Quintillion Completes Installation of Historic Alaska Subsea Fiber Optic Cable System

System brings high-speed internet to five northern Alaska communities

Crews aboard the Alcatel Submarine Networks C/V Ile de Batz installed the last segment of cable beneath the ocean floor, completing physical installation of the Alaska portion of the international Quintillion Subsea Cable System. The system is on schedule to be in service this December, enabling 21st Century communications in the North American Arctic for the first time. 

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Installation of SACS Begins in Angola

Angola Cables took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch on August 9 in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend more than 6,500 km to Fortaleza, Brazil – began on the Angolan coast in the municipality of Quissama. The SACS system is being constructed by NEC Corporation.

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Submarine Cable Maintenance: Keeping the Lifeline Operating

A series of recent submarine cable outages in locations ranging from Somalia to Vietnam and South Africa to Alaska have once again brought the issue of the reliability of these systems to the forefront.  Central to the question of reliability is the need for Cable Maintenance Authority services.  These services are essential for expediting a solution in the event of an outage, but often the expertise within the organization is limited.  OSI’s Cable Maintenance Authority Services can take responsibility for the complete Maintenance Authority scope.

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OSI Delivers Construction Phase of ATISA Network

STUART, Florida, June 21, 2017 — Ocean Specialists, Inc. (OSI) is pleased to announce that it has completed its full scope of program work related to the ATISA submarine cable project. OSI has been engaged with DOCOMO PACIFIC since the earliest days of the project, helping shape the commercial and technical foundations of the program, with a continuing technical management role that extended through manufacturing, installation, and commissioning. The ATISA network was installed by NEC.     

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Quintillion System Granted Landing License by FCC

Ocean Specialists is proud to support all of our clients and we are happy to share their major milestones. The following article from the Submarine Cable World daily newsfeed of April 12, 2017 describes the Quintillion network and the granting of their FCC Landing License. Congratulations Quintillion!

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