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Angola Cables Commends Ocean Specialists Role in Subsea Cable Project Development; Extends OSI Contract for SACS Project Implementation

Following their recent announcement of a partnership that will install over 17,000km of new subsea cable directly connecting Angola, Brazil and the United States, Angola Cables has affirmed and praised Ocean Specialists, Incorporated (OSI) for the highly strategic role the subsea cable advisory and project management firm has played in the design and development of Angola Cables’ global network build out.

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PTC’16: Reimagining Telecoms

OSI looks forward to participating at PTC again this year, an industry event we have attended every year since its inception. We believe this year’s theme, ‘Reimagining Telecoms’ is part of our corporate culture—we work with telecom and energy companies every day who plan and build submarine fiber optic cables, ‘reimagining’ the benefits of broadband and the impacts worldwide.

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Global broadband: 4 billion still offline

Broadband Internet is failing to reach those who could benefit most, with Internet access reaching near-saturation in the world’s rich nations but not advancing fast enough to benefit the billions of people living in the developing world, according to the 2015 edition of the State of Broadband report. Released on September 21, the report reveals that 57% of the world’s people remain offline and unable to take advantage of the enormous economic and social benefits the Internet can offer.

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Fiber Optic Cables in the Arctic Environment

The Arctic and Antarctic are the two areas not yet served by fiber optic subsea cables. Laying subsea cables in Artic waters brings a new set of challenges beyond those faced in the open ocean. OSI’s Steve Lentz, Director Network Architecture and New Technologies, writes on the mitigation strategies and technical solutions that exist for many of the challenges presented by an Arctic environment.

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