ASN Transmits 300G over 10,000 Kilometers

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN), the undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent has achieved a breakthrough record of data transmission over a distance of 10,000 kilometers using real-time processing prototypes of a unique cost-effective 300 gigabits-per-second new modulation technology that will optimize the performance of submarine cable systems. The trial has been achieved on the 10,000km of ASN’s test bed, combining the…

World Bank Provides Grant for Undersea Fiber Cable to Samoa

World Bank had approved a grant to build submarine fiber optic cable to connect Samoa. People in Samoa will soon be connected to cheaper and higher-capacity internet access. World Bank officials told, a grant of 16 Million US dollars will be provided to build the fiber optic cable connectivity to the island. The project is expected to bring economic and…

ISPs plan new fiber optic network in Vietnam

Fed up with the frequent network breakdowns happening on the Asia America Gateway (AAG) submarine telecommunication cable, local internet service providers (ISPs) in Vietnam are planning for the new cable network.AAG cable has been repaired four times so far this year (2015). The latest repair was just completed last week. These incidents severely affected internet access in Vietnam. Last year,…

FirstPath to Deploy Submarine Fiber Optic Cable in Sydney Harbor

Australia based private owned internet service provider FirstPath has revealed their plans to lay submarine fiber optic cables across the Sydney Harbor. World leading fiber optic product manufacturer Prysmian supplies the high count high capacity undersea fiber optic cable to FirstPath. What is special with the current deployment is the high fiber count fiber optic cable for submarine use. Generally…

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Russian Navy Disturbs Lithuanian Submarine Fiber Cable Installation

Lithuania claims that its submarine cable installation has been thwarted by the Russian Navy’s bullying behavior. The Russian navy has been accused of deliberately disrupting the construction of an undersea fiber optic cable and power cable that will connect Lithuania and Sweden. Leading construction company ABB designed the cable system named NordBalt cable. This will be the world’s longest high…

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Alcatel-Lucent to Build Orval Submarine Fiber Optic Link

Alcatel-Lucent will construct the Orval submarine fiber optic cable network in Algeria. Alcatel-Lucent and the Algerian Ministry of Post, Information Technology and Communications, have signed a turnkey agreement for the deployment of the Orval system. The submarine fiber optic link spans over 560 km will link Oran in Algeria to Valencia, Spain. Submarine network construction is expected for completion in…