Lebanon Plans New International Fibre Cable

Lebanon Plans New International Fibre Cable By Telecompaper June 18, 2019 Lebanon has plans for a new Internet submarine cable to link the country to Europe, BusinessNews.com.lb reported. Minister of Telecommunications Mohamad Choucair said the aim is to boost the internet service locally and to turn Lebanon into a hub for internet distribution to countries [...]

Plan to Lay Cable Through Marianas Trench

Comments Sought on Plan to Lay Cable Through Marianas Trench By Saipan Tribune June 14, 2019 HONOLULU, Hawaii—RTI Solutions Inc. has requested a right-of-way permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to install a submarine fiber optic telecommunications cable connecting Japan, Guam, and Australia that would pass through the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. The cable, [...]

Fibre Optic Cable Driving Down Access Pricing in Zambia

Fibre Optic Cable Driving Down Access Pricing in Zambia – R&M By James Barton, Developing Telecoms June 12, 2019 Zambia is focusing on developing ICTs to spur growth in the digital economy, according to a new report from Research & Markets. Consumers have benefited from access to international submarine fibre optic cables within the landlocked [...]

2019-06-12T10:37:57-04:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook Oregon Coast Cable Angers Neighbors

Facebook’s New Oregon Coast Venture Angers Neighbors Left in the Dark: Steve Duin By Steve Duin, The Oregonian Jun 7, 2019 Tierra del Mar isn’t much of a destination, which has long been much of its charm. It’s a desolate beach on the Oregon coast, three unincorporated miles upwind from Pacific City. Tierra del Mar [...]

2019-06-10T10:56:22-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Vietnam Internet Back to Normal As Cable Fixed

Internet Back to Normal As Faulty Undersea Cable Fixed By Nguyen Quy, VNExpress June 8, 2019 The Internet has been fully restored in Vietnam after a fault in the Asia Pacific Gateway undersea cable system was fixed on Thursday. An Internet service provider said on Friday repair of the gateway that links Vietnam with its [...]

2019-06-10T10:24:46-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

Arctic Telecom Cable Initiative Takes Major Step Forward

Arctic Telecom Cable Initiative Takes Major Step Forward Cinia Press Release June 6, 2019 Cinia, the leading partner of the Cinia alliance, and MegaFon have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture to prepare the build of a submarine telecommunications cable across the Arctic Sea. The widely international project [...]

2019-06-06T09:53:42-04:00June 6th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

China’s Huawei to Sell Undersea Cable Business

China's Huawei to Sell Undersea Cable Business, Buyer's Exchange Filing Shows By Sijia Jiang, Reuters June 3, 2019 HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd plans to sell its undersea telecom cable business, showed a buyer’s filing on Monday, in its first major asset sale since the United States ratcheted up accusations of the [...]

2019-06-03T10:02:42-04:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Vietnam Internet Speed Affected as Cable Breaks

Vietnam Internet Speed Affected as Cable Breaks By Tien Phong/Dtinews, VietNamNet May 28, 2019 The Asia-Pacific Getaway (APG) Submarine cable from Vietnam to some Asian countries broke at 5.30 pm on May 27, affecting internet connections. The broken cable section is 132km away from Danang. The cause for the damaged cable as well as the [...]

2019-05-28T15:30:44-04:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , , |

Submarine Cable Almanac – Issue 30 Now Available!

Submarine Cable Almanac – Issue 29 Now Available! SubTel Forum Press Release May 17, 2019 Below you will find the link to the thirtieth edition of the Submarine Cable Almanac. Since the last issue, we have added two new systems and updated an additional twenty-five. You may also notice more of our continuous updates to [...]

2019-05-17T17:38:43-04:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Featured, SubTel Forum|Tags: , , , , |

Survey Work Starts on Manatua Cable Project

Survey Work Starts on Manatua Cable Project By Cook Islands News May 13, 2019 Work has commenced on the detailed marine survey for the 3500km route of the Manatua - One Polynesia fibre optic cable.  As well as Rarotonga and Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, the new cable will also connect Samoa, Niue, and Tahiti [...]