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 …

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 …