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  • Leighton spins off submarine project, signs Alcatel-Lucent

    Leighton Contractors (ASX:LEI) has pushed forward with plans to build a new submarine cable link between Perth and Singapore, with plans to have the cable operational and feeding up to 16 terabits per second (Tbps) of capacity by 2013.

    Written by James Hutchinson10 May 11 11:26
  • International bandwidth demand grows as Japan stays online

    The latest report from international bandwidth market analyst firm TeleGeography has found a spike in investment into international submarine cable systems this year, but building redundancy into the networks remains the biggest challenge to cable operators.

    Written by James Hutchinson12 April 11 11:25
  • PayPal founder backs New Zealand submarine link

    An investment fund led by PayPal co-founder and chief executive, Peter Thiel, has become one of the first to financially back a New Zealand submarine cable venture, committing $NZ5.5 million ($AUD4.24 million) to the project.

    Written by James Hutchinson12 Jan. 11 13:43
  • Aus network bandwidth doubled with $400m deal

    Raw network bandwidth out of Australia is set to get a two-fold increase with a new $US400 million undersea cable project announced in Sydney today.

    Written by Rodney Gedda28 July 10 14:36
  • Japan connects to TPE regional fiber network

    A new undersea fiber-optic cable has gone into operation that links Japan with the regional Trans-Pacific Express Cable Network (TPE), Japanese carrier NTT Communications said Monday.

    Written by Martyn Williams28 Dec. 09 16:19
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