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UK to Control Exports on Subsea Cable Equipment to Russia

A new national control covering the export of submersible vessels and related equipment, software and technology to Russia came into force in the United Kingdom on 14 August 2019.

FCC Grants Landing License for Alaska Cable

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted an application filed by GCI Communication Corp. (GCICC) for a license to land and operate the AU-Aleutian cable system in the United States.

Anacom CAM Working Group Holds Second Meeting

Portuguese telecom regulator Anacom is studying how to improve communications to the Portuguese islands of the Azores and Madeira.  As is the case with many other islands around the world, Portugal’s government is taking a leading role in assure that the populations have access to quality Internet services. 

Another Filing to Extend a Cable’s Lifespan

Similarly to the Americas I filing that we reported on yesterday, AT&T Corp. has filed an application with the FCC to allow the continued operation of the Columbus II Cable System for an additional 25-year term following the expiration of the current license on October 1, 2019.

Application Filed with FCC for New Alaska-Canada Cable

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received an application filed by City of Ketchikan d/b/a Ketchikan Public Utilities (KPU) for a license to construct, land, and operate a private, non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting Ketchikan, Alaska with Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

AT&T Files to Extend Americas I License

An application has been filed by AT&T Corp. (AT&T Corp.) on behalf of the Americas I Consortium for a new cable landing license to allow the continued operation of the Americas I Cable System for an additional 25-year term following the expiration of the current license on September 1, 2019.

Chile Publishes Bidding Rules for Feasibility Study

Strengthening Chile connectivity through fiber optic cables is one of the government's goals in telecommunications. This includes the "Puerta Digital Asia-South America" submarine cable project, which will create the first digital highway between the two continents.

FCC Approves HICS License Extension

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved an application filed by Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. (HTI) for authority to modify the cable landing license for the Hawaiian Interisland Cable System (HICS).

Application Filed with FCC for JGA South

An application has been filed by GU Holdings Inc., AARNet Pty Ltd (APL), RTI JGA Pte. Ltd. (RTI JGA), and RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. for a license to construct, land, and operate a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting Guam and Australia, the Japan-Guam-Australia (JGA) South system (JGA South).

Sprint Assigns Its Share of Americas-I to ATOC

An application has been filed with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for consent to the assignment of the interest in the cable landing license for the Americas I cable system held by Sprint Communications Company L.P., to Atlantic Teleconnection Operating Company Limited (ATOC).

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