News from around the submarine telecoms industry.News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of April 23-27

Cable Faults & Maintenance

APG Cable Fault Impacts Vietnam Internet
Internet connections in Vietnam are expected to drag in turtle speed through the weekend holiday as an international submarine internet cable just lost signal near midnight on Tuesday, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group said.

APG Submarine Cable Problem Fixed
APG (Asia-Pacific Gateway) International’s undersea cable problem, which occurred at 11.50pm on Monday, was completely fixed on Wednesday at 5.10pm.

Basslink, Tasmania Government To Enter Arbitration
Basslink has revealed that its dispute with the state of Tasmania will be referred to arbitration after the two were unsuccessful in resolving it during “without prejudice” meetings.

Mombasa Meets TEAMS Over Maintenance
Mombasa County’s Transport, Infrastructure and Public Works CeC Taufiq Balala met with Paul Cooney – Head of Network Operations and Claes Segelberg – Chief Technical Officer of SEACOM for the maintenance of TEAMS (The East African Marine System).

Current Systems

MainOne Expansion Secures Cote d’Ivoire License
As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote D’Ivoire.

Future Systems

SAEx Pushing Ahead With SA, US Submarine Cable
The backers of a planned broadband cable system – SAEx – to connect South Africa with the US are pushing ahead with the project after a hiatus which saw the venture restructured as well as new technologies and routes chosen.

Hawaiki Submarine Cable Rollout Completes
The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has completed its final landing in American Samoa, with the United States territory to gain access to 200Gb of additional capacity from the cable.

Globacom, Huawei To Construct 2nd Submarine Cable
Globacom limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Huawei for the construction of Glo 2 submarine optic fibre cable.

Algeria Progresses On New Submarine Cable Project
The government of Algeria has announced plans to connect the North African country to two new submarine fibre optic cables before the end of 2018.

State of the Industry

BICS And Fastweb Partner For International Connectivity
BICS and Fastweb have announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Europe via Sicily, to the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

EQT Infrastructure To Sell IslaLink To Fiera Infrastructure
The EQT Infrastructure II Fund has entered into a definitive agreement to sell IslaLink to Fiera Infrastructure, a Canadian infrastructure investor.