News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of March 5-9


Registration Opens For SubOptic 2019
The SubOptic 2019 conference, themed To the Beach and Beyond – Rethinking Global Networks, opened registration to the public on March 1. This premier industry event for companies in the subsea cable industry will attract more than 1,000 subsea fiber-optic cable professionals to New Orleans, LA on April 8-11, 2019.

Current Systems

Bharti Airtel To Buy India Section of GBI Submarine Cable
India’s largest operator Airtel today announced it has acquired the India part of submarine cable system from Gulf Bridge International or GBI, a global cloud provider for the Middle-East and Europe.

Future Systems

PCCW Global To Link Rodrigues With Submarine Cable
PCCW Global has agreed with Mauritius Telecom to construct and maintain a high speed submarine cable connecting the Indian Ocean Islands of Rodrigues and Mauritius which will vastly improve connectivity for Rodrigues.

EAUFON Call for Marine Survey Tenders Posted
The Marine Survey of EAUFON (Eastern Arctic Undersea Fibre Optic Network) Call for Tenders KRG 20 (2046) has been announced by Kativik Regional Government.

State of the Industry

Xtera Names Keith Henderson CEO, Leigh Frame COO
Xtera, a provider of innovative subsea fibre optic solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Keith Henderson as Chief Executive Officer and Leigh Frame as Chief Operating Officer.