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Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 23, 2017
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Thursday, 22 June 2017 17:09

Submarine Fiber Optic Cables

OSI Delivers Construction Phase of ATISA Network

Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) has completed its full scope of program work related to the ATISA submarine cable project. OSI has been engaged with DOCOMO PACIFIC since the earliest days of the project, helping shape the commercial and technical foundations of the program, with a continuing technical management role that extended through manufacturing, installation, and commissioning. The ATISA network was installed by NEC.

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Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 22, 2017
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Sunday, 18 June 2017 10:32

Submarine Fiber Optic Cables

MAREA Granted Landing License

Telxius Cable USA, Inc., Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC (a wholly-owned, direct subsidiary of Facebook, Inc.), Microsoft Infrastructure Group, LLC, and Telefónica International Wholesale Services América S.A. have been granted a license by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to land and operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable network connecting Virginia Beach, Virginia with Bilbao, Spain (the MAREA cable system).

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Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 21, 2017
Submarine Cable NewsFeed - Daily Review
Sunday, 18 June 2017 10:31

Market Snapshot

Pacific Island Cable Projects Surging

TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that it has been awarded the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA), a five-year service agreement between SubCom and 14 cable operators in the region. Under terms of the agreement, which took effect March 10, 2017, SubCom will maintain more than 51,000 km of cable that comprise 19 disparate telecommunications and power cable systems.

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Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 20, 2017
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Sunday, 18 June 2017 10:30

Submarine Fiber Optic Cables

TKO Express Drives Superloop’s Network Expansion in Hong Kong

Superloop’s core Hong Kong fiber optic network was transformed when the TKO Express submarine cable was commissioned.

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Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 19, 2017
Submarine Cable NewsFeed - Daily Review
Sunday, 18 June 2017 10:30

Market Snapshot

State of the Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Industry

Being in the submarine fiber optic cable industry is a lot like being a Boston Red Sox fan – no matter how well things are going, you are always convinced that disaster is right around the corner.

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Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 16, 2017
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Thursday, 15 June 2017 15:20

Submarine Fiber Optic Cables

New Zealand Commits Funds for Cook Is., Niue Cables

The government of New Zealand has committed $20 million in funding for new submarine cable connections to the Cook Islands and Niue, as part of broader infrastructure agreements with the islands.

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Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 15, 2017
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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 15:35

Submarine Fiber Optic Cables

ATISA Ready for Service

Docomo Pacific, Inc. announced that construction and end-to-end testing of the 183-mile ATISA submarine fiber optic cable system connecting Guam to the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) is complete and the system is ready for service.

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Akamai: Global Average Connection Speed Increases 15% YoY
Submarine Cable NewsFeed - Market Snapshot
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 13:05

Akamai Technologies, Inc. announced the release of its First Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet Report. Based on data gathered from the Akamai Intelligent Platform, the report provides insight into key global statistics such as connection speeds, broadband adoption metrics, notable Internet disruptions, IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 implementation.

Data and graphics from the First Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet Report can be found on the Akamai State of the Internet site and through the Akamai State of the Internet app for iOS and Android devices. State of the Internet Report-related discussions are also taking place on the Akamai Community.

Highlights from Akamai's First Quarter, 2017 State of the Internet Report:

  • Global average connection speed was 7.2 Mbps (an increase of 15% year over year).
  • Global average peak connection speed increased 28% year over year to 44.6 Mbps in the first quarter.
  • South Korea again had the highest average connection speed globally at 28.6 Mbps in the first quarter.
  • Singapore had the highest peak connection speed at 184.5 Mbps in the first quarter.
  • Global 4, 10, 15 and 25 Mbps broadband adoption rates increased 13%, 29%, 33% and 42% year over year, respectively.
  • Average mobile connection speeds ranged from a high of 26 Mbps in the United Kingdom to a low of 2.8 Mbps in Venezuela.
  • Germany had the highest peak mobile connection speed at 200 Mbps in the first quarter.
  • Among the qualifying surveyed countries/regions, 37 had an average mobile connection speed at or exceeding the 10 Mbps broadband threshold (up from 30 in the previous quarter), while 70 achieved average speeds at or above the 4 Mbps broadband level (up from 58).
 
Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 14, 2017
Submarine Cable NewsFeed - Daily Review
Tuesday, 13 June 2017 16:05

Submarine Fiber Optic Cables

Seabras-1 Marine Installation Completed

Despite the dismal weather, Seaborn completed the marine cable landing of Seabras-1 in Brazil as the cable was pulled to shore from the installation vessel. 10,800+km of cable, 125 repeaters and multiple branching units are now in position as the project nears the ready-for-service date. Seaborn's skilled operations team was on hand to ensure all went smoothly despite the rain.

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Sub Cable World NewsFeed for June 13, 2017
Submarine Cable NewsFeed - Daily Review
Monday, 12 June 2017 17:56

Submarine Fiber Optic Cables

KKR Closes Asian Fund, Makes Play for Vocus

Global investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) announced the final closing of KKR Asian Fund III, a US$9.3 billion fund focused on investments in private equity transactions across the Asia Pacific region.

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