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Justice Dept Opposes Google, Facebook Cable to HK

Justice Department Opposes Google, Facebook Cable Link to Hong Kong By John Hendel and Betsy Woodruff Swan, Politico June 17, 2020 A key group of Trump administration officials now formally opposes an effort involving Google and Facebook to activate an underwater cable network connecting the United States to Hong Kong. In a new filing staking [...]

Africa Telcos Threatened As Facebook, Google Plan Cable

Telcos Threatened As Facebook, Google Plan Subsea Cable By Punch Nigeria June 8, 2020 Telecoms operators have expressed worry that the unchecked deployment of undersea cables and fibre optic infrastructure in Nigeria will threaten their survival. They said that free access to Internet services that Over The Top players such as Facebook offered was a [...]

Sparkle Adds Fiber Pair on Google Curie Submarine Cable

Sparkle Adds Fiber Pair on Google’s Curie Submarine Cable to Its Assets in the Pacific Sparkle Press Release May 6, 2020 Rome - Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the enhancement of its American backbone boosting its Pacific routes with a new fiber pair on Curie [...]

2020-05-06T10:35:50-04:00May 6th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Israel to Participate in Google Cable Project

Israel to Play Key Role in Giant Google Fiber Optic Cable Project By Amitai Ziv, Haaretz April 14, 2020 Israel will soon have a critical place on Google’s expanding global fiber optic network. The U.S. technology giant is planning a cable called Blue-Raman (the latter half named after the Indian Nobel Prize laureate Venkata Raman) [...]

2020-04-14T14:12:19-04:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Google Approved to Use US-Taiwan Portion of PLCN

Google Set to Use US-Taiwan Undersea Cable By Chris Chang, Taiwan News April 9, 2020 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Google's plan to use a U.S.-Taiwan undersea telecommunications cable on Wednesday (April 9), but banned the section between the U.S. and Hong Kong. U.S. authorities allowed Google to operate [...]

2020-04-09T10:58:00-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Orange, Telxius to Support the Google Dunant Cable

Orange and Telxius Are Teaming up on Dunant Submarine Cable, a Google Project, to Provide Each Other With Terrestrial Backhaul Extensions in France and in the Us Telxius Press Release February 18, 2020 MADRID, Spain - Orange, one of world’s leading telecommunications operators, and major investor in over 40 submarine cables has teamed up with [...]

2020-02-18T09:45:38-05:00February 18th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|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: , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , |

JGA-S Cable System Lands in Sydney, Australia

Japan-Guam-Australia Cable System Lands in Sydney, Australia RTI Connectivity Press Release December 4, 2019 The Sunshine Coast’s Branch Enables Essential Diversity Singapore – RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI) announced today that the Japan-Guam-Australia South Cable System’s (JGA-S) main lay between Sydney, Australia and Piti, Guam is fully underway following last week’s remarkable landing in Sydney, [...]

Google Curie Cable Connects US, Chile

Google’s Curie Undersea Cable Now Connects the US and Chile By Christine Fisher, Endgadget November 14, 2019 Curie, a 10,500-kilometer-long undersea cable, now connects Google data centers in the US and Chile. Today, Google announced that the fiber optic cable has been successfully installed and tested. It is expected to begin transmitting data in the [...]

2019-11-15T10:21:18-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |