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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 …

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Interview with Nick Roullier, SES Networks

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With recent advances in satellite-based communications technology, the idea of satellites serving not just as an alternative form of Internet access for hard-to-reach communities, but as a redundancy option for submarine cables has become more common today. Here to tell us more is Nick Roullier, Vice President at SES Networks. Tell us more about SES Networks SES Networks is a …

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Interview with Mike Cunningham, Ireland-France Subsea Cable (IFSC)

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January 2016 saw the announcement of a partnership between Ireland-France Subsea Cable (IFSC) and Tiger infrastructure to finance and construct IFC-1, a submarine fiber-optic cable system that will be the first and only direct subsea cable between Ireland and France. We spoke briefly with IFSC’s Chairman Mike Cunningham, an experienced telecoms entrepreneur whose work spans stints in Arctic Fibre, Speak Telecom and …

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Interview with Martin Connelly, Commercial Director, UltraMAP

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Carrying over 99% of the world’s Internet traffic, submarine cables have reached the status of “too big to fail”, with cables outages caused by inclement weather, sabotages and/or other marine activities resulting in a a whole country being taken offline and economic losses equal to millions of dollars. As such the protection of submarine cables has become all the more …

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Interview with Jerry Brown, Hengtong Marine Cable Systems

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Joining our interview series is another industry veteran Jerry Brown, Technical Director of Hengtong Marine Cable Systems. Having worked in the subsea cable industry for over 30 years, Jerry’s career ranges from stints in R&D with TL (with STC Submarine Systems), Marine Operations with ASN and Technical Project Management with JDR Umbilical Systems. Since joining Hengtong Marine three years ago …

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Interview with Mahesh Jaishankar, du

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Another veteran with over 20 years of industry experience, Mahesh Jaishankar of du oversees the company’s global infrastructure development and management, which in turns supports du’s commercial goals and requirements. Though a relatively young operator, du has seen healthy growth over the last decade, and currently holds over 45% of market share. With the Middle East and Africa region predicted …

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Interview with Robert Richardson, Xtera

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In early 2017, H.I.G Capital acquired the assets of Xtera Communications and relaunched the company as Xtera. Since then, the company has shifted its focus solely on the submarine market, including subsea cable upgrades, new builds, and the recovery and redeployment of systems. Since its formation, Xtera has been introducing new products into the market and looks to continue maximising and pushing …