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The International Bureau of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a statement to remind cable landing licensees and common carriers that data as of December 31, 2019 for the annual Circuit Capacity Reports are due no later than March 31, 2020.

PEACE Cable Seychelles Extension to Land in 2021

The second international submarine fiber optic cable to serve Seychelles is scheduled to land in the county in July 2021, according to the companies involved in the project at a public consultative meeting held recently. 

Survey Work for Montserrat Cable Completed

The project to reconnect Montserrat to the international submarine fibre network, and the transformational benefits and opportunities that come with it, continues apace with the news that the marine survey work required to install Montserrat’s new subsea fiber optic cable connectivity was completed in January.

Royal IHC to Supply Integrated Power Cablelay Spread

Global Marine Group has awarded Royal IHC (IHC) a contract for the design and delivery of an integrated power cablelay spread. This will be installed on its newly chartered vessel, Normand Clipper.

CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA), a marine environmental consulting firm that specializes in multidisciplinary projects concerning potential impacts of activities in coastal and marine ecosystems, today announced that the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in collaboration with CSA Ocean Sciences Inc. (CSA) has released a new atlas of the major submarine canyons within US waters.

Predicting Signal Degradation in Submarine Cables

Lying on the seabed is an interconnected system of submarine communication cables carrying signals for such ubiquitous modern technologies as the internet. Spanning the vastness of oceans, these cables allow for telecommunications between continents. Though difficult, the ability to predict and measure cable performance is necessary for efficiently upgrading the system.

Responding to the constantly evolving needs of its end users who require seemingly endless amounts of bandwidth to continually support web-scale demand for content, video and gaming applications, Southern Cross Cable Limited has once again demonstrated the adaptive nature of its network, connecting the first single-wavelength 800G across a live production network using Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme (WL5e) coherent optics.

Chartwell’s New Survey Vessel to Fill Market Gap

In response to calls from the scientific community, ports and industrial surveyors, Chartwell Marine, a pioneer in next-generation vessel design, has announced the launch of its Scanwell shallow draft survey vessel providing unparalleled standards of versatility and safety in one and half metre waters.

Xtera Picked to Supply Norway-England Cable

Altibox, which plans to build a new 700-kilometer fiber cable between Norway and the United Kingdom, has signed an agreement with Xtera to supply and install the system.

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