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Upgrade to Australia-Japan submarine cable system with Infinera Subsea Solution
AJC tripled capacity on its 12,700-kilometer subsea cable system by upgrading their Infinera DTN-X network with Infinera’s fourth generation optical engine.
15 Jan 19
NEXTDC partnering with Superloop to bring Asia and AU closer
NEXTDC’s customers will be among the first to take advantage of APAC’s shortest submarine cable route between Sydney and Singapore.
14 Nov 18
Singapore to Australia subsea cable lands in Sydney
This will be Australia’s first ever direct optical path from Sydney to Singapore, passing through Indonesia on the way.
29 Oct 18
New partnership for cable connecting Asia, Africa & Europe
Orange and PCCW Global are confident the cable will substantially reduce network latency between the world's three most populated continents.
26 Oct 18
Google & Orange team up on new submarine cable connecting EU & US
Google's new cable connecting the US to the French Atlantic coast will be first for more than 15 years, and Orange will be the landing partner.
12 Oct 18
Hawaiki cable connecting the US and the Pacific gets turbo boost
Following a partnership with Ciena, the subsea cable's transmission speeds have increased 53 percent.
25 Sep 18
Subsea cable linking SG and AU lands at Perth – just 6,800km to go
A number of heavyweights are behind the cable linking Australia to Southeast Asia, including Google, Singtel, Telstra, and AARNet.
19 Sep 18
Flexenclosure strengthens stranglehold on Pacific market
The edge computing and cable landing company has received orders in two new Pacific countries, bringing the total to five in the last 18 months.
18 Sep 18
Subsea cable connecting the U.S. and A/NZ opens for business
Competition is opening up in the Internet traffic market with this being the first high speed connection to NZ that Spark doesn't have a stake in.
20 Jul 18
Google invests in massive subsea cable connecting U.S. and Europe
The tech giant has invested in a huge private subsea cable project across the Atlantic Ocean to expand its global cloud network.
18 Jul 18
Google expands Asia Pacific cloud network with new subsea cable
The cloud giant’s investment in the JGA cable system adds to its portfolio of existing cable investments, which include HK-G and SJC subsea cables.
05 Apr 18
Huawei Marine kicks off phase two of Philippines’ grid project
The SSSFOIP submarine cable project was tendered in two phases, both of which were awarded to Huawei Marine.
28 Mar 18
Submarine cable boom fueled by new tech, soaring demand
The international capacity deployed by companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Amazon rose 14-fold between 2012-2016.
23 Mar 18
Infinera unveils data centre industry’s first 2.4Tb/s optical engine
Infinera has released an industry-first with its latest addition to the company’s family of Infinite Capacity Engines.
14 Mar 18
Telstra invests in two new subsea cable projects
“This includes a commitment to investing in additional capacity on the Australia to US route.”
25 Jan 18
Vocus sets up subsea cable PoP in ST Telemedia's Singapore data center
Vocus has selected ST Telemedia’s Singapore data center, STT Tai Seng, to be the point of presence (PoP) for its new submarine cable.
19 Jan 18
Google beefs up data center and subsea cable portfolio
Havfrue, which is the Danish word for mermaid, will be built by TE SubCom and is expected to come online by the end of 2019.
19 Jan 18
Metronode’s Perth DC to land subsea cable linking Asia
The cable will link Singapore to Perth via Indonesia.
29 Nov 17
MD of Subsea Networks discusses new subsea cable at DataCentres Ireland
What does it mean for Ireland? Paling asserts massive connectivity that puts the nation up there with other leading international locations.
23 Nov 17
Colt to upgrade subsea network globally and expand to North America
The North American expansion will connect thirteen major telecoms and cloud hub cities in the US and Canada.
07 Nov 17
Work begins on first ever direct subsea link between Africa and South America
The subsea cable has 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend more than 6,500 kilometres providing a paradigm shift in Africa's comms sector.
23 Aug 17
Equinix talks how to handle the subsea cable building boom
It took the world a couple decades to reach a zettabyte in annual traffic, but Cisco projects we’ll more than double that by 2020.
15 Aug 17
International subsea cable going ahead – including acquisition of the driver
AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra have entered into an agreement to build a new international subsea cable system.
06 Apr 17
Taking subsea cable systems to the heart of interconnection
Colocation deployment model addresses rising traffic, simplifies deployment and improves performance
03 Mar 17