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Alessandro Pansa Appointed Chairman of TI Sparkle

TIM announces that on 15 May 2019, Alessandro Pansa will join the Board of Directors of the TI Sparkle S.p.A. subsidiary and become its Chairman.

Another Filing to Extend a Cable’s Lifespan

Similarly to the Americas I filing that we reported on yesterday, AT&T Corp. has filed an application with the FCC to allow the continued operation of the Columbus II Cable System for an additional 25-year term following the expiration of the current license on October 1, 2019.

EQT Acquires Maltese Telecom Operator Melita

EQT Infrastructure IV, has signed an agreement to acquire Melita Limited from Apax Partners and Fortino Capital.  Melita has owned and operated a submarine fiber optic cable system linking Malta and Sicily since 2009.

MainOne to Commit N25billion to Digitization of Lagos

West African submarine cable owner MainOne launches its “Digital Lagos: Broadband for All” campaign initiative to enable the digital transformation of Lagos state through deployment of ubiquitous broadband infrastructure across the state.

NetActuate Increases Reach and Capacity in Miami Data Center

NetActuate's recent connectivity improvements have boosted network capacity, reach, and performance from their Miami, Florida, data center. New low-latency connections to the NAP of the Americas and NetActuate's São Paulo data center in Brazil have boosted network performance throughout Latin America and other nearby markets.

AT&T Files to Extend Americas I License

An application has been filed by AT&T Corp. (AT&T Corp.) on behalf of the Americas I Consortium for a new cable landing license to allow the continued operation of the Americas I Cable System for an additional 25-year term following the expiration of the current license on September 1, 2019.

Swan Hunter, along with partners DOC, have successfully completed load-in spooling operations for the Elia Modular Offshore Grid (MOG) project. The contract was awarded to load-in and store 5km of the Modular Offshore Grid spare export cable from the new-build Tideway Living Stone cable lay vessel.

BSNL Launches High-Speed Internet Plan in A&NI

In preparation for the first submarine fiber optic cable project connecting the Andaman and Nicobar (A&NI) islands to mainland India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) is launching a fiber-based broadband service for the islands.

Bangladesh Looks for Third Submarine Cable

Growing Internet demand is prompting Bangladesh to take proposals for a new submarine cable connection, which will be the third cable for the country.

Tata, ADS Plan Fiber Network across Africa

Tata Communications Transformation Services Limited (TCTS) is partnering with Africa Development Solutions (ADS Group) to facilitate building the fiber infrastructure backbone across Africa and enable a digital economy that can empower societies and communities, in line with the Smart Africa vision.

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