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Capacity Magazine's Interview to Chris Wood, WIOCC: Lion's share of Africa's market

Source: Capacity Magazine's interview to Chris Wood, CEO at African cable consortium WIOCC.

Chris Wood has overseen the remarkable rise of one of the largest subsea cable consortium groups in telecoms today. The WIOCC CEO shares his African adventure with Kavit Majithia.

Chris Wood, CEO at African cable consortium WIOCC, conducted this interview from the heady heights of Mount Kenya. 

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Insight on Alcatel-Lucent's Plan to Sell Submarine Cable Business

According to news from REUTERS on Nov. 2, Alcatel-Lucent is weighing selling its submarine cable business and a unit that sells telephone systems to big companies as part of its effort to shore up its balance sheet. The construction of new submarine cable projects is slowing down, can Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks survive for the next investment surge?

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Chunghwa Telecom to Launch First Cable Linking Taiwan and Mainland China

Chunghwa Telecom and other three mainland operators China Mobile, China Telecom and China Unicom have completed the works on the Kinmen-Xiamen submarine cable system which in turn will be ready for service on August 21, 2012. The Kinmen-Xiamen submarine cable system becomes the first cable system linking Taiwan and Mainland China.

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Seaborn Networks to Offer Direct Route Between New York City and Sao Paulo

Boston, MA – July 30, 2012 – Seaborn Networks announced that, in response to significant customer demand, its Seabras-1 submarine cable will now provide the first-ever direct route between the commercial and financial centers of Brazil and the United States.

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Reliance Globalcom Announces 10G LAN PHY Services Globally

New Delhi - August 7th, 2012 – Reliance Globalcom, a leading global provider of connectivity, hosting and managed services for multinational enterprises and carriers, today announced availability of 10G LAN PHY, a dedicated Ethernet point-to-point service, as a standard service offering across all the major destinations on its global network.

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A New Subsea Cable to Connect Australia with Singapore and Indonesia

ASSC-1 Communications Group Pty Ltd announced on January 19, 2012 to deploy a new subsea cable connecting Australia, Indonesia and Singapore, the Australia-Singapore Subsea Cable (ASSC-1). ASSC-1 will bring more competition in Australian capacity market.

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Southern Cross Announces Price Reduction

Southern Cross today announced in January 2012 the availability of the first 200G of capacity on the  Southern Cross Cable Network, a 28,500 km submarine cable system linking Australia, New Zealand and the US. And Southern Cross will offer a price reduction of up to 44 percent. In the meantime, Southern Cross also announced the deployment of 100G transmission equipment by December this year. 

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Top Stories of 2011 on Submarine Cable Networks

First of all, at this moment of the year ending,  Submarine Cable Networks hopes you all a fantastic holiday and a prosperous new year, happy and healthy.

In the year 2011 in our submarine cable industry, we experienced disasters, we were excited for the application of new technologies, we were happy there had been a surge of investment and there were new projects worldwide.  Taking a look back, I'd like to list some top stories of the year 2011.

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China to Announce National Plan for the Development of Communications Industry

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is going to announce soon the national plan for the development of communications industry in the next five years (2011-2015), i.e., the Twelfth Five-Year Plan for the Development of Communications Industry of the People's Republic of China.

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