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Japan, US and Australia to Finance Palau Cable

Japan, US and Australia to Finance Undersea Cable for Palau By Yohei Hirose, Nikkei Asia October 28, 2020 TOKYO -- Japan, the U.S. and Australia will finance the connection of a submarine internet cable to the Pacific island nation of Palau, Nikkei has learned, in a project meant as a counterweight to China's growing economic influence [...]

2020-10-29T10:48:39-04:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , , , |

Seaborn Deploys Infinera on AMX-1 Cable Segment

Seaborn Deploys Infinera to Launch AMX-1 Submarine Network Services Connecting US and Brazil Seaborn and Infinera Press Release October 20, 2020 Sunnyvale, Calif. and Boston – Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) and Seaborn Networks (Seaborn), a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine fiber optic cable systems, announced today the launch of new submarine network services on Seaborn’s AMX-1 submarine [...]

2020-10-21T10:24:54-04:00October 21st, 2020|Categories: Current Systems|Tags: , , , , , , |

Feds Will Invest $46.5m to Boost Internet in Coastal Alaska

Feds Will Invest $46.5m to Boost High-Speed Internet in Coastal Alaska By Jacob Resneck, CoastAlaska October 14, 2020 The federal government announced it’s investing $46.5 million to bring high-speed internet to communities across coastal Alaska. That’s expected to improve internet speeds in Southeast Alaska and out as far as the Aleutians. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny [...]

2020-10-19T10:13:08-04:00October 19th, 2020|Categories: Future Systems|Tags: , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |