SACS, the first South Atlantic Cable System

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CMC Telecom was nominated as one of the Top 5 most influential enterprises in Vietnam’s internet industry over the past decade (2007-2017) on Internet Day, November 22, at an event hosted by the Vietnam Internet Association in cooperation with ICTnews in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the internet in Vietnam.

The Top 5 Award was presented to the company for its efficient and excellent contributions to policies and strategies for internet growth in Vietnam, developing internet users, providing internet access to many more people, and growing value-added services (VAS) applications or digital services on the internet.

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NJFX sits at a cable landing station in the U.S and offers Tier 3, carrier neutral data center capabilities, announces a new, direct way for carriers to reach the United States via the TGN-A and Seabras-1 cable systems. NJFX customers can reach these strategic subsea cables via secure Network to Network Interfaces (NNI) at NJFX’s New Jersey colocation campus. The NNIs contribute to guarantee increased performance, reliability and route diversity.

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Angola Cables has announced that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections to a worldwide network of 42 Azure regions offered by Microsoft, and connectivity to Angonap, Angola Cables’ data centre located in Luanda.

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Zayo Group Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: ZAYO) announced that it will offer three fully diverse network routes out of Marseille. Marseille serves as a strategic gateway and key aggregation point between Europe, Africa and Asia as well as connectivity for subsea cables AAE-1, SEA-ME-WE-5 and several others. These three fully redundant routes provide businesses and carriers with extensive connectivity options from Marseille throughout Western Europe and North America via Zayo's global network.

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Over the last few years, an explosive growth of data and bandwidth has taken place due to the development of data center, cloud computing, and big video services. This is posing higher bandwidth and latency requirements on submarine cables. To meet the requirements, more and faster submarine cables are needed.

In addition, the worldwide demand for connectivity is increasing as cloud computing, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and mobile Internet continue to develop rapidly. Submarine cables are vital in the effort to create a better connected world. They are the cornerstone for economic development and draw the attention of governments and investors. However, many challenges are involved in the construction of submarine cable networks. Further support from governments and the open collaboration of all players in the industry chain are required to overcome these challenges.

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As hybrid cloud becomes more useful, many organizations are looking for hybrid cloud architectures to bridge the gap from the cloud to their own data centers. But with the scale of modern applications and associated data, cloud connectivity requires a lot of bandwidth and some network planning on your side.

As Todd Traver, VP, IT Optimization and Strategy, at the Uptime Institute told us, “Hybrid cloud computing has become the industry norm, with systems-of-record computing taking place in the enterprise data centers, [disaster recovery] taking place in colocation data centers, platform or software-as-a-service being provided by the cloud, and customer-facing applications such as video streaming or virtual reality being provided by edge compute.”

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The second submarine cable is supposed to guarantee Bangladesh better international connectivity for the following reasons:

Bangladeshi ISPs are eager for SEA-ME-WE5, the second submarine cable. It lands at Kuakata, the southwestern coastal village, this year. Kuakata is 300 nautical miles away from Cox’s Bazar. The two vastly located undersea cable landing facilities will bolster the country’s international connectivity. They will also salvage Bangladeshi ISPs from the Indian carriers’ oligopoly.

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Hengtong Marine is pleased to announce the successful completion of three separate repeatered cable sea trials working in conjunction with Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) the supplier and integrator of the 2FPs and 6FPs repeaters and the power switching  Branching Unit (PSBU) and SBSS who supplied the CS Fu Haias the selected Marine Installation Platform.

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 Xtera®, announced on September 25th the award of a contract by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), to build a new regional submarine cable system.  As a valued subsea solution supplier, Xtera provides the most advanced undersea technology available, which is deployed and maintained by the company’s expert professional team.  The new submarine cable system for DISA is designed to deliver high-capacity at the lowest cost per terabit per second.

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New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), the first and only colocation campus to sit at a cable landing station in the U.S and offers Tier 3, carrier neutral data center capabilities, announced on Tuesday its urgent work with major carriers to expedite installation of infrastructure to support a major connectivity hub in jeopardy from Hurricane Irma related power outages.

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China Telecom Global (CTG) has announced the launch of 100G service capability via their terrestrial cable system to answer the soaring demands for big-bandwidth connectivity between Asia and Europe in collaboration with Russian operators. On the back of the launch of the Super TSR (Transit Silk Road), an ultra low latency terrestrial route via the China-Kazakhstan Gateway, this initiative further diversifies CTG's product portfolio along the Europe-Asia route, offering 147ms from Shanghai to Frankfurt and 159ms from Hong Kong to Frankfurt.

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NJFX, the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral colocation campus that intersects where subsea cables from the United States, South America, Europe and the Caribbean meet, announced on Mondy the expansion of its colocation campus in Wall, New Jersey. By expanding its campus an additional 48 acres, NJFX emphasizes its commitment to developing a tenant-driven community with purpose-built colocation and disaster recovery space, as well as its ability to accommodate space for future independent cable landing stations.

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