Connecting More Pacific Islands During Covid

Connecting More Pacific Islands During Covid By John Hibbard July 27, 2021 The Pacific Ocean has a total of twenty-two (22) designated Pacific Island Nations/Countries (PICs). Of these five (5) do not yet have cable connections. With the development of the Southern Cross NEXT (SX NEXT) cable, the opportunity arose to provide two of these [...]

Reinventing International Dark Fiber

Reinventing International Dark Fiber By Fredrik Hane July 27, 2021 As anyone who reads this publication knows, the explosion in data traffic around the world is pushing many fiber backbones to their limits. However, the surging demand for dark fiber, both on short-haul and long-haul stretches, cannot be explained merely as a function of increasing [...]

The Missing Pacific Link 

The Missing Pacific Link By Paul McCann July 26, 2021 There are three primary island hubs for submarine cables in the Pacific Ocean – Hawaii, Guam and Fiji. Being centres for concentration and distribution of traffic, you might expect that these hubs would be linked together to provide the resiliency and connectivity to exploit the [...]

2021-07-26T10:32:52-04:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , |

How Do Subsea Cables in Frozen Regions Work?

How Do Subsea Cables in Frozen Regions Work? By Rachel Justis July 26, 2021 Subsea cables have been around for over 150 years as a technological means of communication across the globe. In their initial form, they were used for sending telegrams. Nowadays, they serve as connective transmitters for telecommunications. They are noted as crucial [...]

2021-07-26T09:59:33-04:00July 26th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , |

From Dreams to Reality

From Dreams to Reality Surge in Subsea Cable Connectivity in the Pacific Islands By George Samisoni July 22, 2021 Introduction The small Pacific Island nations of Niue, Tokelau and Christmas Island each have a population of less than 2000. Niue is now connected to a subsea cable, whilst the Tokelau and Christmas Island will experience [...]

2021-07-22T10:54:36-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |

The Middle Eastern Advantage

The Middle Eastern Advantage Why the Region’s Providers Are Best Suited to Support Global Connectivity By Cengiz Oztelcan July 22, 2021 As organisations in all corners of the globe seek to pursue digital transformation, the importance of super-fast, super-reliable connectivity networks is at an all-time high. Businesses must be able to connect to different global [...]

2021-07-20T16:12:42-04:00July 22nd, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , |

Unrepeatered Systems: A View of the Sea

Unrepeatered Systems: A View of the Sea By Anders Ljung and Rebecca Spence July 21, 2021  Unrepeatered cables form an important part of submarine connectivity, but have largely gone unscrutinised by the industry, mostly due to their simple design and distance limitations. Unrepeatered links were the original ‘Open Systems’ owing mainly to their passive nature, [...]

6 Questions with Sanjai Parthasarathi

6 Questions with Sanjai Parthasarathi Talking Technology Trends with  II-VI Incorporated’s Chief Marketing Officer By Sanjai Parthasarathi July 21, 2021 Sanjai Parthasarathi joined II-VI in 2013 and has been the Chief Marketing Officer since 2019. Previously, Dr. Parthasarathi was Vice President, Product Marketing and Strategy, for II-VI Photonics since 2015. Prior to II-VI, he served [...]

2021-07-21T07:10:26-04:00July 21st, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , |

Open Cables: From Close to Open Cable Systems

Open Cables: From Close to Open Cable Systems By Vincent Gatineau and Geoff Bennett May 28, 2021 There are over 400 submarine communication cables deployed under the seas and oceans of the world today.  With a typical cable having an engineering design life of at least 25 years, it’s not surprising that a given cable [...]

2021-05-28T12:42:29-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , |

As System Capacity Appears To Keep On Growing

As System Capacity Appears To Keep On Growing and Growing, Is It Time We Asked: 'How Big is Too Big' By John Tibbles May 28, 2021 Subsea cables have seen an explosive increase in their capacity capability and build the biggest system a sensible objective. But is that sustainable or have we reached a point [...]

2021-05-28T12:06:28-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , |