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 …

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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 …


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 …


[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 …


Submarine Networks World 2016: Wrap-up and Event Highlights

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The 19th annual Submarine Networks World was held from 17 – 19 October at Suntec Singapore Convention Centre. With a two-day plenary programme and a post-conference day, the event achieved a 45% growth from 2015, with a total of 462 attendees on-site from 204 organisations across 57 countries! This year’s programme set out with the intention of pushing the industry to …


[Press Release] AAE-1 submarine cable, the next-generation intercontinental superhighway on track for launch

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The Asia Africa Europe-1 (AAE-1) consortium confirms today that AAE-1 has landed successfully in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. With almost all of the undersea cable installed and 15 shore-end landings, AAE-1 is confirmed to start commissioning before end 2016 and on track to enter service by Q1 2017. Upon completion it will provide the lowest latency, express …

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Submarine Networks World takes place next month!

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We’re just days away from  the 19th annual Submarine Networks World and preparations are underway for what looks to be our largest edition ever! With over 70 speakers, more than 30 sponsors and exhibitors and close to 400 attendees already registered, get ready for a time of more networking, insightful presentations and thought-provoking debates as we deliberate the future of …


Shaping the Future of Subsea Communications

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When Aqua Comms attends Submarine Networks World 2016, 17-19 October in Singapore — where CEO Greg Varisco will represent America-Europe Connect (AEConnect), the next-generation transatlantic subsea cable connecting New York to London via Dublin and beyond to greater Europe — his appearance will lend a point of emphasis to a journey that began in the spring of 2015 when TE …

New in 2016: Cable Project Poster Session

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At Submarine Networks World (17-19 October, Singapore), one of key programme highlights features our Global Cable Project Showcase and Project Developers Roundtable sessions, where delegates get to learn about the latest projects taking place. But with over 20 (known) cable projects currently in progress across the world, and even more projects in the pipeline, we realised that just having a Showcase session wouldn’t …


Imagine the future of connectivity

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Imagine a future shaped less by national borders than by global supply chains, a world in which the most connected powers – and people – will win.  Connectivity has never been a greater driving force of change than in this current century, where transportation, energy and communications infrastructure play a paramount role in linking the world’s cities into one global …