Angola Cables took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend more than 6,500 km to Fortaleza, Brazil – began on the Angolan coast in the municipality of Quissama. The SACS system is being constructed by NEC Corporation.
Intelsat S.A. announced that Brazil’s Mareste Equipamentos e Serviços de Telecomunicação Ltda. will use Intelsat satellite services to deliver communications solutions for maritime customers.
Global Marine Group (GMG) has successfully completed a remedial cable burial project for Prinses Amaliawindpark (PAWP), a wind farm off the Netherlands’ West Coast. PAWP covers an area of around 14km2 and comprises of 60 wind turbines that are connected by eight in-field cable strings that converge at the central offshore high voltage station.
Inmarsat is supporting a ground-breaking new scientific study, which will examine the impact of climate change and other environmental factors on the world’s marine ecosystem.
Alaska Communications has upgraded its terrestrial and AKORN submarine networks with Ciena to improve Internet access and provide secure, reliable connectivity. The network upgrades will also support demand for mobile broadband services, serve as a cloud enablement platform for Alaska businesses, and allow Alaska Communications to continue offering reliable Unlimited Internet to residents.
Meeting the two-month scheduled installation on time and on budget, Belize Telemedia Ltd (BTL) and Huawei Marine announced the successful delivery of BTL’s Strategic Evolution Underwater Link (SEUL) project, bringing fiber-optic submarine cable connectivity to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye. Stretching over 23km from the Belize mainland to the Caye, this fiber optic connectivity will be integral in the delivery of world class, lightning fast broadband speeds to the island.
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding has awarded Radio Holland a large and innovative contract to supply the IT systems on board the state-of-the-art Antarctic Supply Research Vessel (ASRV) for the Australian Antarctic Division. This three year newbuild project is exemplary for the fact that Radio Holland provides more and more solutions for demanding and complex IT configurations and functionality.
Moog Focal announces the successful qualification and release of the Quad Serial Server (QSS) module. This product combines a 4-channel serial server with integrated 3-port Ethernet switch on a single 3U Eurocard to seamlessly integrate serial interface sensors with modern Ethernet-based control systems. It also enable transmission of Ethernet data over legacy serial telemetry links. The low power, space efficiency, and remote configurability of the QSS facilitates subsea integration and significantly reducing costs of subsea upgrades and new developments.
Canyon Offshore Limited, a leading trenching solution provider based in Aberdeen, has been awarded a contract for the provision of offshore cable trenching services on the North Sea Link Interconnector. The 1.400MW subsea HVDC system with cables linking the UK and Norway when complete will be the world’s longest submarine interconnector.
Speedcast International Limited announced Geoscience Australia, Australia's pre-eminent public sector geoscience organization, has renewed its contract with Speedcast for life-saving connectivity applications. Speedcast provides VSAT connectivity for Geoscience Australia’s seismic reading and GPS land movement applications.
The Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) announced the successful launch of two Norwegian microsatellites developed and built by SFL for the Norwegian Space Centre with support from the Norwegian Coastal Authority, Space Norway, and the European Space Agency. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket carrying the satellites into orbit launched from Baikonur at 06:36:49 UTC Friday 14 July 2017.