Optical fiber cable under the sea showing sea creatures nearby

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. 

Sakhalin to Kuril Islands submarine fiber optic cable link

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…

Submarine fiber optic cable coiled in big loop ready for deployment

Consortium Partners Starts Commissioning of INDIGO Cable System

Telstra’s press release says the commissioning work of the submarine fiber optic cable system, INDIGO has commenced. The work started after the last fibers of the submarine fiber cables of INDGO West and INDIGO Central were spliced to complete the marine installation of the INDIGO cables system. Telstra along with its consortium partners AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel and SubPartners…

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…

SEA-ME-WE 5 Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Lands at Tuas, Singapore

Singapore’s incumbent telecom operator SingTel has confirmed the landing installation of the submarine fiber optic cable SEA-ME-WE 5 (5th cable route of South East Asia-Middle East-West Europe), that spans from Singapore to France connecting many Asian and European countries on its way. The landing of the submarine cable in Singapore was done at Tuas, which is a Western shore city….

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…