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The North Atlantic Loop

The North Atlantic Loop By Chris Bayly July 20, 2020 Aqua Comms, the independent carriers’ carrier and the owner-operator of five subsea cables will be launching its North Atlantic Loop in the second half of 2020. The North Atlantic Loop will comprise of two major Trans-Atlantic cables and three regional cables to bring to the [...]

Bridging the Gaps: Submarine Fibre Optic Cables Around the Pacific Region

Bridging the Gaps: Submarine Fibre Optic Cables Around the Pacific Region By John Hibbard and Paul McCann July 20, 2020 Some 12 months ago we provided readers with an outline of the excellent progress that is being made in building the mesh of submarine fibre optic cables around the Pacific Region (“Lighting up the Pacific” [...]

2020-07-21T11:59:03-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , |

Regional Systems or a Network? A Look at the Americas

Regional Systems or a Network? A Look at the Americas By Andy Bax July 20, 2020 Ask anyone from the telecom sector in this part of the world and they will tell you “the Americas are different”, and they would be right, especially in the wholesale market. Fiercely competitive and until relatively recently one of [...]

2020-07-21T07:18:07-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bringing the Nordics Together and Beyond

Bringing the Nordics Together and Beyond By Kjetil Korslund July 20, 2020 The Celtic Norse cable system will connect central Norway to Ireland, and both of them further to the East Coast of the United States. The German attack on Norway and Denmark started very early on the 9th of April 1940. In Norway the [...]

Connectivity Providers Are the Foundation to Adaptability, Business Continuity, and the Future

Connectivity Providers Are the Foundation to Adaptability, Business Continuity, and the Future By Gavin Rhea July 20, 2020 The significance of connectivity providers to normal life has never been as evident as it is today. Through the spread of COVID-19, we have all witnessed first-hand our society’s reliance on internet connectivity and associated applications to [...]

2020-07-21T07:04:09-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , , |

Repeaterless and Repeatered Solutions for Regional Submarine Cable Systems

Repeaterless and Repeatered Solutions for Regional Submarine Cable Systems By Heiner Ottersberg and Ashutosh Bhargava July 20, 2020 STATUS Newly built long-haul and ultra-long-haul submarine cable sys¬tems offer huge surplus capacity which needs to be filled and fed through the regional networks. Together with the existing networks, they provide a worldwide grid of data highways [...]

7 Questions With Pamela Gidi Masías

7 Questions With Pamela Gidi Masías By SubTel Forum July 20, 2020 Talking Industry Trends with Chile's Vice-Minister of Telecommunications 1. What is SUBTEL's mission and vision? The Vice-Ministry of Telecommunications from Chile (SUBTEL) works towards promoting and developing telecommunications as an engine for economic and social development. Over the years, since market liberalization, SUBTEL [...]

2020-07-21T06:46:20-04:00July 21st, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , |

SubTel Forum Call for July Regional Systems Issue

SubTel Forum Call for July Regional Systems Issue SubTel Forum Press Release June 11, 2020 We at SubTel Forum are committed to our all-important, people connecting submarine cable industry and are determined to continue publishing Submarine Telecoms Forum Magazine (www.subtelforum.com) for the duration. As such, the July 2020 issue theme is “Regional Systems” and we [...]

2020-06-15T13:21:01-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , |

May Issue – Where in the World Are Those Pesky Cable Ships?

Where in the World Are Those Pesky Cable Ships? By Rebecca Spence May 18, 2020 The last two months have certainly been a roller coaster of change around the globe and the submarine telecoms community has not been immune. With the need to maintain and repair cables still an ongoing necessity, some vessels have been [...]

2020-06-05T01:40:46-04:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , |

Back Reflection: Historical Overview of Submarine Cable Powering

Back Reflection: Historical Overview of Submarine Cable Powering By Michel Martin and Antoine Rey with Introductory Remarks by José Chesnoy May 18, 2020 Introductory Remarks Power feeding of a submarine cable is often a discrete part of the system. The operation staff has identified from the beginning that it is a high voltage equipment needing [...]