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Asia Accounts for Over 50% of All Internet Users Worldwide

Data gathered by indicates that Asia now accounts for more than half of the global internet users. According to the data, the continent has 2.3 billion users representing 50.3% of the world’s internet users.

FCC Grants Dunant License

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an application filed by GU Holdings Inc. (GU Holdings) for a license to construct, land, and operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system, the Dunant cable, connecting Virginia Beach, Virginia and Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit society, business and education at a speed that few could predict, and shaken foundations in ways that none could have anticipated. The following are some suggestions for coping from Popcorn Training - a KnowBe4 company based in Cape Town, South Africa.

Webtool Cable Gripper Set for Longer Subsea Deployments

With the need to use and abandon the cable gripper for up to 20 days between cable recovery projects, hydraulic tools specialist, Webtool, has redesigned its Webtool CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool for large diameter cable and longer subsea deployment in water up to 1500 metres water depth.

MainOne Cable Ready for Service in Cote d’Ivoire

MainOne announces its submarine cable in Cote d’Ivoire is live and ready for service. The project, notable for being the first commercial cable system in service to deploy spectrum sharing capabilities, will offer capabilities to deepen infrastructure sharing and lower the cost of delivering broadband services to the region.

EGS to Complete Seychelles’ Geophysical Survey

EGS survey vessel, the RV Geo Resolution, has completed a geophysical and geotechnical survey for the second submarine cable of Seychelles to support the construction of a branch on the PEACE system which connects Seychelles to the main network.

The IWCS Symposium Committee has issued the Call for Papers for the IWCS 2020 Cable & Connectivity Symposium in Providence, Rhode Island, USA to be held on October 11-14, 2020 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.  The abstract deadline is April 5, 2020.

With the growing number of COVID-19 cases across its various geographies, and in line with global best practice advice on how best to curtail the spread of the virus MainOne’s data center unit, MainData Nigeria Limited (MDXi), will like to assure all stakeholders that they are staying safe, while working to ensure continuity of its services.

Norway Puts NorthConnect Cable on Hold

The Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy (MPE) has informed NorthConnect that the Ministry lacks sufficient information at this point to reach a decision on the license applications for a new interconnector for electricity.

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