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The state of the submarine cable industry - KMI monthly review
Date: Friday, February 01, 2008 @ 11:00:00 EST

At the start of the year, TSA forecast that about two-dozen submarine cable supply contracts totaling 100,000 route-kilometers would be awarded in 2007. By the end of December, 25 contracts totaling approximately 112,000 route-kilometers were awarded.

One new contract was announced in December - the 4,600-route-kilometer Greenland Connect project, awarded to Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks. It was widely reported in December that another contract had been awarded for FLAG Telecom's transpacific cable, also to Alcatel-Lucent. However, as neither FLAG Telecom, its parent company Reliance Communications or Alcatel-Lucent have released an official announcement, we are not including it in our totals.

The contracts awarded to date are:

Project Month awarded Route length Supplier(s)
Greenland Connect December 4,600 km Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
TGN-Intra Asia November 6,000 km (est.) Tyco Telecommunications
TEAMS November 4,700 km Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
ACS Alaska-Oregon October 3,200 km (est.) Tyco Telecommunications
MENA Mediterranean October 3,850 km Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
Alaska United October 1,220 km NEC
Paniolo Fiber-Optic Cable (PFOC) October 450 km IT
Seaton Anderson Lake Project (SALP) October 44 km IT
Caucasus Online September 1,100 km Tyco Telecommunications
COMETA September 480 km Nexans
FLAG NGN 1 September 5,000 km Fujitsu
FLAG NGN 3 September 5,000 km Fujitsu
SEACOM July 13,000 km Tyco Telecommunications
MIC 1 July 70 km Global Marine
CFX-1 May 2,400 km Tyco Telecommunications
Newfoundland-Nova Scotia May 800 km IT, Nexans
Asia-America Gateway (AAG) April 20,000 km NEC, Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
EASSy March 10,000 km Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
Sydney-Hawaii March 9,000 km Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
Matrix February 1,350 km Tyco Telecommunications
Minerva February 500 km (est.) Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks
La Gomera-El Hierro (Canary Islands) January 145 km Tyco Telecommunications
SHEFA-2 January 700 km NSW, IT, Xtera
Trinidad-Curacao Sub Sea Fibre Project January 1,000 km Tyco Telecommunications
Trans Pacific Express (TPE) January 18,000 km Tyco Telecommunications
Total   112,609 km  


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