News From Around The World Of Submarine Telecoms For The Week Of September 23-27

News from around the submarine telecoms industry.

Current Systems

Broadbased Communications, Dolphin Telecom Sign Distribution Deal
Broadbased Communications has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dolphin Telecom, a member of the ACE submarine cable consortium.

Data Centers

AARNet Goes Live with Cisco Subsea Data Center Interconnect Solution
Cisco and AARNet announced live traffic on the INDIGO subsea cable, connecting data centers in two countries for research and education.

MainOne Expands Data Center Footprint in Ghana
MainOne has announced the expansion of its data center brand, MDXi, into Accra, Ghana, in line with its ongoing West African expansion plans.

Future Systems

Norwegian Cable Receives Funding Approval from EFTA
Norwegian communications regulator Nkom said the EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) approved subsidies new submarine cable capacity.

Cable Landing Station Completed in Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast is set to get its first direct international telecommunications connection following the completion of a cable landing station

State of the Industry

Converge ICT Gets $250-M From US Equity Firm
Converge ICT has received a $250-million investment from US-based private equity Warburg Pincus to finance a Philippines nationwide expansion

RCom CEO Bill Barney Steps Down
Bill Barney has stepped down as the CEO of RCom. Barney will now focus entirely on the restructuring of Global Cloud Xchange (GCX).

Technology & Upgrades

Infinera Announces XR Optics for Transport Network
Infinera introduced XR optics, a point-to-multipoint coherent optical aggregation technology optimized for hub-and-spoke traffic patterns.

Cisco Demonstrates 26.4Tbps on MAREA Subsea Cable
Cisco announced the successful testing of its NCS 1004 platform over MAREA, the subsea cable system connecting the U.S. to southern Europe.