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Telstra Announces Plans for Expansion into Canada

Telstra Announces Plans for Expansion into Canada Telstra Press Release October 27, 2020 NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Telstra, a leading global telecommunications and technology company, today announced plans to expand its network into Canada with the establishment of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Toronto, and upgrading infrastructure that will connect Canada to its trans-Pacific subsea cable networks. [...]

2020-10-29T11:08:32-04:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

LS Cable in Talks to Acquire KT Submarine

LS Cable in Talks to Acquire KT Submarine By Kim Hyun-bin, The Korea Times October 12, 2020 LS Cable is seeking to acquire KT Submarine to further widen its lead in the local undersea cable market. "LS Cable is seeking to acquire KT Submarine and is under price negotiations with the firm," a senior industry [...]

2020-10-13T10:41:50-04:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Seaborn Appoints Steve Orlando as CEO

Seaborn Appoints Steve Orlando as Chief Executive Officer Seaborn Networks Press Release October 7, 2020 New Strategic Leadership Builds on Company’s History of Innovation and Leading Communications Services Boston, MA – Oct. 07, 2020 – Seaborn Networks (“Seaborn”), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announces the appointment of Steve Orlando as its [...]

2020-10-07T14:34:18-04:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Guyana’s Telecoms Sector Formally Liberalised

Breaking: Guyana’s Telecoms Sector Formally Liberalised, Way Cleared for Lower Prices for Phone, Internet Services By Denis Chabrol, Demerara Waves October 5, 2020 Prime Minister Mark Phillips late Monday night announced that Guyana formally broke the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph’s 30-year old monopoly on international voice and data, paving the way for fierce competition in [...]

2020-10-06T09:30:43-04:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

FCC Calls for New Scrutiny of Submarine Cables

FCC Commissioner Calls for New Scrutiny of Undersea Data Cables By David Shepardson, Reuters September 30, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday called for new scrutiny of undersea cables that transmit nearly all the world’s internet data traffic. “We must take a closer look at cables with [...]

2020-10-01T10:17:57-04:00October 1st, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

FCC Formalizing “Team Telecom” Process

FCC Releases Draft Order Formalizing “Team Telecom” Process By Covington & Burling LLP, Lexology September 17, 2020 Last week, the Federal Communications Commission circulated a draft order that will formalize its coordination with what has been known as “Team Telecom”—the national security review process for foreign investments in U.S. telecommunications companies. The draft order, which the FCC [...]

2020-09-18T10:10:39-04:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Ocean Networks Contracted to Repurpose OOS Cables

Ocean Networks Awarded a Multi-year Contract To Repurpose OOS Submarine Cable Systems Ocean Networks Press Release September 14, 2020 Out of Service Systems to be repurposed for ocean science and research Atlanta, GA – Ocean Networks, Inc. and its subsidiary Submarine Cable Salvage, Inc. announces the company’s award of a multi-year contract to identify, procure and repurpose Out [...]

2020-09-16T10:16:30-04:00September 16th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

US State Dept Announces Clean Network Program

Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets United States Department of State Press Release August 5, 2020 The Clean Network program is the Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). [...]

Duterte Threatens to Shut Down Globe, Smart

Duterte Threatens to Shut Down Globe, Smart By Aika Rey, Rappler.com July 27, 2020 In his 5th State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to close down telco giants Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, unless their services improve by December. Duterte talked about taking public utilities – "whether it [...]

2020-07-27T09:34:14-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Businesses in Batam Cheer News of SEZs

Businesses in Batam Cheer News of SEZs By Arlina Arshad, The Straits Times July 25, 2020 Amid the economic doom and gloom, businesses in Indonesia's Batam Island have something to cheer about after a top investment council gave the nod to the development of two special economic zones (SEZs) worth 22.2 trillion rupiah (S$2.1 billion). [...]

2020-07-27T09:26:28-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |