Port of Marseille Fos: Landing station for 6 initial cables completed before end of 2019

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  Marseille Port authority neutral landing station is the ideal place to access data centres’ hub Marseille Fos port is now providing a secure, competitive and neutral subsea cable landing infrastructure. Europe’s gateway to Asia, Middle East and Africa, Marseille Fos aim to offer a fully integrated landing solution to clients, and building secure facilities tailored to accommodate the Power …

PRESS RELEASE: Orange acquires a new ship through its subsidiary Elettra tlc for marine surveys of new submarine cable routes

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Orange announces today the acquisition of a new ship through its fully owned Italian subsidiary Elettra tlc, that will be equipped to carry out various marine activities linked to submarine cables projects, particularly marine route surveys. This ship will complement the existing fleet of six cable ships of Orange Marine and Elettra. Submarine cables are the backbone of the internet …

[Whitepaper Download] By XSite Modular: Stick. Build. Broke.

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Why Modular Cable Landing Stations Are Essential to the Successful Growth of the Subsea Cable Industry Summary Along with a number of other current and near-future trends impacting the subsea industry, the pace of new cable builds, the often challenging geographic location of system endpoints, and the ever-present need for scalable capacity are increasingly making traditional stick-built Cable Landing Stations …

Interxion: Unlocking the power of Cloud to the Mediterranean

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The Mediterranean region has to yet draw full benefit from international strategic investments. The absence of which leaves it, in many areas, at a competitive disadvantage. We can notice the region being often overlooked by international players, one explanation for this being its lack of internet penetration: in the African continent, 450 million people are yet to be connected to …

[Whitepaper Download] By VIAVI: Monitoring Raman Amplified Optical Links While in Service

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Published by VIAVI Solutions. Summary Erbium-Doped Fiber Amplifier (EDFA) and Raman amplifiers are the two main solutions for optical signal amplification in long distance, optical communication systems. While EDFAs are still the most deployed amplifiers, Raman-based solutions are gaining momentum in the metro/core transmission market. Some of the main benefits include the wider wavelength range than EDFA (limited to 1525-1565 …

Marseille Digital Media Hub: reach 4.5+ BILLION PEOPLE ACROSS Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia

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Blog post by Interxion. TV, video production and distribution are undergoing a period of disruptive change that looks set to continue for the foreseeable future. Massive growth in IP-delivered and over-the-top (OTT) video, the rise of multiscreen viewing and the availability of an ever-increasing range of consumer devices are combining to drive a significant shift in viewer behavior. In recent …

[Whitepaper Download] By Infinera: The Ultimate Guide to Nyquist Subcarriers

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Published by Infinera. Summary Nyquist subcarriers are a key enhancement to the latest generation of coherent technology.  Subcarrier implementations like ICE4 and ICE6 overcome the drawbacks of single-carrier, highbaud-rate operation to deliver industry-leading optical performance.  In extensive field trials, and with almost two years of subcarrier-based deployments, Infinera has found a typical gain of around 0.8 decibels in the optical …

Keep Watching the Seas: The Current Submarine Cable Boom (SubCableWorld)

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By John Manock, Editor, SubCableWorld The submarine cable industry has had a long and, to say the least, interesting history.  It has bounced around from amazing accomplishments to the depths of despair – from the global euphoria of the first transatlantic telegram between Queen Victoria and President Buchanan in 1858, to the disillusionment caused by the cable’s failure a few …

Infinera: The Current and Future State of Subsea Cables

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Submarine cables have been a tremendous boon to our daily lives. From streaming videos on Netflix, to conducting business over Skype, to keeping in touch with family and friends around the world, subsea cables have filled a critical role in providing a stable and effective means of global connectivity. Submarine cables in the modern world Submarine networks have been relied …

[Whitepaper Download] By Ciena: Side-Stepping the Shannon Limit

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Published by Ciena. Summary For a decade now, the submarine network industry has benefitted from the arrival of coherent-based modems allowing cable operators to upgrade their submerged assets to previously unthinkable total information-carrying capacities. Channel speeds initially increased from traditional 10Gb/s On-Off Keying (OOK), where laser light was shuttered on and off to represent digital ones and zeros, to 40Gb/s …