Interview with John McCann, SES Networks

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SES Networks is a market-leading provider of global data networks, operating the world’s only multi-orbital communications satellite fleet. The company delivers world-class, differentiated networks and services to customers and partners in Fixed Data, Mobility and Government markets anywhere they need it. We recently caught up with John McCann, Director of Customer Enablement, as he shares how satellites are serving not …

Interview with David Kuan, VIAVI Solutions

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VIAVI Solutions develop and manufacture test and measurement products used by Telecommunications Service Providers, Data Center operators, and Submarine Network operators to deploy and maintain their networks. A leader in telecom test equipment, VIAVI Solutions has been providing test and measurement solutions for over 90 years. We caught up with David Kuan, Regional Product Line Manager, APAC, for a short interview …

5 minute read – IOX’s outlook on the subsea cable industry

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IOX (Indian Ocean Xchange) is a company that has its genesis in Mauritius Currently IOX is building an open access subsea cable system of more than 8,850 kms connecting Mauritius and Rodrigues Island to South Africa and India, with optional links connecting to Reunion island, Madagascar, Seychelles, Maldives, Kenya, and Singapore, with a total design capacity of up to 54Tbps. …

Interview with Mike Constable, Huawei Marine Networks

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We recently caught up with Mike Constable, Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Marine Networks Ltd. His career spans more than 20 years in the submarine cable industry, having led the development and implementation of numerous cable systems throughout the globe with leading telecom operators such as Global Crossing Ltd and Pacnet Global Ltd but also with start-up ventures such as …

Interview with Mike Hollands, Interxion

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Interxion owns and operates 50+ carrier-neutral data centres in Europe.  Over 700 network service providers use their facilities to exchange traffic with one another and serve the needs of our bandwidth-hungry enterprise customers.  Interxion’s data centre in Marseille is the location where 13 subsea cable systems interact with a vibrant and growing community of interest.  We caught up with Mike …

5 minute read – The subsea industry according to Infinera

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Infinera empowers network operators to scale bandwidth while accelerating service innovation and automating optical network operations. Service providers, cloud operators, governments and enterprises across the globe rely on Infinera Intelligent Transport Networks to create rich end-user experiences based on efficient, high-bandwidth optical networks. On the state of today’s subsea communications industry:   At Infinera we’re seeing the subsea market as being …

Digital media: Marseille, the new global hub for content distribution – Guest post by Interxion

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By Fabrice Coquio, managing director of Interxion France Global demand for content – including OTT content, gaming, streaming, social networks… -explodes, boosted by the exponential growth of smartphone use. In the United States, where this trend has been confirmed since 2015, the smartphone is now used in 51% of Internet connections, way ahead of the computer (42%). This trend prevails …

How Does TeleGeography Make Their Submarine Cable Map?

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How does one go about keeping track of nearly 400 submarine cable systems and over 1,000 landing stations? Carefully, with lots of precise, year-round tracking, as it turns out. Today, TeleGeography’s mapmakers share their experiences designing their annual submarine cable map, as well as the interactive www.submarinecablemap.com. Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, and Neither Was the TeleGeography Submarine Cable …

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IOX Cable – Connecting two billion people

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IOX Cable is the exciting new cable project that promises to bring reliable and high-capacity communication link to connect Southern Africa with South Asia via Mauritius, where IOX is based. Whilst terrestrial links do exist between the two continents, home to more than 2 billion people, it has been many years since the last subsea cable was laid down, and …

New Cross Pacific: From coast to coast

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Responding to ever increasing levels of OTT data traversing the Pacific, the New Cross Pacific Cable consortium (NCPCC) is developing a new subsea cable that will span more than 13,000 km from Hillsboro, Oregon (U.S.A.) to Chongming (China mainland), Nanhui (China mainland), Lingang (China mainland), Busan (South Korea), Toucheng (Taiwan), and Maruyama (Japan). This cable is being developed with a …