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Mertech Marine Recovers Bermuda-US-1

Mertech Marine Recovers Decommissioned Submarine Cable Bermuda-US-1 Mertech Marine Press Release July 30, 2020 Cape Town, South Africa – After purchasing the remaining submerged section of the decommissioned Bermuda-US-1 (BUS-1) cable connecting Bermuda to the United States, Mertech Marine announces that it has recovered cable from the oceans depths. From as deep as 5,205 meters [...]

2020-07-30T13:38:56-04:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

Fugro Starts Shallow Water Survey for 2Africa

Fugro Starts Shallow Water Survey for 2Africa Fiber-Optic Cable Project By Marine Technology July 30, 2020 Offshore surveyor Fugro has kicked off its shallow water campaign for the “2Africa” subsea fiber-optic cable project. The cable project, once completed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe and deliver more than the total [...]

2020-07-30T10:16:55-04:00July 30th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , |

ICPC Appoints New General Manager

International Cable Protection Committee Appoints New General Manager International Cable Protection Committee Press Release July 29, 2020 LYMINGTON, United Kingdom--(BUSINESS WIRE)--After a thorough selection process from candidates within the global and wide-ranging submarine telecommunications and power cable industries, the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC), the world’s leading submarine cable protection organisation, announces the appointment of its new [...]

2020-07-29T14:34:51-04:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Conferences & Associations|Tags: , , , |

Southern Cross NEXT Hermosa Beach Landing Approved

Southern Cross Next Cable Project Gets Green Light for Hermosa Beach Landing By Leon Spencer, Reseller News July 28, 2020 The Southern Cross Cable Network’s Next cable system is set to touch down at Hermosa Beach, California, after the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a landing license for the network. The approval will [...]

Somalia Internet Restored Temporarily

Somalia Internet Restored Temporarily, As Ministry Asks Operators to Be More Vigilant By Horn Observer July 27, 2020 (Mogadishu – July 27, 2020) Internet service has temporarily been restored to South and Central Somalia after Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) remotely switched on the branching unit by re-configuring the power set-up temporarily as Sudan [...]

2020-07-28T10:19:57-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Cable Faults & Maintenance|Tags: , , , , |

Google Announces Grace Hopper Submarine Cable

Announcing the Grace Hopper Subsea Cable, Linking the U.S., U.K. And Spain By Google July 28, 2020 Today, 98% of international internet traffic is ferried around the world by subsea cables. A vast underwater network of cables crisscrossing the ocean makes it possible to share, search, send, and receive information around the world at the [...]

2020-07-28T09:46:07-04:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Duterte Threatens to Shut Down Globe, Smart

Duterte Threatens to Shut Down Globe, Smart By Aika Rey, Rappler.com July 27, 2020 In his 5th State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 27, President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to close down telco giants Globe Telecom and Smart Communications, unless their services improve by December. Duterte talked about taking public utilities – "whether it [...]

2020-07-27T09:34:14-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Businesses in Batam Cheer News of SEZs

Businesses in Batam Cheer News of SEZs By Arlina Arshad, The Straits Times July 25, 2020 Amid the economic doom and gloom, businesses in Indonesia's Batam Island have something to cheer about after a top investment council gave the nod to the development of two special economic zones (SEZs) worth 22.2 trillion rupiah (S$2.1 billion). [...]

2020-07-27T09:26:28-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Aga Khan Bids to Buy Fibre Cable Seacom

Aga Khan Bids to Buy Fibre Cable Seacom By Frankline Sunday, The Standard July 25, 2020 The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (Akfed) has made a bid to fully acquire Africa’s premier fibre optic undersea cable firm, Seacom, in a move set to realign the regional broadband market. According to an inquiry notice from [...]

2020-07-27T09:19:09-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Infinera Upgrades Capacity on MainOne for Orange

Infinera Boosts Spectrum Capacity on West African MainOne Submarine Cable for Orange Infinera Press Release July 27, 2020 Sunnyvale, Calif. – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced today that Orange deployed spectrum capacity with Infinera’s submarine solution on its MainOne submarine cable, a new network built to provide large-scale international capacity to support the development of a [...]

2020-07-23T10:23:01-04:00July 27th, 2020|Categories: Technology & Upgrades|Tags: , , , , , |