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Pacnet virtualizes optical layer, adds bandwidth self-service

Pan-Asian operator Pacnet has announced its work with optical infrastructure vendor Infinera to bring network virtualization technologies into the optical layer, utilising software defined networking capabilities. The introduction of SDN into Layer 1 is intended to afford customers requiring high-capacity to access high bandwidth availability on a self-service basis.

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Telstra unveils 100G Wavelength service on submarine cables

Aussie telco giant Telstra has launched a new 100 gbps (100G Wavelength) service across a number of its long-haul submarine cables, citing the need to accommodate the growth of cloud-based data operators and more generally the need to keep up with exponentially growing data consumption.

New transatlantic submarine cable will connect Africa to South America

Submarine cable to connect Africa with the Americas

Cable network operator Angola Cables has announced its intentions to build the world’s first submarine cable network to link South America and Africa, in partnership with infrastructure provider NEC.

A new submarine cable will connect Scotland

$250m sub-sea cable to connect USA to Southeast Asia

Seven carriers this week agreed to co-deploy a submarine cable directly connecting Southeast Asia and the US in a project worth $250m. To be completed by the end of 2016, the cable system will provide an additional 20Tbps capacity, connecting Indonesia and the Philippines to the US with 100G technology.

A new submarine cable will connect Scotland

Carriers sink Asia-Middle East-Africa-Europe cable

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.

The submarine network extends around the Caribbean

CWC and Columbus form Caribbean sub-sea JV

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.

A new submarine cable will connect Scotland

Africa gains in connectivity with submarine deals

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.

New transatlantic submarine cable will connect Africa to South America

Fastest Asian submarine cable open for business

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.

A new submarine cable will connect Scotland

Cable landing boosts African connectivity

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.

A new submarine cable will connect Scotland

Orange extends African Lion network to Kenya

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.

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.

Liquid Radio will help network capacity and coverage to ‘flow’ to where it’s needed

Subsea cable break slows Asian web

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

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