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 …

SEA-ME-WE 5 cable – the lowest latency link between Europe and SE Asia

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Linette Lee, Chairperson for the Management Committee at SEA-ME-WE 5, gave us the inside story on this impressive new cable. The SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium recently completed their long-distance (SMW5) undersea cable which connects Southeast Asia to Western Europe via the Middle East with the lowest latency cable available on that route. And the 20,000km SEA-ME-WE5 cable has some impressive stats …

Deep Blue – Connectivity in the Caribbean

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As with many island regions across the globe, the current network of subsea cables which connects the islands of the Caribbean is technologically inferior. There has in fact been no new pan-regional fiber-optic deployment here in the last decade. Compounding this issue, some of the region’s primary undersea cable links have already exceeded their planned technical lifespan of 20 years. …

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 …

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 …