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2015 ICPC Plenary Supported by Key Industry Players

The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) will be holding its 2015 Plenary over 28-30, April 2015 at Le Méridien Cyberport in Telegraph Bay, Hong Kong. With the central theme, Enhancing Submarine Cable Security and Co-operation in Balance with the Environment, the Plenary will provide a valuable meeting point for all sectors of the submarine cable industry to gather and exchange ideas in a region steeped in submarine cable history and rooted in 21st century technological development

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Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road

On March 28, 2005, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China jointly issued Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road. In the Vision and Actions, it iterates the Cooperation Priority on telecommunications industry that "We should jointly advance the construction of cross-border optical cables and other communications trunk line networks, improve international communications connectivity, and create an Information Silk Road. We should build bilateral cross-border optical cable networks at a quicker pace, plan transcontinental submarine optical cable projects, and improve spatial (satellite) information passageways to expand information exchanges and cooperation."

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Huawei Marine to Build Ceiba-2 Submarine Cable System in Equatorial Guinea

Huawei Marine Networks announced on Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract by the government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to build the 290km Ceiba-2 Submarine Cable System expected to be ready for service in the fourth quarter of 2015.

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FCC Cable Landing License Processing Times

According to a presentation delivered by the well-known lawyer Mr. Kent Bressie, who is specializing in telecommunications, foreign investment, and national security regulation, the table below lists the processing times for the FCC submarine cable landing license for some typical cables landing in the US.

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Telstra Launches Low Latency Global Financial Trading Solutions

To facilitate higher performance electronic trading around the world, Telstra launched in Jan 2015 its Global Financial Trading Solutions, a reliable low latency trading network and expert managed services including server infrastructure in financial hubs, managed cloud and global unified communications. 

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Brazil Studying Underwater Fiber Cable Network in the Amazon Basin

According to BNamericas, Brazilian authorities are studying a proposal to deploy nearly 8,000km of underwater fiber optic cables in the Amazon basin.

Plans were presented to communications minister Ricardo Berzoini for consideration in late January.

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China Telecom Promotes Ultra Low Latency Solutions

China Telecom Global Limited has been promoting its "Dedicated" and "Direct" Global Financial Solutions, which targets to offer Ultra Low Latency Solutions for trade and finance sectors around the world, especially for High Frequency Trading (HFT) agencies.

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China Telecom Studying Billions Investment in Mexico

According to Reuters news, China Telecom has confirmed it is studying an investment in Mexico, which is rumored to involve tendering for the $10 billion government-led mobile broadband network project.

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SBSS Completes Subsea Power Cable Installation in Venezuela

SBSS has successfully completed the installation and burial of two subsea power cables connecting Margarita Island to Chacopata on the Venezuelan mainland. With SBSS already recognized in the industry as one of Asia’s leading subsea cable solutions provider, this milestone project was their first to be executed in Latin America.

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