Back Reflection: The First Submarine Cable in North America

Back Reflection: The First Submarine Cable in North America 1982 Prince Edward Island - New Brunswick, Canada By Philip Pilgrim August 2, 2021 In alignment with this issue’s topic of “Regional Systems”, here is an account of the first regional submarine system in North America: Nearly 170 years ago, in November 1852, the first submarine [...]

2021-08-02T14:52:38-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , |

From Local Connectivity to Global Reach

From Local Connectivity to Global Reach The New Age of Communication By Dereck Cassidy August 2, 2021 In today’s economic environment and in the depths of a worldwide pandemic with home working now being the norm, the ability and need to stay connected is now more of a given need rather than a hope. However, [...]

2021-08-02T13:03:35-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , , |

THE Nordics: Connecting Sustainability In An Expanding EMEA

The Nordics: Connecting Sustainability In An Expanding EMEA By Merete Caubet July 30, 2021 Norway launched a strategy in 2018 toward becoming a data center destination market. Additional policy actions are expected this year through an update to the national strategy designed to increase investment in a rapidly expanding market. Vast surpluses of 100 percent [...]

Connecting Africa To The Global Econmy Is Paramount To Strengthening International Trade

Connecting Africa To The Global Economy Is Paramount To Strengthening International Trade By David Eurin July 30, 2021 Connecting Africa to the rest of the world and unleashing its workforce potential may just be the key to catapulting international trade and markets to a whole new level. This developing continent has the largest population of [...]

The New Unrepeatered Landscape

The New Unrepeatered Landscape And how to Get the Most Out of Your Infrastructure By Luca Possidente, Delphine Rouvillain and Maurizio Pizzi July 28, 2021 Unrepeated optical networks are a key and vital infrastructure in today's global communication landscape, supporting local and international economic growth by providing regional connectivity across both terrestrial and subsea links. [...]

PTC Academy: Executive Insight For Exceptional Leaders

PTC Academy: Executive Insight For Exceptional Leaders By Jacie Matsukawa July 28, 2021 Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) is excited to once again offer two live online training courses to help build the next generation of leaders in the ICT industry. The PTC Academy courses are designed to share key insights into business challenges and opportunities [...]

2021-07-27T14:00:48-04:00July 28th, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , , |

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: , , , , |