SEA-ME-WE 5 cable – the lowest latency link between Europe and SE Asia

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Linette Lee, Chairperson for the Management Committee at SEA-ME-WE 5, gave us the inside story on this impressive new cable. The SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium recently completed their long-distance (SMW5) undersea cable which connects Southeast Asia to Western Europe via the Middle East with the lowest latency cable available on that route. And the 20,000km SEA-ME-WE5 cable has some impressive stats …

Deep Blue – Connectivity in the Caribbean

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As with many island regions across the globe, the current network of subsea cables which connects the islands of the Caribbean is technologically inferior. There has in fact been no new pan-regional fiber-optic deployment here in the last decade. Compounding this issue, some of the region’s primary undersea cable links have already exceeded their planned technical lifespan of 20 years. …

Interview with Sunil Tagare, OpenCables Inc

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Earlier in 2017 Sunil Tagare, Founder & CEO of OpenCables Inc, announced plans for a Brexit cable: a cable that will traverse the Atlantic from New York to Marseille, bypassing the United Kingdom. Is this another missed business opportunity for Britain in a time of political chaos, or were there more practical reasons behind its routing away from London? We interviewed …

Welcome to Queensland

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Aside from speaking with the cable owners and operators at Submarine Networks World 2017, we also spoke with Greg Laverty, Director of Economic Development and Major Projects at the Sunshine Coast Regional Council in Australia. He spoke with us about their efforts to attract cable systems to land in Southern Queensland, a venture which has the backing of a wide …

Island hopping with PT TELIN

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P.T Telekommunikasi International (TELIN), the Indonesian Telecom operator, is now busy developing the Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG), a trans-archipelago cable that will traverse an east-west path linking the islands of Sumatra, Batam, Borneo, Java, Bali, Sulawesi and also Singapore. Once completed in early-2018 the cable system will not only enhance connectivity amongst the major cities of Indonesia, but will also …

Cables for a changing tomorrow

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At Submarine Networks World 2017 earlier this year, we brought together a group of esteemed panellists to discuss the future of industry and where its headed in the next 5 years. Moderated by DRGUC’s Elaine Stafford, the panel touched on new builds, network design and technologies, new players and who will finance the new projects going forward. Some key highlights from …

Ultra-low latency in the Atlantic with Seaborn Networks

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The hurricanes that battered the Caribbean and US East Coast over the late summer caused no damage to Seaborn Networks’ recently completed Seabras-1 cable.But then Seaborn’s express route was never designed to be a littoral type cable with multiple landing spots along the way. The Seabras-1 cable was designed deliberately to bypass the Caribbean islands, and instead offer ultra-low latency …

Why we’ll see Internet giants getting even more involved in building subsea cables in the next five years

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About 10 years ago, Internet giant Google created a flurry across news outlets with the announcement of their involvement as a consortium member in the Unity subsea cable project, a new trans-Pacific system linking Japan and the West Coast of the United States. A first for the company after several rumours surrounding its undersea ambitions, its participation in Unity alongside telecom carriers …

[2017 Post Event Report Download] Largest attendance in 20 years – thank you!

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It’s been exactly one month since Submarine Networks World 2017, where leaders from the global subsea communications industry gathered in Singapore for three packed days of meetings, learning and networking. With a total of 564 attendees from across 227 industries and 64 countries, it was our largest show ever, achieving a 22% YoY growth!  A big thank you once again …