News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of August 20-24

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

Data Centers

Equinix to Spend $15m on PE2 Data Center Fitout
Equinix is committing US$11 million to expand the PE2 data centre in Perth acquired from Metronode as part of a $1 billion deal last year.

Future Systems

Superloop Revenue Doubles as Indigo Nears Completion
Superloop has announced its revenue more than doubling for FY18 and revealing that its Indigo subsea cable could be completed by FY19.

Canada Inuit Communities to Access High-Speed Internet
The Government of Canada is helping fund a submarine telecoms cable to bring high-speed internet to Inuit communities in Nunavik.

Survey Underway for Huawei Marine’s Megacable
Huawei Marine and Megacable announced that work is underway on marine survey for the Topolobambo – La Paz project.

Offshore Energy

Alcatel, Equinor Sign Contract for Reservoir Monitoring
Alcatel Submarine Networks and Equinor have signed a contract for the implementation of a PRM system on the Castberg oil field.

State of the Industry

Airtel to Float Independent Fibre Infrastructure Company
Airtel is creating a separate B2B company to develop optical fibre cable infrastructure and lease it out to other telcos.

TPG Confirms Merger Discussions with Vodafone
TPG Telecom has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with Vodafone Hutchison Australia regarding a potential “merger of equals”.

Technology & Upgrades

SMD to Supply Cable Maintenance ROV to TE SubCom
Soil Machine Dynamics announces the signature of a contract to supply a QTrencher 500 Cable Maintenance ROV to TE SubCom.