Four Int’l Firms in Race to Build Third Submarine Cable

Four Int'l Firms in Race to Build Third Submarine Cable By Ahmed Shawki, Dhaka Tribune January 1, 2020 Four international firms are in the race to set country’s third submarine cable under the SEA-ME-WE 6 consortium to meet the country's growing demand for data consumption. Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) officials said the tender [...]

2020-01-06T10:01:38-05:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Algeria Completes Mauritania, Spain Subsea Cable Link

Algeria Completes Mauritania and Spain Subsea Cable Link By Christian Fernsby, Post Online Media December 12, 2019 Algeria’s Minister of Post, Telecommunications, Technology and Digitalisation, Houda Imane Faraoun, has announced the completion of a cross-border fibre-optic network link with Mauritania, reports Agence Ecofin. The deployment of the 75km Algeria-Mauritania fibre section follows last month’s completion [...]

2019-12-12T10:33:28-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

JGA-S Cable System Lands in Sydney, Australia

Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System Lands in Sydney, Australia RTI Connectivity Press Release December 4, 2019 The Sunshine Coast’s Branch Enables Essential Diversity Singapore – RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI) announced today that the Japan-Guam-Australia South Cable System’s (JGA-S) main lay between Sydney, Australia and Piti, Guam is fully underway following last week’s remarkable landing in Sydney, [...]

ASN Completes the Johan Sverdrup PRM System

Alcatel Submarine Networks Announces the Completion of the Johan Sverdrup PRM System (Phase 1) Alcatel Submarine Networks Press Release November 7, 2019 Paris, France – ASN is pleased to announce that the first phase of the Permanent Reservoir Monitoring (PRM) system for the Johan Sverdrup field, operated by Equinor in the North Sea, has been [...]

Solomon Islands Undersea Cable Live by Feb 2020

Solomon Islands Undersea Cable to Go Live February: Deputy PM TCSI Press Release October 25, 2019 (TCSI): Solomon Islands are expected to start using high speed internet in February 2020. This is according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Development, Manasseh Maelanga. Speaking to the local media, the Deputy Prime Minister gave no [...]

2019-10-25T10:38:01-04:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alcatel Submarine Networks Acquires Construction Vessel

French Cable Systems Provider Alcatel Submarine Networks Acquires Construction Vessel By John Snyder October 4, 2019 In a move to enhance its fleet, French submarine communications network company Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has acquired light construction vessel Toisa Warrior from UK-based Sealion Shipping, managers of the Toisa fleet. The purchase price for the vessel was [...]

Paperwork for Southern Cross Next Cable Build Signed Off

Paperwork for Southern Cross Next Cable Build Signed Off By Chris Duckett, ZDNet October 1, 2019 Southern Cross has gained the regulatory approvals needed to move into the construction phase for its Next cable between Australia and the United States. The 13,483 kilometre cable is set to cost $300 million and is designed to carry [...]

Coral Sea Cable System Final Splice Completed

Final Splice of Coral Sea Cable System Completed By Sam Varghese, ITWire September 30, 2019 The Vocus Group has completed the final splice of the 4700km Coral Sea Cable System which provides a fibre optic link between Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. A statement from the company said the final splice was [...]

ASN Begins Construction of Southern Cross NEXT Cable

ASN Begins Construction of $350m Southern Cross NEXT Cable By Natalie Bannerman, Capacity September 16, 2019 Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has announced the construction of the $350 million Southern Cross NEXT cable. Once complete, the 13,700km cable will have landing points in Australia, Samoa. Kiribati, the US, Tokelau, Fiji and New Zealand. A consortium of [...]

Omantel Supports Google, OSA Foundation Subsea Fiber School

Omantel Supports Google and OSA Foundation’s Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School Omantel Press Release August 7, 2019 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman – Omantel, a global player in the integrated telecommunications market, is a key supporter of the Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School, presented by Google and the OSA Foundation. It runs until [...]