Capacity Watch

Telefónica announced on 10th February the creation of Telxius, a new global company which brings together certain infrastructure assets of the Group. The infrastructure assets which will initially be brought together in Telxius will include approximately 15,000 Telefónica telecommunication towers in Spain and other countries, as well as the Telefónica Group´s international submarine cable systems.

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Accelink, along with Xtera and Corning, reported on the industry’s leading unrepeatered 100G transmission performance over 627 km at the 2015 edition of Asia Communications and Photonics Conference (ACP), the largest conference in the Asia-Pacific region on optical communication, photonics and relevant technologies, held in Hong Kong (19-23 November 2015).

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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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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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