Digital media: Marseille, the new global hub for content distribution – Guest post by Interxion

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By Fabrice Coquio, managing director of Interxion France Global demand for content – including OTT content, gaming, streaming, social networks… -explodes, boosted by the exponential growth of smartphone use. In the United States, where this trend has been confirmed since 2015, the smartphone is now used in 51% of Internet connections, way ahead of the computer (42%). This trend prevails …

How Does TeleGeography Make Their Submarine Cable Map?

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How does one go about keeping track of nearly 400 submarine cable systems and over 1,000 landing stations? Carefully, with lots of precise, year-round tracking, as it turns out. Today, TeleGeography’s mapmakers share their experiences designing their annual submarine cable map, as well as the interactive www.submarinecablemap.com. Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day, and Neither Was the TeleGeography Submarine Cable …

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IOX Cable – Connecting two billion people

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IOX Cable is the exciting new cable project that promises to bring reliable and high-capacity communication link to connect Southern Africa with South Asia via Mauritius, where IOX is based. Whilst terrestrial links do exist between the two continents, home to more than 2 billion people, it has been many years since the last subsea cable was laid down, and …

New Cross Pacific: From coast to coast

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Responding to ever increasing levels of OTT data traversing the Pacific, the New Cross Pacific Cable consortium (NCPCC) is developing a new subsea cable that will span more than 13,000 km from Hillsboro, Oregon (U.S.A.) to Chongming (China mainland), Nanhui (China mainland), Lingang (China mainland), Busan (South Korea), Toucheng (Taiwan), and Maruyama (Japan). This cable is being developed with a …

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The Northwest Passage

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If ever an internet subsea cable could be said to have a life-changing impact, then that is surely an appropriate way to describe the new cable from Quintillion that brings much needed connectivity to the remote wilds of northern Alaska and Canada. The people of this region are currently having to make do with extremely slow and costly connection to …

The ASC Cable

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During Submarine Networks World 2017 we caught up with Luke Mackinnon, Head of Vocus International at Vocus Communications who told us about their plans to bring additional connectivity into Western Australia from Singapore.  Called the Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC for short), this 4,600Km system will comprise a four fiber pair system that will incorporate a minimum of 40 Tbps of total …

New network topologies for a next-gen Internet

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What are some of the new network topologies that we should start considering to accommodate the expected boom in bandwidth consumption? Managing ROADMs – how can we improve on reliability and reduce risk? These are some topics that was discussed at the 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, held last September. In this keynote network design panel,  moderator, Dr Steve Grubb, …

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Pacific Light Cable Network – An update from PLDC

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Winston Qiu, Senior Vice President at Pacific Light Data Communications shares his vision for the new Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN). Despite the many subsea cables connecting Asia with the US, there are none which connect Hong Kong directly with the US. That is until now. Pacific Light Data Communications (PLDC) are currently in the process of laying the first direct …

Financing tomorrow’s cables

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With new routes being deployed to ensure diversity and resiliency, how does this change or affect the business case and financial criteria for investment? At last year’s 20th Annual Submarine Networks World 2017, we heard from different stakeholders in a panel discussion on Financing tomorrow’s cables The Panel was moderated by Andrew Lipman, Head of Telecommunications, Media & Technology, Morgan, Lewis …