SubTel Forum

Almanac Issue 21 Available Now

Issue 21 of the Submarine Cable Almanac is available now. Read story...

Cable Faults

Vietnam’s Notorious Undersea Internet Cable Ruptures Again

Vietnam's AAG cable has ruptured once again, having been repaired as recently as January 28. Read story...

Current Systems

Cinia and TTK Interconnect Networks to Provide the Fastest Data Gateway between Europe and Asia

Cinia Group and TTK Interconnect have signed an interconnection agreement making use of Cinia Group's C-Lion1 submarine cable system to provide the fastest data route from Europe to Asia. Read story...

Future Systems

Bangladesh Gets Connected to Second Submarine Cable

Bangladesh has been connected to the SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable system at the Kuakata submarine cable landing station. Final testing for the cable system has begun. Read story...

Samoa One Step Closer to Faster, Cheaper Internet

A submarine cable system project to connect Upolu and Savai'i, Samoa to the Southern Cross Cable Network in Suva, Fiji was launched by the Samoa government. Read story...

State of the Industry

Telefónica Agrees to the sale of up to 40% of Telxius to KKR for 1,275 Million Euros

Telefónica has agreed to sell up to 40% of Telxius to KKR Group. Read story...

Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) Goes Live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center to Peer Local Internet Traffic

MainData Nigeria and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria have announced a partnership to expand peering of Internet traffic within Nigeria. This partnership will take advantage of multiple networks and content providers already connected to the MainOne submarine cable. Read story...

Cable Owners

OTMT Announces the Sale of Middle East and North Africa Submarine Cable

Orascom will be selling its entire stake in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) submarine cable to Network i2i, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel. Read story…

Current Systems

Cinia Signs Deal to Build Hanko Branch Line

Cinia Group will be constructing a branch to Hanko, Finland off of their C-Lion1 submarine cable. Read story…

Future Systems

Cameroon: Brazil-Cameroon Undersea Cable Tackles Data Demand

Huawei Marine has awarded Nexans the supply contract for the Cameroon-Brazil submarine cable system. Read story…

SK Telecom Selects Coriant 100G Submarine Solution to Build New Undersea Link

SK Telecom has selected Coriant to build a new submarine cable link to Ulleungdo Island. Read story…

Stage 1 of 28Tbps Trident Subsea Cable to Go Live in April

The first phase of the Trident submarine cable system will be ready in April. Read story…

Huawei Marine Partners with Tele Greenland to Deploy 100G Submarine Network in the Arctic

Huawei Marine has been selected by Tele Greenland to build a new 100G system along the west coast of Greenland and provide a capacity upgrade to the existing Greenland Connect submarine cable system. Read story…

Cable Faults

Telenor Norway Suffers Submarine Cable Cut

Telenor Norway has reported a cut to the submarine cable in Bindal in Nordland county, leaving the town without telecommunications services. Telenor Norway says the line cannot be repaired and must be replaced. Read story...

 

Future Systems

Samoa Cable Starts Submarine Cable Landing Station Build

Construction of the Samoa landing station for the Tui-Samoa submarine cable system has begun. Read story...

 

Bangladesh to be Connected with 2nd Submarine Cable on Feb 21

Bangladesh will be connected with its second submarine cable when the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium launches service on February 21. Read story...

 

€17m for Marseille (to Malta) Cable

A new submarine fiber optic cable linking Malta to Marseille in France would cost an estimated €17 million, considerably less than expected. Read story...

Southern Cross, EGS Prepare to Cast Off to Survey NEXT Sub Cable Route

Southern Cross Cables has chosen EGS to perform the survey for Southern Cross NEXT. The 12,500 km survey will begin later this month. Read story...

Cable Faults

Cyclone Vardah Damages Submarine Cables to Eastern India

Cyclone Vardah has damaged several submarine cables in eastern India. Read story…

Jersey Submarine Cables Restored

All three submarine cables cut in November across the English Channel have now been repaired. Read story…

Future Systems

Mirait Selected by Hawaiki Cable for Terrestrial Cable Duct

Hawaiki Submarine Cable has selected Mirait Technologies Australia to design and construct the terrestrial route from the Hawaiki cable landing site in Coogee to the Equinix data centre in Alexandria. Read more…

Seaborn Networks Launches New Lowest Latency Route Between Carteret and Sao Paulo

Seaborn Networks has announced a lower latency option on its future Seabras-1 submarine cable system. Read story…

Brazil-US Undersea Cable (Monet) Suffers Delays

The Monet submarine cable system between the US and Brazil has been delayed until Q2 2017. Read story…

MCT Submarine Cable System Deployment Starts in Malaysia

Installation of the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) submarine cable has begun in Malaysia. Read story…

$70M High-Speed Undersea Internet Cable Almost Done

Installation on the Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand cable will be completed next week. Read story…

New System

Ooredoo and Huawei Marine Inaugurate National Submarine Cable in Maldives

Huawei Marine and Ooredoo Maldives have completed the Nationwide Submarine Cable project for the Maldives. Read story…

Construction Complete on SEA-ME-WE 5 Cable

Installation of the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable is now complete. Read story…

SubOptic

SubOptic Partners with Subsea Industry Leaders and Announces Location for 2019 Conference

SubOptic announces 2019 location, host and event manager. Read story...

SubTel Forum

STF #92 Available Now

STF #92 is now available. Read story...

Conferences & Associations

Taking the Pulse of the Industry on Submarine Cable Sunday at PTC '17

STF Today provides an overview of the submarine cable sessions on the first day of PTC '17. Read story...

Current Systems

Indiana University and International Partners Light 100G Transatlantic Link over Aqua Comms’ AEConnect Subsea Cable

Indiana University and its international partners have activated bandwidth on Aqua Comms' AEConnect submarine cable system. Read story...

E-Marine, Huawei Marine Install Submarine Cable in Comoros

E-marine and Huawei Marine have successfully completed the Avassa Submarine Cable System. Read story...

Future Systems

Hawaiki Transpacific Cable Route Survey Completed while Manufacturing and Permitting Processes Progress Swiftly

The route survey for the Hawaiki submarine cable system has been completed and manufacturing of the cable has begun. Read story...

Megaport and Seaborn Networks Enter into Global Platform & Exclusive South American Strategic Alliance

Seaborn Networks and Megaport have entered an exclusive agreement to help drive the South American strategy for the Seabras-1 submarine cable system. Read story...

Hawaiian Telcom Announces SEA-US Cable Has Secured FCC License

Hawaiin Telecom has been granted the landing license for the SEA-US submarine cable system. Read story...

 

SEA-US Trans-Pacific Cable System to Land at CoreSite's Los Angeles Data Center

The SEA-US continental US landing point will be at CoreSite's Los Angeles data center. Read story...

Southern Cross Talks Up NEXT as Survey Contact Signed

Southern Cross has signed a route survey contract for its second system, Southern Cross NEXT. Read story...

 

Djibouti Telecom to Connect Australia West Express Cable

GoTo Networks and Djibouti Telecom have signed a Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Australia West Express submarine cable system. Read story...

NEC Supplies Submarine Cable for System Connecting Hong Kong and Guam

NEC will has signed a contract with RTI Connectivity to supply the HK-G submarine cable system. Read story...

Cable Faults

JT Says First Damaged Submarine Cable is Repaired

One of the three cables to the Channel Islands damaged last week has been repaired. Read story...