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Keppel Granted Singapore License Needed for Bifrost

Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation’s (Keppel T&T) wholly-owned subsidiary, Keppel Midgard Holdings Pte. Ltd. (KMH), has been granted a Facilities-Based Operator (FBO) licence by the Infocomm Media Development Authority of Singapore (IMDA).

Hawaiian Telcom Files to Acquire License of Paniolo System

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has received an application for consent to the assignment of the cable landing license for the Paniolo Cable System (SCL-LIC-20070223-00003) from the Bankruptcy Estate of Paniolo Cable Company, LLC to Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. (HTI).

Google Files with FCC for Grace Hopper Landing License

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports that an application has been filed by GU Holdings Inc. for a license to construct, land, and operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting the United States with the United Kingdom and Spain, the Grace Hopper cable system.

HKA’s Request for Special Temporary Authority Delayed

The U.S. government’s security concerns over submarine cables landing in U.S. and Chinese territory continues to leave the status of a number of cable projects in question.

FCC Grants another STA Extension for PLCN

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an extension a request for Special Temporary Authority (STA) filed on March 8, 2021, by GU Holdings Inc. (GU Holdings) to allow the continued commercial operation of the portion of the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) connecting the United States and Taiwan while the Commission considers the application for a cable landing license for the cable.

FCC Approves New License for Taino-Carib

Submarine fiber optic cables have an expected lifetime of 25 years.  Most leave service before that 25 years is up, but some just keep on going. 

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.

Draft Oregon Legislation Requires Assurances for New Cables

In the aftermath of problems with the installation of the Jupiter transpacific cable in Oregon, a state legislator has proposed a bill that would require “owners or operators of undersea fiber optic telecommunication cables to obtain financial assurances and create plan for removal of cable.” 

FCC: License for HKA Withdrawn, PLCN STA Extension Requested

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made announcements regarding the landing licenses for two transpacific cable projects that included landings in China.

FCC: HK-G License Application Withdrawn

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been notified that the parties behind the Hong Hong-Guam (HKG) submarine fiber optic cable are withdrawing their application for a landing license.

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