xtera

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 …

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Interview with Luke Mackinnon, Vocus Communications

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International connectivity to Perth has long been subjected to the vulnerability of the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable, as the sole subsea cable serving Perth from overseas via Singapore. Despite attempts by several cable projects all vying to build on the Perth-Singapore route and provide some much-needed diversity and increased reliability, many have struggled with getting in capital over the past years, …

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[Whitepaper Download]: Current Trends in Unrepeatered Systems

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Abstract: The current trends in unrepeatered system design that have led to the achievement of 100 Gb/s transmission over a 100-dB fiber span are reviewed. Future steps in improving the technology are discussed. Download the full whitepaper here ———-++++++++++++++++++++———- Visit Xtera at Booth #23 at Submarine Networks World 2017 (25-27 September, Singapore) and join us for Day One’s evening networking cocktail, hosted by Xtera.  Do …

Viavi

Interview with Jim Neuens, Viavi Solutions

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Keeping submarine cables free from any defects have become increasingly critical, with our networks reaching the stage of being “too big to fail”. The function of testing has never been more crucial than now, especially with the advent of new system architectures that require rigorous testing to ensure seamless integration. We spoke to Jim Neuens from Viavi Solutions who shared …

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. …