Interview with Sunil Tagare, OpenCables Inc

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Earlier in 2017 Sunil Tagare, Founder & CEO of OpenCables Inc, announced plans for a Brexit cable: a cable that will traverse the Atlantic from New York to Marseille, bypassing the United Kingdom. Is this another missed business opportunity for Britain in a time of political chaos, or were there more practical reasons behind its routing away from London? We interviewed …

Welcome to Queensland

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Aside from speaking with the cable owners and operators at Submarine Networks World 2017, we also spoke with Greg Laverty, Director of Economic Development and Major Projects at the Sunshine Coast Regional Council in Australia. He spoke with us about their efforts to attract cable systems to land in Southern Queensland, a venture which has the backing of a wide …

Island hopping with PT TELIN

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P.T Telekommunikasi International (TELIN), the Indonesian Telecom operator, is now busy developing the Indonesia Global Gateway (IGG), a trans-archipelago cable that will traverse an east-west path linking the islands of Sumatra, Batam, Borneo, Java, Bali, Sulawesi and also Singapore. Once completed in early-2018 the cable system will not only enhance connectivity amongst the major cities of Indonesia, but will also …

Cables for a changing tomorrow

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At Submarine Networks World 2017 earlier this year, we brought together a group of esteemed panellists to discuss the future of industry and where its headed in the next 5 years. Moderated by DRGUC’s Elaine Stafford, the panel touched on new builds, network design and technologies, new players and who will finance the new projects going forward. Some key highlights from …

Ultra-low latency in the Atlantic with Seaborn Networks

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The hurricanes that battered the Caribbean and US East Coast over the late summer caused no damage to Seaborn Networks’ recently completed Seabras-1 cable.But then Seaborn’s express route was never designed to be a littoral type cable with multiple landing spots along the way. The Seabras-1 cable was designed deliberately to bypass the Caribbean islands, and instead offer ultra-low latency …

Why we’ll see Internet giants getting even more involved in building subsea cables in the next five years

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About 10 years ago, Internet giant Google created a flurry across news outlets with the announcement of their involvement as a consortium member in the Unity subsea cable project, a new trans-Pacific system linking Japan and the West Coast of the United States. A first for the company after several rumours surrounding its undersea ambitions, its participation in Unity alongside telecom carriers …

[2017 Post Event Report Download] Largest attendance in 20 years – thank you!

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It’s been exactly one month since Submarine Networks World 2017, where leaders from the global subsea communications industry gathered in Singapore for three packed days of meetings, learning and networking. With a total of 564 attendees from across 227 industries and 64 countries, it was our largest show ever, achieving a 22% YoY growth!  A big thank you once again …

Press Release – Mauritius Telecom signs agreement to use IOX Cable System to enhance global Internet connectivity in Mauritius

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Mauritius Telecom signs agreement to use IOX Cable System to enhance global Internet connectivity in Mauritius 25th September 2017, Submarine Networks World, Singapore – IOX Cable today announce that Mauritius Telecom has signed an agreement as an anchor tenant for ultra high speed connectivity on the IOX Submarine Cable System, a new cable that will connect Mauritius, La Reunion and Rodrigues …

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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 …