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FCC: HK-G License Application Withdrawn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.

New PLCN License Filed that Avoids Hong Kong

An application has been filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission by GU Holdings Inc. and Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC (Edge USA) (together, Applicants) for a license to operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting the United States to Taiwan and the Philippines, the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN).

Georgia Govt Appoints Special Manager for Caucasus Online

The Government of Georgia and NEQSOL Holding are locked in a legal dispute following NEQSOL’s acquisition of submarine cable operator Caucasus Online. 

Consortium Files Application for New Transatlantic Cable

An application has been filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC, Aqua Comms (Americas) Inc., Aqua Comms (Ireland) Limited, Cable & Wireless Americas Systems, Inc. (CWAS), and Microsoft Infrastructure Group, LLC, for a license to land and operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable.

Application for CAP-1 Landing License Filed

An application for a landing license has been filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission by Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC, China Mobile International Limited (CMI), and Amazon Data Services, Inc. for a license to land and operate within the United States a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting Grover Beach, California and Pagudpud, Philippines, the CAP-1 Cable System.

State of Oregon Describes Issue at Jupiter Landing Point

There has been considerable media coverage of an incident during the drilling for the Jupiter transpacific cable at the Oregon landing point.  The drilling was being conducted by Edge Cable, a unit of Facebook, which is responsible for the Oregon landing. 

FCC Grants STAs to Continue Work on PLCN, CAP-1

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted special temporary authorities (STAs) to continue work on two transpacific cable systems while considering their new license applications. 

Tampnet Files with FCC to Take Over Gulf Fiber License

An application has been filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 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), held by BP Exploration & Production Inc. (BP) to Tampnet Inc.

BtoBE Renamed CAP-1, will Eliminate HK Landing

As SubCableWorld noted recently, the PLCN transpacific cable has been reconfigured to avoid Hong Kong as a landing point due to the U.S. government’s security concerns. 

FCC Grants License for JGA North

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has grant of a cable landing license to the RTI Solutions, Inc., RTI JGA Pte. Ltd., and RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. for the purpose of landing, and operating a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system, the JGA North cable system, connecting Piti, Guam to Minami-Boso, Japan.

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