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FCC Formalizing “Team Telecom” Process

FCC Releases Draft Order Formalizing “Team Telecom” Process By Covington & Burling LLP, Lexology September 17, 2020 Last week, the Federal Communications Commission circulated a draft order that will formalize its coordination with what has been known as “Team Telecom”—the national security review process for foreign investments in U.S. telecommunications companies. The draft order, which the FCC [...]

2020-09-18T10:10:39-04:00September 18th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , |

Google, Facebook Dump Plans for US-Hong Kong Cable

Google, Facebook Dump Plans for US-Hong Kong Undersea Cable By Todd Shields, Bloomberg August 28, 2020 Google and Facebook Inc. dropped plans for an undersea cable between the U.S. and Hong Kong after the Trump administration said Beijing might use the link to collect information on Americans. But the companies quickly submitted a revised proposal that includes links [...]

2020-09-01T10:10:26-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , |

U.S.-Japan Dueling China for Influence in Indo-Pacific

U.S.-Japan Dueling China for Influence in Indo-Pacific Region By The Asahi Shimbun June 1, 2020 On a weekday afternoon, the square in front of the Kenya National Archives in the capital of Nairobi is teeming with people waiting for buses, young couples out on dates and others getting off work. Looming a few meters overhead, mushroom-like [...]

Team Telecom Formalized into New Committee

‘Team Telecom’ Formalized into New Committee; Increased Scrutiny of Chinese Involvement in US Telecommunications Services Continues By White & Case April 15, 2020 On April 4, 2020, President Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) establishing the ‘Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector’ (the Committee). The Committee replaces [...]

2020-04-16T12:00:16-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: State of the Industry|Tags: , , , , , , |

Google Approved to Use US-Taiwan Portion of PLCN

Google Set to Use US-Taiwan Undersea Cable By Chris Chang, Taiwan News April 9, 2020 TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved Google's plan to use a U.S.-Taiwan undersea telecommunications cable on Wednesday (April 9), but banned the section between the U.S. and Hong Kong. U.S. authorities allowed Google to operate [...]

2020-04-09T10:58:00-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]