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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: , , , , , |

Rhodes Academy-ICPC Writing Award for 2020 Awarded to Yang Wenlan

Rhodes Academy-ICPC Submarine Cables Writing Award for 2020 Awarded to Yang Wenlan ICPC Press Release July 23, 2020 LYMINGTON, United Kingdom and CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia—Each year, the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) and the Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy (Rhodes Academy) sponsor the Rhodes Academy-ICPC Submarine Cables Writing Award for a deserving paper addressing [...]

2020-07-24T10:06:48-04:00July 24th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|

Carl Grivner Appointed CEO of Global Cloud Xchange

Carl Grivner Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Global Cloud Xchange Global Cloud Xchange Press Release July 15, 2020 LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a leading provider of global next-generation networks, today announced that the company's Board of Directors has appointed Carl Grivner as Chief Executive Officer, effective 10 July 2020. Mr. Grivner brings over 25 [...]

2020-07-15T10:27:34-04:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Google Announces $10bn India Investment

Google Announces $10bn Investment Fund to Digitize India By Alex Alley, Data Centre Dynamics July 14, 2020 Google and Alphabet's CEO Sundar Pichai announced the 'Google for India Digitization Fund,' worth $10bn. The funds will be invested over the next five to seven years. Googlization Fund Pichai announced the fund in a video message as [...]

2020-07-14T14:15:15-04:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook to Deliver Over $200B in Economic Benefits

Facebook Connectivity Investments to Deliver Over $200 Billion in Economic Benefits By Robert Pepper, Facebook July 6, 2020 The importance of reliable, affordable internet connectivity has become more apparent to many people adapting to new ways of life during the coronavirus pandemic. Yet, 3.5 billion people around the world remain unconnected to the internet. Closing [...]

Seaborn Charts Course After Emergence from Chapter 11

Seaborn Charts Course After Successful Emergence from Chapter 11 Seaborn Networks Press Release July 8, 2020 Boston, MA – Following its successful emergence from Chapter 11, leading subsea cable systems operator Seaborn, today announced the appointments of board members Pete Hayes and Don Shassian, as Interim CEO and Interim CFO, respectively. "We are excited about [...]

2020-07-09T11:20:15-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

MainOne Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

MainOne Celebrates 10 Years of Enabling West Africa’s Digital Revolution MainOne Press Release June 29, 2020 Since inception, MainOne has invested in over $400m in infrastructure in West Africa as part of its efforts to bridge the digital divide and enable the digital economy LAGOS, Nigeria -- MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading provider of Wholesale [...]

2020-06-29T10:01:59-04:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Samoa Eyes International Telecommunications Business

Samoa Eyes International Telecommunications Business By Radio New Zealand June 26, 2020 Samoa is aiming to become a regional telecommunications hub, the communications minister says. Afamasaga Rico Tupa'i told parliament the aim is within reach now that the Manatua Cable is complete. Samoa paid $US1.47 million dollars to be part of the Manatua system which [...]

2020-06-26T09:50:06-04:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , |