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Using Submarine Cables to Detect Earthquakes

Seismologists at Caltech working with optics experts at Google have developed a method to use existing underwater telecommunication cables to detect earthquakes. The technique could lead to improved earthquake and tsunami warning systems around the world.

Google Promotes Earthquake Detection with Submarine Cables

Google has announced that a recent experiment using one of its subsea fiber optic cables showed that it could be useful for earthquake and tsunami warning systems around the globe.

NEC Corporation announced the delivery of a submarine cable seismic and tsunami observation system to Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau (CWB) under the Ministry of Transportation and Communications. This project is based on a contract between NEC Taiwan and the CWB.

GÉANT Awards Infinera Contract to Deploy 600G Technology

Infinera announced today that GÉANT, Europe’s leading collaboration on network and related infrastructure and services for research and education, selected Infinera’s industry-leading 600G transmission technology for its next-generation pan-European network.

Taiwan Warning System Enters Service

Taiwan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Cable Observation System in Eastern Taiwan Sea was completed on December 29 and officially launched two days later. 

SMART Cable Systems Profiled at Recent Webinar

SubCableWorld is continuing its coverage of a webinar conducted last month entitled, Building the Submarine Networks of the Future with SMART Cables

Singapore Advanced Research and Education Network (SingAREN), a nonprofit network provider serving the research and higher education community, has deployed Ciena's 6500 packet-optical platform to deliver reliable high-speed connectivity for data-intensive science and advanced computer network applications.

Ocean Networks Awarded Contract to Repurpose OOS Cables

Ocean Networks, Inc. and its subsidiary Submarine Cable Salvage, Inc. announces the company’s award of a multi-year contract to identify, procure and repurpose Out of Service (OOS) submarine cable systems on a global basis.

On June 30, Steve Lentz, Director of Network System Science and Engineering, Ocean Specialists Inc. (OSI) gave a presentation at a Total Telecom webinar entitled, Building the Submarine Networks of the Future with SMART Cables, in which he discussed the concept and explain the technology involved. 

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