China Unicom announced Thursday that it has signed an agreement with MPT to construct a submarine cable landing station in Ngwe Saung, Myanmar. And it was also unveiled that the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 (AAE-1) submarine cable will land at the Ngwe Saung cable landing station. The secrecy of the AAE-1 consortium has finally come to a show-up. The AAE-1 cable is definitely going to land in Myanmar and China Unicom will own and operate the AAE-1 cable landing station in Ngwe Saung, jointly with MPT.
According to Chinese news, China Unicom, the nation’s second largest mobile and fixed network operator, launched on Friday the China-Myanmar International (CMI) terrestrial cable system. The CMI terrestrial cable spans 1500 km from Ruili in the southwest China to Ngwe Saung Beach in the Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar. A launching ceremony was held at the same time in Nanning, the capital city of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in China, and Naypyidaw, the capital of Myanmar, with a live HD Video Conference running over the CMI cable system.
Orascom Telecom Media and Technology Holding S.A.E (OTMT) announced Wednesday the launch of service of MENA submarine cable system connecting Europe, Africa and Asia. OTMT’s subsidiary, MENA Submarine Cables Systems (MENA – SCS) has sent notification to the Egyptian Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) that the MENA Submarine Cable System is now fully operational.
Angola Cables S.A. announced Tuesday that it has signed a contract to build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) connecting Angola and Brazil, the world's first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic. The Supply Contract is awarded to NEC Corpotation.
FASTER Cable and New Cross Pacific (NCP) are two newly announced trans-pacific submarine cable systems, both deploying with the state-of-the-air 100G technology. As SMW5 and AAE-1 are competing in the South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe route, FASTER Cable and New Cross Pacific (NCP) are doing the same across the Pacific. With Google's leading as the Chair party of the Management Committee, the FASTER Consortium announced to build the 60 Tbps FASTER Cable in August. Consisting of five Asian carriers and one US-based company, the NCP consortium unveiled to build a new cable cross the Pacific, with a design capacity up to 80 Tbps. In this article, it is trying to compare the key features of the FASTER Cable and the New Cross Pacific (NCP) trans-pacific submarine cable system.
APG NOC opening ceremony is hosted by KT in Busan Cable Landing Station today. Korean officials from the Ministry of Information and Communications, Congress, and the Mayor of Busan City presented in the APG NOC opening ceremony. Executive representatives from the APG consortium members including China Unicom, China Telecom, China Mobile, Chunghwa Telecom and the APG cable system supplier NEC participated in the APG NOC opening ceremony.
- 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
- Google Invests in New Trans-Pacific FASTER Cable
- Hibernia Networks and TE SubCom Commence Manufacturing of Hibernia Express
- SEA-ME-WE 5 vs AAE-1
- SEA-ME-WE 5 Cable Map
- Alcatel-Lucent and NEC to Supply SEA-ME-WE 5 Cable System
- SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium Concludes Construction Agreement