New Chairman Of Samoa Submarine Cable Company

New Man At The Helm Of Samoa Submarine Cable Company By Elizabeth Ah-Hi May 9, 2018 The Samoa Submarine Cable Company has a new Chairman. He is Pauli Prince Suhren who is taking over from Leiataua Alden Godinet after one-year tenure as per the shareholders agreement. Pauli was in a celebratory mood, pointing out the [...]

EQT Infrastructure To Sell IslaLink To Fiera Infrastructure

EQT Infrastructure To Sell IslaLink To Fiera Infrastructure EQT Press Release April 27, 2018 The EQT Infrastructure II Fund ("EQT Infrastructure") has entered into a definitive agreement to sell IslaLink S.L.U. ("IslaLink or "the Company") to Fiera Infrastructure ("Fiera"), a Canadian infrastructure investor. Headquartered in Madrid, Spain, IslaLink is an independent and neutral fiber infrastructure [...]

BICS And Fastweb Partner For International Connectivity

BICS And Fastweb Partner To Boost International Capacity And Connectivity Services From Europe To International Submarine Cable Systems In Sicily BICS Press Release April 26, 2018 Brussels and Milan - BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have today announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which [...]

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FCC Statement Hints At Possible Team Telecom Reform

FCC Commissioner O’Rielly Statement Hints at Possible Long-Awaited Movement on Team Telecom Review Process Reform By Chip Yorkgitis, Steve Augustino and Denise Smith, CommLaw Monitor April 19, 2018 In 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) initiated a rulemaking proceeding proposing changes to the process of reviewing certain Section 214 and submarine cable landing [...]

Quintillion Statement Regarding Federal Charges

Quintillion Statement Regarding Federal Charges Against Former CEO Quintillion Press Release April 12, 2018 Quintillion became aware of the situation regarding the alleged actions of Ms. Pierce last year, took swift action and self-reported to the Department of Justice (DOJ). Quintillion has been cooperating fully with the authorities during this ongoing investigation. Quintillion values its [...]

The “Light Years” Of The Bubble 1998-2005

Back reflection: The “Light Years” of the bubble 1998-2005 By José Chesnoy March 19, 2018 Foreword One can find interesting nuggets in a book published in French in 2005: “Du Morse à l’Internet” (Reference 1), written by Gérard Fouchard, René Salvador, Yves Rolland, and Alain Leclerc. In this “back reflection” issue of the SubTel Forum [...]

2018-04-11T09:56:16+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|Tags: |

Evaluating Submarine Cable Supply Contracts

Evaluating Submarine Cable Supply Contracts By Jennifer Gibbons and Mike Conradi March 19, 2018 Given the unique considerations that come into play when building a submarine cable system, it can be difficult to evaluate the turnkey supply contract documentation and understand whether certain contract positions are 'good' from the perspective of a customer or investor. [...]

2018-04-11T09:54:57+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|

Dancing with Financiers: When the Submarine Industry Goes into Flirting Mode

Dancing with Financiers:  When the Submarine Industry Goes into Flirting Mode By Laure Duvernay March 19, 2018 The submarine telecommunications industry comes with an intrinsic and interesting paradox: undersea systems currently carry a vast majority of the worldwide telecommunication traffic and they are one of the largest infrastructures on earth. At the same time, however, [...]

2018-04-11T09:54:08+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|

Submarine Cable And National Security Review

Submarine Cable Telecom and National Security Review 2018-2020: What’s on the Horizon? By Andrew Lipman, Ulises R. Pin and Denise S. Wood March 19, 2018 As the global demand for data continues to grow at an extraordinary rate, a changing geopolitical climate and increased focus in on cybersecurity and national security concerns, including ownership of [...]

2018-04-11T09:53:51+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|

Stable And Sustained Growth

Stable And Sustained Growth By Kieran Clark, SubTel Forum March 19, 2018 Coming off one of the strongest years the industry has ever had, 2018 looks to continue the trend. With cash-rich Over-The-Top (OTT) providers continuing to fund an increasing number of systems and the demand for international data continuing to reach new heights, there [...]

2018-04-11T09:53:33+00:00April 11th, 2018|Categories: Magazine, State of the Industry|