Ciena Upgrades SEA-ME-WE 5 Submarine Fiber Cable System

The networking systems, services and software company, Ciena announces the completion of a major upgrade to the submarine fiber optic cable system SEA-ME-WE 5. The upgrade will support enterprise data exchange, internet TV, and online gaming and results in a 100 percent active capacity increase of the cable. The work was completed ahead of schedule, which had enabled faster broadband access to users along the multi-regional data superhighway.

Russian Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Connects the Kuril Islands

Rostelecom has accomplished the commissioning of the submarine fiber optic cables in the Pacific islands, known as the Kuril Islands. The new submarine connectivity with the mainland will provide high-speed broadband services to the chain of islands in the eastern Russian region. The 831-kilometer long fiber optic cable line had been laid between Russia’s offshore Sakhalin island and the chain…

FLY-LION III Lands in Mayotte

The consortium members of the FLY-LION III (Lower Indian Ocean Network) submarine cable system has completed the deployment of a new submarine fiber optic cable. The 400 km long new link owned by a consortium in which Orange is a partner, connects Moroni in Grande Comore and Mamoudzou in Mayotte. Apart from Orange, the consortium includes partners, Société Réunionnaise du…

GTD Selects Prysmian for Arica to Puerto Montt Submarine Cable

The Chilean telecommunication service provider GTD (Gtd Teleductos S.A, Grupo GTD) has selected Prysmian to supply the submarine cables for its project to connect Arica to Puerto Mont in Chile. The new contracts worth around €50 million have been secured through Prysmian Group’s submarine telecom division NSW. NSW became part of Prysmian Group after the acquisition of General Cable. The…