Telx to Tap Into FASTER US-Asia Submarine Cable System

APACDatacenter Knowledge — Moving to give customers a more options for connecting data center facilities on the West Coast of the US with Asia, Telx announced support for a new transpacific cable system called Faster. The network of submarine cables will span the Pacific Ocean by 2016, and a Telx data center in the Pacific Northwest will be one of its termination points.

http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2015/07/27/telx-joins-group-building-us-asia-submarine-cable-system/

60Tbps internet cable from Asia to America will plug into Telx barn

APACThe Register — US data center outfit Telx, target of a takeover bid by Digital Realty, has gone offshore for the first time, joining the Google-backed FASTER submarine cable consortium. Telx’s Hillsboro server barn in Oregon, US, will be the termination point for an undersea cable that will link the Pacific Northwest to Asia. The fiber-optic pipeline will carry up to 60Tbps of internet traffic between the two continents.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/28/telx_joins_faster_cable_consortium/

Telx Supports FASTER Cable System on West Coast of U.S. to Japan

JapanPR Newswire — NEW YORK: Telx®, a leading provider of global interconnectivity, data center solutions and cloud enablement services, today announced support for the FASTER transpacific cable system –  a submarine network that will seamlessly connect the west coast of the U.S. to major Asian cities including Chikura and Shima in Japan.

http://www.virtual-strategy.com/2015/07/23/telx-supports-faster-cable-system-west-coast-us#axzz3h5VkFqKc

Hawaiian Telcom says SEA-US submarine cable producing nearly $30M in sales

PhilippinesFierce Telecom — Hawaiian Telcom is seeing more service providers and content providers continue to purchase capacity on its portion of the South-East Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system, coming close to $30 million in sales. In 2014, the service provider, in partnership with its consortium partners, began building the new submarine cable linking Indonesia, the Philippines, Guam, Hawaii and California.

http://www.fiercetelecom.com/story/hawaiian-telcom-says-sea-us-submarine-cable-producing-nearly-30m-sales/2015-07-23

Equinix Uses Infinera for DCI in Hong Kong

Hong KongLight Reading — SUNNYVALE, Calif.: Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced that Equinix has selected the Infinera Cloud Xpress to interconnect its Hong Kong datacenters. The Infinera Cloud Xpress offers Equinix a platform with hyper-scale density, operational simplicity and low power consumption.

http://www.lightreading.com/data-center/data-center-interconnect-/equinix-uses-infinera-for-dci-in-hong-kong/d/d-id/717170?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT

Global undersea internet cable proposed for Sunshine Coast, from AU

AustraliaA GIANT undersea internet cable will connect the Sunshine Coast directly with global communications systems if a proposal by the Sunshine Coast Council is successful. Mayor Mark Jamieson announced today that the council had applied to the Australian Communications and Media Authority to have an offshore cable protection zone established off the Coast. The zone would enable the private sector to deliver the international submarine broadband cable from the Coast, Mr Jamieson said.

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/global-undersea-internet-cable-proposed-coast/2713197/

Taiwan 2Q15 international Internet bandwidth rises to 1.561Tbps, says TWNIC

TaiwanDigi Times — Taiwan’s direct Internet connection with 15 countries (including Hong Kong and Macao) reached total bandwidth of 1.561Tbps as of the end of the second quarter of 2015, increasing 5.55% on quarter and 10.43% on year, according to the latest quarterly survey conducted by the government-sponsored Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC).

http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20150719VL200.html

Hawaiki Cable gets more funds for NZ-US link

New ZealandTelecom Asia — Those who have been fighting to build a new submarine cable between New Zealand and the west
coast of the US, as well as islands along the way, have taken another two steps forward toward that goal. One is financial, the other logistical. Late last week, Hawaiki Cable gained a new equity investor in the form of Sir Eion Edgar’s SIL Long Term Holdings Limited.

http://www.telecomasia.net/content/hawaiki-cable-gets-more-funds-nz-us-link

Saipan’s internet connection restored, but slow

APACGuam PDN — One week after the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands was disconnected from the world when its lone undersea fiber-optic cable broke, web service in Saipan has been restored. However, connection remains slow. The undersea cable operator, IT&E, announced Tuesday morning it “successfully installed an additional temporary link, between Saipan and Tinian, which has increased capacity tenfold compared to (Monday’s) restoration speeds.”

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2015/07/14/saipans-internet-restored-slow/30121129/

Orange unit in deal with Tata to expand network in India

IndiaTrade Arabia — Orange Business Services, an IT solutions integrator and applications developer, has entered into an agreement with Tata Communications to expand its network footprint in India. The Network-to-Network Interconnect (NNI) agreement is part of a strategic partnership between the two companies and will increase Orange domestic coverage ten-fold to over 120 cities to meet customer demand, said a statement.

http://www.tradearabia.com/news/IT_285947.html

Orange Business Services Partners with Tata Communications to Expand Its Network Presence in India to Meet Customer Demand

IndiaBusiness Wire — PARIS & NEW DELHI: Orange Business Services today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Tata Communications to expand its network footprint in India. The Network-to-Network Interconnect (NNI) agreement is part of a strategic partnership between the two companies and will increase Orange domestic coverage ten-fold to over 120 cities to meet customer demand.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2605886

Avelacom announces London – Moscow latency route: 37.15ms

APACAutomated Trader — Moscow based Avelacom Telecoms has increased its fibre based solution from London to Moscow using dedicated low latency dense wave division multiplexing (DWDM) technology. The company also has further plans for new routes and offices in a number of new markets, including Asia Pacific.

http://www.automatedtrader.net/news/at/154126/avelacom-announces-london-_-moscow-latency-route-3715ms

Asia continues to lead in Internet connection speeds: Akamai

APACDigital News Asia — ASIA continued to surge ahead in average Internet connection speeds, with South Korea leading the pack, according to the State of the Internet Report for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015 by web technology company Akamai. South Korea extended its lead despite a decline of 5.9% in the adoption of 25Mbps connections compared with Q1 2014, the company said in a statement.

http://www.digitalnewsasia.com/digital-economy/asia-continues-to-lead-in-internet-connection-speeds-in-q1-2015-akamai

Tripura to get high-speed internet connectivity from Bangladesh

IndiaIndia Com — Tripura will be gateway for reliable and super-fast Internet facility as Bangladesh government has agreed to allow India to use unspent bandwidth in the neighbouring country’s Cox Bazar, a BSNL official said today. ”An agreement of using unspent bandwidth available at Bangladesh’s Cox Bazar has been signed recently. The BSNL has taken initiative to implement the ambitious plan at the earliest,” Chief General Manager (NE-circle) of BSNL, D P Singh said.

http://www.india.com/whatever/tripura-to-get-high-speed-internet-connectivity-from-bangladesh-447607/

Google’s 60Tbps Pacific cable will have highest-ever capacity across Pacific Ocean

APACMIS-ASIA — With bottles of bubbly and a purification ceremony, a Google-backed undersea cable was given a warm welcome on a beach in Japan last week, a critical step in building the highest capacity data link in the Pacific ever created. The 9,000-kilometer FASTER cable will have a peak capacity of 60 terabytes per second (Tbps) when it enters operation next year, joining Japan with Oregon on the West Coast of the U.S.

http://mis-asia.com/tech/industries/googles-60tbps-pacific-cable-will-have-highest-ever-capacity-across-pacific-ocean/

Fault in submarine cable impacts internet services in Pakistan

PakistanPakistan Herald — “The International submarine cable SEA-ME-WE 4 has experienced a fault in the Arabian Sea, impacting internet services in the region including Pakistan,” PTCL said in a statement today. The fault impacted browsing speeds for users across most major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country, while causing problems for other countries in the region as well. “Restoration work has been initiated by the international consortium that manages the submarine cable systems,” said the PTCL statement.

http://www.pakistanherald.com/news/6490/26-june-2015/fault-in-submarine-cable-impacts-internet-services-in-pakistan

Vietnam ISPs plan new fiber optic networks

VietnamVietnam Net — So far this year, the AAG cable has been repaired four times. The latest repair was just completed last week. These incidents severely affected internet access in Vietnam. Last year, this cable was also broken several times. In this situation, domestic ISPs have been thinking of construction of new cables. Mr. Mai Tri Dung, Director of the International Business Center of Viettel Telecom Corporation, said that Viettel had increased the reserve capacity for 2015 in case the AAG was broken.

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/science-it/133805/vietnam-isps-plan-new-fiber-optic-networks.html

SLT strengthens multiple global connectivity options

Sri LankaColombo Page — June 23, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s leading ICT solutions provider and National Backbone operator, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is aggressively pursuing new markets in the region. Building international connectivity is a key aspect of this strategy. SLT’s global coverage was significantly strengthened via multiple undersea optical fibre cable systems: SEA-ME-WE 3, SEA-ME-WE 4, Bharat-Lanka (between India and Sri Lanka) and Dhiraagu (between Maldives and Sri Lanka).

http://www.colombopage.com/archive_15B/Jun23_1435038758CH.php

Rating Action: Moody’s withdraws Pacnet’s Ba3 rating

Hong KongMoody’s has withdrawn the rating for its own business reasons. Please refer to the Moody’s Investors Service’s Policy for Withdrawal of Credit Ratings, available on its website, http://www.moodys.com. Pacnet, incorporated in Bermuda in 2006, wholly owns and operates the EAC-C2C network, Asia’s largest privately-owned submarine cable infrastructure of 36,800km, as well as the EAC Pacific network, which spans 9,620km from Japan to the US.

https://www.moodys.com/research/Moodys-withdraws-Pacnets-Ba3-rating–PR_328253

SLT enhances global connectivity options

Sri LankaSri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has announced that, following its recent upgrade to the SEA-ME-WE 4, capacity increased 3-fold, enabling the system to accommodate speeds using 100G technology. The SEA-ME-WE 4 cable network is owned by a consortium of 17 leading telecom carriers from 15 countries. Currently, SLT says it is in the process of implementing global connectivity project, the SEA-ME-WE 5 international undersea cable system with a total design capacity of 24 Tbps and 100G technology.

http://www.telecompaper.com/news/slt-enhances-global-connectivity-options–1088459