ASN, Facebook Introduce Aluminum Conductor in Fiber Cable

Alcatel Submarine Networks and Facebook First to Introduce Aluminium Conductor in Optical Fiber Cable for More Cost-effective Submarine System Alcatel Submarine Networks Press Release January 20, 2019 PTC 2019, Honolulu, US and Paris, France – Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) announced today the commercial availability of aluminium conductor cable for optical fiber submarine systems, after an [...]

Microsoft, Facebook Test 400G Across Marea

First 400G Transmission Across 6,600km Trans-Atlantic Marea Cable Using Acacia Communications AC1200 Coherent Module Acacia Communications Press Release December 13, 2018 Achieves Spectral Efficiency of 6.41 b/s/Hz MAYNARD, Mass., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Acacia Communications (NASDAQ: ACIA), today announced the first 400G single carrier DWDM transmission on the 6,600 km Marea submarine cable between Virginia Beach, [...]

China Telecom Philippines to Hong Kong Cable Link Eyed

China Telecom PH-HK cable link eyed By Miguel R. Camus, Inquirer.net November 21, 2018 China Telecom, the state-run firm that joined the consortium that won the Duterte administration’s third telco initiative, announced a plan to build a submarine cable to the Philippines as part of an offer to improve the quality of internet services and [...]

2018-11-21T11:13:44-05:00November 21st, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

GlobeNet, Facebook to Bring New Cable to Argentina

GlobeNet and Facebook Bring New Submarine Cable to Argentina GlobeNet Press Release September 5, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL and Menlo Park, CA – GlobeNet, the leading, fastest growing wholesale provider of telecom infrastructure in the Americas, and Facebook, announce today that they have begun construction of the new submarine cable system GlobeNet announced in May. GlobeNet and [...]

2018-09-05T09:27:02-05:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

NEC To Build The Bay To Bay Express Cable System

NEC To Build The Bay To Bay Express Cable System NEC Press Release July 9, 2018 Tokyo, Japan – The Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE) consortium, composed of China Mobile International, Facebook and Amazon Web Services, signed an agreement with NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE:6701) to build a high performance submarine cable connecting Singapore, Hong [...]

HAVFRUE Consortium, TE SubCom Announce Project CIF

HAVFRUE Consortium, TE SubCom Announce Project CIF TE SubCom Press Release January 22, 2018 EATONTOWN, New Jersey – TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company (NYSE: TEL) and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, with a consortium including Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, Facebook and Google, today announced that a contract has come into force [...]

2018-01-26T11:57:47-05:00January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alcatel Submarine Networks, HKA Consortium To Build Trans-Pacific System

Alcatel Submarine Networks, HKA Consortium To Build Trans-Pacific System Nokia Press Release January 22, 2018 Honolulu, Hawaii - The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a turnkey contract for the deployment of the Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) submarine cable network, which will span more than 13,000 kilometers. This new open cable [...]

Bulk Infrastructure, Facebook Partner On Mermaid Cable

By Harald Berglihn, DN Investor December 26, 2017 A Norwegian company collaborates with Facebook, among others, to build and own the Mermaid Cable that extends from the United States to Denmark. Norway has the opportunity to connect. We hereby become the first data center provider with its own transatlantic fiber cable, says Peder Nærbø (48). [...]

2018-01-02T11:09:13-05:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |

PLDT To Expand Capacity To 8.4 Tbps By End 2019

By PLDT Press Release November 16, 2017 By end-2017, the total capacity of PLDT international submarine cable links (including non-Philippines terminating) will reach 4.497 Terabits per second (Tbps). This is a nearly 140% increase in capacity from end-2015, when total capacity stood at 1.889 Tbps. Moreover, further expansion programs to meet expected rapid growth in [...]

2017-11-17T10:51:41-05:00November 17th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Facebook, Philippines Partner For Faster Internet

By Mark Milan Macanas, TechPinas November 15, 2017 According to PCOO, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) has just launched a landmark project called Luzon Bypass Infrastructure, with Facebook slated as the first party to utilize the infrastructure. The project entails build an ultra high speed information highway that will greatly improve [...]

2017-11-15T13:19:08-05:00November 15th, 2017|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , |

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