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Facebook Eyes Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Reliance Jio

Facebook Eyes Multibillion-Dollar Stake in Reliance Jio By Anjli Raval, Tim Bradshaw and Benjamin Parkin, Financial Times March 24, 2020 Facebook is seeking to buy a multibillion-dollar stake in Reliance Jio, whose cut-price mobile internet service has attracted 370m Indians in just three years, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions. Facebook was [...]

2020-03-30T10:37:52-04:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|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: , , , , , , , |

Tillamook County Approves Facebook Jupiter Cable

Tillamook County Approves Facebook Jupiter Cable in Tierra Del Mar By Hilary Dorsey, The News Guard January 10, 2020 The Tillamook County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday, Jan. 9, 2-1 to uphold the Tillamook County Planning Commission’s similar use determination and decision to approve the installation of the Jupiter Cable System. This was the second [...]

2020-01-13T10:38:25-05:00January 13th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |

Facebook Riles Oregon Town With Plan for Cable

Facebook Riles Tiny Oregon Town With Plan for Undersea Cable By Andrew Selsky January 9, 2020 TIERRA DEL MAR, Ore. (AP) — A battle playing out in a tiny Oregon town with no stoplights or cellphone service is pitting residents against one of the world’s biggest tech companies. Locals in coastal Tierra del Mar are [...]

2020-01-09T11:41:08-05:00January 9th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |

NTT Subsea Cable Venture to Handle Surging Net Traffic

NTT Undersea Cable Venture to Handle Surging Net Traffic By Akane Okutsu, Nikkei December 12, 2019 TOKYO -- Japan's largest telecom company, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) will lay a new submarine cable connecting Myanmar and India amid surging demand for global internet links. The investment, worth around $400 million, will be undertaken with a [...]

2019-12-12T10:22:06-05:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Vote on Tierra Del Mar Cable Ends in Tie

Vote on Tierra Del Mar Cable Ends in Tie, Reconvene for Nov. 14 By Hilary Dorsey, Tillamook Headlight Herald November 6, 2019 The Tillamook County Planning Commission held a hearing on Oct. 24 to deliberate the request by property owner Edge Cable Holdings for conditional use approval and similar use determination to approve the installation [...]

2019-11-06T10:59:01-05:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

PLDT Invests P7 Billion for JUPITER Trans-Pacific Cable

PLDT Invests P7 Billion for New Trans-Pacific Cable to US, Japan By Ted Cordero, GMA News October 23, 2019 Telecommunications giant PLDT Inc. is investing $136.7 million or P7 billion in a trans-Pacific cable system linking to the US and Japan. In a statement on Wednesday, PLDT said the telco has finalized the technical and [...]

Seacom’s Link Between Joburg, Cape Town Is Live

Seacom’s 1TB Fibre Link Between Joburg, Cape Town Goes Live By Admire Moyo, ITWeb September 30, 2019 Pan-African undersea cable operator Seacom has lit up a 1TB fibre line connecting Johannesburg and Cape Town. This was revealed by Byron Clatterbuck, CEO of Seacom, in an exclusive interview with ITWeb on Friday. The fibre link was [...]

US, China Submarine Cable Row Worries DICT

US-China Submarine Cable Row Worries DICT By Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer August 30, 2019 The government’s plan to provide fast and inexpensive internet to millions of Filipinos is under threat after a report saying the United States may block a massive US-China submarine cable that will have branches in the Philippines emerged. The Department of [...]

Facebook Meets With Tierra Del Mar Residents

Submarine Cable: Facebook Meets With Tierra Del Mar Residents By Hilary Dorsey, Tillamook Headlight Herald August 26, 2019 Tierra Del Mar residents met with public officials and Facebook representatives earlier this month to discuss a proposed landing for a submarine cable. At issue was an application for a conditional use permit to land submarine fiber [...]