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FCC Grants Special Temporary Authority for PLCN Operations

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted the request for special temporary authority (STA) filed on August 17, 2021, by GU Holdings Inc. 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, SCL-LIC-20200827-00038.

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).

CMI to Be Removed from CAP-1 License Application

The U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received an amendment filed by Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC (Edge USA) and Amazon Data Services, Inc. (ADSI, and with Edge USA, the Applicants) regarding the CAP-1 transpacific cable system. 

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.

Paniolo Cable License to Be Transferred to HTI

The U.S Federal Communications Commission (FCC) 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 (Michael Katzenstein, Chapter 11 Trustee) to Hawaiian Telcom, Inc. (HTI).

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.

Sri Lanka launches Cable Protection and Resilience Framework

On 15 July 2021, at a stakeholder meeting chaired by Secretary to the President Dr. P. B. Jayasundara launched the Submarine Cable Protection and Resilience Framework.

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.

The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) has announced the launch of Government Best Practices for Protecting and Promoting Resilience of Submarine Telecommunications Cables to assist governments in developing laws, policies, and practices to foster the development and protection of submarine telecommunications cables, the infrastructure of the Internet.

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.

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