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This Week in Submarine Telecoms September 16-20

News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of September 16-20 SubTel Forum SubTel Forum Magazine Issue 108 Now Available Issue 108 of SubTel Forum is now available. This month's issue discusses challenges and technologies specific to the offshore energy market. Cable Faults & Maintenance Major Perth to Singapore Submarine [...]

2019-09-20T17:05:44-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Weekly Wrap-Up|Tags: |

Major Perth to Singapore Submarine Cable Cut

Major Perth-to-Singapore Submarine Cable Cut By Simon Sharwood, iTnews September 20, 2019 One of the most significant submarine cables connecting Australia to Asia and Europe has been cut. The cable’s operator told iTnews that the Perth-to-Singapore portion of the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable is out, that no estimated time of repair has yet been determined and that [...]

2019-09-20T11:35:55-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

Orange, PCCW Global Sign Deal for PEACE Cable

Orange and PCCW Global Sign Deal to Launch PEACE Cable By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom September 18, 2019 The cable will provide greater route diversity, improved connection security and guaranteed support for increased capacity across all regions in the Indian Ocean, according to Orange Orange and PCCW Global have signed an agreement to launch the [...]

2019-09-19T07:35:29-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

FCCC Reviews and Reduces Charges for FINTEL Cable Landing Station

FCCC Reviews and Reduces Charges for FINTEL Cable Landing Station By Pratika Mala, Fijivillage September 18, 2019 Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says Fijians need to have affordable access to the internet no matter where they are which is why FCCC has reviewed and reduced charges for the FINTEL cable landing station. CEO Joel Abraham [...]

2019-09-19T07:27:53-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Angola Cables, TM Global Plot New Subsea Route for the Southern Hemisphere

Angola Cables and TM Global Plot New Subsea Route for the Southern Hemisphere By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom September 17, 2019 The Express Southern Hemisphere subsea cables connection will pave the way for a global digital highway stretching from South America to Asia, via Africa Angola Cables and TM Global have obtained a proof of [...]

SubCom Achieves Qualification for High Fiber Count Cable

SubCom Achieves Qualification for High Fiber Count (HFC) Cable, Begins Manufacturing SubCom Press Release September 16, 2019 Factory upgrades and enhancements to manufacturing capabilities demonstrate SubCom’s ongoing commitment to quality and efficiency in technology, services, processes and management systems EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – SubCom, the leading global partner for undersea data transport, today announced several [...]

2019-09-16T13:55:49-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , |

SEA-ME-WE 5 Upgrades With Ciena Geomesh Extreme

SEA-ME-WE 5 Upgrades With Ciena’s Geomesh Extreme SEA-ME-WE 5 Press Release September 16, 2019 Surges in 5G and video streaming services drive the need for network scalability, programmability and intelligence between Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe HANOVER, Md. – Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) recently completed a significant upgrade to the SEA-ME-WE 5 (South East [...]

ASN Begins Construction of Southern Cross NEXT Cable

ASN Begins Construction of $350m Southern Cross NEXT Cable By Natalie Bannerman, Capacity September 16, 2019 Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has announced the construction of the $350 million Southern Cross NEXT cable. Once complete, the 13,700km cable will have landing points in Australia, Samoa. Kiribati, the US, Tokelau, Fiji and New Zealand. A consortium of [...]

RCom’s Subsea Division, GCX, Files for Bankruptcy

RCom’s Subsea Division, GCX, Files for Bankruptcy By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom September 16, 2019 The move comes as GCX missed repayments on $350m bonds GCX Ltd, the subsea cabling subsidiary of Anil Ambani’s Reliance Communications (RCom) conglomerate, has announced that it is to file for bankruptcy. The move comes after GCX missed payments of [...]

Infinera Doubles OTEGLOBE Subsea Capacity

OTEGLOBE Doubles Subsea Network Capacity with Infinera Deployment Infinera Press Release September 16, 2019 Sunnyvale, Calif. – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that OTEGLOBE deployed Infinera’s industry-leading fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) technology to double the capacity on its international subsea network on the subsea links between Greece and Italy that form an essential part [...]