Capacity revealed on Tuesday the shortlisted companies for the 2013 Global Carrier Awards.
The nominations for over 20 categories are listed below, and the winners will be announced at the Capacity Awards ceremony and gala dinner on Tuesday 19 November at the Okura Hotel in Amsterdam.
China has planed to establish regional telecommunications service center and international telecommunications hub in Urumqi, Xinjiang Province, according to the speech by SHANG Bing, Vice Minister of the MIIT, on the China – Eurasia Regional Telecommunications Exchange and Cooperation Forum on September 2, 2013. This is an effort for China to promote Eurasia network integration.
The State Council of China has issued the Broadband China Strategy and its Implementation Plan. As huge demands from China have driven the rising of commodity prices for oil, iron ore, etc., the demands on international cable capacity driven by the Broadband China Strategy may promote or at least uphold the prices for international capacity. The terrestrial and submarine cable industry, no matter manufacturers or capacity providers, will benefit from China's broadband strategy.
China issued series policies to boost information consumption. Following the Circular of the State Council on Printing and Distributing the Broadband China Strategy and its Implementation Plan (Documents of the State Council  No.31), the State Council issued Several Opinions of the State Council on Promoting Information Consumption and Boosting Domestic Demand (Documents of the State Council  No.32). Surprisingly, China's central government issued successively within one week two state policies on information sector. And the document will serve as a guidance for related Chinese companies to boost the information consumption.
According to the Circular of the State Council on Printing and Distributing the Broadband China Strategy and its Implementation Plan (Documents of the State Council  No.31) issued on 17 August 2013, China has promoted the Broadband China Strategy to a national strategy from a sector strategy.
Burma’s Internet users should expect delays in establishing connections for a period of about one month, after a disruption occurred with the SEA-ME-WE 3 underwater fiber cable that links the country with international cable networks, Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) announced on Wednesday.
- MPT, China Unicom Plan International Cable to Boost Internet Connectivity
- Huawei Marine and Globe Telecom Completes the Boracay and Palawan Submarine Cable System
- Southern Cross Completes 100G Upgrade with Ciena's Solution
- PC-1 Runs with 100G per Wavelength
- Myanmar to Boost International Telecommunications Capacity
- SJC Cable Ready for Service
- China Unicom Unveils AAE-1 Cable
- Tasman Global Access (TGA) Cable Tendered
- Project Express Cable Proceeds with New Vendor
- ECFS Consortium Selected Xtera for Upgrading its Caribbean Festoon Subsea Cable System
- Xtera Announces New Repeater for Subsea Cable Systems
- Huawei Marine Achieves Breakeven by Year-end of 2012
- GBI Cable Reaches Europe through Terrestrial Routes via Iraq and Turkey
- Cuba Trials Internet Traffic via its first Undersea Cable - ALBA-1
- Chinese Carriers Launch First Cable Across the Taiwan Strait — TSE-1
- Top Stories of 2012 on Submarine Cable Networks
- GBI - Cable of 2012
- Xtera Leads in Submarine Cable Network Upgrades
- Ciena to Provide 100G Network for FEA Upgrade
- TeleGeography: Global Bandwidth Pricing Trends