Upgrades

August 24th

Alcatel-Lucent And Telefónica Carry Out 100G Upgrade Of PENCAN Undersea Cable Systems

Alcatel-Lucent and Telefónica have completed a 100G upgrade of the PENCAN submarine cable systems, linking Spain to the Canary Islands.  Read story…

Technology

August 24th

Infinera’s New Time-based Instant Bandwidth Technology Recovers AJC Submarine Network Outage

The AJC submarine cable system has recovered from a fault by making use of the Time-based Instant Bandwidth™ technology on Infinera's DTN-X platform.  Read story…

Future Systems

August 25th

MainOne Extends Submarine Cable System to Cameroun

MainOne will be extending it's submarine cable network to Cameroun with the Nigerian Cameroun Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) in partnership with Huawei Marine. It will have a design capacity of 12.8Tbps and is expected to be ready for service by the end of 2015.  Read story…

August 26th

Alcatel-Lucent And Ocean Networks To Extend South America Pacific Link

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks and Ocean Networks will extend the South America Pacific Link from Panama to Florida. The SAPL Caribbean Express will have six fiber pairs with 10 Tbps of bandwidth on each fiber pair.  Read story…

August 27th

Docomo Eyes Connecting Rota, Tinian To Proposed Submarine Cable

Docomo Pacific is looking into a submarine cable system to connect Rota, Tinian, and Saipan to Guam. Members of the government are trying to fast track the permitting process, citing a cable break back in July of this year which nearly crippled all telecommunications for the Northern Marianas Islands.  Read story…

August 28th

TM, TTdC To Develop, Construct Submarine Cable System

Telekom Malaysia Bhd has signed a contract with Time DotCom Bhd’s unit, TT dotCom Sdn Bhd (TTdC), to implement Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1Malaysia (SKR1M).  Read story…

Govt Approves Finland-Germany Submarine Cable Link

The government of Finland has approved the Sea Lion submarine cable connecting Finland and Germany.  Read story…

Regional Outlook

August 25th

Palau Senators Urge Support For Fiber Optic Cable Project

Seven senators in Palau have written to the Senate President Camsek Chin, urging him to act on potential submarine fiber systems for the country.  Read story…

Cable Owners

August 25th

TIME dotCom Q2 2015 Revenue Up 5.2%

TIME dotCom Bhd posted revenue of of RM163.8 million for the quarter ending on June 30 2015, up 5.2% from the same period last year. The improvements are driven in part by higher data revenue and stronger global bandwidth sales.  Read story…

Cable Faults

August 26th

Libya’s Land Phone Line System Breaks Down After Cables Were Damaged

Libya's land line services have been disrupted due to a damaged submarine cable in an area controlled by ISIS.  Read story…

Finance & Legal

August 28th

FCC To Extend Service Outage Reporting To Subsea Systems

The FCC will soon require submarine cable systems to report outages. This is intended to improve the FCC’s ability to spot trends, address systemic issues, and inform policy making.  Read story…