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as a freely accessible forum for professionals in industries connected with submarine optical fiber technologies and techniques. The magazine is published by Submarine Telecoms Forum, Inc., an independent industry-specific digital and print publishing company, with the assistance of a boatload of industry experts as a free forum for the expression of technical, financial and business ideas.

This Week in Submarine Telecoms Aug 14-18, 2023From Cable Faults & Maintenance to State of the Industry, SubTel Forum br...
08/18/2023

This Week in Submarine Telecoms Aug 14-18, 2023

From Cable Faults & Maintenance to State of the Industry, SubTel Forum brings you the top submarine cable stories for August 14-18, 2023.

From Cable Faults & Maintenance to State of the Industry, SubTel Forum brings you the top submarine cable stories for August 14-18, 2023.

Ciena Sets Targets to Reduce Greenhouse Gas EmissionsCiena commits to science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emi...
08/18/2023

Ciena Sets Targets to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Ciena commits to science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Ciena commits to science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Center3 Chooses Ciena's 800G for 2Africa CableCenter3 will use Ciena's 800G technology for the 2Africa submarine cable s...
08/18/2023

Center3 Chooses Ciena's 800G for 2Africa Cable

Center3 will use Ciena's 800G technology for the 2Africa submarine cable system, enhancing global connectivity.

Center3 will use Ciena's 800G technology for the 2Africa submarine cable system, enhancing global connectivity.

Google Firmina Cable to Land in ArgentinaGoogle Firmina subsea cable is set to land in Argentina this week, enhancing th...
08/18/2023

Google Firmina Cable to Land in Argentina

Google Firmina subsea cable is set to land in Argentina this week, enhancing the country's international connectivity.

Google Firmina subsea cable is set to land in Argentina this week, enhancing the country's international connectivity.

WIOCC Restores ISPs on Equiano Cable Amid OutagesWIOCC restored major ISP and IP Transit providers on Equiano cable afte...
08/17/2023

WIOCC Restores ISPs on Equiano Cable Amid Outages

WIOCC restored major ISP and IP Transit providers on Equiano cable after WACS, SAT-3, and ACE subsea cables were damaged.

WIOCC restored major ISP and IP Transit providers on Equiano cable after WACS, SAT-3, and ACE subsea cables were damaged.

2Africa Cable Lands in Mozambique2Africa, the world's largest submarine cable, was launched in Mozambique, which will en...
08/15/2023

2Africa Cable Lands in Mozambique

2Africa, the world's largest submarine cable, was launched in Mozambique, which will enhance internet capacity in the region.

2Africa, the world's largest submarine cable, was launched in Mozambique, which will enhance internet capacity in the region.

IWCS Opens Registration for 2023 Industry ForumIWCS announces open registration for its 72nd annual Cable & Connecti...
08/08/2023

IWCS Opens Registration for 2023 Industry Forum

IWCS announces open registration for its 72nd annual Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum, set for September 17-20, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

IWCS announces open registration for its 72nd annual Cable & Connectivity Industry Forum, set for September 17-20, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

South Africa Undersea Cables BreakWACS and SAT-3 undersea cables broke near Congo, affecting connectivity in South Afric...
08/07/2023

South Africa Undersea Cables Break

WACS and SAT-3 undersea cables broke near Congo, affecting connectivity in South Africa and a quick repair is unlikely.

WACS and SAT-3 undersea cables broke near Congo, affecting connectivity in South Africa and a quick repair is unlikely.

This Week in Submarine Telecoms Jul 31-Aug 4, 2023From Conferences & Associations to State of the Industry SubTel Forum ...
08/04/2023

This Week in Submarine Telecoms Jul 31-Aug 4, 2023

From Conferences & Associations to State of the Industry SubTel Forum brings you the top submarine cable stories for Jul 31-Aug 4, 2023.

From Conferences & Associations to State of the Industry SubTel Forum brings you the top submarine cable stories for Jul 31-Aug 4, 2023.

2Africa Subsea Cable Lands in Luanda, AngolaThe 2Africa subsea cable, led by Meta, has made its first landing on the wes...
08/04/2023

2Africa Subsea Cable Lands in Luanda, Angola

The 2Africa subsea cable, led by Meta, has made its first landing on the west African side in Luanda, Angola.

The 2Africa subsea cable, led by Meta, has made its first landing on the west African side in Luanda, Angola.

International Cable Protection Committee Announces 2024 PlenaryThe International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) has s...
08/04/2023

International Cable Protection Committee Announces 2024 Plenary

The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) has scheduled its 2024 Plenary in Singapore from April 30 to May 2.

The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) has scheduled its 2024 Plenary in Singapore from April 30 to May 2.

Cirion Plans 20mw Data Center in Santiago, ChileCirion Technologies plans to build a 20MW data center, SAN2, in Santiago...
08/03/2023

Cirion Plans 20mw Data Center in Santiago, Chile

Cirion Technologies plans to build a 20MW data center, SAN2, in Santiago, Chile, expected to be operational by early 2025.

Cirion Technologies plans to build a 20MW data center, SAN2, in Santiago, Chile, expected to be operational by early 2025.

KT Submarine to Rebrand as LS Marine SolutionKT Submarine Co. is set to change its name to LS Marine Solution after its ...
08/03/2023

KT Submarine to Rebrand as LS Marine Solution

KT Submarine Co. is set to change its name to LS Marine Solution after its finalized integration into the LS Group.

KT Submarine Co. is set to change its name to LS Marine Solution after its finalized integration into the LS Group.

Fiji Explores Plans for Second Subsea CableFiji is in discussions for the development of a second subsea cable to provid...
08/03/2023

Fiji Explores Plans for Second Subsea Cable

Fiji is in discussions for the development of a second subsea cable to provide redundancy and disaster risk resilience.

Fiji is in discussions for the development of a second subsea cable to provide redundancy and disaster risk resilience.

Vocus Proposes A$6.3B Bid for TPG AssetsVocus is negotiating a A$6.3 billion offer for parts of TPG Telecom's enterprise...
08/03/2023

Vocus Proposes A$6.3B Bid for TPG Assets

Vocus is negotiating a A$6.3 billion offer for parts of TPG Telecom's enterprise, government, and wholesale assets.

Vocus is negotiating a A$6.3 billion offer for parts of TPG Telecom's enterprise, government, and wholesale assets.

EC Considers PH Extension for Submarine CableThe European Commission's submarine cable project linking Europe to Japan m...
08/02/2023

EC Considers PH Extension for Submarine Cable

The European Commission's submarine cable project linking Europe to Japan may first extend to the Philippines.

The European Commission's submarine cable project linking Europe to Japan may first extend to the Philippines.

Vocus Activates DJSC Subsea Cable SegmentVocus has activated the Darwin segment of the DJSC subsea cable, enhancing Darw...
08/01/2023

Vocus Activates DJSC Subsea Cable Segment

Vocus has activated the Darwin segment of the DJSC subsea cable, enhancing Darwin's role as an Asia Pacific digital hub.

Vocus has activated the Darwin segment of the DJSC subsea cable, enhancing Darwin's role as an Asia Pacific digital hub.

Frequent Cable Breaks in Asian SubseaFrequent cable breaks plague the Asian subsea sector, with fishing vessels being th...
07/24/2023

Frequent Cable Breaks in Asian Subsea

Frequent cable breaks plague the Asian subsea sector, with fishing vessels being the main cause. New builds are being prepared after delays.

Frequent cable breaks plague the Asian subsea sector, with fishing vessels being the main cause. New builds are being prepared after delays.

SubTel Forum Magazine  #131 – Regional SystemsIssue  #131 of SubTel Forum explores Regional Systems in the submarine ind...
07/17/2023

SubTel Forum Magazine #131 – Regional Systems

Issue #131 of SubTel Forum explores Regional Systems in the submarine industry, featuring a Submarine Networks World '23 preview.

Issue #131 of SubTel Forum explores Regional Systems in the submarine industry, featuring a Submarine Networks World '23 preview.

Tonga Cable Fixed 18 Months Post-EruptionThe Tonga Domestic Cable system, damaged by a volcanic eruption 18 months ago, ...
07/14/2023

Tonga Cable Fixed 18 Months Post-Eruption

The Tonga Domestic Cable system, damaged by a volcanic eruption 18 months ago, has been fully repaired and is operational again.

The Tonga Domestic Cable system, damaged by a volcanic eruption 18 months ago, has been fully repaired and is operational again.

RETN Launches Low-Latency London-Paris LinkRETN introduces a low-latency connectivity route between London and Paris, en...
07/14/2023

RETN Launches Low-Latency London-Paris Link

RETN introduces a low-latency connectivity route between London and Paris, enhancing data transmission speeds.

RETN introduces a low-latency connectivity route between London and Paris, enhancing data transmission speeds.

WIOCC Group Appoints New Head of ProductWIOCC GROUP, Africa’s converged open-access digital infrastructure leader, annou...
07/11/2023

WIOCC Group Appoints New Head of Product

WIOCC GROUP, Africa’s converged open-access digital infrastructure leader, announces Nolan Naidu as the new Head of Product.

WIOCC GROUP, Africa’s converged open-access digital infrastructure leader, announces Nolan Naidu as the new Head of Product.

OADC Appoints Sayuri Moodliar as Head of ESGOADC announces the appointment of Sayuri Moodliar as the company's new Head ...
07/11/2023

OADC Appoints Sayuri Moodliar as Head of ESG

OADC announces the appointment of Sayuri Moodliar as the company's new Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).

OADC announces the appointment of Sayuri Moodliar as the company's new Head of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG).

USTDA Grants Study for Indonesian Undersea CableUSTDA grants a feasibility study for an underwater fiber-optic cable sys...
07/11/2023

USTDA Grants Study for Indonesian Undersea Cable

USTDA grants a feasibility study for an underwater fiber-optic cable system to boost broadband in remote Indonesian areas.

USTDA grants a feasibility study for an underwater fiber-optic cable system to boost broadband in remote Indonesian areas.

Quintillion Updates on Arctic Cable RepairsQuintillion addresses a June cable break in the Arctic, with repair resources...
07/06/2023

Quintillion Updates on Arctic Cable Repairs

Quintillion addresses a June cable break in the Arctic, with repair resources ready once ice conditions allow.

Quintillion addresses a June cable break in the Arctic, with repair resources ready once ice conditions allow.

Medusa Submarine Cable System Construction BeginsConstruction begins on the Medusa Submarine Cable System, set to enhanc...
07/05/2023

Medusa Submarine Cable System Construction Begins

Construction begins on the Medusa Submarine Cable System, set to enhance connectivity throughout the Mediterranean.

Construction begins on the Medusa Submarine Cable System, set to enhance connectivity throughout the Mediterranean.

This Week in Submarine Telecoms June 26-30 2023From Cable Faults & Maintenance to Technology & Upgrades SubTel Forum bri...
06/30/2023

This Week in Submarine Telecoms June 26-30 2023

From Cable Faults & Maintenance to Technology & Upgrades SubTel Forum brings you the top submarine cable stories for June 26-30, 2023.

From Cable Faults & Maintenance to Technology & Upgrades SubTel Forum brings you the top submarine cable stories for June 26-30, 2023.

Vietnam's APG Undersea Cable Malfunctions Post-RepairVietnam's APG undersea cable malfunctions again immediately post-re...
06/30/2023

Vietnam's APG Undersea Cable Malfunctions Post-Repair

Vietnam's APG undersea cable malfunctions again immediately post-repair, impacting the country's internet connection.

Vietnam's APG undersea cable malfunctions again immediately post-repair, impacting the country's internet connection.

Bermuda Restructuring Rescues Digicel GroupDigicel Group undergoes a Bermuda law restructuring, enabling the telecom pro...
06/29/2023

Bermuda Restructuring Rescues Digicel Group

Digicel Group undergoes a Bermuda law restructuring, enabling the telecom provider to continue operations.

Digicel Group undergoes a Bermuda law restructuring, enabling the telecom provider to continue operations.

Aqua Comms, NYI Partner for U.S. InterconnectionAqua Comms and NYI partner to boost U.S. interconnection capabilities, o...
06/28/2023

Aqua Comms, NYI Partner for U.S. Interconnection

Aqua Comms and NYI partner to boost U.S. interconnection capabilities, offering cost-effective global access.

Aqua Comms and NYI partner to boost U.S. interconnection capabilities, offering cost-effective global access.

Kenya Internet Bandwidth Rises 20%Kenya's internet bandwidth has increased by 20% following a major upgrade of the East ...
06/27/2023

Kenya Internet Bandwidth Rises 20%

Kenya's internet bandwidth has increased by 20% following a major upgrade of the East African Marine System (TEAMS) submarine cable.

Kenya's internet bandwidth has increased by 20% following a major upgrade of the East African Marine System (TEAMS) submarine cable.

Japan, U.S., Australia Plan Undersea CableJapan, U.S., and Australia jointly plan an undersea cable to boost internet ac...
06/19/2023

Japan, U.S., Australia Plan Undersea Cable

Japan, U.S., and Australia jointly plan an undersea cable to boost internet access in Pacific island nations.

Japan, U.S., and Australia jointly plan an undersea cable to boost internet access in Pacific island nations.

ASN New Cable Laying Ship Launched
06/19/2023

ASN New Cable Laying Ship Launched

Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) introduces the Ile d'Yeu, a new cable installation vessel, boasting the world's largest cable load capacity.

SubTel Forum New Ad Sales Rep: Bill Spilman
06/19/2023

SubTel Forum New Ad Sales Rep: Bill Spilman

SubTel Forum welcomes Bill Spilman as the new Advertising Sales Representative, ready to assist with all advertising needs.

This Week in Submarine Telecoms June 12-16 2023
06/16/2023

This Week in Submarine Telecoms June 12-16 2023

From Cable Faults & Maintenance to Future Systems SubTel Forum brings you the top submarine cable stories for June 12-16, 2023.

Vietnam's Undersea Cable Fix by June EndVietnam's S7 line of the APG undersea cable, crucial for internet connectivity, ...
06/15/2023

Vietnam's Undersea Cable Fix by June End

Vietnam's S7 line of the APG undersea cable, crucial for internet connectivity, is set for repairs by the end of June.

Vietnam's S7 line of the APG undersea cable, crucial for internet connectivity, is set for repairs by the end of June.

MTEL's T3 Subsea Cable: A Game ChangerMTEL's T3 subsea cable in Amanzimtoti is set to enhance capacity and reliability f...
06/15/2023

MTEL's T3 Subsea Cable: A Game Changer

MTEL's T3 subsea cable in Amanzimtoti is set to enhance capacity and reliability for a range of digital services.

MTEL's T3 subsea cable in Amanzimtoti is set to enhance capacity and reliability for a range of digital services.

Namibia's Equiano Cable Boosts ConnectivityNamibia sees enhanced connectivity as Google's Equiano subsea cable, managed ...
06/15/2023

Namibia's Equiano Cable Boosts Connectivity

Namibia sees enhanced connectivity as Google's Equiano subsea cable, managed by Paratus Group, becomes operational.

Namibia sees enhanced connectivity as Google's Equiano subsea cable, managed by Paratus Group, becomes operational.

Kenya Eyes Djibouti's Undersea CableKenya reviews Djibouti's offer to sell undersea cable infrastructure, eyeing a digit...
06/14/2023

Kenya Eyes Djibouti's Undersea Cable

Kenya reviews Djibouti's offer to sell undersea cable infrastructure, eyeing a digital connectivity boost.

Kenya reviews Djibouti's offer to sell undersea cable infrastructure, eyeing a digital connectivity boost.

Singapore Submarine Cable Capacity BoostIn a decade, Singapore plans to significantly double its submarine cable capacit...
06/08/2023

Singapore Submarine Cable Capacity Boost

In a decade, Singapore plans to significantly double its submarine cable capacity by adding three new landing sites.

In a decade, Singapore plans to significantly double its submarine cable capacity by adding three new landing sites.

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The 2Africa consortium announced the first landing of the 2Africa cable in Genoa, Italy last week. Learn more from Submarine Telecoms Forum.

https://subtelforum.com/2africa-wet-plant-has-begun-in-genoa/
The Equinix, Inc. acquisition of MainOne, an Equinix Company is complete, reports Submarine Telecoms Forum.

https://subtelforum.com/equinix-completes-acquisition-of-mainone/
An announced new cable landing station (CLS) by is coming to Hong Kong, reports Submarine Telecoms Forum

https://subtelforum.com/second-cls-coming-to-hong-kong/

The latest issue of Submarine Telecoms Forum is out, including Elaine Stafford’s preview of the submarine cable workshops at .

https://issuu.com/subtelforum/docs/subtel_forum_issue_121/24
Submarine cables to feature a four-fold increase in the number of independent data channels with the next generation of space division multiplexing (SDM) technology, reports Submarine Telecoms Forum

https://subtelforum.com/first-trial-of-submarine-cable-with-multicore-fiber-complete-by-nec-occ-sumitomo/
The latest issue of Submarine Telecoms Forum is out with a focus on offshore energy. Have you read it yet?

https://issuu.com/subtelforum/docs/subtel_forum_120_final/80
Did you know that installation on our HAVSIL cable system began last week?

HAVSIL will be the shortest route connecting to continental Europe, unlocking even more opportunity for digital to leverage cost-competitive renewable energy in the Nordics.

“HAVSIL brings both diverse redundant connectivity between Continental Europe and the Nordics, as well as being the only cable system in the region with modern neutral data centers at both end points.” -- Merete Caubet, VP of Fiber Networks

Check out our press release on Submarine Telecoms Forum: http://ow.ly/SFL130rTuZ4
Another challenge with the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 ( ) cable, affecting connectivity from Vietnam to Singapore, as reported by Submarine Telecoms Forum

https://subtelforum.com/asia-africa-europe-1-undersea-cable-has-problem-again/
: VP of Sales and Business Development, Merete Caubet, was featured in Submarine Telecoms Forum! Merete tells us about the transformation of and across EMEA and Bulk’s fiber routes.

Read more on pages 60-62: http://ow.ly/Go2730rOpTG
Check out this interactive subtel submarine map from ​​Submarine Telecoms Forum that shows all of the world’s systems in service, systems planned and more: http://ow.ly/o3aE30rQ3Ab

A consortium including China Telecom Global, China Unicom, PLDT, Singtel, Tata Communications, and others are building a new 9,400-km-long Trans-Asia submarine cable. Submarine Telecoms Forum looks at the challenges and the solution

https://subtelforum.com/nec-chosen-to-build-asia-direct-cable/
are noted as crucial components for the modern economic market, because they are more reliable, have more capacity than satellites, and are responsible for transmitting 95% of all international across continents.

Read more about how these cables work in frozen regions: http://ow.ly/fThs30rP7ZZ Submarine Telecoms Forum