Interxion: Unlocking the power of Cloud to the Mediterranean

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The Mediterranean region has to yet draw full benefit from international strategic investments. The absence of which leaves it, in many areas, at a competitive disadvantage. We can notice the region being often overlooked by international players, one explanation for this being its lack of internet penetration: in the African continent, 450 million people are yet to be connected to …

[Whitepaper Download] By VIAVI: Monitoring Raman Amplified Optical Links While in Service

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Published by VIAVI Solutions. Summary Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) and Raman amplifiers are the two main solutions for optical signal amplification in long distance, optical communication systems. While EDFAs are still the most deployed amplifiers, Raman-based solutions are gaining momentum in the metro/core transmission market. Some of the main benefits include the wider wavelength range than EDFA (limited to 1525-1565 …

Marseille Digital Media Hub: reach 4.5+ BILLION PEOPLE ACROSS Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia

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Blog post by Interxion. TV, video production and distribution are undergoing a period of disruptive change that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. Massive growth in IP-delivered and over-the-top (OTT) video, the rise of multiscreen viewing and the availability of an ever-increasing range of consumer devices are combining to drive a significant shift in viewer behavior. In recent …

[Whitepaper Download] By Infinera: The Ultimate Guide to Nyquist Subcarriers

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Published by Infinera. Summary Nyquist subcarriers are a key enhancement to the latest generation of coherent technology.  Subcarrier implementations like ICE4 and ICE6 overcome the drawbacks of single-carrier, highbaud-rate operation to deliver industry-leading optical performance.  In extensive field trials, and with almost two years of subcarrier-based deployments, Infinera has found a typical gain of around 0.8 decibels in the optical …

Keep Watching the Seas: The Current Submarine Cable Boom (SubCableWorld)

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By John Manock, Editor, SubCableWorld The submarine cable industry has had a long and, to say the least, interesting history.  It has bounced around from amazing accomplishments to the depths of despair – from the global euphoria of the first transatlantic telegram between Queen Victoria and President Buchanan in 1858, to the disillusionment caused by the cable’s failure a few …

Infinera: The Current and Future State of Subsea Cables

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Submarine cables have been a tremendous boon to our daily lives. From streaming videos on Netflix, to conducting business over Skype, to keeping in touch with family and friends around the world, subsea cables have filled a critical role in providing a stable and effective means of global connectivity. Submarine cables in the modern world Submarine networks have been relied …

[Whitepaper Download] By Ciena: Side-Stepping the Shannon Limit

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Published by Ciena. Summary For a decade now, the submarine network industry has benefitted from the arrival of coherent-based modems allowing cable operators to upgrade their submerged assets to previously unthinkable total information-carrying capacities. Channel speeds initially increased from traditional 10Gb/s On-Off Keying (OOK), where laser light was shuttered on and off to represent digital ones and zeros, to 40Gb/s …

RTI and GTA Are Constructing Guam’s First Neutral Cable Landing Station and Data Center

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News provided by RTI. San Francisco, California and Piti, Guam, June 25, 2019 –The management teams of RTI and GTA have entered into a joint venture and are constructing the Gateway Network Connections, LLC (GNC) facility that will serve as Guam’s first combined neutral Cable Landing Station (CLS) and Data Center (DC). Guam will land several new cables in the …

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 …