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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).

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. 

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.

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.

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 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. 

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.” 

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FCC: HK-G License Application Withdrawn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).

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