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Telxius Picks Interxion to Enhance Connectivity with Dunant

Interxion: A Digital Realty Company, has signed an agreement with Telxius, the leading neutral telecommunications infrastructure operator, to enable direct interconnection for the Dunant subsea cable at Interxion Paris, France.

James Fisher Announces New Renewables Brand

James Fisher, a leading provider of innovative marine solutions and specialised engineering services, has announced the launch of James Fisher Renewables, which sees consolidation of the group’s extensive capabilities into a comprehensive solutions provider.

FCC OKs Transfer of Gulf Fiber License

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved an application filed for consent to the assignment of the submarine cable landing license and related assets for the Gulf of Mexico fiber optic network (Gulf Fiber Network), SCL-LIC-20061115-00010, held by BP Exploration & Production Inc. (BP) to Tampnet Inc.

FCC Moves to Revoke Authority of 3 Chinese Carriers

On March 17, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) took the next step in its efforts to ensure the security of U.S. telecom networks.

Canada to Fund New Cable System in Kativik

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced that it would provide more than C$50 million from its Broadband Fund to support the Kativik Regional Government’s (KRG’s) submarine fiber optic cable project in northern Quebec. 

The following is a “first,” but it may be the first of many.  In its annual review of defense policy, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence announced that it would build a new type of ship for the specific purpose of protecting submarine cables from disruption by a foreign power.

Aqua Comms Doubles Capacity with Ciena

Aqua Comms, an Ireland-based communications provider, has upgraded its two Trans-Atlantic submarine cable routes with Ciena’s cutting-edge GeoMesh Extreme submarine network solution to meet digital connectivity demands across the US, Ireland, Denmark, and the UK.


The METISS (MElting poT Indianoceanic Submarine System) has entered service in the Indian Ocean.  The submarine cable system connecting Mauritius, Reunion, Madagascar and South Africa came online on March 5, according to one of the members of the METISS consortium.

GCS, Xtera to deliver network to Galapagos Islands

Ecuadorian President, Lenin Moreno, announced last week the deployment of a submarine cable system to the Galapagos Islands.

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