According to the FCC notice on September 18, 2014, China Mobile (USA) Inc. has retained new counsel in its FCC 214 international license application proceeding. China Mobile (USA) filed for the FCC 214 international license on September 1, 2011 with reference number ITC-214-20110901-00289. Due to fears of spying, China Mobile’s FCC 214 license application has been pending by the FCC and Team Telecom for more than 3 years.
According to Capacity, China Telecom has expanded its network coverage in Europe through a new PoP in Telecity’s AMS 5 data centre in Amsterdam. According to China Telecom Global, China Telecom has established overseas subsidiaries or representative offices in 25 countries and regions, operates an extensive global network covering more than 40 overseas PoPs via high-speed terrestrial cables and submarine cables, with a total international transmission capacity of approximately 8000Gbps and international internet connection bandwidth of more than 2400Gbps.
According to Seaborn Networks, Microsoft has been on board as the foundational customer for Seabras-1 and fully participates in the Seabras-1 cable system. In the meanwhile, Seaborn Networks announced to increase the capacity of the Seabras-1 by 50%. Seaborn Networks achieved a big step toward bringing up the US-Brazil submarine cable connecting New York and São Paulo.
According to The Daily Star, Bangladeshi government signed on Monday a Tk 340 crore ($44 million) loan contract with Islamic Development Bank (IDB) for the construction of SEA-ME-WE 5 (SMW5), the second submarine cable linking Bangladesh. Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Ltd (BSCCL) is a member of the SMW5 Consortium which signed a construction and maintenance agreement in March.
Announced on Monday, a consortium comprising of Google and other five companies have signed commercial agreements to build and operate FASTER, a new Trans-Pacific cable system. The FASTER cable system will connect the US West Coast to Chikura and Shima in Japan. The FASTER cable system is estimated to cost approximately USD $300 million.
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, announced on Monday the commencement of the new Hibernia Express submarine cable system.
The 4,600 km cable will provide the lowest-latency fiber-optic path between New York and London, connecting Halifax, Nova Scotia and Brean, UK, with terrestrial fiber to extend connectivity to the major metro areas.
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