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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.

Application Filed for Transfer of Control of Hawaiki License

An application has been filed with the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for consent to transfer de facto control of Hawaiki Submarine Cable USA LLC (HSC USA) from HCL Limited Partnership (HCL LP) to Palisade Subsea Investments Pty Ltd.

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.

FCC Receives BtoBE License Application

Application filed by Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC, China Mobile International Limited (CMI), and Vadata, Inc. for a license to land and operate within the United States the Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE).

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.

ACCC to Look at Prices for Christmas Island Capacity

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued binding rules of conduct (BROC) setting out interim prices for new wholesale transmission services to Christmas Island.

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).

FCC OKs Transfer of HawaiianTel to Cincinnati Bell

The U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a series of applications filed by Cincinnati Bell Inc., Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc., Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. (HTI), Hawaiian Telcom Services Company, Inc. (HTSC), and Wavecom Solutions Corporation pursuant to sections 214 and 310(d) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, and the Cable Landing License Act of 192 requesting consent to transfer indirect control of Licensees to Cincinnati Bell.

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).

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated five Russian entities and three Russian individuals under Executive Order (E.O.) 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities,” as amended, and Section 224 of the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA).  One of the designated entities in controlled by and has provided material and technological support to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), while two others have provided the FSB with material and technological support.  OFAC is also designating several entities and individuals for being owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the three entities that have enabled the FSB.

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