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Vroon Extends Vessel Contract for KVH mini-VSAT Broadband Solution

KVH Industries, Inc., has announced that Netherlands-based Vroon has extended its contract for KVH’s maritime satellite communications solution, choosing the mini-VSAT Broadband network for connectivity services onboard more than 140 Vroon vessels.

SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium Announces Completion of Cable System

The SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium announced the completion of the 20,000-kilometer subsea cable infrastructure developed by a 16-nation consortium. This submarine cable system won the Project of the Year – Subsea award at the Global Carrier Awards in Paris in November 2016 for its technological and managerial excellence.

Ooredoo, Huawei Marine Inaugurate National Submarine Cable in Maldives

Ooredoo Maldives and Huawei Marine have announced the inauguration of Ooredoo’s Nationwide Submarine Cable, an important investment by Ooredoo Maldives to strengthen its networks, as part of its commitment to power a Digital Maldives. Azleen Ahmed, Home Minister of Maldives, Wang Fukang, Chinese Ambassador to Maldives and more than 200 guests attended the event.

VBMS to Handle Cable Installation for Dutch Offshore Wind Farm

VBMS, a subsidiary of Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., has been awarded the Borssele Alpha contract in consortium with NKT Cables by TenneT for the installation of two export cables that will connect the Borssele offshore wind farms 1 and 2 to TenneT’s onshore grid in the Netherlands.

International Support for the North-East Passage Cable

Constructing a telecommunications cable between Europe and Asia via the North-East Passage would be politically and technologically feasible, says a report presented to Finland's Minister of Transport and Communications Anne Berner by Paavo Lipponen and Reijo Svento. If the project was carried out, the cable would significantly speed up telecommunications between Europe and Asia and respond to the increasing capacity needs. It would also benefit the national economies in Europe, Russia and Asia.

VBMS Shows New Method for Offshore Wind Export Cable Shore Landings

VBMS recently executed the first export cable shore landing for the Galloper Offshore Wind Farm utilizing its newly invented method for lowering the cable onto the seabed without the use of divers, wet riggers or support vessels. By using a remotely controlled progressive buoyancy release system, VBMS is able to increase safety and efficiency by eliminating time-consuming interfaces.

Numerous Global Fleets Turn to KVH’s IP-MobileCast

KVH Industries, Inc., announced that numerous global fleets have subscribed to or expanded their deployments of its IP-MobileCast™ content delivery service in recent months, reflecting the increased importance that ship managers are placing on the competitive advantages of a focus on staffing optimization.

NTT Com, NTTWEM and NTT Finance Announce Launch of New Cable Ship

NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group, NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation (NTTWEM) and NTT Finance Corporation jointly held a launch ceremony on November 16 for their new submarine cable-laying vessel “Kizuna” at Kanrei shipyard in Tokushima, Japan.

GTT to Acquire Transatlantic Cable Operator Hibernia Networks

GTT Communications, Inc., a leading global cloud networking provider to multinational clients, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Hibernia Networks, a leading provider of global, high-speed network connectivity solutions and owner of terrestrial and subsea fiber assets including Hibernia Express, the lowest latency transatlantic cable system.

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