NEC To Build A Transatlantic Cable

NEC To Build A Transatlantic Cable NEC Press release October 8, 2021 Tokyo – NEC Corporation(NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that it has been contracted by Facebook to build an ultra-high performance transatlantic subsea fiber-optic cable connecting the USA and Europe. Until recently, subsea cable was composed of 16 fiber pairs at most, but today, by [...]

2021-10-08T08:48:37-04:00October 8th, 2021|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , |

2Africa Extended To The Arabian Gulf, Pakistan and India

2Africa Extended to The Arabian Gulf, Pakistan and India Now the Longest Subsea Cable System in the World APO Press Release on behalf of Facebook September 28, 2021 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook (, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced today the addition [...]

Google And Facebook Announce Apricot Cable

Google And Facebook Announce Apricot Cable Stretching 7,500 miles between 6 Asian countries By Isobel Asher Hamilton August 16, 2021 Google has announced a new project to lay thousands of miles of undersea internet cable connecting six countries in East Asia. The project, called "Apricot," plans to lay 12,000 km (7,456 miles) of cable connecting [...]

2021-08-16T08:23:31-04:00August 16th, 2021|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |

Facebook and Amazon Hoping FCC Will Approve New Cable

Facebook and Amazon Hoping FCC Will Approve New Cable By David Shepardson August 15, 2021 WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) and Inc (AMZN.O) have asked the U.S. government for approval to operate a new undersea data cable between the Philippines and California after China Mobile (0941.HK) agreed to exit the plan, a government agency said on Friday. [...]

2021-08-16T14:02:53-04:00August 15th, 2021|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

ASN Has Started Building Bifrost System

ASN Has Started Building Bifrost System A new submarine telecommunications system that will connect Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Guam and the west coast of North America. ASN Press Release May 11, 2021 Joint build partners Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Limited (Keppel T&T), through a wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Midgard Holdings Pte. Ltd. (KMH), a subsidiary [...]

2021-05-11T13:31:13-04:00May 11th, 2021|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Facebook Withdraws From Hong Kong to US Cable

Facebook Withdraws From Hong Kong to US Cable Consortium of Facebook, Chinese companies pulls out of bid to build undersea internet cable between Hong Kong and US, citing Washington’s concerns Facebook spokesman says it has decided to withdraw application to Federal Communications Commission amid Washington’s concerns Last year, another undersea cable system proposed by Google [...]

2021-03-12T16:57:03-05:00March 12th, 2021|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , |

Facebook Drops Bay to Bay Express Cable

Facebook Drops San Francisco-Hong Kong Submarine Cable Amid Growing National Security Concerns By Intelligence Online September 14, 2020 Facebook has withdrawn its proposal for the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), according to a September 10 filing. The move comes just weeks after the social media giant abandoned the Hong Kong link of another trans-Pacific [...]

2020-09-14T10:45:22-04:00September 14th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , , , |

Facebook to Resume Drilling on Oregon Coast in January

Facebook Plans To Be Back Drilling On Oregon Coast In Tillamook County In January To Finish Undersea Cable Project By KXL-FM August 18, 2020 Tillamook County, Ore. – Fm News 101 KXL is following this developing story and bringing you the latest updates. We have a new statement from Facebook this afternoon clarifying their side [...]

2020-08-20T10:20:25-04:00August 20th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook Leaves Drilling Equipment During Cable Project

Facebook Leaves Behind Drilling Equipment During Undersea Cable Project By Hilary Dorsey, Tillamook Headlight Herald August 5, 2020 The Oregon Department of State Lands (DSL) announced in late July that Edge Cable Holdings, Inc., a subcontractor for Facebook, has notified them of drilling equipment that was left behind during the undersea fiber optic cable project [...]

2020-08-05T10:02:57-04:00August 5th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |