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 …

cable projects

Over 20 cable projects to be featured at Submarine Networks World 2017

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With more than 20 subsea cable projects set to be featured at this year’s Submarine Networks World (25 – 27 September, Singapore), don’t miss your chance to get the latest updates on these ongoing projects and meet with the leaders driving them, ALL IN ONE PLACE! Global Cable Project Showcase In quick 10-minute sessions, the cable developers will be giving …

satellite

Interview: 5 questions with Donald Cornwell, NASA

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For a long time, satellite-based free-space optics was something found mostly on the drawing boards in military labs or spy movies where the villain uses satellite technology to take control of the world. While the idea of using satellites to broadcast a “neurological signal” strong enough to control the global population is a tad far-fetched, the concept of using satellite lasers …

soundbites

[e-book Download]: Subsea Soundbites II

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Whether you attended the talks, rushed for all the possible meetings, or drank your way through our parties, chances are you missed some parts of last year’s Submarine Networks World. And that’s okay, everyone did. It’s impossible to take everything in and not miss something. That’s why we are here to help you catch up on some of the interesting things …