Global Marine has successfully completed two fibre optic cable installations, bringing high-speed connectivity to four UK North Sea oil and gas platforms. The projects were awarded to the subsea fibre optic cable installation company by operator, Tampnet.
The Building Europe Link to Latin America (BELLA) consortium - which boasts a leading investor in the European Commission - has signed an agreement with another consortium, EllaLink, to deploy an underwater fibre optic cable connecting Europe and Latin America.
Google is building a new submarine cable system to connect the East coast of the United States with Europe. TE SubCom has been selected to build the Dunant four-fibre pair cable system, which will span more than 6,400km.
Vocus Group and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a contract to deploy the Coral Sea Cable System – a new submarine cable designed to boost international connectivity and provide high speed telecommunications capacity to Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
The undersea cables used for communications could be used to detect underwater earthquakes according to scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica (INRiM, Italy), who have developed a new method of using the cables as ‘acoustic sensors.’
Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deliver subsea fibre connectivity to Cabo Verde.
TE SubCom has won a contract with Vanuatu-based consortium, Interchange to construct the ICN2 submarine cable that will connect Port Vila, Vanuatu and Luganville, Vanuatu to Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme open network architecture with high-density 100G transponders has been selected to enhance two submarine networks in the Caucasus and Latin America regions.
As sole owner of the Black Sea submarine cable, Caucasus Online provides critical services in regional communications, acting as a major gateway for internet traffic from Europe to South Caucasus and the Caspian region.
EATONTOWN, NEW JERSEY – TE SubCom has announced that the final splice of the Hawaiki Submarine Cable has been made and the system is on schedule to be in service in June 2018.
Seaborn Networks has selected Xtera’s C+L band design for its ARBR submarine fibre optic cable system, which connects Argentina and Brazil.
Cost and compatibility can make a compelling case for pushing 100Gb/s bandwidth over a single optical channel, both as individual links and supporting 400Gb/s Ethernet, finds Andy Extance
Robin Mersh takes a look at how the industry is creating next-generation optical access fit for 5G
Technological advances to aid the increasing demand for bandwidth, on the path towards the terabit network, should lead to optical signals that are flexible and adaptive, like water, argues Dr Maxim Kuschnerov and Dr Yin Wang