Telstra Names Kris Schaffer as Canadian Country Lead

Telstra Names Kris Schaffer as Canadian Country Lead Telstra Press Release April 16, 2021 TORONTO, April 14, 2021 – Telstra has named Kris Schaffer as Canada Country Lead to drive accelerated growth out of the Toronto area. An accomplished IT and telecom professional with both leadership and customer-facing roles at IBM, Bell Canada and TELUS [...]

2021-04-16T14:46:02-04:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , |

Egypt, Sudan Agree To Enhance International Connectivity Cooperation

Egypt, Sudan Agree To Enhance International Connectivity Cooperation Step comes in conjunction with HARP submarine cable system which will connect entire Africa with Egypt, Europe April 16, 2021 Telecom Egypt (TE) and Sudan’s Sudatel Telecom Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), on Wednesday, to strengthen cooperation in the field of international connectivity between the [...]

2021-04-16T14:28:42-04:00April 16th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

Aqua Comms Announces Acquisition by Triple Point’s Digital 9 Infrastructure PLC

Aqua Comms Announces Acquisition by Triple Point’s Digital 9 Infrastructure PLC The externally managed trust is focused on digital infrastructure assets that deliver a “reliable, functioning internet”. Aqua Comms Press Release April 1, 2021 DUBLIN –  Aqua Comms DAC (“Aqua Comms”), the owner and operator of America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1), America Europe Connect-2 (AEC-2) and CeltixConnect-1 [...]

New Royal Navy Ship To Protect ‘Critical’ Undersea Cables

New Royal Navy Ship To Protect 'Critical' Undersea Cables A new Royal Navy surveillance ship is to be built to protect "critical" undersea cables. BBC News March 22, 2021 Defence Secretary Ben Wallace warned "the lights could go out" if national infrastructure was lost, and the cables were "incredibly important". He also told the BBC's [...]

2021-03-22T14:44:10-04:00March 22nd, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

Facebook Withdraws From Hong Kong to US Cable

Facebook Withdraws From Hong Kong to US Cable Consortium of Facebook, Chinese companies pulls out of bid to build undersea internet cable between Hong Kong and US, citing Washington’s concerns Facebook spokesman says it has decided to withdraw application to Federal Communications Commission amid Washington’s concerns Last year, another undersea cable system proposed by Google [...]

2021-03-12T16:57:03-05:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Digital 9 To List Shares And Buy Aqua Comms

Digital 9 To List Shares And Buy Aqua Comms March 10, 2021 Digital 9 Infrastructure, a newly formed investment trust, announced plans to list its shares and then buy Aqua Comms, an owner and operator of subsea transatlantic fibre optic cables, as its first investment. The trust plans to raise £400m by selling shares at £1 each in an [...]

2021-03-10T16:37:35-05:00March 10th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Orange Contracts Vard To Build New Cable Ship

Orange Contracts Vard To Build New Cable Ship Orange Marine, a wholly owned subsidiary of Orange, will build a new cable ship that will be even more efficient and with a reduced environmental footprint. It will be the first cable ship of her generation specially designed for the maintenance of submarine cables, both fiber optic [...]

2021-02-16T14:28:36-05:00February 16th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

‘Decarbonizing Global Cable’ Network Project Wins Grant

Decarbonizing The Global Cable Network Project Wins Grant Project Aims to Green the Internet’s Undersea Infrastructure SubOptic Foundation Press Release Miami, Fl - January 26, 2021 The SubOptic Foundation announces today that “Decarbonizing the Subsea Cable Network,” led by an international group of researchers, will be awarded a US $200,000 "Greening the Internet" grant by [...]

Hexatronic Signs Agreement With Vocus in Australia

Hexatronic Signs Agreement With Vocus in Australia Hexatronic Press Release January 22, 2021 Hexatronic Australia Pty, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hexatronic Group AB, has signed a strategic supply agreement with the communications provider Vocus Pty, to supply fibre optic cables. The fibre cable will be used by Vocus as the company expands its fibre [...]

2021-01-22T10:19:37-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

Nexans Opens New Cable Accessories Plant In Morocco 

Nexans Opens New Cable Accessories Plant In Morocco Nexans Press Release Cassablanca - January 19,2021 Nexans strengthens its industrial presence in Morocco with the inauguration of a new plant for the Telecom Systems Business Unit. This inauguration is chaired by Mr. Moulay Hafid Elalamy, Minister of Industry, Trade, Green and Digital Economy of Morocco. Located [...]

2021-01-19T19:09:11-05:00January 19th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , |