June 15th, 2024 9:58 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airtel Africa Activates First Phase of 2Africa Submarine Cable

Airtel Telesonic, the wholesale arm of Airtel Africa, has announced the successful activation of the 2Africa submarine cable system. The 2Africa cable system is claimed to be one of the largest subsea projects globally, designed to interconnect Africa, Europe, and Asia. The initial phase of activation connects Kenya, Tanzania, and South Africa (SA), Airtel Africa said in a LinkedIn update this week. Also Read: Airtel Africa Launches Telesonic, Wholesale Unit... Read More

June 12th, 2024 12:26 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telecom Namibia Partners With Sparkle to Access Equiano Subsea Cable: Report

National telecommunications operator Telecom Namibia has announced a partnership with Sparkle to access the Equiano subsea cable, which connects Portugal to South Africa and offers high-speed, low-latency capabilities, according to local media reports. This partnership marks the fifth major investment in submarine cable systems by Namibia, which has also invested in SAT3, Seacom, WACS, and Google's Equiano cable. Also Read: Sparkle Signs Agreement With Kush Investments for Virtual Fibers on... Read More

June 9th, 2024 11:09 PM 0 COMMENTS

Digicel Activates Deep Blue One Subsea Cable in Caribbean and South America

Caribbean telco Digicel Group announced the activation of its subsea fibre cable, Deep Blue One. The 2,250 km cable has five landing points and will enhance connectivity across the Caribbean and South America, particularly benefiting French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago, Digicel said in a statement. Also Read: Telin Starts Works for Bifrost Cable Landing Station in Jakarta Technical Specifications and Capacity The Deep Blue One has five... Read More

June 7th, 2024 11:15 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telin Starts Works for Bifrost Cable Landing Station in Jakarta

Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) has commenced the groundbreaking ceremony for its Cable Landing Station (CLS) near Pantai Mutiara, part of the Bifrost Cable System connecting Singapore and North America through Indonesia. This system passes through the Java Sea and the Celebes Sea. The ceremony marked the start of the CLS construction with the installation of the first foundation pillar, Telin said this week. Also Read: SingTel Partners Telin to Develop... Read More

June 6th, 2024 3:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telecom Egypt and SubCom Complete IEX Cable Landings in Egypt

Telecom Egypt (TE), a telecom operator in Egypt, in collaboration with SubCom, the global subsea data system supplier, and the India-Europe-Xpress (IEX) partners, has announced the successful completion of the IEX Subsea system’s landings in Egypt. This subsea system, landing at Zafarana2 on the Red Sea and Sidi Kerir on the Mediterranean, connects two seas and continents via two diverse trans-Egypt terrestrial crossing routes. Also Read: Telecom Egypt Trials 50G... Read More

June 2nd, 2024 9:24 PM 0 COMMENTS

Subtel and Telsur Launch Raul Marin Balmaceda Fibre Link

Telefonica del Sur (Telsur), owned by Grupo GTD, and Chile's telecommunications regulator Subtel have activated fiber network infrastructure in the town of Raul Marin Balmaceda in the southern Aysen region. This initiative is part of the "Fiber Optics in Border Complexes" project, which was awarded to Telsur for around CLP 4 billion in February 2022. Also Read: SingTel Partners Telin to Develop Subsea Cable System Between Singapore and Indonesia Significance... Read More

May 31st, 2024 7:46 PM 0 COMMENTS

SingTel Partners Telin to Develop Subsea Cable System Between Singapore and Indonesia

Singtel and Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) today announced that they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a new submarine cable system connecting Singapore and Batam, Indonesia, under the newly formed INSICA (Indonesia Singapore Cable System) Consortium. When operational in the fourth quarter of 2026, the 100-km INSICA cable system will support the surge in data center telecommunications traffic between Singapore and Batam. Also Read: Google Announces Umoja... Read More

May 24th, 2024 6:13 PM 0 COMMENTS

Google Announces Umoja Subsea Cable Project to Connect Africa and Australia

Google has announced plans to build the first subsea fibre-optic cable directly connecting Africa and Australia, stating that the new investments in digital infrastructure and security initiatives are designed to increase digital connectivity, accelerate economic growth, and deepen resilience across Africa. Also Read: Google Announces Plans to Build Central Pacific Subsea Cables Bulikula and Halaihai Google's Umoja Cable The new subsea cable, called Umoja, will be anchored in Kenya and... Read More

May 24th, 2024 10:33 AM 0 COMMENTS

Sparkle Brings BlueMed Submarine Cable to Crete in Greece

Telecom Italia's international services arm, Sparkle, has announced the landing of a new section of the BlueMed submarine cable in Chania, Crete, Greece. The announcement was made during a press conference at the Residence of the Ambassador of Italy in Athens, attended by key officials, including the Italian Ambassador, the Greek Minister of Digital Governance, and Sparkle executives. Also Read: Sparkle Activates Terrestrial Section of BlueMed Cable Connecting Aqaba to... Read More

May 16th, 2024 12:45 PM 0 COMMENTS

Ooredoo to Land 2Africa Subsea Cable in Oman

Ooredoo Oman, an Ooredoo Group company, has signed an agreement for the landing of the 2Africa Cable System in Barka and Salalah. This agreement marks the most extensive subsea cable system landing in the Sultanate of Oman to date, Ooredoo announced this week. Also Read: E& to Anchor 2Africa Subsea Cable in UAE 2Africa Cable System Overview The 2Africa Cable System, spanning 45,000 km, will be the largest subsea cable... Read More

May 16th, 2024 9:11 AM 0 COMMENTS

Arelion Deploys Two New Routes From Jacksonville to Atlanta and Tallahassee

Arelion, a global Internet carrier, has announced an expansion of its network infrastructure in the southeastern United States. The expansion involves the launch of two multi-terabit capacity, low-latency routes from Jacksonville of Florida, to Atlanta of Georgia, and Jacksonville to Tallahassee, as well as an overbuild route from Miami along Florida's west coast up to Atlanta. Also Read: Unitirreno Subsea Cable System Nears Completion, Secures Landing Permits New High-Capacity Routes... Read More

May 12th, 2024 4:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Unitirreno Subsea Cable System Nears Completion, Secures Landing Permits

Unitirreno Submarine Network (Unitirreno) has announced significant progress in developing its advanced subsea cable system, bringing it closer to its targeted Ready-for-Service date in the second quarter of 2025. The company has secured Trunk Landing Permits, achieved the full qualification of the fibre pair system, and manufacturing is currently underway. Secured Trunk Landing Permits Unitirreno has obtained environmental permits in locations including Mazara del Vallo, Genoa, and Rome. These trunk... Read More

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