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New SAT-3 Cable Fault Affects Angola, Gabon

Angola, Gabon Internet Services Disrupted After New Problems on Sat-3 Submarine Cable By Telecompaper March 16, 2020 Three weeks after the return of all internet services in Angola, Angola Telecom and the SAT-3/-WASC submarine cable consortium announced a new breakdown in the submarine cable between Libreville (Gabon) and Cacuaco (Angola). The anomaly caused the interruption [...]

2020-03-19T18:14:05-04:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shunt Faults on Seacom and WACS

Shunt Faults on Seacom and WACS By Rudolph Muller, MyBroadband March 13, 2020 There are shunt faults on the Seacom and WACS submarine cable systems which will require downtime to repair. A shunt fault occurs in submarine cables when the cable insulation becomes damaged and causes a short circuit as the metallic core is exposed [...]

2020-03-19T18:30:36-04:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

DARE1 Subsea Cable Deployment Officially Completed

Deployment of Subsea Cable DARE1 Officially Completed By Ecofin Agency March 11, 2020 (Ecofin Agency) - Kenya is now officially connected to Djibouti via an optical fiber with the subsea cable Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (Dare1) landing on the Kenyan coast of Mombasa as expected. In May last year, the Kenyan government expressed its [...]

2020-03-12T10:32:35-04:00March 12th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

East Africa’s Largest Submarine Cable Lands in Mombasa

East Africa’s Largest Submarine Cable Lands in Mombasa By Betty Kiptum, Kenya Broadcasting Corporation March 6, 2020 Data consumers in East Africa could see a significant reduction in their bills with the landing of East Africa’s largest submarine cable, Djibouti Africa Regional Express with the moniker DARE 1. The 4000 kilometers fibre optic cable which [...]

2020-03-09T10:41:45-04:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

PEACE Cable to Land in Seychelles in July 2021

PEACE Cable to Land in Seychelles in July 2021 By Telecompaper February 26, 2020 A second submarine cable linking Seychelles to the rest of the world is scheduled to land on the island nation in July 2021, Seychelles News agency reported.The cable's landing is planned at Perseverance, an artificially created island on the northeastern coast [...]

2020-02-27T10:29:13-05:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

WACS, SAT-3 Submarine Cables Fully Restored

International Connectivity Fully Restored As WACS, SAT-3 Return to Service By Tech Central February 19, 2020 More than a month after freak simultaneous submarine cable breaks disrupted Internet access in South Africa and other African countries, international connectivity has been fully restored. Two cable breaks on the Wacs cable and one on the Sat-3/Wasc system, [...]

2020-02-19T10:12:17-05:00February 19th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , , |

3A Cable to Connect Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia

An Ambitious Mega Structure “3A” Optical Submarine Cable Is Under Construction From Europe to Asia Covering Africa and Australia SPARKbANGLA Submarine Cables Ltd Press Release January 28, 2020 Donguan, Guanzhou, PRC - SBSCL an enthusiastic entrepreneur in transmission planning and technology service provider today announces, it is deploying “3A”, high capacity, LOOP system 3rd generation submarine [...]

2020-01-28T14:58:08-05:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Colt Reduces Latency Between Tokyo, Hong Kong

Colt Reduces Latency Between Tokyo and Hong Kong Stock Exchange By Paul Mah, Data Centre Dynamics January 24, 2020 Colt Technology Services this week announced that it has succeeded in substantially reducing the latency between the Tokyo and Hong Kong stock exchanges. It is understood to have provided a low latency network between the two [...]

PCCW to Support PEACE South Extension

Major Bandwidth Boost for Africa as PEACE Heads South PCCW Global Press Release January 20, 2020 HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG - PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and PEACE Cable International Network Co., Limited, will cooperate on the PEACE South extension of the Pakistan East Africa [...]

2020-01-23T13:32:49-05:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Nokia, Angola Cables Trial First Direct Connection Between USA and Africa

Nokia and Angola Cables Trial the First Direct Optical Connection Between USA and Africa with PSE-3 Chipset Nokia Press Release January 17, 2o20 The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) provides direct, low-latency trans-Atlantic routing to better serve rapidly growing data consumption markets in Africa  Nokia’s PSE-3 chipset maximizes capacity and performance to meet surging video, [...]

2020-01-20T14:52:59-05:00January 20th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |