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Subsea Telecom News: Huawei Marine Successfully Completes Viatel (Flores-Corvo) Submarine Cable Syste

 Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd. (Huawei Marine), a global submarine cable networks provider, has partnered with Viatel,  Portugal’s leading telecommunications engineering network supplier, to successfully complete the 685 kilometer cable Flores-Corvo Submarine Cable System construction. The new cable system featuring enhanced Raman technology and advanced Submarine Line Terminal Equipment of OptiX BWS 1600S, will provide vital communications to not only service local demand but become an integral part of Viatel’s network that includes over 100 points-of-presence (PoPs) based in 35 key cities. The cable system features three diverse segments, consisting of six landings points to provide essential links to international cable systems, such as the cross-Atlantic Columbus3 submarine cable system, to enable a broad range of services to be delivered to this region.


Subsea Telecom News: Global Marine Systems Introduces Digital X-Ray Camera to Reduce Subsea Cable Rep

 Global Marine Systems has developed a new digital x-ray technology to replace traditional film as a new standard for subsea cable repair capability. The DXr1 camera is the first of its kind for the subsea industry and employs similar technology to that already proven in the medical field. 


Subsea Telecom News: TE Subcom Commences Production Of Chevron Big Foot Undersea Network

 TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology, today announced that work is underway for Chevron U.S.A. Inc.’s Big Foot offshore facility undersea fiber optic communications system in the deepwater U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Under terms of a contract awarded to TE SubCom in April 2012, the cable system is slated for completion in December 2013.


Subsea Telecom News: Huawei Marine Announce Commercial Availability Of 2nd Generation Repeater And Br

 Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd. (Huawei Marine) have announced the commercial availability of their 2nd generation repeater and branching unit for subsea turnkey global telecommunication networks. The Optical Repeater provides solutions for regional and long haul systems that need high performance and reliability with 2,4 and 6 fibre pair solution coupled with unique pump redundancy architecture design.


Subsea Telecom News: Global Marine Energy to Maintain Transmission Link at Ormonde Offshore Wind Farm

Offshore Transmission Operator Transmission Capital Partners has contracted with Global Marine Systems Energy Ltd., the largest independent provider of subsea power cable installation, maintenance and related engineering services worldwide, to provide cable repair and maintenance services for the transmission link at the Ormonde offshore wind farm. 


Subsea Telecom News: Fiber-Optic Transatlantic Cable Could Save Millions by Speeding Data to Stock Traders

  Traders used to all buy and sell stocks in the same crowded room. Everyone received information at the same time, and the first guy to shout or signal got the sale. Today, using algorithms that exploit slightly different prices changing at slightly different speeds, and computers connected to exclusive fiber-optic lines that can buy and sell stocks within fractions of a second, high-frequency traders are able to buy low and sell slightly higher in virtually the same instant.

“A couple of milliseconds can roll out to a $20-million difference in [a trader’s] account at the end of the month,” says Nigel Bayliff, the CEO of Huawei Marine Networks, one of the companies laying down superfast fiber-optic lines.


Subsea Telecom News: No security concerns for the Pacific Fibre

The recent news articles in The Australian Financial Review highlight the ongoing security concerns of US and Australian authorities with Chinese submarine cable technology suppliers.  The United States has previously expressed concerns about Huawei and other Chinese submarine cable suppliers fearing security breaches (e.g. interception of sensitive data). 


Subsea Telecom News: P&O Maritime Services announces the arrival of the CS European Supporter into th

P&O Maritime Services announces the arrival of the CS European Supporter into the offshore renewables cable installation market

P&O Maritime Services is proud to announce the arrival of its Multipurpose DP2 Cable Installation vessel, the CS European Supporter, to Tyneside in the UK. Following an extensive conversion, the European Supporter has been specially equipped to install inter-array power cables in the rapidly expanding European Offshore Renewables market. Furthermore, the vessel has retained its capability to install fiber optic cable for the Telecommunications sector and can provide the Oil & Gas industry with a range of Light Intervention, WROV, Construction and Decommission Support Services.


Subsea Telecom News: Reef Subsea awarded significant subsea construction contract by Fluor for Greate

Reef Subsea AS announced today that one of its Norwegian operating companies has signed a significant integrated contract to provide engineering and installation services associated to inter array cable installation inside the Greater Gabbard wind farm. The principal contractor for the Project, Fluor, is providing EPC services to Greater Gabbard Offshore Winds Ltd. for a 500MW offshore wind farm off the Suffolk coast of the UK, which when complete, will be the world's largest offshore wind farm.


Subsea Telecom News: Pacific Crossing announces PC-1 North route repair and recovery completion

Pacific Crossing, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation and operator of the transpacific submarine cable system PC-1, has completed repair on the PC-1 North route which links Ajigaura, Japan with Harbour Pointe, Washington. The North and West routes of PC-1 were damaged during the Tohoku Earthquake on March 11, 2011. The West route is expected to be restored in late June.

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