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Construction commences on Japan-Guam-Australia submarine cable system

Construction has now officially commenced on the Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) 9,500km undersea fibre optic cable system.

JGA is being co-built by Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Nokia and the NEC Corporation. The JGA South (JGA-S) segment between Sydney, Australia and Piti, Guam, is a consortium cable, including AARNet, Google and RTI-C, whilst the JGA North (JGA-N) segment which runs between the Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam, is a private cable with RTI-C as the sole purchaser.

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Hurricane Electric activates 100G waves with Aqua Comms subsea cable system

DUBLIN, IRELAND –  Aqua Comms, the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announces today that Hurricane Electric has activated one 100G waves of high capacity connectivity between New York and Dublin on Aqua Comms’ America Europe Connect-1 (AEC-1) subsea cable system. 

 

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Infinera XTS-3300 selected for Hetzner online data centre business

SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA AND GERMANY – Infinera and Hetzner Online have announced the deployment of the Infinera XTS-3300 to extend Hetzner Online’s data centre business into Finland. The XTS-3300 is designed to be the industry’s easiest to use, compact, high-performance subsea network solution, enabling internet content providers (ICPs) like Hetzner Online to quickly deploy low-latency subsea networks.

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Eastern Light deploys Ciena GeoMesh in Northern Europe

HANOVER, MD – Sweden’s Eastern Light, a company building a series of new, international, submarine fiber-optic cable routes in northern Europe, has selected Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) GeoMesh solution to help meet the fast-growing demand for long-haul dark fiber in the region. The new network will have the potential for significant capacity increases, helping to fuel the Nordic and global data center market.

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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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