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Infrastructure
New developments for cable set to connect South America to APAC and Oceania
Further proposals have been issued to begin construction of the almost 15,000 km subsea Humboldt Cable cable, which connects South America to APAC and Oceania.
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Southern Cross Cable
Southern Cross Cable launches the SX NEXT cable to connect NZ to the world
The new Southern Cross NEXT fibre cable (SX NEXT) is set to connect Australasia to the US and further enhance connectivity between New Zealand, Australia, and the US.
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Broadband
Singapore found to have the speediest internet rates in the world
New research from BanklessTimes has shown that Singapore has the highest recorded median internet speed in the world at 207.61 MBPS.
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Hawaiki Cable
BW Digital completes acquisition of Hawaiki Submarine Cable
BW Digital has completed its full acquisition of Hawaiki Submarine Cable, with all applicable regulatory filings and approvals now received.
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Cable
New high-performance cable in the works for Asia
A new high-performance submarine cable is being built to enhance connectivity between Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia.
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Cloud
Chorus enhances West Coast infrastructure for upgraded telecoms
Chorus has announced the completion of a 250km infrastructure project set to provide the West Coast with upgraded and enhanced telecommunications.
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Infrastructure
Are New Zealand's sub sea cables a cybersecurity risk?
Submarine cable networks are often perceived as quite an anomaly to some. While they are generally a crucial part of a country's data and communication infrastructure, there is limited knowledge and public perception of the actual technology behind them.
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10 Minute IT Jams
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is Fluke Networks?
In this interview, Fluke Networks product marketing manager Mark Mullins explains the company’s role in maintaining critical cabling infrastructure.
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Ethernet
Certification, qualification, verification: How to test copper cabling
Copper cabling is by all measures an efficient and preferable means to physically connect devices to networks — however, installation can be a difficult task.
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Southern Cross Cables
Southern Cross NEXT submarine cable touches down at Auckland's Takapuna Beach
“Being geographically isolated like we are in New Zealand means there’s never been a greater need to invest in our technology infrastructure," says Minister David Clark.
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Ethernet
LinkIQ: Making Ethernet cable testing easier than ever
LinkIQ allows operational technology teams to easily solve network connectivity problems with a streamlined cabling troubleshooting tool.
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Cable
Hands-on review: The Belkin DuraTek Plus charging cable will outlast your device
Charging cables have one job – and they’re notorious for being bad at it.
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Cable
Broadband access equipment revenue dips to $2.9B
Dell’Oro Group says that CPE shipments nearly offset another weak quarter for cable infrastructure.
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Cable
Blupeak scores distie deal with EMPR
This is Blupeaks second distribution deal in under a week as it partners with EMPR to distribute its products across A/NZ.
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Cloud
Google beefs up data center and subsea cable portfolio
Havfrue, which is the Danish word for mermaid, will be built by TE SubCom and is expected to come online by the end of 2019.
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Hawaiki Cable
NZ-AU subsea cable names data center for U.S point of presence
"The New Zealand business community is excited for all that the Hawaiki cable will provide."
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Internet
NEC finishes submarine cable construction in Malaysia
Peninsular Malaysia has another connection to Sabah and Sararwak after NEC officially completed its submarine cable this week.
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Cable
PCCW lands new Asia Africa Europe-1 cable in Hong Kong
"It will further support China’s ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative for all forms of high-speed data services and content applications.”
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Fibre
Building Blocks: Why installation practices make or break your data center
Take a look at a couple of guidelines to follow during cable installation, which will help ensure success and save time in the post-installation.
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Internet
NEC's fiber transmission capacity test breaks benchmarks
NEC Corporation has successfully conducted the very first transmission capacity of 50.9 terabits on a single optical fiber, over more than 11,000 km.
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Cable
Colt addresses demand for bandwidth transit between Europe and APAC
Colt’s second POP in Marseille is connected to their IQ Network using the existing Colt-owned metro fibre network.
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Cable
Global Switch and Trident plan to connect Australia, Indonesia and Singapore
Global Switch recently announced that Trident is to locate Points of Presence within Global Switch’s data centers in Sydney and Singapore.
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Apple
Hands-on review: MicFlip’s Reversible Micro USB Cable
MicFlip has created the first ever reversible Micro USB, compatible with all Micro USB plugs.
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Cable
New Perth-Singapore cable on its way
A new Perth to Singapore submarine cable link is expected to bolster capacity and add redundancy as demand for international connectivity increases.