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Telstra invests in two new subsea cables

HONOLULU, USA – Telstra announced at the PTC conference in Hawaii that it has entered into agreements to invest in two new international subsea cable systems that will connect Hong Kong and the west coast of the United States.

The first investment will see Telstra partner to build the new Hong Kong Americas (HKA) cable that will connect Hong Kong to the US. Telstra will invest in a half fibre pair. Once completed, the HKA cable will help meet the increasing demand for connectivity between Greater China, ASEAN and the US.

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Aqua Comms joins Havfrue submarine cable consortium

DUBLIN, IRE –  Aqua Comms DAC (Aqua Comms), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announces today its plans for continued investment in submarine cable infrastructure having joined the HAVFRUE consortium which will own and operate a new subsea cable system connecting New Jersey, U.S.A., to Ireland, and Denmark, with connectivity options to Norway.

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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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Spellman picks Verotec racks for submarine cable repeater equipment

SOUTHAMPTON, UK – Some 98% of all intercontinental telephone calls, internet traffic, emails, messaging and private data traffic are carried as digital data by fibre optic cables laid by specialist ships across the world’s oceans. Today’s cables, typically 25mm in diameter and weighing some 1.5 tonnes/km, are a far cry from the first working cables, laid in 1853 and linking Great Britain with Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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TE SubCom wins North Atlantic cable contract

TE SubCom, a submarine cable technology provider, has been selected to supply the North Atlantic Hafvrue cable system, which will connect mainland Northern Europe to the United States – the first system to do so in almost 20 years.

Owned and operated by a consortium of parties including Aqua Comms, Bulk Infrastructure, and Facebook, Hafvrue is comprised of a trunk cable that connects New Jersey, US to the Jutland Peninsula of Denmark with a branch landing in County Mayo, Ireland.

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The increasing value of optical fibre assets in metropolitan areas is shaping the business models of companies that provide access to them, finds Andy Extance

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As 2017 draws to a close, Scott Wilkinson looks ahead to what’s in store for the optical communications industry in 2018

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An English city with a world-class 5G test-bed is about to make telecommunications history, reports Rebecca Pool

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Since its inception in 2004, the FTTH conference and exhibition has been held annually, with each event taking place in a different European city. This year the event will be held in Valencia, Spain from 13 to 15 February 2018.