Keep Watching the Seas: The Current Submarine Cable Boom (SubCableWorld)

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By John Manock, Editor, SubCableWorld The submarine cable industry has had a long and, to say the least, interesting history.  It has bounced around from amazing accomplishments to the depths of despair – from the global euphoria of the first transatlantic telegram between Queen Victoria and President Buchanan in 1858, to the disillusionment caused by the cable’s failure a few …

Infinera: The Current and Future State of Subsea Cables

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Submarine cables have been a tremendous boon to our daily lives. From streaming videos on Netflix, to conducting business over Skype, to keeping in touch with family and friends around the world, subsea cables have filled a critical role in providing a stable and effective means of global connectivity. Submarine cables in the modern world Submarine networks have been relied …

[Whitepaper Download] By Ciena: Side-Stepping the Shannon Limit

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Published by Ciena. Summary For a decade now, the submarine network industry has benefitted from the arrival of coherent-based modems allowing cable operators to upgrade their submerged assets to previously unthinkable total information-carrying capacities. Channel speeds initially increased from traditional 10Gb/s On-Off Keying (OOK), where laser light was shuttered on and off to represent digital ones and zeros, to 40Gb/s …

RTI and GTA Are Constructing Guam’s First Neutral Cable Landing Station and Data Center

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News provided by RTI. San Francisco, California and Piti, Guam, June 25, 2019 –The management teams of RTI and GTA have entered into a joint venture and are constructing the Gateway Network Connections, LLC (GNC) facility that will serve as Guam’s first combined neutral Cable Landing Station (CLS) and Data Center (DC). Guam will land several new cables in the …

Interview with John McCann, SES Networks

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SES Networks is a market-leading provider of global data networks, operating the world’s only multi-orbital communications satellite fleet. The company delivers world-class, differentiated networks and services to customers and partners in Fixed Data, Mobility and Government markets anywhere they need it. We recently caught up with John McCann, Director of Customer Enablement, as he shares how satellites are serving not …

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 …