Docomo Pacific announced the start of the marine lay for its ATISA submarine fiber-optic cable system connecting Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Rota in the Mariana Islands.
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced that it has been awarded the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA), a five-year service agreement between SubCom and 14 cable operators in the region. Under terms of the agreement, which took effect March 10, 2017, SubCom will maintain more than 51,000 km of cable that comprise 19 disparate telecommunications and power cable systems.
IOX Cable Ltd, a Mauritius-based company, and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), part of Nokia, have signed a turnkey agreement for the deployment of the IOX Cable System, which will increase the availability of ultra-high speed broadband services, and reinforce Mauritius as a communication hub in sub-Saharan Africa.
Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced that new milestones have been reached in the manufacturing of Hawaiki, the 14,000 km transpacific cable system that will link Australia and New Zealand to the mainland United States, as well as Hawaii and American Samoa, with options to expand to several other South Pacific islands.
Cobham SATCOM has marked a major milestone for its market leading Inmarsat FleetBroadband hardware portfolio, with delivery of the 50,000th SAILOR FleetBroadband terminal.
Southern Cross Cable Network is helping the Pacific community achieve its connectivity vision with signed interest in the Southern Cross NEXT system now confirmed with four Pacific Island operators, and discussions with several other large-scale customers underway.
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, has announced the availability of eLMS (enhanced line monitoring system) its new customizable solution capable of providing continuous tracking of fault conditions and cable performance. Significant enhancements to the overall line monitoring user experience will enable cable operators to detect changes in cable performance without having to interpret raw data, supplying straightforward results and consistently efficient transmission.
Speedcast International Limited announced it has secured four new contracts for professional services with oil and gas operators in the North Sea and Asia-Pacific region.
Infinera, a provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced a successful field test with Canalink across its subsea cable. The test, conducted with the Infinera Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4) and featuring Infinera’s fourth-generation photonic integrated circuit (PIC), demonstrated the capability to upgrade the cable capacity 13-fold.