vocus

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, …

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 …

satellite

Interview: 5 questions with Donald Cornwell, NASA

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For a long time, satellite-based free-space optics was something found mostly on the drawing boards in military labs or spy movies where the villain uses satellite technology to take control of the world. While the idea of using satellites to broadcast a “neurological signal” strong enough to control the global population is a tad far-fetched, the concept of using satellite lasers …

Anup Changaroth, Ciena

Subsea Soundbites: Anup Changaroth, Ciena Ltd

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In September last year, we sat down with some of our attendees at Submarine Networks World 2015 to get their take on the current state of the subsea world, and the future they envision for the business. This interview is part of the e-book series “Subsea Soundbites” which can be downloaded here. In this post, we interview Anup Changaroth, Director of Portfolio …

Yves Ruggeri, Orange, ACE

Subsea Soundbites: Yves Ruggeri, ACE/Orange

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In September last year, we sat down with some of our attendees at Submarine Networks World 2015 to get their take on the current state of the subsea world, and the future they envision for the business. This interview is part of the e-book series “Subsea Soundbites” which can be downloaded here. In this post, we speak with Yves Ruggeri, Chairman of …