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Keely Portway looks at the latest developments in submarine networks, and the issues and trends shaping the market

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With the advancement in high-speed optics and modulation techniques bringing fibre optic systems for terrestrial networks in line with submarine systems, it’s little surprise that the industry is approaching a new era of terrestrial and submarine cable integration. Keely Portway finds out

TE SubCom to build Samoan cable depot to service South Pacific region

APIA, SAMOA AND EATONTOWN, N.J., USA – Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC) and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company have announced that TE SubCom will construct a new submarine cable depot in the Port of Apia, Samoa to service and maintain more than 20 cable systems in the South Pacific region. In March of last year, TE SubCom was awarded the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA), a five-year service agreement between SubCom and 15 cable operators in the region.

Google expands cloud network with three new subsea cables

Google has announced that it plans to build three new subsea cables as part of an investment drive for its cloud infrastructure.

With the additional news that the it will be adding a further five regions to its network – which, according to the company, already delivers 25 per cent of worldwide internet traffic – the additional cable investment will be essential in continuing to maintain and improve performance.  

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