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Most of the global internet traffic today utilises infrastructure located primarily in the northern hemisphere to link Asia, Europe and North America. Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere is heavily connected via links coming from the North as well. However, the traffic to the southern region currently travels a longer route which may affect the internet experience of the end users.

RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. (RTI) announced today that installation has begun on the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System between Minami Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam (JGA North). JGA North is on schedule and is expected to be commercially available in 1Q 2020.

Construction of Southern Cross NEXT Begins

Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has launched the construction of Southern Cross NEXT, a new chapter after building the original Southern Cross dual cable network twenty years ago.

Permit for Cable Laying through the Marianas Trench

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized an environmental assessment and issued a permit for a submarine fiber optic telecommunications cable to pass through the Trench Unit of the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.

OTEGLOBE Doubles Subsea Network Capacity with Infinera

Infinera announced that OTEGLOBE deployed Infinera’s industry-leading fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) technology to double the capacity on its international subsea network on the subsea links between Greece and Italy that form an essential part of OTEGLOBE’s European network.

DXN Limited unveils Sydney Data Centre

Pre-fabricated modular data centre specialist, DXN Limited announced the opening of its new Sydney data centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

GCX Announces Plan to Secure Financial Future

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) announced a pre-packaged Plan of Reorganization  that will support its long-term growth and development by reducing bond debt by $150 million, providing a permanent capital structure that includes working capital facility and transitioning the business to new ownership.

Quintillion Partners with APTelecom in Asia and the US

Quintillion Networks, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, is pleased to announce their partnership with APTelecom to expand their reach to the global market via a transpacific fiber optic network, serving North America and Asia.

Mauritius becomes AFC Member State

The Republic of Mauritius has become the twenty-third member state of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa's leading investment grade, infrastructure solutions provider.

Acacia Debuts Coherent 1.2T Single-Chip Module

Acacia Communications, Inc. announced its AC1200-SC2 coherent module, the first single-chip coherent module to deliver 1.2 Terabit (1.2T) on a single-channel, which has applications in submarine networks.

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