New Cable To Boost Telecoms In PNG, Solomon Islands

New Submarine Cable To Boost Connectivity In Papua New Guinea And Solomon Islands By Fibre-Systems July 5, 2018 Vocus Group and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a contract to deploy the Coral Sea Cable System – a new submarine cable designed to boost international connectivity and provide high speed telecommunications capacity to Papua New [...]

EllaLink To Connect Cabo Verde With EU, LAT-AM

Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink Sign An Agreement To Connect Cabo Verde To Europe And Latin America EllaLink Press Release June 12, 2018 PRAIA, Cape Verde and MADRID - Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink announce the signature of a binding Memorandum of Understanding to deliver subsea fibre connectivity to Cabo Verde. The EllaLink system, which will [...]

NEC Begins Construction Of JGA Submarine Cable

Construction Begins On The Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System NEC Press Release April 4, 2018 San Francisco, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, and Sydney – A consortium including RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI-C), AARNet Pty Ltd (AARNet) and Google, together with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Nokia, and NEC Corporation (NEC: 6701) announced that the construction of the JGA [...]

2018-04-04T10:29:40+00:00April 4th, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Vocus Kicks Off Subsea Cable Laying For ASC

Vocus Kicks Off Subsea Cable Laying For ASC By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet March 28, 2018 Vocus has announced that cable laying has begun on the ASC (Australia-Singapore Cable) project, with the larger portion of the subsea cable system expected to be laid by April 20. The ASC, worth $170 million, will see around 3,000km of [...]

2018-03-29T10:44:39+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alcatel Submarine Networks To Deliver PRM For Statoil

Nokia Press Release January 17, 2018 Statoil and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a contract for the delivery of a permanent reservoir monitoring (PRM) system on the Johan Sverdrup field, one of the five biggest oil fields on the Norwegian continental shelf. With 380 kilometers of seismic cables installed on the seabed and more [...]

2018-01-17T09:11:02+00:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Xtera Initiates Legal Action against Nokia and NEC

Xtera Press Release January 2, 2018 ALLEN, Texas - Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic solutions, today announced that it has initiated legal action against Nokia Corporation (NYSE: NOK) (“Nokia”), including Alcatel-Lucent, and NEC Corporation (“NEC”) in order to halt infringement of its intellectual property in subsea telecommunications systems. Xtera has filed a [...]

2018-01-02T11:40:47+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

ASN To Deliver Breakthrough Control Infrastructure for Statoil

Alcatel Submarine Networks Press Release December 14, 2017 Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Nokia, has been awarded a turnkey contract (EPCI) by Statoil to supply and install DC/FO™ technology as the subsea control infrastructure for the Johan Castberg field in the Barents Sea. DC/FO™ technology is an innovative and cost-effective solution developed and qualified [...]

2017-12-15T07:06:57+00:00December 15th, 2017|Categories: Offshore Energy|Tags: , , |

Prysmian Sets Sights On Other M&A Targets

By Francesca Landini, Reuters December 5, 2017 MILAN, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Italian cable maker Prysmian is looking at three more M&A targets, its CEO Valerio Battista said on Tuesday, the day after announcing a $3 billion deal to buy U.S. rival General Cable. The targets are mid-sized groups, one based in Asia, one in [...]

2017-12-05T18:22:15+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , |

Prysmian To Acquire General Cable For USD 3 Billion

By Telecompaper December 4, 2017 Prysmian has agreed to buy rival General Cable for USD 3 billion including debt, creating a new powerhouse in the energy and telecom cable market. The offer of USD 30 per share cash is an 81 percent premium on General Cable's share price in July when the company announced it [...]

2017-12-04T13:17:51+00:00December 4th, 2017|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Vocus To Lay Australia-Singapore Cable In February

By Corinne Reichert, ZDNet November 28, 2017 Vocus Communications has announced passing the halfway point on its Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC) project, with much of the progress so far being done on civil engineering works and manufacturing. The subsea cable system, worth $170 million, will be laid between February and March 2018, head of Vocus International [...]