The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) will be holding its 2015 Plenary over 28-30, April 2015 at Le Méridien Cyberport in Telegraph Bay, Hong Kong. With the central theme, Enhancing Submarine Cable Security and Co-operation in Balance with the Environment, the Plenary will provide a valuable meeting point for all sectors of the submarine cable industry to gather and exchange ideas in a region steeped in submarine cable history and rooted in 21st century technological development
On March 28, 2005, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China jointly issued Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. In the Vision and Actions, it iterates the Cooperation Priority on telecommunications industry that "We should jointly advance the construction of cross-border optical cables and other communications trunk line networks, improve international communications connectivity, and create an Information Silk Road. We should build bilateral cross-border optical cable networks at a quicker pace, plan transcontinental submarine optical cable projects, and improve spatial (satellite) information passageways to expand information exchanges and cooperation."
Huawei Marine Networks announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract by the government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to build the 290km Ceiba-2 Submarine Cable System expected to be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Seaborn Networks, Netell Telecom, and Citatel Dutos e Fibras Ópticas announced on Wednesday that Seaborn has acquired backhaul and metro fiber network capacity in the State of São Paulo from Netell and Citatel for Seaborn's Brazil-US subsea cable. This contracted capacity provides a diverse, dark fiber backhaul solution from Seaborn's cable landing station in Santos as well as a dark fiber, mesh network solution to Seaborn's points of presence in metro São Paulo.
Angola Cables hosted its Data Gathering Meeting (DGM) at Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC '15) on Tuesday, January 20. At this DGM, Angola Cables updated the latest progress about the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) and Monet submarine cable network (COTA).
According to a presentation delivered by the well-known lawyer Mr. Kent Bressie, who is specializing in telecommunications, foreign investment, and national security regulation, the table below lists the processing times for the FCC submarine cable landing license for some typical cables landing in the US.
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