According to news from REUTERS on Nov. 2, Alcatel-Lucent is weighing selling its submarine cable business and a unit that sells telephone systems to big companies as part of its effort to shore up its balance sheet. The construction of new submarine cable projects is slowing down, can Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks survive for the next investment surge?
Chunghwa Telecom and other three mainland operators China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom have completed the works on the Kinmen-Xiamen submarine cable system which in turn will be ready for service on August 21, 2012. The Kinmen-Xiamen submarine cable system becomes the first cable system linking Taiwan and Mainland China.
China Mobile announced on Tuesday to setup a Global Network Center in Hong Kong, located at the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate site. The Global Network Center will serve as the cable landing station in Hong Kong for the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable system.
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) announced on August 9 that it will start operation of the Asia Submarine-cable Express (ASE), a 40-gigabit-per-second (Gbps), ultra-low latency undersea cable connecting major cities in Asia on August 20. ASE will enhance NTT Com’s highly reliable global network services by boosting the capacity and strengthening the redundancy of its Asian cable networks.
Boston, MA – July 30, 2012 – Seaborn Networks announced that, in response to significant customer demand, its Seabras-1 submarine cable will now provide the first-ever direct route between the commercial and financial centers of Brazil and the United States.
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