The submarine fiber optic cable market keeps forging ahead with new developments.  A new cable project, TERRA-Aleutians, has been reported. 

Due to the announcement of this system, SCW’s tracking of new submarine fiber optic cable announcements has been updated.  The amount of cable called for in these announcements for 2017 has already exceeded the total for any year since we began tracking this metric in 2011 and now is 22% above last year’s total.

Not all projects that are announced reach fruition, but tracking them over a multiyear period allows SCW to spot trends in the market, as well as measure the level of optimism among submarine cable developers that the market potential needs and can fund new systems. 

Click here to read about TERRA-Aleutians (subscription required).