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 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.
- 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
- Google Invests in New Trans-Pacific FASTER Cable
- Hibernia Networks and TE SubCom Commence Manufacturing of Hibernia Express