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Google, Facebook Dump Plans for US-Hong Kong Cable

Google, Facebook Dump Plans for US-Hong Kong Undersea Cable By Todd Shields, Bloomberg August 28, 2020 Google and Facebook Inc. dropped plans for an undersea cable between the U.S. and Hong Kong after the Trump administration said Beijing might use the link to collect information on Americans. But the companies quickly submitted a revised proposal that includes links [...]

2020-09-01T10:10:26-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Justice Dept Opposes Google, Facebook Cable to HK

Justice Department Opposes Google, Facebook Cable Link to Hong Kong By John Hendel and Betsy Woodruff Swan, Politico June 17, 2020 A key group of Trump administration officials now formally opposes an effort involving Google and Facebook to activate an underwater cable network connecting the United States to Hong Kong. In a new filing staking [...]

U.S.-Japan Dueling China for Influence in Indo-Pacific

U.S.-Japan Dueling China for Influence in Indo-Pacific Region By The Asahi Shimbun June 1, 2020 On a weekday afternoon, the square in front of the Kenya National Archives in the capital of Nairobi is teeming with people waiting for buses, young couples out on dates and others getting off work. Looming a few meters overhead, mushroom-like [...]

Maintenance of Asia-America submarine cable completed, connectivity fully restored

Maintenance of Asia-America submarine cable completed, connectivity fully restored By Farah Adilla, New Straights Times April 21, 2020 TM said data connectivity to sites and servers hosted in Hong Kong and the US are now fully restored. KUALA LUMPUR: Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) says the planned preventive maintenance works by the consortium of operators which [...]

Team Telecom Formalized into New Committee

‘Team Telecom’ Formalized into New Committee; Increased Scrutiny of Chinese Involvement in US Telecommunications Services Continues By White & Case April 15, 2020 On April 4, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) establishing the ‘Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector’ (the Committee). The Committee replaces [...]

2020-04-16T12:00:16-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kumul Submarine Cable Network Lands in PNG’s Vanimo

Kumul Submarine Cable Network Lands in PNG's Vanimo By Telecompaper March 3, 2020 The Kumul submarine cable network (KSCN) has landed in West Sepik’s Vanimo in Papua New Guinea, The National reported. The project, part-funded by the Chinese government, signifies the cooperation between China and PNG governments, said a commercial counselor at the Chinese embassy [...]

2020-03-05T09:15:06-05:00March 5th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Google, Facebook to Activate PLCN Without Hong Kong

Google, Facebook to Activate Undersea Web Cable, Excluding China and Hong Kong By Joel Khalili, TechRadar February 7, 2020 Google and Facebook have filed to activate the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) between the US, the Philippines and Taiwan. The submarine internet cable network, announced in 2016, was originally billed as the first to connect [...]

2020-03-19T20:12:04-04:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

GDS Acquires Shanghai Site for Data Center Campus

GDS Announces Acquisition of Site in Shanghai for Major New Data Center Campus GDS Holdings Limited Press Release January 16, 2020 SHANGHAI, China, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GDS Holdings Limited (“GDS Holdings”, “GDS” or the “Company”) (GDS), a leading developer and operator of high-performance data centers in China, today announced that it has entered into a [...]

2020-01-17T02:19:16-05:00January 17th, 2020|Categories: Data Centers|Tags: , , , , |

Japan to Counter China Submarine Cable Presence

Japan's Government to Counter China's Submarine Cable Presence By the San Francisco Chronicle January 8, 2020 To counter a rapidly emerging Chinese presence in the submarine cable market, Japan intends to provide aid to companies exporting optical fiber submarine cables, The Yomiuri Shimbun has learned. While Japanese, U.S. and European firms have almost dominated the [...]

2020-01-08T13:57:18-05:00January 8th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

China-US Submarine Cables to Be Recovered

China-US Submarine Cables to Be Recovered By The World Link September 10, 2019 BANDON - The China-US submarine cables off Whiskey Run, just south of Cape Arago, are scheduled to be recovered this month by Mertech Marine, a global cable submarine telecommunication cable recycling company based in South Africa. Work was set to begin sometime [...]