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: , , , , , |

The Frequent Cuts of Submarine & Underground Fiber

The Frequent Cuts of Submarine & Underground Fiber By Owusu Nyarko-Boateng, Adebayo Felix Adekoya, Asubam Weyori, Isaac Kofi Nti and Ening Philip May 28, 2021             Introduction The issue of protecting fiber cables has turned to be of international concern as more and more cables continue to get damaged. There [...]

2021-05-27T18:18:42-04:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , |

Portuguese Contribution for the EU Atlantic Data-Gateway Platform

Portuguese Contribution for the EU Atlantic Data-Gateway Platform By Manual Costa Cabral and Jose Sousa Barros May 27, 2021 Abstract This article elaborates on the concept of EU Data-Gateways Platform and how it relates to three main vectors: international connectivity (submarine cables), data centres and interconnection. The article details in particular the EU Atlantic Data-Gateway [...]

The Missing Link

The Missing Link By Greg Varisco and Dave Crowley May 27, 2021 For a majority of the world, digitization plays a huge part in our daily lives by keeping people and devices seamlessly connected.  Surprisingly, digital engagement in certain regions of the world is slow in developing ‘use cases’ as many obstacles hinder the development [...]

2021-05-27T11:54:50-04:00May 27th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , |

The Climate, Cables and Advocacy – An Opinion

The Climate, Cables and Advocacy – An Opinion By Kristian Nielsen May 26, 2021 Innovation has always been a tricky subject in our industry. Technologically speaking, new transmission materials, armoring methods, terminal equipment, and terminal equipment have seen tremendous transformations over the 170 some odd years we have been laying cables. As innovation has been [...]

2021-05-26T10:57:28-04:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , |

The Last (Active) Person Standing

The Last (Active) Person Standing The Forgotten Art of Active Supervisory and Its Relevance to SDM By Stuart Barnes May 26, 2021 Introduction Supervisory is a fundamental necessity for long haul amplified submarine links. Its primary application is for fault location in the event of a failure in the system, where it is imperative to [...]

2021-05-26T08:33:32-04:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , |

Optical Networks in Chile: Prepared For The Future

Optical Networks in Chile: Prepared For The Future By Patricio Boric and Italo Godoy May 26, 2021 Introduction The geographical and topological characteristics of Chile constitute a great obstacle for the development of telecommunications networks. Indeed, its long and thin territory plus the extreme southern region full of fjords and channels are unmatched in the [...]

2021-05-26T07:02:28-04:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , |

May 2021 Where In The World Are Those Pesky Cable Ships?

May 2021 Where In The World Are Those Pesky Cable Ships? By Rebecca Spence May 25, 2021 Welcome back to Where In The World Are Those Pesky Cableships! As noted back in March, the global fleet of vessels have been hard at work this year, as have several vessel repair companies. After finishing the final [...]

2021-05-25T18:10:39-04:00May 25th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , |

Southeast Asia: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities

Southeast Asia: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in a Time of Convergence By Sean Bergin and Chris De Josslin May 25, 2021 Nearly 10% of the world’s population live in South-East Asia. It’s an interesting, yet largely understood fragmented market, with significant potential upside given the developing nature of the economies within each country that within [...]