News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of February 4-8

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

Cable Faults & Maintenance

Tonga Has Cable Connection to Outside World Restored
Tonga’s two-week period without a working subsea cable to Fiji has ended. The submarine cable connection was restored on Saturday.

Conferences & Associations

ICPC Announces 2019 Plenary Call for Papers
The ICPC (International Cable Protection Committee) has put out a Call for Papers for the upcoming Plenary on 14-16 May in San Diego.

Future Systems

Submarine Cable Project Starts in Solomon Islands
A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the commencement of the Coral Sea Cable System construction was held Tuesday in Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Sunshine Coast Starts Deployment of Submarine Cable Landing Station
The Sunshine Coast Council in Australia has announced that construction is underway on the AUD 6.6 million cable landing station.

Google Selects Equinix for Curie Cable Landing Station
Google has selected Equinix for its Los Angeles area cable landing station (CLS) supporting the Curie subsea cable system.

State of the Industry

Angola Cables Landing Station in Fortaleza Gains Tier III Certification
Angola Cables’ landing station in Fortaleza, Brazil, for the Monet cable has been awarded Tier III Certification by the Uptime Institute.

Technology & Upgrades

Huawei Marine Completes WACS Upgrade
Huawei Marine today announced completion of the West Africa Cable System (WACS) Upgrade II. The upgrade utilized 32x100G wavelengths.

Globacom Upgrading Glo 1 to 100G
In a bid to boost its data services and remain preferred data services provider, Globacom is upgrading its undersea cable, Glo 1.