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Carriers sink Asia-Middle East-Africa-Europe cable

Operators are taking a cable from Europe to Africa, the Middle East and Asia

Hong Kong-based carrier services firm PCCW Global has banded together with 16 other high profile international network operators, including China Unicom, Telecom Egypt, Etisalat and Ooredoo, to construct a high capacity submarine cable system between Asia, Africa and Europe.

CWC and Columbus form Caribbean sub-sea JV

The submarine network extends around the Caribbean

UK-based Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) on Tuesday entered into a strategic alliance with the Caribbean’s Columbus Networks, to form a joint venture to provide wholesale bandwidth capacity in the Caribbean and Americas Region.

Africa gains in connectivity with submarine deals

The submarine cable brings more connectivity to Africa

The African continent became more connected this week as global telecoms network exchange Epsilon Telecommunications interconnected with both the SEACOM and West Africa Cable System (WACS), giving the company undersea cable connectivity that circumnavigates Africa.

Fastest Asian submarine cable open for business

The cable carries traffic at a blistering 40Gbps

Asia’s fastest submarine cable link opened for business this week, carrying traffic at a blistering 40Gbps between Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines with an additional link to Hong Kong to be added in December.

Cable landing boosts African connectivity

The submarine cable brings greater connectivity to Africa

The African continent moved a step closer to receiving more bandwidth and capacity redundancy on Monday, when the ACE (Africa Coast to Europe) submarine cable landed at the submarine cable station of Penmarc’h, Brittany. Due to be operational in the second half of 2012, the 17,000km cable provides more connectivity between Europe, Africa and Asia.

Orange extends African Lion network to Kenya

The 3,000 km long cable will extend the existing network to Kenya, providing Mayotte with access to a broadband internet network for the first time

French mobile operator Orange has joined the Lion2 cable consortium in a pact to build a new submarine cable in the Indian Ocean, extending the Lion cable network to Kenya via the island of Mayotte.

Submarine cables bring change to East Africa

It was apparent at the East Africa Com conference, recently put on in the Kenyan capital Nairobi by Informa Telecoms & Media, that the East African telecom market is undergoing profound change.

Alcatel-Lucent loss widens in third quarter

Alcatel-Lucent loss widens in third quarter

Joint venture infrastructure firm Alcatel-Lucent said Friday that net loss for the third quarter of 2009 widened to €182m, compared to a loss of €40m in the same period in 2008.

Subsea cable break slows Asian web

Subsea cable breaks have slowed Asia's internet access

A subsea cable outage in Southeast Asia has prompted analysts to note the central but underappreciated roles undersea cable networks play in global commerce.

The arrival of submarine cables will transform the East African telecoms market

East Africa currently has no submarine cable connections to the rest of the world, and as a result all international Internet connectivity in the region depends on expensive satellite services.

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