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Ocean Networks Inc. Launches Caribbean Express (CX)

Ocean Networks announced that it has launched its Caribbean Express (CX) Project, an 18-fiber pair submarine cable system linking Florida to Panama.

HKA’s Request for Special Temporary Authority Delayed

The U.S. government’s security concerns over submarine cables landing in U.S. and Chinese territory continues to leave the status of a number of cable projects in question.

Tekmar Energy Secures New CPS Supply Contracts in China

Tekmar Energy announced new Cable Protection System (CPS) supply contracts for two offshore wind farm projects located in the coastal province of Guangdong in southeast China.

Djibouti Pursues Its Ambitious Growth Projects in 2021

Djibouti is a critically important transit point for submarine cable systems connecting the Pacific, Indian Ocean and Mediterranean regions. 

Southern Cross Selects Pioneer for Shipboard Representation

Pioneer Consulting has been awarded the shipboard representation contract for Southern Cross NEXT, the in-progress 13,494 km trans-Pacific submarine cable system connecting Sydney, Auckland, and Los Angeles, with branches linking Fiji, Tokelau, and Kiribati.

A major earthquake hit off the coast of Fukushima, Japan, at 23:08 JST on 13 February 2021, in the same as the Great Tohoku Earthquake of 2011 that caused the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.  Less seriously, but relevant to the submarine cable industry, the 2011 earthquake also caused numerous submarine cable outages.

TeleGeography: Global Internet Capacity Grew by 35% in 2020

TeleGeography has revealed a 35% growth in international internet capacity, from around 450 Tbps to over 600 Tbps between 2019 and 2020.

Elia, Energinet Launch Study for New Interconnector

System operators Elia (Belgium) and Energinet (Denmark) have set up a working group to examine the feasibility of a subsea cable between Belgium and Denmark that would link the high-voltage grids of both countries over a distance of more than 600 kilometers.

UNN and DE-CIX to Establish Borneo-IX

Unified National Networks (UNN), the national network infrastructure operator of Brunei, headquartered in Brunei Darussalam on the island of Borneo, and DE-CIX, the world’s leading Internet Exchange operator, announced a strategic partnership, establishing Borneo-IX powered by DE-CIX.

VARD, one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, announced that Orange Marine has again selected ship design from VARD’s extensive design portfolio when expanding their fleet of cable ships; this time specifically designed to its purpose of fiber-optic cable repair.

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