seaborn

Interview with Larry Schwartz, Seaborn Networks

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When looking for a great example of successful and innovative project financing,  Seaborn Networks often comes out top of mind, having made history as the first export credit agency-backed project financing of a subsea cable project – Seabras-1. Considering the massive role financing plays in determining the success or failure of a cable project, Seaborn Networks’ story has certainly opened up the …

DRG Undersea Consulting

Interview with Elaine Stafford, DRG Undersea Consulting

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Joining our interview line-up is another familiar face to many in the subsea communications space – Elaine Stafford from DRG Undersea Consulting. Having been involved in the planning, development, design, engineering, and implementation of undersea fiber-optic cable system projects worldwide since the early 1980s, it’s safe to say that Elaine has seen the industry go through its fair share of …

aqua comms

Interview with Nigel Bayliff, Aqua Comms

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With more than 25 years of experience, industry veteran Nigel Bayliff is a familiar figure to many in the subsea communications community, having previously held senior positions in both cable operator/owner and supplier organisations and also as a consultant where he worked with several global telecoms businesses. More recently, he was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Aqua Comms and is now …

SubCableNews

Interview with Eckhard Bruckschen, SubCableNews

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With a 15-year history, SubCableNews has become one of the key go-to news publications for anyone associated with building undersea cables. We chat with its founder Eckhard Bruckschen, as he shares his thoughts on the market and how he sees the subsea communications market developing in the years ahead. Tell us more about yourself (and your organisation) I’m a Master Mariner …

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Interview: 5 questions with Emma Veve, Asian Development Bank

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Financing remains one of the key challenges when it comes to building new submarine cables, with the project’s fate tied very closely to the success of financing efforts. While there are multiples options cable project owners can look at to get their projects financed, recent years have seen international development agencies (such as World Bank and Asian Development Bank) getting involved. …

interconnection

Europe’s fastest growing interconnection hub – guest post by Interxion

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Over the last three years Marseille has been the fastest growing interconnection hub in Europe. This has been driven by Marseille’s strategic role as the digital gateway between Europe and Africa, Middle East and Asia. There are 13 submarine cable systems from these regions landing directly in Marseille, and total potential capacity on these systems is now over 150 Tbps. The number of …