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: , , , , |

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

Where In The World Are Those Pesky Cable Ships? July 2021 By Rebecca Spence July 23, 2021 What a difference a year makes! Last summer, very few announcements were made regarding submarine cable projects, and the first half of this year we’ve seen an outpouring of project milestones in the industry. In the last two [...]

2021-07-23T07:57:41-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , |

Regional Systems Issue 119 Analytics

Regional Systems Issue 119 Analytics By Kieran Clark July 23, 2021 Welcome to SubTel Forum’s annual Regional Systems issue. This month, we will take a brief look at system progress around the world and talk a little bit about some of the challenges the submarine telecoms industry faces in the various regional markets. The data [...]

2021-07-23T07:35:15-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Magazine|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]