News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of July 15-19

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

SubTel Forum

Submarine Telecoms Forum Accredited as Continuing Education Provider
Submarine Telecoms Forum has been approved as an IACET Accredited Provider for Continuing Education – a first in the submarine fiber industry

Conferences & Associations

ASCON Seeks Collaboration With NCC for Protection of Submarine Cables
ASCON has requested for collaboration with the NCC towards protection of submarine fibre optic cables in the nation of Nigeria.

Current Systems

Coral Sea Cable Installed in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands
Vocus announced that the Coral Sea cable systemhas now been installed at the landing sites at both Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

Seacom to Double Capacity, Light up FibreCo Assets
Submarine cable operator Seacom is looking to double its capacity this year and looking to light up recently-acquired FibreCo assets in SA.

Future Systems

Seacom in Talks With Google Over Equiano Cable
Seacom CEO Byron Clatterbuck said that the company, is interested in acquiring capacity in Google’s new, high-capacity Equiano cable.

Huawei Marine ‘hasn’t Bid’ on Chile’s Transpacific Cable Project
Huawei Marine has not offered any bid for the feasibility study of Chile’s proposed trans-Pacific project connecting South America with Asia.

Equiano Subsea Cable to Be Landed on St Helena
St Helena Government is pleased to announce that it has issued a letter of intent to connect St Helena to the Equiano subsea cable project.

Installation for Rockabill Subsea Cable Begins Weekend
The main lay installation works for the Rockabill Subsea Cable will take place from tomorrow, Saturday 20 July, to Sunday 1 September.

State of the Industry

U.S. Congress Advances Cable, Tanker, and General Maritime Security Fleet Provisions
On July 12, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (H.R. 2500) which would reauthorize the existing Maritime Security Program and newly authorize similar programs for tank vessels and cable vessels.