Cable Faults

November 2

SeaMeWe-3 Submarine Cable Spur Fault Until November 10th

A fault in SEA-ME-WE 3 between Perth and Singapore is affecting telecommunications services. Read story…

Finance & Legal

November 5

The Clock Is Ticking – Comment Deadlines Set for FCC’s Submarine Cable Network Outage Reporting Rulemaking

The FCC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding stricter reporting guidelines for submarine cable outages was published yesterday in the Federal Register. Submarine cable licensees and entities that utilize submarine cables have until December 3 to make their voices heard. Read story…

Future Systems

November 2

AquaComms Selects Ciena for New Trans-Atlantic Submarine Network

AquaComms has selected Ciena for 100G connectivity on the AEConnect submarine cable system. Read story…

New Agreement Points to Construction of Orval Undersea Cable System

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications, have signed a turnkey agreement for the Orval submarine cable system. Read story…

Huawei Marine to Deploy Cameroon-Brazil Cable System

Huawei Marine has been tapped to deploy the Cameroon-Brazil Cable System. The system will be 6,000 km long, with an initial capacity of 32 Tbps. It is expected to be ready for service by the end of 2017. Read story…

November 4

FASTER Trans-Pacific Cable System Will Land at CoreSite’s Los Angeles Data Center Campus

The FASTER submarine cable system will land at the CoreSite data center in Los Angeles. The FASTER system is expected to be ready for service Q2 of 2016. Read story…

November 5

Telecom Italia Sparkle Announce the Agreement for the New “KIMONAS” Subsea Optical Fibre Cable Subsystem

Uruguay and Google signed an agreement to install a new fibre-optic submarine cable that will connect the Uruguayan city of Maldonado with Santos in Brazil. The new Tannat system will be a 2,000 km system and is expected to be ready for service in late 2017. Read story…

Google to Support Uruguay-Brazil Fibre Cable

Cyta and Telecom Italia Sparkle have announced the new KIMONAS subsea cable subsystem linking Cyprus with Crete. The new cable system will connect Cyta’s cable station in Pentaskhinos with MedNautilus Cable Station in Chania and is expected to be ready for service by the end of 2015. Read story…

New System

November 4

Equinix Offers Access to Hibernia Express Transatlantic Submarine Cable

Equinix is now offering direct access to the Hibernia Express submarine cable system. Read story…

SubOptic 2016

November 2

SubOptic 2016 – The Programme is Beginning to Take Shape!

The SubOptic 2016 schedule of events is beginning to come together. Read story…

Upgrades

November 4

Linxtelecom Chooses Ekinops to Upgrade Its Submarine Optical Ring Connecting Estonia, Finland and Sweden

Linxtelecom has tapped Ekinops to provide a system upgrade for it’s submarine cable network connecting Tallinn in Estonia, Helsinki in Finland, and Stockholm in Sweden. The 100G upgrade will provide a total capacity of 4 Tbps. Read story…