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2010-02-24 13:00:00

In a technological advance that its developers are likening to the cell phone and wireless Internet access, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and engineers have devised an undersea optical communications system that"”complemented by acoustics"”enables a virtual revolution in high-speed undersea data collection and transmission. Along with the "transfer [of] real-time video from un-tethered [submerged] vehicles" up to support vessels on the surface, "this...

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2010-01-23 09:10:33

Underwater Communication Network May Sense Tsunamis Tsunamis send electric signals through the ocean that appear to be sensed by the vast network of communication cables on the seabed, according to a new study led by Manoj Nair of the University of Colorado and NOAA. Nair and his colleagues used computer models to estimate the size of an electric field created by the force of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami as it traveled over major submarine cables. Salty seawater, a good conductor of...

2009-11-17 14:41:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Insulated Wire And Cable - A Global Market Perspective http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164519/Insulated-Wire-And-Cable---A-Global-Market-Perspective.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire Information processing and communications, two of the largest markets, are expected to foster growth in the world insulated wire and cable...

2009-10-20 23:01:00

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Now that Verizon Business has circled the globe with optical undersea meshing, the company is extending this technology to the Middle East. Undersea meshing creates additional paths to seamlessly reroute traffic in the event of multiple undersea cable breaks or network disruptions. Verizon Business was the first service provider to offer seven-way diversity for services traversing cable systems in the Atlantic and Pacific. The meshing is...

2009-09-03 07:03:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Total broadband adoption in Africa will increase at a CAGR of 28 percent through 2013 as new undersea cables boost Africa's international bandwidth, reducing the number of coastal countries without any cable access from 19 to one, according to a new report from Pyramid Research (www.pyr.com), the telecom research arm of the Light Reading Communications Network (www.lightreading.com). Africa Connects: Undersea Cables to Drive an African...

2009-05-04 03:00:00

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Africa is the only continent that still has a severe lack of telecommunications connectivity. The region is particularly hamstrung by insufficient infrastructure and the resultant impact this has on the ability to provide broadband services. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO) "Due to these constraints, most of Africa's population is anticipated to have their first experience with the internet through the mobile...

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2008-12-20 09:05:00

France Telecom reports that Internet and phone communications between Europe, Asia and the Middle East were severely disrupted Friday by three damaged undersea cables in the Mediterranean Sea. "The causes of the cut, which is located in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Tunisia, on sections linking Sicily to Egypt, remain unclear," the company said in a statement. The FLAG FEA, SMW4 and SMW3 lines, near the Alexandria cable station in Egypt, are all believed to have been cut.  A...

2008-10-28 06:00:12

In response to the international credit crisis, telecoms have stepped up their level of collaboration with uncommon partners in a strategic move towards recession-proofing. Sharon Nakama, Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC), forecasts a major reduction to the number of costly projects - such as network infrastructure-building - which are financed and operated by just one entity. Instead, she points to consortiums of varied and diverse members such as the...

2008-10-08 00:00:24

Cable & Wireless's Apollo undersea cable more than doubled internet capacity when laid in early 2003. The dual cable system runs for 13,000km under the Atlantic, linking Bude in Cornwall with Shirley, New York; and Brittany with New Jersey. Each cable can carry 3.2 terabits of information a second. It squeezes such vast amounts of data through tiny fibres by using scores of different wavelengths. 1 terabit is 1,000,000,000,000 ones or zeroes - enough for 20 to 60 million...

2008-09-30 00:00:26

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. and DALLAS, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- With one of the most aggressive submarine cable builds in the world now complete, the first phase of the Trans-Pacific Express submarine cable system directly connecting Mainland China, the United States, South Korea and Taiwan is ready for service. The 18,000 kilometer (more than 11,000 mile) fiber-optic undersea cable will play a significant role in driving new development for international telecommunications in the Asia-Pacific...


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