News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of May 21-25

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

SubTel Forum

SubTel Forum Magazine Issue 100 – Out Now!
The latest issue of SubTel Forum is now available. This month's issue covers global capacity and future growth in the submarine telecoms industry. This 100th issue has received a major design overhaul and reflects SubTel Forum's ongoing efforts to modernize and refine all its publications.

Musings On Issue 100 Of SubTel Forum
Stephen Nielsen writes about the journey to Issue 100 of SubTel Forum – the voice of the submarine cable industry – and interviews Wayne and Kristian Nielsen about the company's history and plans for the future in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

Cable Faults & Maintenance

Internet Slows For SEA-ME-WE 4 Undersea Cable Repair
People in some parts of Bangladesh are experiencing slow internet, because of the ongoing maintenance work in the Chennai portion of the SEA-ME-WE 4 submarine cable.

Basslink Interconnector Restoration Delayed Yet Again
The Basslink Interconnector subsea cable, which was due to return to service next week, has been delayed again.

Data Centers

Virginia: The Data Center Capital Of The World
Vinay Nagpal discusses the rise of the Ashburn, Virginia data center footprint and its ongoing impact to the submarine cable industry in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

Future Systems

Madeira Signs Agreement For New Submarine Cable
The Regional Government of Madeira has signed a contract for the supply of a submarine cable connection to the continent, worth EUR 13.6 million.

Samoan Celebrations: Tui-Samoa Cable
Emmanuel Delanoue and Molilaauifogaa Seanoa-Laumua discuss the future of the Samoa Submarine Cable Company and the impact the Tui-Samoa cable will have on the region in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

MainOne – Entrèe Into West Africa
Funke Opeke of MainOne discusses the company's progress in bringing submarine cable capacity and connectivity to Cote D'Ivoire and challenges particular to the region in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

PLCN – Next Steps Across The Pacific
Winston Qiu of Pacific Light Data Communications discusses the progress of the PLCN submarine cable and its impact on telecoms in the Pacific in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

Nordic Update – The England Cable
Dag Aanensen, CTO of NO-UK COM AS, discusses the progress of the future England Cable linking Newcastle, UK to Stavanger, Norway and the affect it will have on submarine cable connectivity for the Nordic region in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

Virginia Beach – Soon To Host Large-Scale Subsea Activity
Gregg Twitt, CEO of Globalinx, talks about the emergence of Virginia Beach as a must-land location for submarine cable systems in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

CAMTEL Launches Cameroon-Brazil Cable Installation
Cameroon Telecommunications (CAMTEL) announced Wednesday the launch of the installation of the 6000 km long Cameroon-Brazil Submarine Cable System linking Kribi, Cameroon and Fortaleza, Brazil, a project which is the first submarine cable system to directly connect Africa and South America.

State of the Industry

Telecom Egypt EISCC Buys MENA For $90m
Telecom Egypt has announced that its subsidiary, the Egyptian International Submarine Cables Company, has completed an agreement with Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding for the purchase of OTMT’s shareholding in MENA Submarine Cable System for a total value of $90m.

Global Capacity: Is The Edge Moving Again?
Joel Ogren of ACA International discusses the future of global capacity and the changing landscape of “edge” networks in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

5 Questions With Ali Amiri of Etisalat
Ali Amiri of Etisalat is interviewed for his thoughts on trends in the telecommunications industry, drivers behind increased international submarine cables and the general future of global connectivity in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

Subsea Capacity Outlook – Big Data Driving Big Bandwidth
Kieran Clark, Lead Analyst at STF Analytics, discusses the current landscape of submarine cable capacity by region and looks forward to what the future might bring in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.

Technology & Upgrades

Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifiers At AT&T Bell Labs
Emmanuel Desurvire writes about his time at AT&T Bell Labs and the early development of erbium-doped fiber amplifiers with Josè Chesnoy providing the Foreward in Issue 100 of the SubTel Forum Magazine.