Apple Park, the company's new 175-acre headquarters campus that resembles a spaceship, will be ready for employees to begin occupying in April this year. The process of moving more than 12,000 people will take over six months, and construction of the buildings and parklands is scheduled to continue through the summer. Envisioned by Steve Jobs as a center for creativity and collaboration, Apple Park is transforming miles of asphalt sprawl into a haven of green space in the heart of…
Wholesaler Angola Cables has selected Ciena's GeoMesh and Blue Planet solutions to support its new service launch on the MONET subsea cable. This 10,556 km route will provide more than 25 Tb/s of traffic on Angola Cables' network between the U.S. and Latin America's major business hub of São Paulo, Brazil. Angola Cables' wholesale customers can utilize this additional connectivity to support surging bandwidth demands driven by on-demand applications such as over-the-top (OTT) video and cloud computing. As a major…
Bangladesh is going to connect its second submarine cable to get another 1500Gbps bandwidth, as the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium is set to connect its global operation to Bangladesh. The South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 5 (SEA-ME-WE 5), a consortium of 15 telecom operators from 17 countries, shared the news at a ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey. Monwar Hossain, Managing Director of state-owned Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL) which is assigned to handle country bandwidth, said it's a great pride for…
Google’s Project Loon has come to a halt in Sri Lanka. This project beams internet to remote areas of the world via balloons, abandoned on the island nation, according to a minister. Sri Lanka regulators have been unable to allocate Google a radio frequency for the airborne project without breaking international regulations. Project Loon uses roaming balloons to beam internet coverage to areas of the world lacking adequate connectivity. Google wanted to move ahead with connecting Sri Lanka’s 21 million…

SEA-US subsea cable connecting US to Indonesia gets FCC approval

Written on Thursday, 16 February 2017 08:04
The Federal Communication Commission has approved the landing license for the state-of-the-art Southeast Asia - U.S. (SEA-US) fiber cable system. This key milestone enables the connection between the United States and Indonesia. "Hawaiian Telcom invested $25 million to become an owner and operator of SEA-US, the most technologically advanced trans-Pacific cable system providing the fastest direct access between the U.S. and Indonesia," said CEO Scott Barber. "With this investment, we have added needed broadband capacity, which will serve the state…
The Marshall Islands, a chain of volcanic islands and coral atolls in the central Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and the Philippines, now has internet services restored, after the nation endured a three-week blackout while its only subsea fiber-optic cable was repaired. Services were cut in late December after a “power anomaly”, with phone and internet communications switched from landline to satellite, cutting bandwidth by 97 percent. It was reported that once the internet services were cut, locals realized just how…
Ireland-France Subsea Cable Limited (“IFSC”) announced a partnership with Tiger Infrastructure Partners (“Tiger Infrastructure”) to finance and construct IFC-1, a submarine fiber-optic cable system that will be the first and only direct subsea cable between Ireland and France. The transaction is expected to close following customary regulatory approval and other conditions precedent. Further financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The IFC-1 system will be a state-of-the-art subsea cable and provide ultra-high capacity transmission to telecommunication carriers, Internet companies…
New Zealand-based Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd company specializing in subsea communications technology, announced on January 16, the completion of the route survey for Hawaiki, the 14,000 km transpacific cable system scheduled for completion in mid-2018. The cable will link Australia and New Zealand to the mainland United States, as well as Hawaii, American Samoa, and potentially other South Pacific islands. Cable and repeater manufacturing for the system continues unabated at SubCom’s Newington, N.H.…
In preparation for the mega sports events Qatar is set to host, and which are set to attract millions of visitors, the country is rapidly developing public-private partnerships for the construction of connected stadiums and the enhancement of national team competitiveness, youth development, technology and communications infrastructure. Enterprise application software company SAP, German record football champion FC Bayern Munich and Qatar’s Aspire Academy have announced that Qatar is set to enjoy the world’s most technologically advanced fan experience thanks to…
The SEA-ME-WE 5 Consortium announced the completion of the 20,000-kilometer subsea cable infrastructure developed by a 16-nation consortium. The SEA-ME-WE 5 subsea cable system, spanning over 16 countries from Southeast Asia to Western Europe, is a technological breakthrough which marks a global communications milestone. It is designed with a capacity of 24 Terabits per second on 3-fibre pairs, fully capable of accommodating the future demand of data from other bandwidth-intensive applications. The SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable’s advanced 100Gbps technology is…
A new transatlantic cable which avoids the UK has been announced between Europe and the United States as the “chaos around Brexit” continues to grow. Named ‘Brexit-1’, the cable will link Marseille, France, to New York, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar. The project was announced by telecom expert and entrepreneur Sunil Tagare, who first developed the concept of a fiber-optic link around the globe (FLAG) back in 1989. Now owned by the Global Cloud Xchange, today FLAG extends to 28,000…
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