News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of September 17-21

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

SubTel Forum

SubTel Forum Magazine Issue 102 Now Available
Issue 102 of SubTel Forum is now available. This month’s issue covers the offshore energy sector of the submarine cable industry.

Cable Faults & Maintenance

SEA-ME-WE 3 Submarine Cable Fixed
SEA-ME-WE 3 was damaged during a construction activity, but was fixed within hours, a senior Kerala government officer said.

Current Systems

TE SubCom to Extend MainOne Cable System
TE SubCom secured a contract from MainOne to extend its submarine cable with two additional branches connecting Senegal and Cote D’Ivoire.

SACS Cable Activated Across South Atlantic
SACS has begun carrying traffic across the South Atlantic between South America Africa – the first cable in recent history to do so.

Future Systems

HAVFRUE to Land at NJFX Cable Landing Station
NJFX announces that the HAVFRUE transatlantic subsea cable system will land at its colocation campus, in Wall, New Jersey.

Flexenclosure to Provide Cable Landings for Interchange
Flexenclosure received an order from Interchange for two cable landing stations to be deployed in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands next year.

INDIGO West Cable Lands at Perth Beach
Work on the first section of the INDIGO West subsea cable is now complete, after it landed today at Floreat Beach in Perth.

State of the Industry

TE SubCom to be Acquired by Cerberus
Cerberus Capital Management announced that one of its affiliates has entered into an agreement with TE Connectivity to acquire TE SubCom.

Telecom Egypt Acquires MENA Cable from Orascom
Telecom Egypt announces the conclusion of the acquisition of the MENA Cable from Orascom Investment Holding.

MainOne, Orange to Boost Internet Access in West Africa
Orange and MainOne have struck a partnership that will see two new cable landing stations and additional capacity on the MainOne Cable.

Telebras Agrees Asset Swap with EllaLink
Telebras signed an agreement to exchange interest in the companies EllaLink and Cabos Brasil Europa for usage rights on the EllaLink cable.