Industry|

China Telecom Expands HK Data Centre Footprint

By Nicky Cappella, The Stack July 6, 2017 China Telecom has announced the expansion of its data center footprint in Hong Kong, as well as the addition of three new point-of-presence (PoP) sites in North America. The company has increased capacity at the Shatin data center, opened in April 2017, by building an additional floor [...]

2017-07-07T07:54:20+00:00 July 7th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Sunshine Coast’s Submarine Cable Protection Zone Gets Support From Australian Councils

By My Sunshine Coast June 21, 2017 Representatives from councils across Australia have supported a motion calling on the Federal Government to amend the Telecommunications Act 1997 to facilitate consideration of Sunshine Coast Council’s application for a submarine cable protection zone to be declared offshore from the Sunshine Coast. Mayors, councillors and senior local government [...]

2017-06-22T11:38:20+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|State of the Industry|

Telstra To Cut 1,400 Jobs

By Tom Westbrook, Reuters June 14, 2017 Telstra Corporation Ltd , Australia's largest telecoms company, will lay off 1,400 workers in a fresh round of job cuts, eager to rein in costs ahead of a new government-owned broadband network and as competition squeezes mobile margins. Telstra dominates the mobile telephone and broadband industries in Australia [...]

2017-06-16T11:24:57+00:00 June 16th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Reliance To Sell Submarine Cable Assets To CITIC Telecom

By 4-traders June 15, 2017 Billionaire Anil Ambani's Indian operator Reliance Communications is again trying to find buyers for submarine cable subsidiary Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) and has taken the initiative to contact CITIC Telecom International. Reliance Communications is trying to further divest its assets to pay off its debts and contacting potential buyers for [...]

2017-06-16T11:19:14+00:00 June 16th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Quarterly FCC International Reports Due June 30, 2017

By Lexology June 6, 2017 Please be reminded of the upcoming due dates for the Reports listed below: FCC Quarterly Section 63.10(c)(2) International Traffic and Revenue Report All carriers authorized to provide international communications service and classified as dominant must file a quarterly report detailing traffic and revenue data for the services and routes on [...]

2017-06-09T14:54:02+00:00 June 9th, 2017|State of the Industry|

TE SubCom Awarded South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement

By TE SubCom Press Release June 5, 2017 EATONTOWN, New Jersey - TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has been awarded the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA), a five-year service agreement between SubCom and 14 cable operators in the region. Under terms [...]

2017-06-06T09:09:09+00:00 June 6th, 2017|State of the Industry|

Indonesia Demolishes Sacofa’s Landing Station

By The MalayMail Online May 31, 2017 Indonesia has demolished Sarawak firm Sacofa Sdn Bhd's facility that was built on one of its islands due to alleged breach of laws and after having expressed concern over national security, a report said. Indonesia's First Adm. Semi Djoni Putra, who headed the demolition team, claimed that the [...]

2017-06-02T08:35:53+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|State of the Industry|

NEC Receives Award For Accomplishments In Submarine Telecoms

By NEC Press Release June 1, 2017 Tokyo, Japan - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that its International Submarine Cable Project Team has received an Accomplishment Award from the International Telecommunication Union - Association of Japan (ITU-AJ) for its leading role in constructing subsea telecom cables to connect continents and communities. The ITU-AJ presented the [...]

2017-06-02T08:27:35+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|State of the Industry|