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License Extension Requested for BAHAMAS II

There has been a series of recent announcements demonstrating the extended lifespans of unrepeatered cable systems.

FCC Grants PLCN License

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a cable landing license for the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) after a long delay. 

AT&T Applies to FCC to Extend another Cable License

AT&T has applied to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a new cable landing license to allow for the continued operation yet another submarine cable system beyond its original 25-year license.

FCC Asked to Grant 2nd License to Northern Mariana Cable

Submarine cables, particularly those that are unrepeatered, are easily exceeding their original 25-year lifespan.

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.

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.

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.

“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). 

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.

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