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 [...]

Facebook, Jupiter Cable Public Hearing on Sep. 5

Public Hearing for Tierra Del Mar Facebook/ Cable Edge Project Set for Sep. 5 By Tillamook Headlight Herald August 16, 2019 There will be a public hearing by the Tillamook County Planning Commission to discuss issues facing Tierra Del Mar with the Facebook Industrial Drilling Project. The community is encouraged to attend and speak up [...]

2019-08-16T09:54:18-04:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Omantel Supports Google, OSA Foundation Subsea Fiber School

Omantel Supports Google and OSA Foundation’s Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School Omantel Press Release August 7, 2019 Muscat, Sultanate of Oman – Omantel, a global player in the integrated telecommunications market, is a key supporter of the Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School, presented by Google and the OSA Foundation. It runs until [...]

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable By Duncan McLeod, Tech Central July 17, 2019 Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck said on Wednesday that the company, which built the first subsea broadband cable along Africa’s east coast 10 years ago, is interested in acquiring capacity in Google’s new, high-capacity Equiano cable along the west coast [...]

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: , , , , , |

KT Unit Wins SubCom Submarine Cable Project

KT Unit Wins SubCom's Submarine Cable Project By Kim Eun-jung March 11, 2019 SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- The submarine cable construction subsidiary of South Korean telecom company KT Corp. said Monday it has clinched a contract worth 9 billion won (US$7.9 million) to build part of a cross-border undersea cable system for a TE [...]

2019-03-11T16:01:52-04:00March 11th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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, [...]