News from around the submarine telecoms industry.News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of April 16-20

SubTel Forum

STF Events Announces GDPR Ready
STF Events announced measures taken to be in compliance with Global Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) outlined by the European Union (EU).

Data Centers

ACA International To Invest In Virginia Beach Data Center
Assured Communications Advisors International (ACA International) has announced plans to invest $52 million in Virginia Beach to open a 130,000-square-foot data center.

Equinix Closes Metronode Acquisition
Equinix, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition of Metronode, a leading data centers provider operating facilities throughout Australia.

Future Systems

American Samoans Excited About Hawaiki Cable
Even before it arrives, the Hawaiki marine fibre optic cable is generating interest and excitement in American Samoa over the benefits its touted to bring.

Turnbull Confirms Solomon Islands Subsea Cable
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has confirmed that a telecommunications subsea cable between the Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, and Australia will go live at the end of 2019.

State of the Industry

FCC Statement Hints At Possible Team Telecom Reform
A Statement issued earlier this week by FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly endeavors to reignite movement on the long-pending issue of Team Telecom review process reform.