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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. 

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.

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.

Carriers Advocate Greater Investments to Drive Data Explosion in Africa

The broadband market in Africa is very significant, with demand being met by global carriers and network developers such as Angola Cables. The following article is from Submarine Cable World’s Daily Newsfeed…

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!

TSC and OSI comment on Asia Pacific Network Development

Remote island markets in the South and Central Pacific are being connected to the global submarine cable network at an increasing pace. This paper looks at the reasons behind this development and what the future holds.

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