Angola Cables Announces Launch of SACS

Angola Cables Announces Launch of SACS Subsea System By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom September 27, 2018 Angola Cables has confirmed the commercial launch of its South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), a new subsea cable system that will boost connectivity between Africa and South America. The new system will provide ultra-low latency services between the two [...]

2018-09-27T11:38:00+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , |

SACS Cable Activated Across South Atlantic

First Subsea Cable Across South Atlantic Activated By Doug Madory, Dyn September 19, 2018 Yesterday marked the first time in recent Internet history that a new submarine cable carried live traffic across the South Atlantic, directly connecting South America to Sub-Saharan Africa.  The SACS (South Atlantic Cable System built by Angola Cables achieved this feat around [...]

2018-09-20T16:15:21+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

TE SubCom to Extend MainOne Cable System

TE SubCom to Extend MainOne Cable System to Francophone Region By IT Web Africa September 20, 2018 TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd company, has secured a contract from connectivity and datacentre solutions provider MainOne to extend its active submarine cable system into West Africa's francophone region with two additional branches connecting Senegal (Dakar) and [...]

2018-09-20T09:43:07+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Vocus Turns On ASC Early After SEA-ME-WE 3 Outage

Vocus switches on Australia Singapore Cable early following SMW-3 outage By Telecompaper September 5, 2018 Australian operator Vocus Communications has confirmed that its Australia Singapore Cable (ASC) has been put into early service following a major service disruption on the Sea-Me-We 3 (SMW-3) submarine cable between Perth and Singapore. To minimise customer impacts due to [...]

2018-09-06T10:02:49+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

SAIL Connecting Cameroon to Brazil Fully Connected

South Atlantic Inter Link Connecting Cameroon to Brazil Fully Connected Huawei Marine Press Release September 5, 2018 Fortaleza, Brazil - The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) consortium announced the completion of the close to 6000km marine installation of its 25-year life- span transatlantic fiber optic subsea cable on September 4th.  This marks a significant milestone: for [...]

2018-09-06T09:03:02+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hawaiki Selects TE SubCom for Secondary NOC

Hawaiki selects TE SubCom for secondary Network Operations Center (NOC) TE SubCom Press Release August 27, 2018 AUCKLAND, NZ and EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that they have signed a contract for the provision of [...]

2018-08-27T15:36:23+00:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Airtel, Telecom Egypt Sign Submarine Cable Agreement

Airtel Signs Submarine Cable Agreement with Telecom Egypt By Telecomlead August 6, 2018 Indian telecom operator Bharti Airtel announced a submarine cable partnership with Telecom Egypt. Airtel will get IRUs (Indefeasible Right of Use) on Middle East North Africa Submarine Cable (MENA Cable) and TE North Cable Systems and will take large capacities on two [...]

2018-08-06T09:35:48+00:00August 6th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Hawaiki Cable RFS And Commercial Launch

Hawaiki Transpacific Cable Ready-For-Service To Reshape Communications In The Pacific Hawaiki Cable Press Release July 20, 2018 Auckland, New Zealand - Independent telecommunications challenger, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP today commenced commercial operations for its 15,000 km fibre optic deep-sea cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States. The $US300 million Hawaiki Submarine Cable [...]

Anacom Calls For Urgent Replacement Of Submarine Cables

Anacom Calls For Urgent Replacement Of Submarine Cables To Islands By Telecompaper June 28, 2018 The submarine cables that connect the Portuguese mainland, the Azores and Madeira and between the autonomous regions are expected to reach the end of their useful life in 2024-25. For this reason, Portugal's National Communications Authority (Anacom) said it is [...]

2018-06-28T15:10:12+00:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Telecom Egypt Approves Acquisition Of MENA Cable

Telecom Egypt Approves Acquisition Of MENA Cable From Orascom TMT, Long-Term Credit Facilities By Telecompaper May 10, 2018 Telecom Egypt said that its board has approved two strategic decisions to increase its return on investment, and provide the liquidity to facilitate the implementation of its business plan. The board approved the acquisition of MENA Cable [...]

2018-05-11T09:25:21+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , |

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