Subtel Forum’s Top 10 News Stories of 2020

With the end of the year upon us, it is time to take a look back at the world of submarine telecommunications. Below are the top 10 news stories posted by Subtel Forum in 2020.     1. APCN2 Submarine Cable Has Been Damaged Damage to the APCN-2 submarine cable is causing reduced Internet speeds, [...]

2020-12-30T17:43:44-05:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: SubTel Forum|Tags: , , , |

Could rising sea levels threaten our ability to communicate?

Biden and the Underseas Cable Underworld Massive internet cables may already be below water—but they can still drown. By Nitshia Pahwa December 30, 2020 This article is part of the Future Agenda, a series from Future Tense in which experts suggest specific, forward-looking actions the new Biden administration should implement. The internet is quite literally in [...]

PTC’21: New Realities Is All Online

PTC’21: New Realities Is All Online By Pacific Telecommunications Council October 27, 2020 PTC’21: New Realities from 17 to 20 January 2021 will now be held only online. A first-of-its-kind experience, PTC’s Annual Conference will embrace the opportunity for attendees and participants to gather as a virtual community, network, learn, and have some fun. As the strategic [...]

US State Dept Announces Clean Network Program

Announcing the Expansion of the Clean Network to Safeguard America’s Assets United States Department of State Press Release August 5, 2020 The Clean Network program is the Trump Administration’s comprehensive approach to guarding our citizens’ privacy and our companies’ most sensitive information from aggressive intrusions by malign actors, such as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). [...]

HK Govt Disappointed With US Submarine Cable Denial

HK Govt Disappointed With US Proposal to Deny Submarine Cable Link By The Star June 19, 2020 HONG KONG (Xinhua): The Hong Kong government on Thursday (June 18) expressed its disappointment with a US Department of Justice committee which recommended denying the Pacific Light Cable network connecting to Hong Kong. A spokesman of the Commerce [...]

2020-06-19T10:40:22-04:00June 19th, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

MainOne Starts Construction of MDXi Data Center

MainOne Commence Construction Work at MDXi Data Center in Appolonia City MainOne Press Release May 28, 2020 When completed, it will deliver best in class facility uptime and operational performance at very efficient shared services cost for hosting and operating core IT infrastructure and services ACCRA, Ghana /APO Group/ -- Consistent with the announcement of [...]

2020-05-29T14:11:48-04:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Data Centers|Tags: , , , , , |

HAWAIKI, ASH, ASTCA Form Pacific Broadband Alliance

HAWAIKI, ASH and ASTCA Join to Form New Broadband Alliance in the Pacific Hawaiki Press Release May 28, 2020 New alliance to future-proof Pacific connectivity and boost capacity for American Samoa Pacific business and communities secure valuable peace of mind Agreement lays foundations for further collaboration between Hawaiki and regional carriers AUCKLAND, New Zealand - [...]

The New Normal for Operators and Businesses

The New Normal for Operators and Businesses By Mattias Fridström May 18, 2020 Today the telecoms industry has become a truly global business unlike any other, with few borders. In recent times, the importance of the networks has been illustrated to every business and citizen, as data centres and fibre networks across the globe work [...]

The Porthcurno Story

The Porthcurno Story By Gareth Parry May 18, 2020 Four years ago, we celebrated the anniversary of the first successful trans-Atlantic telegraph cable. That was a huge achievement in itself and it also gave confidence to investors and Victorian entrepreneurs to embark on under-sea cable projects in the Far East. John Pender (later Sir John [...]