According to NEC news today, the supply contract for the AAE-1 Hong Kong extension has come into force as of October 8, 2014. NEC Corporation was awarded of the contract earlier in this year to supply AAE-1 S1H segment, i.e. AAE-1 Hong Kong extension representing the Thailand-Vietnam- Hong Kong section of the AAE-1 cable network. With this milestone achievement, the AAE-1 consortium has proceed ahead for the implementation of the whole AAE-1 cable system, as the AAE-1 C&MA and supply contract with TE SubCom for the other segments of the AAE-1 cable system have come into force earlier as of April 15, 2014.
According to Vietnam news, AAG cable cut occured again on September 29, which was identified at about 68km from Hong Kong’s coast. While the repair of another AAG cable cut occured near the Vung Tau coast on September 15 is still going on.
AAG cable cut occurred somewhere near the Vung Tau coast at 11:41 pm on September 15, which slowed down Internet services offered by Viettel and VNPT, FPT and STP. This is the third cut on AAG cable system near the coast of Vietnam within the last one year. The frequent AAG cable cuts incur blames on its below-standard technical design.
According to Singtel press release on September 22, 2014, construction of the new Southeast Asia-Middle East-Western Europe (SEA-ME-WE 5) submarine cable system has started and the 20,000-kilometre system is expected to be Ready-for-Service by the second half of 2016.
According to the FCC notice on September 18, 2014, China Mobile (USA) Inc. has retained new counsel in its FCC 214 international license application proceeding. China Mobile (USA) filed for the FCC 214 international license on September 1, 2011 with reference number ITC-214-20110901-00289. Due to fears of spying, China Mobile’s FCC 214 license application has been pending by the FCC and Team Telecom for more than 3 years.
According to Capacity, China Telecom has expanded its network coverage in Europe through a new PoP in Telecity’s AMS 5 data centre in Amsterdam. According to China Telecom Global, China Telecom has established overseas subsidiaries or representative offices in 25 countries and regions, operates an extensive global network covering more than 40 overseas PoPs via high-speed terrestrial cables and submarine cables, with a total international transmission capacity of approximately 8000Gbps and international internet connection bandwidth of more than 2400Gbps.
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