Posted in Middle East Asia Submarine Fiber Optic Cable

Al Khaleej Subsea Cable to Land in UAE

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Bahrain-based telecom operator, Batelco, and UAE-based Etisalat by e& have signed an MoU for the landing of Al Khaleej subsea Cable in the UAE. Al Khaleej is a 1,400 kilometer-long subsea cable fully owned by Batelco that will connect Bahrain to other regional countries including Oman, Qatar and the UAE. Aiming to enhance data exchange and communication capabilities within the…

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Fujitsu and CHT Cooperate on IOWN Initiative-Based All-Photonics Network

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Japan-based Fujitsu Limited and Taiwan-based CHT (Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.) announced that they have concluded a Memorandum of Understanding for a 2-year strategic partnership, with the aim of jointly studying the establishment of a network utilizing the All-Photonics Network (APN) technology  based on the IOWN initiative in Taiwan.

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Posted in India South Asia Submarine Fiber Optic Cable

BSNL Connects Lakshadweep Islands with Mainland India

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NEC India together with NEC Corporation announced the successful completion of an optical fiber submarine cable system connecting the Lakshadweep Islands to the mainland India. The new undersea cable system owned by the incumbent telecom operator, BSNL will connect the islands in Southern India with Kochi, which is the financial capital of the southern state of Kerala.

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Posted in East Asia Submarine Fiber Optic Cable

NEC Achieves Longest 800 Gbps Optical Transmission

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Japan-based NEC Corporation in a press release on September 28 has announced the successful completion of a long-distance field trial on an optical submarine cable system owned by PT Telkom. According to the NEC, the new submarine cable system uses a new transponder that has the world’s highest level of transmission performance of 800 Gbps.

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