Infinera ICE4 Optical engine

Telstra Starts to Upgrade Submarine Communication Capacity

Australian telecommunication service provider, Telstra started a project to upgrade its existing submarine cable capacity using Infinera’s fourth generation ICE4 optical engine. This is a major upgrade to the operator’s network services in the Asia-Pacific region. Infinera solutions will add more capacity to the optical fibers. Telstra said that the capacity improvement is a significant change in services offered to the customers in the Asia-Pacific, which…

Optical fiber cable under the sea showing sea creatures nearby

YOFC and Baosheng Forms Joint Venture for Submarine Cable

YOFC (Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company), the Chinese optical fiber and cable solution manufacturer in a press release announced that it is developing a new submarine fiber optic cable system in collaboration with Baosheng Science and Technology Innovation Co., Ltd. Both companies signed a joint venture agreement for submarine cable project. The partners agreed to establish…

Submarine cable installation ship in a sea

Telstra Starts Submarine Cable Infrastructure Restoration Service

Australian telecommunication service provider, Telstra announces a rapid restoration service for its submarine cable systems, together with its partners Ericsson and Ciena. The new restoration service will ensure continuous connectivity on its busiest subsea route connecting Australia with Asian countries. The new Restoration service comes from the vast and diversified experience in the provider’s submarine cable network in combination with…

French Guiana to Martinique Kanawa Submarine cable system

Orange Inaugurates Kanawa Submarine Cable System

France based Orange on 16th January 2019 inaugurated the submarine fiber optic cable system that is designed to strengthen the communication in French Guiana and the Antilles. Named as Kanawa submarine cable System, the fiber optic submarine cable system stretches 1,746 kilometers linking the French Guiana and Martinique. Kanawa Submarine fiber optic cable system is fully financed by the Orange…

Port Williams Chile

Rene Descartes Takes Fiber Optic Austral Around Cape Horn

Orange Marine’s cable ship René Descartes sailed around Cape Horn with the Fiber Optic Austral (FOA) cable, the southernmost submarine cable system in the world on 4th January. The ship made its trip to lay the fiber optic cable system on behalf of Chilean operator, CTR (.Comunicación y Telefonía Rural). The Orange Marine cable ship became the first and only…

submarine cable laying near andaman nicobar island

India Starts Digitalization of Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Indian Government is planning to digitalize its remote and isolated islands of Andaman and Nicobar region. A proposal from the Communications Ministry got approval from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate this week to deploy fiber optic cables and Wifi equipment in the islands. Communication Ministry has been waiting for the approval to deploy 2,200 kilometers of optical fiber cables to connect the islands with the mainland and between the islands. The new cable system will provide the required infrastructure to deliver high-speed internet in the islands. The initial plan is to connect and digitize eight islands of Andaman and Nicobar.