News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of May 14-18

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

SubTel Forum

Submarine Cable Almanac – Issue 26 Now Available!
The 26th issue of the Submarine Cable Almanac – the #1 informational resource for the submarine telecoms industry – is now available.

Cable Faults & Maintenance

Orange's Ivory Coast Network to Be Restored Next Week After Fire
Orange SA said its network in Ivory Coast will be fully restored next week after a fire at a technical facility on April 30 disrupted telecommunication services across the country. A police investigation found that “sabotage” was the likely cause of the incident, Sidibe said.

Conferences & Associations

ICPC Awarded Consultative Status With UN
The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) is now in consultative status with the United Nations (UN).

Data Centers

Interxion Opens Its Second Data Centre In Marseille
INTERXION HOLDING NV announced that it has officially opened the first phase of MRS2, Interxion’s second data centre in Marseille.

State of the Industry

Prysmian, General Cable Merger Approved By EU
The EU has approved the acquisition of US-based General Cable by Italian firm Prysmian. Both companies are globally active in the development, manufacturing and supply of cables used in the energy and telecommunications industries.

Technology & Upgrades

NEC Brings AI To Submarine Cable Networks
NEC Corporation announced successful transmission tests that took place over a commercial subsea cable measuring more than 10,000 kilometers using artificial intelligence (AI) and probabilistic shaping at a modulation of 64QAM

Ciena Upgrades Caucasus Online Fibre Optic Network
Caucasus Online has selected Ciena to enhance its Black Sea fibre optic network to realize an increase in data transfer capacity of up to 5 Tbps.

GlobeNet, Ciena Strengthen LatAm Submarine Network
GlobeNet, has selected Ciena technology to deliver 200G wavelengths along its 23,500 km fiber optic subsea cable system across the Americas.