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Southern Cross Selects Ciena amid Global Bandwidth Boom

As end-user digital applications continue to proliferate and require global networks to become more adaptive, Southern Cross Cable Limited has picked Ciena’s GeoMesh Extreme submarine solution utilising Ciena’s 6500 Submarine Line Terminating Equipment (SLTE) powered by WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optics for the new 13,494 km Southern Cross NEXT (NEXT) submarine cable in the Pacific.

Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Announcements, Jan 2021

This is our latest listing of submarine fiber optic cable announcements for 2021. 

FCC Approves New License for Taino-Carib

Submarine fiber optic cables have an expected lifetime of 25 years.  Most leave service before that 25 years is up, but some just keep on going. 

Nexans Wins Further Contract for Amazon Cables

Nexans Submarine Telecom and Special Cables (STSC) business continues to develop its customer relationship with the Programa Amazônia Conectada (PAC) to bring high-speed data connectivity to a remote and environmentally sensitive region of Brazil.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) a marine environmental consulting and survey company, announced the expansion of its Northeast Regional Office. The company, whose capabilities include marine survey for submarine cable routes, is moving to a new waterfront location at Prime Marina in East Greenwich, Rhode Island.

MegaFon, Yakutia Sign Agreement for Arctic Connect

Yakutia became the first Russian region to sign an agreement with MegaFon for the Arctic Connect project, which provides for the construction of a submarine fiber optic cable from Europe to Asia.

Xodus Completes Inter-Array Cables Study for Empire Wind

Xodus Group has completed an inter-array cables installation study for Equinor’s Empire Wind Phase 1, an 816-megawatt (MW) offshore wind project currently under development project offshore New York.

Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Contract Awards, Jan 2021

This is our first monthly review of new submarine fiber optic cable contract awards for 2021. 

Draft Oregon Legislation Requires Assurances for New Cables

In the aftermath of problems with the installation of the Jupiter transpacific cable in Oregon, a state legislator has proposed a bill that would require “owners or operators of undersea fiber optic telecommunication cables to obtain financial assurances and create plan for removal of cable.” 

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