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, [...]

Fishermen Cable Committee Receives Partnership Award

Fishermen’s Cable Committee Receives Partnership Award By The Astorian June 20, 2019 The Oregon Fishermen’s Cable Committee Inc. (OFCC), an Astoria-based nonprofit that works with commercial fishermen and subsea fiber-optic cables, received the Department of State Lands 2018 Partnership Award from the State Land Board June 11 in Salem. The award, based on innovation, consistency, [...]

2019-06-20T10:19:47-04:00June 20th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Political Stability Boosts Mobile Penetration in Solomon Islands

Political Stability Boosts Mobile Penetration in Solomon Islands – R&M By James Barton, Developing Telecoms June 12, 2019 In recent years, the Solomon Islands have stabilised both politically and economically and this, along with improvements to mobile infrastructure has led to a sharp rise in mobile penetration. According to a new report from Research & [...]

Fibre Optic Cable Driving Down Access Pricing in Zambia

Fibre Optic Cable Driving Down Access Pricing in Zambia – R&M By James Barton, Developing Telecoms June 12, 2019 Zambia is focusing on developing ICTs to spur growth in the digital economy, according to a new report from Research & Markets. Consumers have benefited from access to international submarine fibre optic cables within the landlocked [...]

2019-06-12T10:37:57-04:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Huawei Turns to Africa to Offset US Blacklist

Huawei Turns to Africa to Offset US Blacklist By France 24 June 9, 2019 As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa, where it is already well-established. Huawei has taken a leading role in developing next-generation [...]

2019-06-10T11:20:56-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Broadband Infraco Intensifies Role in Connecting SADC

Broadband Infraco Intensifies Its Key Role in Connecting SADC By IT News Africa June 7, 2019 Great network infrastructure, sound financial support and meaningful partnerships are key to unlocking potential growth for the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Chief Executive Officer for Broadband Infraco, Andrew Matseke, says South Africa, which currently acts as the gateway [...]