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Submarine Fiber Optic Cable Announcements, Jan-May 2020

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

Hawaiki, ASH and ASTCA Form New Pacific Alliance

Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, American Samoa Telecommunications Authority (ASTCA) and American Samoa Hawaii Cable LLC (ASH) today announced an agreement forming a powerful three-way alliance dedicated to significantly boosting capacity linking Pacific territories and nations to Hawaii and the US mainland.

Azerbaijan Approves Caspian Cable Agreement

Azerbaijan has ratified an intergovernmental agreement between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan on the construction of a fiber optic cable under the Caspian Sea.

Prysmian Selected by Ailes Marines for Inter-Array Cables

Ailes Marines in charge of the development, construction, installation and operation of the offshore wind farm in the bay of Saint-Brieuc, has awarded Prysmian Group a contract worth of about €80 million to provide the submarine inter-array cable systems for the Saint-Brieuc offshore wind farm in France.

Prysmian Awarded Crete-Attica Interconnector Project

Prysmian Group has been awarded by Ariadne Interconnection, a company fully owned by the transmission system operator for Greece’s power grid (IPTO), a contract worth in total €270 million for submarine interconnections between the island of Crete and mainland Greece (Attica region).

MainOne Commences Work on New MDXi Data Center

Consistent with the announcement of its planned MDXi Ghana Data Center project in September 2019, West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider, MainOne, has commenced construction activities on the project with official site groundbreaking at the Appolonia City enclave on the 15th of May 2020.

KKR Commits $1 Billion to Form Europe Data Center Platform

KKR, a leading global investment firm, and Franek Sodzawiczny, a leading data center entrepreneur and executive, announced the formation of Global Technical Realty (GTR), a build-to-suit and roll-up acquisition data center platform in Europe.

MainOne to Deliver Connectivity Services into Burkina Faso

MainOne has been entrusted by the State of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators through the PAV-Burkina Cooperative, for the next three years.

QTS, Eurofiber Expand Partnership

Responding to increasing demand for capacity and carrier neutral connectivity in Europe, QTS Realty Trust announced an agreement with Eurofiber Netherlands to provide dark fiber between QTS' Groningen and Eemshaven, Netherlands data centers.

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