Facebook and Microsoft Invest in Marena Fiber Cable System

Atlantic Ocean will get one more submarine fiber optic cable that will connect the Spain at the European side and the Virginia state of United States at the North American continent side. The submarine fiber cable project called Marea is built by giant web companies, Facebook and Microsoft in partnership with Telefonica. They have teamed up to build a new…

Pioneer Consulting Supervises Relocation of DSCS in Maldives

Boston-based Pioneer Consulting, a leading international submarine cable consulting firm said it has supervised the relocation of two shore-ends for the telecommunications service provider Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun Plc (Dhiraagu) on its Dhiraagu undersea cable system (DSCS). Company officials said they worked with Dhiraagu of Maldives and its entire team to ensure that the DSCS system continues to serve the people…

Decreasing Ice Helps Deployment of Submarine Cable to Alaska

Officials from the Quintillion Networks said the decreasing ice in the sea helps quicker deployment of the submarine fiber optic cable that connects the communities in arctic Alaska. The Anchorage-based network builder has advantage of the open ocean off the coast of Alaska to lay a 1,200-mile subsea fiber-optic cable that’ll provide faster and more reliable broadband internet connections to…

Madeira Plans to Approach EU for Funds to Build Submarine Cable

Madeira plans to approach European Union for funds to build a submarine fiber optic cable branch to connect the Telebras-IslaLink cable to the archipelago. Madeira is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal located in the southwest in the Atlantic ocean. Mr. Miguel Albuquerque, president of the autonomous region wants to get a branching from the submarine cable that…

Hawaiki Submarine Cable System Commences Construction

Hawaiki Submarine Fiber Cable System has commenced the construction of fiber optic link to connect Australia with New Zealand. The construction of the undersea communication link will be carried out by TE Subcom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology. The Hawaiki submarine cable system is a new trans-Pacific cable, which will link Australia…

Africa-1 Consortium Members Sign MoU

The consortium members of the Africa-1 Submarine fiber-optic cable system including MTN Group, PCCW Global, Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Telecom Egypt (TE) and Telkom South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to proceed to the successful implementation of the project. Africa-1 is a consortium-funded submarine network system that will connect many African countries with countries in the Middle…