New network topologies for a next-gen Internet

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What are some of the new network topologies that we should start considering to accommodate the expected boom in bandwidth consumption? Managing ROADMs – how can we improve on reliability and reduce risk? These are some topics that was discussed at the 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, held last September. In this keynote network design panel,  moderator, Dr Steve Grubb, …

Financing tomorrow’s cables

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With new routes being deployed to ensure diversity and resiliency, how does this change or affect the business case and financial criteria for investment? At last year’s 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, we heard from different stakeholders in a panel discussion on Financing tomorrow’s cables The Panel was moderated by Andrew Lipman, Head of Telecommunications, Media & Technology, Morgan, Lewis …

Evaluating the business of an “Open Network”

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At last year’s 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, we gained some valuable insights from professionals in the subsea industry in a panel discussion on an open cable system. The panel was moderated by Tony Mosley, Director of Business Development, Ocean Specialists Inc and he was joined by the following panellists: Bob Hadaway, Vice President, Product Line Management, Ciena Pierre Tremblay, …

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 …

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 …

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Interview with Alasdair Wilkie, Deep Blue Cable

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Last month we interviewed Steve Scott, Chief Executive Officer of Deep Blue Cable, a new player in the Caribbean region and the first pan-regional cable system to be developed in the last ten years. Apart from looking to disrupt the market with changing existing business models, the team prides itself in deploying the latest submarine fibre technology to give it an edge over the region’s …

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5 minute read – The subsea industry according to TE SubCom

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Imagine the Great Wall of China. Now imagine 68 end-to-end copies of it. That’s how much cable TE SubCom (SubCom) has installed globally to date in over half a century. As one of the world’s leading providers of submarine fiber optic cable systems, SubCom designs, manufacturers, deploys and maintains the undersea fiber optic cable systems that enable global communications. From connecting transoceanic …

Press Release – Deep Blue Cable Appoints Nigel Bayliff to the Board

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DEEP BLUE CABLE APPOINTS NIGEL BAYLIFF TO THE BOARD         Aqua Comms CEO Will Advise on Deployment of the Deep Blue Subsea Cable System SAINT LUCIA – September 20, 2017 – Deep Blue Cable, the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the-art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas, has announced it has named …

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Interview with Craige Sloots, Southern Cross Cable Networks

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Since its announcement in September 2016, the Southern Cross NEXT project has hit the ground (or in this case water!) running, with the marine survey completed early this year ahead of schedule and garnering strong interest from the market in support of the projected construction costs. Before he joins us in Singapore next week, we spoke with Craige Sloots, Director …