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Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Announcements, Jan-Oct 2020

This is our latest listing of submarine fiber optic cable announcements for 2020. 

Chile to Look for Partners for Transpacific Project

With the aim of developing the first submarine fiber optic cable to connect South America with the Asia-Pacific region, Desarrollo País, Chile’s state-owned infrastructure fund, has been working to determine Chile's contribution in the future public-private consortium that will be in charge of financing the system.

Australia Partnering with Japan, US to Finance Palau Cable

Australia is partnering with Japan and the United States to finance an undersea fibre optic cable to the Republic of Palau. This project, valued at approximately US$30 million, will ensure reliable, secure digital connectivity in Palau.

Telstra Announces Plans for Expansion into Canada

Telstra today announced plans to expand its network into Canada with the establishment of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in Toronto, and upgrading infrastructure that will connect Canada to its trans-Pacific subsea cable networks.

Trelleborg Awarded CPS Contract Hollandse Kust Zuid OWF

Trelleborg’s applied technologies operation has been awarded a contract by Seaway 7, the renewables business unit of Subsea 7, to provide 281 NjordGuard cable protection systems (CPS) for Vattenfall’s Hollandse Kust Zuid offshore wind farm (OWF) project, located in the North Sea, Netherlands.

Telecom Egypt Is Building Egypt's Largest Data Center

Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region, announces that it is building Egypt's largest international data center facility.

Microsoft to Establish First Data Center Region in Taiwan

Microsoft Corp. announced another major milestone in its “Reimagine Taiwan” initiative, including plans to establish its first cloud datacenter region in Taiwan and a significant investment in local talent and development with the goal to provide digital skilling for over 200,000 people in Taiwan by 2024.

Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN), a nonprofit network provider serving the research and higher education community, has deployed Ciena's 6500 packet-optical platform to deliver reliable high-speed connectivity for data-intensive science and advanced computer network applications.

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