Omantel Supports Google, OSA Foundation Subsea Fiber School

Omantel Supports Google and OSA Foundation’s Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School Omantel Press Release August 7, 2019 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman – Omantel, a global player in the integrated telecommunications market, is a key supporter of the Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School, presented by Google and the OSA Foundation. It runs until [...]

Orange Marine, Egypt Sign Deal on Market Services

Fiber Misr inks deal with Orange Marine on market services By Telecompaper August 5, 2019 Egypt’s Fiber Misr has signed a memorandum of understanding with Orange Marine to establish the first regional centre in Egypt and Africa to provide services for this industry. The cooperation follows Fiber Misr's MoU with Telecom Egypt in the field [...]

2019-08-06T09:45:02-04:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

GBI CEO Cengiz Oztelcan on How Subsea Cables Can Empower Communities

From the Depths, (Digital) Success: GBI CEO Cengiz Oztelcan on How Subsea Cables Can Empower Communities By Ben Mack, CommsMEA July 30, 2019 The CEO of Gulf Bridge International (GBI) sees the sea as a great opportunity for connecting the globe – after all, that’s why the company has been busy laying undersea cables the [...]

2019-07-30T10:55:13-04:00July 30th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Breaking the Ice

Breaking the Ice Hector Hernandez By Hector Hernandez July 22, 2019 Introduction The first Submarine cable system installed in the Arctic region, near the Arctic Circle, was implemented in 2009. The first Submarine cable system installed in the Arctic Circle was Ready for Service (RFS) in 2017. At the time, building in the [...]

Ireland: The Regional Communication Infrastructure Approach Needs to be an International One

Ireland: The Regional Communication Infrastructure Approach Needs to be an International One Derek Cassidy By Derek Cassidy July 22, 2019 There was a time when Ireland was at the centre or hub of international communications. Its international connectivity managed by international and state companies alike, the multiple submarine cable stations along its coast [...]

2019-07-23T10:22:01-04:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

U.S. Congress Advances Cable, Tanker, and General Maritime Security Fleet Provisions

U.S. Congress Advances Cable, Tanker, and General Maritime Security Fleet Provisions By Charlie Papavizas, Winston & Strawn LLP, Lexology July 15, 2019 On July 12, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (H.R. 2500) which would reauthorize the existing Maritime Security Program and newly authorize similar [...]

2019-07-17T11:21:54-04:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|

CAT Tasked With Expanding Thailand Internet Infrastructure

CAT Tasked With Expanding Thailand Internet Infrastructure Data server By Jirapan Boonnoon, The Nation June 24, 2019 The Digital Economy and Society (DE) Ministry has disbursed Bt5 billion for the upgrade and development of Thailand’s internet infrastructure towards helping the country achieve its goal of becoming the digital hub of Asean. Atcharin Phatthanaphanchai, [...]

KDDI Cable Ship Delivered from Colombo Dockyard

Colombo Dockyard Delivers Japanese Cable Ship, Eyes Sri Lanka Dredger Deal By ECONOMYNEXT June 22, 2019 ECONOMYNEXT – Colombo Dockyard has delivered a submarine cable-laying ship for Japan’s Kokusai Cable Ship Co. Ltd., its biggest and most sophisticated vessel, and says it wants to bid to build a dredger for a Sri Lankan government agency. [...]

Gulf Bridge International Accelerates Its Transformation with Four Key Hires Across Its Organisation

Gulf Bridge International Accelerates Its Transformation with Four Key Hires Across Its Organisation Gulf Bridge International Press Release June 25, 2019 The appointments will redevelop GBI’s commercial and technical operations to ensure its customers, partners and end users receive exceptional experience end-to-end  Doha, Qatar – Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a high-performance low-latency global connectivity provider, [...]