Alcatel-Lucent has signed a contract with a consortium composed of Spark New Zealand, Telstra and Vodafone to deploy the Tasman Global Access (TGA) undersea cable system that will connect New Zealand to Australia on a direct 2,300 km link.
Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, has signed an agreement to invest in the construction of the first direct subsea fiber optic cable between New York, USA, and Sấo Paulo, Brazil, on behalf of its clients. Partners Group is providing all of the equity financing for the project, Seabras-1, which is being developed by Seaborn Networks (Seaborn) and has a total project cost of approximately USD 500 million.
Huawei Marine Second Generation Repeater and Branching Unit Achieves Successful Sea Trial in the Atlantic Ocean
Huawei Marine, a global submarine network provider, today announced the successful completion of sea trials for its second-generation Repeater, RPT 1660 R2, and Branching Unit, BU 1650 R2.
Both innovative second-generation products were recently tested in the extreme winter conditions of the Atlantic Ocean on-board the Cable Innovator, the flagship of parent company Global Marine Systems Ltd. The trials took place off the Portuguese coastline, over a 30-day period in November 2014.
According to Vietnamnet, the AAG submarine cable was cut at 8:04 am on January 5, at a point about 117km from the landing station in Vung Tau. It seems Vietnam ISPs have improved their network diversity and restoration of internet traffic.
The magic power of 2014 seems a double-dealer on the submarine cable industry. It endowed the industry with an investment peak, secured funding for new cables with significant importance around the globe, across the Pacific, connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, linking Brazil to the US, Africa and Europe. On the other hand, it resulted in a disaster which is even worse than the one caused by the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. Here come the top stories of 2014.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald news, Telstra will acquire Asian-based telecommunications provider Pacnet for US$697 million (AU$857 million). The deal includes Pacnet's data centres throughout the region, including China, the EAC-C2C undersea cable system, the EAC-Pacific undersea cable system (which consists of two dedicated fiber pairs of the Unity undersea cable system). And Pacnet's IP VPN and data centre services in China would be of particular interest to Telstra. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to be completed by mid-2015.
- China Unicom Announces to Land AAE-1 Cable in Myanmar
- China-Myanmar International (CMI) Terrestrial Cable Launches for Service
- MENA Submarine Cable System Launches for Service
- Angola Cables Announces to Build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS)
- FASTER Cable vs New Cross Pacific (NCP)
- KT Celebrates APG NOC Opening
- NCP Consortium Announces the Signing of C&MA and Supply Contract
- NCP Consortium to Sign Agreements in October
- Google to Build Brazil-US Cable (COTA)
- PLDT Invests $2million in AAG 100G Upgrade
- AAG Upgrades with Ciena's 100G Technology
- Huawei Marine Begins Manufacturing of Far East Submarine Cable for Rostelecom
- AAE-1 Hong Kong Extension Agreements Come into Force
- AAG Cable Cut Again While Repairing
- AAG Cable Cuts Incur Blames on its Poor Design in Vietnam
- SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium Starts Project Construction
- China Mobile Retains New Counsel for FCC 214 License Application
- China Telecom Adds a New PoP in Amsterdam
- Microsoft Participates in Cable Games for Seabras-1
- Bangladesh Gets $44m Loan from IDB for SMW5