Indonesia Completes East Palapa Ring Project

Indonesia Announces Completion of East Palapa Ring Project By Fiber Optic Social Network October 16, 2019 Indonesian Government authorities on Monday, 14 October 2019 announced the completion of its ambitious fiber optic project (Palapa Ring Project) to connect the under-developed regions of the country’s east, including the restive region of Papua. The telecommunication network containing [...]

Submarine Telecoms Industry Report Issue 8 Now Available

2019-20 Submarine Telecoms Industry Report Is Now Available By SubTel Forum Press Release October 15, 2019 Sterling, Virginia - SubTel Forum is pleased to announce that the 2019-20 edition of the Submarine Telecoms Industry Report is now available! READ THE INDUSTRY REPORT NOW   We are thrilled that the Secretary General of the International [...]

SubCom Achieves Qualification for High Fiber Count Cable

SubCom Achieves Qualification for High Fiber Count (HFC) Cable, Begins Manufacturing SubCom Press Release September 16, 2019 Factory upgrades and enhancements to manufacturing capabilities demonstrate SubCom’s ongoing commitment to quality and efficiency in technology, services, processes and management systems EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – SubCom, the leading global partner for undersea data transport, today announced several [...]

2019-09-16T13:55:49-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , , |

Fiber Cable Through Marianas Trench Approved

Final Environmental Assessment and Permit for Cable Through Marianas Trench Marine National Monument U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Press Release September 13, 2019 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized an environmental assessment and issued a permit for a submarine fiber optic telecommunications cable to pass through the Trench Unit of the Marianas Trench [...]

Mark Boxer of OFS Honored for Fiber Industry Excellence

Mark Boxer of OFS Honored for Fiber Industry Excellence OFS Press Release June 3, 2019 Orlando, FL — Mark Boxer, Applications Engineering Manager of OFS, received the Photon Award for excellence in the fiber industry. At its Fiber Connect show in Orlando, Florida, the Fiber Broadband Association honored two extraordinary organizations and one individual for [...]

Chile Inaugurates Southern Fiber System

Chile Inaugurates Southern Fiber System, Launches New Digital Divide Plan By Telecompaper May 29, 2019 Chilean president Sebastian Pinera has inaugurated the country’s Fibra Optica Austral (FOA) southern fibre project and presented a new plan to reduce the country’s digital divide at an event in Puerto Montt. The president was joined by executives of Huawei [...]

Kenya to Invest $59 mln in DARE Fiber Optics System

Kenya to Invest $59 mln to Connect to the Dare Fiber Optics System By Ecofin Agency May 28, 2019 Kenya plans to invest $59 million to increase its data capabilities. This fund will be used to deploy an extension of the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE). The submarine sensor required to determine the path of this [...]

2019-05-29T09:56:12-04:00May 29th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Nunavik’s KRG Hopes to Begin Fiber Installation This Year

Nunavik’s KRG Hopes to Begin Fibre Optic Installation This Year By Sarah Rogers, Nunatsiaq News March 7, 2019 TheKativik Regional Government says it’s moving onto its next step to bring a fibre optic network to Nunavik, with the installation of the fibre cable planned for this summer. The KRG’s plan to bring high-speed internet to [...]

2019-03-08T10:46:44-04:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

OSA, Google to Collaborate on Subsea Fiber School

The OSA Foundation Announces Collaboration With Google for Subsea Optical Fiber Communications School OSA Foundation Press Release March 7, 2019 WASHINGTON--The OSA Foundation (OSAF) is pleased to announce the inaugural Subsea Optical Fiber Communications International Summer School The program, created by OSAF and Google, highlights the expanding and exciting field of subsea optical fiber communications [...]

Xtera, UCL Demonstrate Record 74.38 Tbit per Fiber

Xtera and UCL Demonstrate a Record 74.38 Tbit/S per Fiber Transmission over Transoceanic Distances Xtera Press Release February 28, 2019 ALLEN, DALLAS and LONDON – Xtera®, a provider of innovative subsea fiber optic technology, today demonstrates the benefits of its advanced and novel approach to subsea line design by transmitting 74.38 Tbit/s over a transatlantic distance [...]