News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of June 4-8

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

Cable Faults & Maintenance

TE SubCom Signs South Pacific Maintenance Agreement
TE SubCom has signed the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA) with 14 cable operators in the South Pacific region.

Vietnam Internet Returns To Normal After AAG Repairs
Repair work on the notorious AAG submarine cable system completed three days earlier than expected early on Sunday.

Basslink Interconnector Is Back After Two-Month Outage
The Basslink Interconnector subsea cable has returned to service after a two-month outage due damage the cable sustained in April.

Future Systems

SEAX-1 Ready For Provisional Acceptance
Super Sea Cable Networks and Huawei have announced the SEAX-1 Cable System has achieved (Ready for Provisional Acceptance) on 29 May 2018.

State of the Industry

Telxius Opens New Network Operations Centre In Lima
Telxius has inaugurated a new operations centre for its international submarine cable network in Lima, Peru.

Prysmian Completes Acquisition of General Cable
Prysmian Group and General Cable Corporation announced that Prysmian has completed its acquisition of General Cable.

Technology & Upgrades

Seacom Upgrades Africa Subsea Cable System
Seacom has added 500G of new capacity on its easteran Africa submarine telecoms cable system for a total capacity of 1.5 Tbps.

Microsoft Deploys Underwater Data Center
Microsoft has deployed a submarine-like data center into the waters off the coast of Orkney, a group of islands located off Scotland.