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Facebook Eyes Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Reliance Jio

Facebook Eyes Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Reliance Jio By Anjli Raval, Tim Bradshaw and Benjamin Parkin, Financial Times March 24, 2020 Facebook is seeking to buy a multibillion-dollar stake in Reliance Jio, whose cut-price mobile internet service has attracted 370m Indians in just three years, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. Facebook was [...]

2020-03-30T10:37:52-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bangladesh Internet Traffic Surges As People Stay Home

Internet Traffic Surges As People Stay Home By Muhammad Zahidul Islam, The Daily Star March 25, 2020 As the spreading coronavirus has largely paralysed public movement and social life, internet usage has shot up 15 per cent in Bangladesh as people are increasingly relying on digital life for communication, work and entertainment to escape the [...]

2020-03-26T11:04:46-04:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Digicel Fiji Appoints New CEO, Farid Mohammed

Farid Mohammed Appointed As New CEO for Digicel Fiji By Vijay Narayan, Fiji Village March 24, 2020 Digicel Fiji has appointed Farid Mohammed as their new Chief Executive Officer, who is the first local to be appointed to the top job since the company started operations in Fiji in 2008. Digicel says originally from Lautoka, [...]

2020-03-25T10:12:12-04:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Singapore, Australia to Collaborate on Digital Economy

Singapore, Australia to Collaborate on Digital Economy Initiatives By Eileen Yu, ZDNet March 23, 2020 Singapore and Australia have wrapped up negotiations on a digital economy pact that will see both nations collaborate on multiple fronts, including artificial intelligence (AI), cross-border data flow, and e-payments. The trade agreement aims to provide a framework to facilitate [...]

2020-03-23T09:24:41-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Where in the World Are Those Pesky Cable Ships?

Where in the World Are Those Pesky Cable Ships? By Rebecca Spence March 16, 2020 Welcome to the first edition and triumphant return of Where in the World are Those Pesky Cable Ships! Once only a static table, the goal of this piece is to provide readers with a quick overview of the status of [...]

2020-03-24T17:10:15-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Fibre Broadband Networks: An Investor’s Introduction

Fibre Broadband Networks: An Investor’s Introduction By Mike Conradi, Rubayet Choudhury and Christian Keogh March 16, 2020 Infrastructure and institutional investors are increasingly turning their attention to digital infrastructure assets and the global rollout of fibre broadband.  Fibre-to-the-home in particular is seen as an essential component of digital transformation and as providing a large pool [...]

2020-03-24T17:08:38-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Managing Underutilized Submarine Cable Assets

Managing Underutilized Assets: Embarking on a Path of Seeking Out Project-based Opportunities By Chris de Josselin March 16, 2020 The StrataNet business continues to evolve in line with its strategy plan to become the Global Telecom Infrastructure Company of the future. StrataNet’s strategy of acquiring distressed subsea assets from those carriers streamlining their international business [...]

2020-03-24T17:08:23-04:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Subsea Cable Sector Needs a New Financing Model

Subsea Cable Sector Needs a New Financing Model: How a New Funding Approach Could Release Vital Capital By Steve Scott March 16, 2020 A boom in world-wide data traffic has sparked the biggest construction boom in subsea cable for two decades, with a string of new multi-million dollar high-speed data highways lighting up the seabed [...]

Tripping Hazards for Permitting of Subsea Cables in British Columbia, Canada

Tripping Hazards for Permitting of Subsea Cables in British Columbia, Canada By James Ian Anthony Neville March 16, 2020 As everyone with experience obtaining regulatory approvals for submarine cables knows, the devil can be in the details. Each potential alignment and landing location may lie within multiple regulatory jurisdictions as represented by entities of various [...]

Innovative Financing and Debt Strategies for Private Submarine Cable Project Sponsors

Innovative Financing and Debt Strategies for Private Submarine Cable Project Sponsors By Andrew D. Lipman, Ulises R. Pin and Paul St. Clair March 16, 2020 The submarine cable industry continues to expand as entrepreneurs and consortiums continue to find opportunities to create value despite global challenges. Growth in the submarine cable industry is driving innovation [...]