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 [...]

Bermuda Efforts to Attract Undersea Cable Industry

Efforts to Attract Undersea Cable Industry By Jonathan Kent, The Royal Gazette September 30, 2019 Legislation to advance Bermuda’s efforts to become a digital hub for the interconnection of submarine cables was tabled in the House of Assembly on Friday. Walter Roban, the Minister of Home Affairs, tabled three bills for consultation that he said [...]

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 [...]

Cable Landing Station Completed in Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast International Submarine Cable Landing Station Build Completed By Peter Dinham, ITWire September 26, 2019 Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is set to get its first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets following the completion of a cable landing station at Maroochydore as part of the region’s international broadband network. The cable landing [...]

Norwegian Cable Receives Funding Approval from EFTA

Norwegian Subsea Cable Plans Receive Funding Approval from EFTA By Telecompaper September 24, 2019 Norwegian communications regulator Nkom said after the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) has approved public subsidies for the creation of new international submarine cable capacity. The new underwater fibre is intended to reduce vulnerabilities in communications with foreign countries. Currently, most traffic [...]

2019-09-24T11:46:06-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |

Cisco Demonstrates 26.4Tbps on MAREA Subsea Cable

Cisco Demonstrates 26.4Tbps on MAREA Transatlantic Subsea Cable Cisco Press Release September 24, 2019 Tests Demonstrate Highest Capacity and Best Spectral Efficiency to Date SAN JOSE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today the successful testing of its NCS 1004 platform over MAREA, the 6,600 km subsea cable system connecting the United States to [...]

2019-09-24T09:53:43-04:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , |

Major Perth to Singapore Submarine Cable Cut

Major Perth-to-Singapore Submarine Cable Cut By Simon Sharwood, iTnews September 20, 2019 One of the most significant submarine cables connecting Australia to Asia and Europe has been cut. The cable’s operator told iTnews that the Perth-to-Singapore portion of the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable is out, that no estimated time of repair has yet been determined and that [...]

2019-09-20T11:35:55-04:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

Orange, PCCW Global Sign Deal for PEACE Cable

Orange and PCCW Global Sign Deal to Launch PEACE Cable By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom September 18, 2019 The cable will provide greater route diversity, improved connection security and guaranteed support for increased capacity across all regions in the Indian Ocean, according to Orange Orange and PCCW Global have signed an agreement to launch the [...]

2019-09-19T07:35:29-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

FCCC Reviews and Reduces Charges for FINTEL Cable Landing Station

FCCC Reviews and Reduces Charges for FINTEL Cable Landing Station By Pratika Mala, Fijivillage September 18, 2019 Fijian Competition and Consumer Commission says Fijians need to have affordable access to the internet no matter where they are which is why FCCC has reviewed and reduced charges for the FINTEL cable landing station. CEO Joel Abraham [...]

2019-09-19T07:27:53-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

SubCom Achieves Qualification for High Fiber Count Cable

SubCom Achieves Qualification for High Fiber Count (HFC) Cable, Begins Manufacturing SubCom Press Release September 16, 2019 Factory upgrades and enhancements to manufacturing capabilities demonstrate SubCom’s ongoing commitment to quality and efficiency in technology, services, processes and management systems EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – SubCom, the leading global partner for undersea data transport, today announced several [...]

2019-09-16T13:55:49-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , |