Google Curie Cable Connects US, Chile

Google’s Curie Undersea Cable Now Connects the US and Chile By Christine Fisher, Endgadget November 14, 2019 Curie, a 10,500-kilometer-long undersea cable, now connects Google data centers in the US and Chile. Today, Google announced that the fiber optic cable has been successfully installed and tested. It is expected to begin transmitting data in the [...]

2019-11-15T10:21:18-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Angola Cables, Nokia Trial Direct Route to USA

Angola Cables and Nokia Trial First Direct Optical Fiber Link Between Africa and the USA Angola Cables Press Release November 13, 2019 Trial successfully completed in a collaborative effort to provide a direct, low latency Trans-Atlantic path from Luanda to Boca Raton. AfricaCom, Cape Town, South Africa - Angola Cables and Nokia have announced that [...]

2019-11-14T09:12:13-05:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

OPIC to Support World’s Longest Subsea Telecommunications Cable

OPIC to Support World’s Longest Subsea Telecommunications Cable Overseas Private Investment Corporation Press Release November 5, 2019 Infrastructure will improve digital connectivity and embrace high-quality standards across Southeast Asia and the Pacific BANGKOK — The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, announced that it plans to work with Trans Pacific [...]

ASN Begins Construction of Southern Cross NEXT Cable

ASN Begins Construction of $350m Southern Cross NEXT Cable By Natalie Bannerman, Capacity September 16, 2019 Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has announced the construction of the $350 million Southern Cross NEXT cable. Once complete, the 13,700km cable will have landing points in Australia, Samoa. Kiribati, the US, Tokelau, Fiji and New Zealand. A consortium of [...]

Huawei Turns to Africa to Offset US Blacklist

Huawei Turns to Africa to Offset US Blacklist By France 24 June 9, 2019 As the US leads a drive for the West to shun Huawei over security fears, the Chinese tech giant has sought to strengthen its position in Africa, where it is already well-established. Huawei has taken a leading role in developing next-generation [...]

2019-06-10T11:20:56-04:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , |

Hawaiki Cable RFS And Commercial Launch

Hawaiki Transpacific Cable Ready-For-Service To Reshape Communications In The Pacific Hawaiki Cable Press Release July 20, 2018 Auckland, New Zealand - Independent telecommunications challenger, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP today commenced commercial operations for its 15,000 km fibre optic deep-sea cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States. The $US300 million Hawaiki Submarine Cable [...]

Southern Cross Cable Landing Station Prep Complete

Southern Cross Cable Landing Station Prep Complete By Corinne Reichert July 9, 2018 Southern Cross Cables has provided an update on its NEXT subsea cable system, with submarine cable construction company SubPartners having completed the landing arrangements in Sydney. SubPartners concluded work on horizontal directionally drilled bore and arrangements for beach man hole access in [...]

NEC To Build The Bay To Bay Express Cable System

NEC To Build The Bay To Bay Express Cable System NEC Press Release July 9, 2018 Tokyo, Japan – The Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE) consortium, composed of China Mobile International, Facebook and Amazon Web Services, signed an agreement with NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE:6701) to build a high performance submarine cable connecting Singapore, Hong [...]

Hawaiki Submarine Cable Rollout Completes

Hawaiki Submarine Cable Rollout Completes By Corinne Reichert April 23, 2018 The $350 million Hawaiki Transpacific Submarine Cable System has completed its final landing in American Samoa, with the United States territory to gain access to 200Gb of additional capacity from the cable. The final splice will be completed ahead of the 15,000km subsea cable, [...]

SAEx Pushing Ahead With SA, US Submarine Cable

SAEx Pushing Ahead With Multibillion-Rand SA, US Submarine Cable By Duncan McLeod April 23, 2018 The backers of a planned broadband cable system - SAEx - to connect South Africa with the US are pushing ahead with the project after a hiatus which saw the venture restructured as well as new technologies and routes chosen. [...]