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Google Taps Subcom for Curie Cable

The period just before PTC each year is always a big week for submarine cable announcements, and 2018 appears to be no exception.  Another big new intercontinental project was unveiled yesterday, this time connecting the Americas.  TE SubCom has been selected by Google to design and deploy the Curie Submarine Cable, named after the scientist […]

Ofcom determined to press ahead with spectrum auction

Ofcom has today published an update on the timetable for setting the regulations that will apply to the forthcoming auction of spectrum in the 2.3 and 3.4 GHz bands. Ofcom believes it is in the public interest for the auction to take place as soon as possible in light of the significant and strong demand […]

A Technical Overview of the Proposed Rockabill Cable System

This Industry Viewpoint was contributed by Tom McMahon, co-founder of DeepSea Fibre Networks and managing director of McMahon Design & Management. The Rockabill System, named after the Rockabill Lighthouse on the north Dublin coast, will run from Portrane situated just 15 km north of Dublin City to Lancaster in the  UK which is some 70 km […]

FCC Grants Request by Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth to Revise Post-Auction Broadcast Transition Phase Assignments and Deadlines for Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands in Wake of Hurricane Maria

January 16, 2018 – Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is proud to announce that, through its efforts, the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force and the Media Bureau division on Jan. 11, 2018 granted a request to allow for 20 broadcast TV stations in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to construct post-incentive auction facilities early....… Continue Reading

Tuesday Bytes: Connected2Fiber, Chayora, FirstLight, 123Net

Here's a quick look at some of the news from early this week:... [visit site to read more]

EdgeConneX Heads South, to Argentina

EdgeConneX has found some new territory at the network edge in which to replicate its data center model.  This morning they have announced their first data center in the southern hemisphere, putting down a few roots in Buenos Aires, Argentina.... [visit site to read more]

Aqua Comms Aims For North Atlantic Bridge

Last week we learned that Subcom would be building the HAVFRUE cable system across the North Atlantic, and that Aqua Comms would be the system operator and the landing party in the US, Ireland, and Denmark.  Yesterday, Aqua Comms revealed a bit more information about how the new cable fits into the company's plans.... […]

US lawmaker proposes ban on Huawei and ZTE

This article was authored by Dylan Bushell-Embling, and was originally posted on telecomasia.net. A US congressman has introduced a new bill that would ban US government agencies from purchasing telecoms equipment, devices and services from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE.... [visit site to read more]

Ten agenda-setting predictions for digital technology in 2018

Regulators wake up to consumer data: 2018 will mark the year when data starts to become a powerful tool for regulators and consumers, as regulators catch up with the data revolution and citizens are put in charge of their data as this movement gathers momentum. A third (35%) feel as though this is likely and a […]

Passive Optical LAN Opens Up Opportunities for B2B Service Providers

Passive Optical LAN is sometimes described as Fiber to the Desk. It uses point to multipoint fiber connections to deliver gigabit speeds to every end point within a business location. It’s gaining traction in the B2B market, but operators have The post Passive Optical LAN Opens Up Opportunities for B2B Service Providers appeared first on diffraction analysis.

RETN to Acquire OPTRON

Here's a bit more consolidation activity for the start of this week, this time over in Europe.  The UK-based pan-European network operator RETN has  announced the completion of a deal for OPTRON SIA.... [visit site to read more]

Cogeco to Acquire a Piece of FiberLight

There was apparently a bit of fiber consolidation over New Year's that managed to slip quietly under the radar until now.  Although there has been no formal PR yet, an alert reader kindly pointed me to the following lines from Cogeco's quarterly report for the three months ending November 30, 2017:... [visit site to […]

Stonepeak Closes euNetworks Purchase

euNetworks officially has a new majority owner.  Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners has successfully closed its purchase of a majority stake in the pan-European network operator, joining Columbia Capital who will be staying on with a material interest.... [visit site to read more]

Growth in streaming services slows to a dribble

The “Telegraph” newspaper reports that Amazon’s and Netflix’s streaming services have stopped growing in terms of subscribers. The article refers to a report from BARB, which found that in the third quarter last year, Amazon’s subscribers stopped growing after reaching a little less than four million. Similarly, Netflix’s new subscriber additions have also slowed down, […]

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