Johannesburg - HUAWEI Marine and Pacific Century Cyber Works (PCCW) Global will partner to construct the first submarine cable between Mauritius and Rodrigues Island, in further boost for African internet connectivity. This will be Huawei's 12th submarine cable system deployed in the African region to address the increasing demand for connectivity.
Approximately 10,000 earthquakes large enough to be felt by humans occur every year as tectonic plates below the earth's surface slide past one another to relieve stress. The seismic activity from these earthquakes is recorded at thousands of seismic stations around the world.
Now entering the final phase of completion, SACS is expected to be fully operational by the third quarter of 2018. The undersea cable is one of the most advanced submarine telecommunications systems and will have initial capacity of 40Tbps (100Gbps x 100 wavelength x 4 pairs of fibre).
APG submarine Internet cable to resume operation on April 10 The Internet traffic through the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG), the international Internet cable connecting Vietnam to Asian countries that broke down on February 27, is expected to resume operation at 5:00 am on April 10.
Inhabitants of the tiny tropical island of St. Helena pay through the nose for internet service that mainlanders would have considered painfully slow during the pre-Netflix era. The British-governed territory depends on the geostationary satellite Intelsat 23 to connect its 4,500 residents to the outside world.
Global Southeast Asia-Japan 2 consortium (SJC2) said it has signed an agreement with NEC Corp. (NEC; TSE:6701) to construct a 10,500-km high-performance submarine cable linking Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Korea, and Japan.
Is vital internet infrastructure at risk from new Russian naval capabilities? NATO's military leadership has warned in recent months that the Russian navy is aggressively probing undersea communications cable networks. These cables form a global infrastructure system that transmits 99 percent of the international data sent over the internet.