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Argentine Regulator Approves Malbec License

Argentina’s National Communications Agency (known as Enacom) has approved the license for a new submarine cable system that represents the largest investment in such a project in almost 20 years.

CRTC Launches Fund to Improve Internet Access in Canada

The CRTC has launched its first call for applications for the Broadband Fund. The first call for applications targets Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and satellite-dependent communities.

Public Comment on EA for Cable Lay through Marianas Trench

RTI Solutions, Inc. has requested a Right-of-Way permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) to install a submarine fiber optic telecommunications cable connecting Japan, Guam, and Australia that would pass through the Trench Unit of Marianas Trench Marine National Monument. 

Arctic Telecom Cable Initiative Takes Major Step Forward

Cinia and MegaFon have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to set up a joint venture to prepare the build of a submarine telecommunications cable across the Arctic Sea.

Developments on Pacific Island Cables

We have noted many times in SubCableWorld how vibrant the market for submarine cables linking remote Pacific islands has been.  Here is a brief summary of some recent developments. 

Draft EIA Report for METISS Has Been Made Public

The draft Environmental Impact Assessment (EIS) for the South Africa landing of the MElting poT Indianoceanic Submarine System (METISS) has been publicly released.

CARCIP Installation in SVG Completed

The government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) has announced that the submarine cable installation for the Caribbean Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (CARCIP) in its territory has been completed. 

Pico Launches Low-Latency Global Connectivity Ring

Pico announced the launch of its global connectivity ring, expanding the PicoNet backbone to the major financial data centers in North America, Europe and Asia.

Conference to Discuss Benefits of Sunshine Coast Cable

From 2020 the Sunshine Coast will benefit from having the fastest telecommunications connection to Asia and second fastest connection to the United States on Australia’s east coast, thanks to the installation of a new international submarine cable landing at Maroochydore.

Hengtong to Buy Huawei’s share of HMN

Hengtong Optic-Electric Co Ltd. has announced its intentions to buy Huawei Technologies’ 51% share of Huawei Marine Networks (HMN), according to a filing with the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

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