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Under the theme ‘Critical Infrastructure across the Oceans—protecting submarine cables and the marine environment,’ the International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) held its largest Plenary meeting in the organisation’s history with a diverse submarine cables and related industry audience of about 150 delegates from 14-16 May 2019 in San Diego, California USA.

Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Announcements, Jan-May 2019

This is our latest listing of submarine fiber optic cable announcements for 2019. 

Arctic Telecom Cable Initiative Takes Major Step Forward

Cinia and MegaFon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture to prepare the build of a submarine telecommunications cable across the Arctic Sea.

Sparkle, Telekom Slovenije Connect Ljubljana with Milan

Sparkle and Telekom Slovenije, leading comprehensive communications service provider in Slovenia, announce the launch of a new cross border optical fiber link directly connecting Ljubljana with Milan.

Draft EIA Report for METISS Has Been Made Public

The draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS) for the South Africa landing of the MElting poT Indianoceanic Submarine System (METISS) has been publicly released.

Pico Launches Low-Latency Global Connectivity Ring

Pico announced the launch of its global connectivity ring, expanding the PicoNet backbone to the major financial data centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Kenya’s International Bandwidth Usage Increases

International submarine fiber optic cable bandwidth in use in Kenya increased by 17% in the final quarter of 2018 to surpass the 1 Terabit mark. 

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