Cable Owners

September 4

MainOne’s MDX-i Taps Azure to Offer Cloud Services in West Africa

MDX-i, a subsidiary of MainOne, has tapped Microsoft's Azure to provide data center service in West Africa. MDX-i wants to take advantage of MainOne’s submarine and growing terrestrial network. Read story…


September 2

AquaComms to Present in the Global Cable Project Showcase at Submarine Network World 2015

Chief Operations Officer of AquaComms, Greg Varisco, will give a presentation at Submarine Networks World 2015. Mr. Varisco will speak on the subject of next-generation subsea fiber optic transatlantic cables, including AquaComms’ America Europe Connect. Read story…

Finance & Legal

September 2

Senate Votes to Protect Domestic Submarine Cables

Legislation to provide domestic submarine fiber optic cables the same protection as international links passed the Australian Senate today. Read story…

Future Systems

September 2

ACE Submarine Cable: Two Firms Running for Technical Survey Contract

Two firms are competing to conduct technical study for the construction of ACE submarine cable’s landing station in Cameroon. Read story…

September 3

DOCOMO Will Lay Cable for the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands

Guam-based DOCOMO PACIFIC announced Thursday it’s received approval to lay an undersea cable link to the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. The Commonwealth is currently connected via a single submarine cable that is nearly 20 years old. Read story…

New System

September 1

Huawei Marine Completes Marine Installation of Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System

Huawei Marine has completed the marine installation for the Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System. The system is 1,100 km in length, connects Kribi in Cameroon with Lagos in Nigeria, and has a design capacity of 12.8 Tbps. Read story…

September 3

C&W Networks Launching New Submarine Cable System: Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS)

C&W Networks announced today that Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks has completed the commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System. Read story…

Regional Outlook

September 3

Clive Palmer Will Back Undersea Internet Cable Bid to Sunshine Coast

Fairfax MP Clive Palmer has expressed an interest in backing another international submarine cable link. Australia currently has five submarine cables, and are classed “as crowded”. Read story…

September 4

Turnbull Backs Coast’s Plan for Undersea Broadband Cable

Federal Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has also endorsed plans for a international submarine fiber link in the Sunshine Coast. Read story…

SubOptic 2016

September 2

SubOptic 2016 Abstract Due Date Extended to September 30

The due date to submit an abstract for SubOptic 2016 has been extended until September 30. Read story…

NEC to Build SKR1M Submarine Cable System in Malaysia

NEC has been awarded a contract to construct the Sistem Kabel Rakyat 1 Malaysia (SKR1M) submarine cable system. SKR1M will be 3,700 km long and utilize 100G wavelength technology. It is expected to be ready for service mid-2017. Read story…