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Keppel, Facebook and Telin Announce Bifrost Cable System

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Limited (Keppel T&T), through a wholly owned subsidiary, Keppel Midgard Holdings Pte. Ltd. (KMH), a subsidiary of Facebook Inc. and PT. Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), a subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia (Persero) Tbk have entered into a joint build agreement to jointly own and develop the Bifrost Cable System, the world’s first subsea cable system that directly connects Singapore to the west coast of North America via Indonesia through the Java Sea and Celebes Sea.

Fugro Wins Survey Contract for Terna Cable Project

Fugro has been selected by Terna SpA, owner of the Italian national transmission grid (NTG) for high and extra-high voltage power, to perform a large multidisciplinary survey for part of the Tyrrhenian Link, a nationally strategic project to install two undersea HVDC electrical power cables connecting the Italian peninsula with the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.

Facebook Announces Echo Transpacific Cable

Coinciding with Facebook’s announcement of the Bisfrost transpacific cable, the company also announced a second cable, to be known as Echo.

FCC Grants another STA Extension for PLCN

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an extension a request for Special Temporary Authority (STA) filed on March 8, 2021, by GU Holdings Inc. (GU Holdings) to allow the continued commercial operation of the portion of the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) connecting the United States and Taiwan while the Commission considers the application for a cable landing license for the cable.

Prysmian Finalizes Contract for Wind Farm Cable

Prysmian Group announces the finalisation of the contract agreement with RWE Renewables, one of the world’s biggest offshore wind farm developers, for the development of the turn-key high voltage submarine and land export cable connection worth over €200 million for the 1.4 gigawatt (GW) Sofia Offshore Wind Farm project.

Nokia, Safaricom Launch 5G Services in Kenya

Nokia has announced that it is powering East Africa’s first 5G commercial services with Safaricom, the leading telecoms operator in Kenya.

OneQode Launches Asia-Pacific Gaming Hub in Guam

Australian telecommunications startup OneQode has launched a world-first gaming hub on the island of Guam as a brand new, latency-neutral server location to connect hundreds of millions of gamers across the Asia-Pacific region.

Google Files with FCC for Grace Hopper Landing License

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports that an application has been filed by GU Holdings Inc. for a license to construct, land, and operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting the United States with the United Kingdom and Spain, the Grace Hopper cable system.

PCCW Global Adds Network Node in Aqaba, Jordan

PCCW Global in collaboration with Naitel, a licensed telecommunications service provider in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, have enhanced Middle Eastern international connectivity and expanded the region’s network reach by extending PCCW Global’s growing global Tier 1 network coverage via a new IP node in Aqaba, Jordan.

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