DALLAS, TEXAS, USA – (April 22, 2013) – Xtera Communications, Inc. (“Xtera”), a leading global provider of optical networking solutions, today announced the launch of a next-generation optical repeater for subsea cable systems. This enhances Xtera’s well-established portfolio of solutions for subsea cable systems, putting Xtera in a position to offer a range of elements on a full turnkey basis that will allow service providers to build high performance and highly reliable submarine cable systems with significantly improved reach and capacity.
[Tian Jin, China, April11th. 2013]: Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd. (Huawei Marine) announces first profitable year.
Although a relatively new supplier with large investment plans in the early years, Huawei Marine achieved breakeven at the end of 2012 after only four years of operation, passing a huge internal milestone and priding ourselves in successfully offering competitive solutions to our Customers.
Renesys analyst Mr. Doug Madory found earlier this month that Cuba had activated Internet traffic via its first undersea cable “Alternativa Bolivariana para los Pueblos de nuestra América" （ALBA-1）landed at Siboney beach, Santiago de Cuba and linking Cuba, Jamaica and Venezuela. And as reported by FOXNEWS, Cuba's state telecom monopoly confirmed on January 24 that the island's first hard-wired Internet connection to the outside world has been activated, but said it won't lead to an immediate increase in access.
China Unicom leads several Chinese carriers launching today the Taiwan Strait Express 1 (TSE-1) submarine cable, the first communication cable directly connecting Taiwan Island and Mainland China, linking Tanshui and Fuzhou across the Taiwan Strait with a 270 km cable. China Mobile, Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan Mobile (TFN), and Far EasTone Telecommunications (NCIC), and Taiwan International Gateway(TIGC) are the other members of the TSE-1 consortium. China Telecom has not confirmed to invest in the TSE-1 cable yet.
Following the first edition of the Top Stories on Submarine Cable Networks, I'd like to share herein its second edition, the top stories of 2012 on Submarine Cable Networks.
1. No disaster, a rather healthy year.
In 2012, global submarine cable networks run rather healthy.
Unlike in the former years, such as Japan earthquake and tsunami in 2011, Taiwan earthquake and typhoon Morakot in 2009, cable cuts in the Mediterranean affected 14 countries in 2008, and Taiwan Hengchun earthquake in 2006, there were disasters and accidents resulted in regional and even global impacts to submarine cable networks and global traffic. Although there were cable cuts from time to time in 2012, the whole submarine cable networks kept rather healthy and resilient.
No disaster, no story, this is the best story of the year 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
- Capacity Magazine's Interview to Chris Wood, WIOCC: Lion's share of Africa's market
- Insight on Alcatel-Lucent's Plan to Sell Submarine Cable Business
- Pacific Fibre Ceased Operation
- Chunghwa Telecom to Launch First Cable Linking Taiwan and Mainland China
- China Mobile to Build APG Cable Landing Station in Hong Kong
- NTT Com to Launch ASE Cable in August
- Seaborn Networks to Offer Direct Route Between New York City and Sao Paulo
- Reliance Globalcom Announces 10G LAN PHY Services Globally
- Iraq Emerges From Isolation as Telecommunications Hub
- Facebook Invests in APG Cable
- Global Transit Replaces TM to Land APG Cable in Malaysia
- China Authority Finally Approves APG Cable Landing
- GBI Crosses the Mediterranean with the First 100G Repeatered Submarine Link from Xtera
- One-Year On, the Road Ahead Long
- A New Subsea Cable to Connect Australia with Singapore and Indonesia
- Trans-Tasman Optikor Network Finalizes Survey Agreement