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FCC Grants Echo Landing License

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a cable landing license to Edge Cable Holdings USA, LLC and GU Holdings Inc. for the purpose of landing and operating a non-common carrier fiber optic submarine cable connecting California, Guam, Singapore, and Indonesia: the Echo cable system.

FCC Ends China Telecom America’s Services in the US

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an order ending China Telecom (Americas) Corporation’s ability to provide domestic interstate and international telecommunications services within the United States.

US Agencies Give OK to FCC Approval of Echo

On December 9, 2021, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, on behalf of the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector (Committee), filed a Petition to Adopt Conditions to Authorization and License.

FCC Receives Application to Transfer Hawaiki License

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports that as application has filed for consent to the transfer of control of Hawaiki Submarine Cable USA LLC (HSC USA), a licensee on the Hawaiki Submarine Cable System, SCL-LIC-20160906-00019, from HCL Limited Partnership (HCL LP) to BW Digital Pte. Ltd.

Team Telecom Recommends FCC Grant PLCN Licenses

The Department of Justice announced that Team Telecom entered into National Security Agreements with Google LLC and its subsidiary GU Holdings Inc., and Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly known as Facebook Inc.) and its subsidiary Edge Cable Holdings USA LLC to protect data on the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) system, an undersea fiber optic cable system that will connect the United States, Taiwan and the Philippines.

FCC Moves on STA Requests for Echo, CAP-1

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued rulings on the status of two transpacific cable systems.

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.

“Submarine” Cable Goes under the Rio Grande

Sometimes what counts as a “submarine” cable can get tricky.  While the following is not a cable that the industry would consider to be “submarine” under normal circumstances, it is considered to be just that by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 

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. 

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