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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 [...]

7 Questions With the Hon. Walter Roban

7 Questions With the Hon. Walter Roban By SubTel Forum March 16, 2020 The Hon. Walter H. Roban JP MP is the Deputy Premier of Bermuda and the Minister of Home Affairs since November 2018. He was previously the Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs from July 2017. Minister Roban is part of a leadership [...]

Novel Coronavirus and Force Majeure

Novel Coronavirus and Force Majeure: How Are Your Contracts Being Affected? By Stephen Wright and Adam Kelly March 16, 2020 The outbreak of the Wuhan novel coronavirus COVID-19 has caused, and continues to cause, great uncertainty for organisations operating in the region as well as businesses around the world that rely on China for trade. [...]

Somaliland Removes Fibre Optic Provision from Monopoly

Somaliland Parliament Untethers Fibre Optic Provision From Monopoly By MENAFN March 7, 2020 (MENAFN - SomTribune) The House of the Representatives of the Republic of Somaliland, Saturday, took off all fetters from the free provision of Internet Fibre optic services in the market. Law No. 50/2011 has, since that year, closed the market in honour [...]

2020-03-09T10:58:25-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Telefonica Considering Split of Submarine Cables From Telxius

Telefonica Considering Split of Submarine Cables From Telxius - Report By Telecompaper March 6, 2020 Telefonica is planning to split its submarine cables business from the rest of its infrastructure subsidiary Telxius, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg and subsequently reported by El Economista. The company is in the process of discussing the move [...]

2020-03-19T21:24:22-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

TPG, Vodafone Sprint Towards July Merger

TPG, Vodafone Sprint Towards July Merger By James Fernyhough, Financial Review March 5, 2020 TPG and Vodafone say they are confident their long-delayed $15 billion merger will be completed by July, after competition tsar Rod Sims announced he would no longer stand in the way. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on Thursday said it [...]

2020-03-05T09:26:26-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

J.F. Lehman & Company Acquires Global Marine Group

J.F. Lehman & Company Acquires Global Marine Group J.F. Lehman & Co. Press Release March 2, 2020 Global Marine Group (“GMG” or the “Company”), a leading provider of subsea cable installation and maintenance services to the telecommunications, offshore renewables, utility and oil & gas markets worldwide, is pleased to announce an affiliate of J.F. Lehman [...]

Global Offshore Add to Its Cable Installation Fleet

Global Offshore Announces New Addition to Its Cable Installation Fleet Global Offshore Press Release February 25, 2020 Global Offshore, a leading provider of cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets and part of the Global Marine Group, is adding the Normand Clipper, an accomplished offshore installation [...]

Bermuda Act Boosts Hopes for Subsea Cable Industry

Act Boosts Hopes for Subsea Cable Industry By Scott Neil, The Royal Gazette February 18, 2020 Bermuda has put itself into the frame to be the first landing hub for submarine communication cables in the Atlantic. New cable systems are being planned, and the Submarine Communication Cables Act 2020, which was approved by MPs on [...]

2020-02-18T10:04:09-05:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

In Search of Lost Robert Dudley Watercoulours

In Search of Lost Robert Dudley Watercoulours By Stewart Ash January 19, 2020 In November’s Back Reflection Bill Burns related the story behind a painting of the shore end cable landing in Aden in 1870. The operation was part of what was later the Eastern Telegraph Co’s submarine cable to India, known as the ‘Red [...]