SubTel Forum

March 30

STF #87 Available Now

SubTel Forum #87 is available now. This month's topic is Finance & Legal, with a special SubOptic 2016 preview! Read story…

Cable Faults

March 29

Basslink Interconnector Fault Pinpointed

The fault in the Basslink Interconnector has been identified. The cause of the fault has yet to be determined. Repair work is now expected to be completed by mid-June. Read story…

Ntel Set for Full Return of SAT-3 Submarine Cable

Ntel announced yesterday the successful repair and return to service of its SAT-3 submarine cable. Read story…

Current Systems

March 30

Cinia, ASN Demonstrate Capacity of 18 Tbps on C-Lion1 Cable

Cinia Group and Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks have successfully demonstrated capacity of 18 Tbps per fiber pair over the recent C-Lion1 submarine cable. This gives the new system an ultimate capacity of 144 Tbps. Read more…

Future Systems

March 28

Algeria: ‘Oran-Valence’ Submarine Cable to Be Operational in February 2017

The Algerian Minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies, announced Monday the commissioning in February 2017 of the new submarine cable “Oran-Valence.” Read story…

March 31

Singtel in Deal to Build Singapore-Perth Submarine Cable

SingTel has joined the effort to build the future APX-West submarine cable system connecting Perth to Singapore. The join project between SingTel, Telstra, and SubPartners is expected to begin by the end of July and scheduled to be completed in 2018. Read story…

Japan’s JBIC, SMBC Provide Finance for Angola-Brazil Underwater Cable

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation has signed a loan agreement with Angola’s state-run development bank to finance the construction of an optical submarine cable system between Angola and Brazil. The 6,200 km (3,850 mile) system will be manufactured and laid by NEC Corp (NEC) on behalf of Angola Cables. Read story…

Hawaiki Cable Announces Contract for Cable System Has Come Into Force and Construction Commences

Hawaiki Cable announced that they have secured funding for the Hawaiki Submarine Cable System are now contract in force. TE SubCom has commenced construction of the cable system, which is scheduled to be ready for service by mid-2018. Read story…

Upgrades

March 31

TE SubCom to Perform Upgrade to South-East Asia Japan Cable

TE SubCom will be performing a 100G upgrade to the South-East Asia Japan Cable System. The upgrade is expected to be completed by the end of June. Read story…