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JDR To Supply 66kV Intra-Array Cables...

by wireworld on 04/27/2017 - 10:49 am
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The contract – the industry’s first commercial 66kV array cable project to date – will see JDR design and manufacture 155km of array cables including end terminations. The innovative 66kV high voltage technology will enable increased power transmission back to shore from large, high powered offshore turbines over 33kV cables. JDR will also provide a unique cable management system at each offshore wind turbine generator which allows for a 66kV topside connection to the switchgear cables.

VBMS’ Director Commerce, Jack Wattel says: “We are looking forward to cooperating with JDR on the production and installation of 102 66kV inter-array cables and delivering this ...

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RTI-C and NEC Begin Construction of H...

by wireworld on 04/27/2017 - 07:22 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

RTI Connectivity Pte. Ltd. and NEC Corporation announced that construction of the Hong Kong - Guam Cable system (HK-G) has officially commenced. The 3,900 kilometer undersea cable, featuring 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) optical transmission capabilities, will deliver design capacity of more than 48 terabits per second (Tbps), and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.In Hong Kong, the cable is slated to land in Tseung Kwan O (TKO) and will land in Piti, Guam at the recently completed Teleguam Holdings LLC (GTA) cable landing station. HK-G will land in the same facility as the Southeast Asia - United States Cable System (SEA-US).HK-G will contribute to the much-neede ...

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Spain, Brazil Plan Subsea Fiber Optic...

by wireworld on 04/26/2017 - 07:25 pm
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The Spanish and Brazilian governments have teamed up to lay an undersea cable in the Atlantic Ocean to offer fast online and cloud services to citizens of both countries by 2019, underscoring efforts to rout communications outside North America.

The EllaLink subsea cable will connect to data centers in Madrid and São Paulo, as well as in Lisbon, using shielded fiber rings, officials said on Monday. The cable will also connect the archipelagoes of Madeira, Spain's Canary Islands and Africa's Cape Verde along the route, they added.

At an event in São Paulo, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the venture to build the first subsea fiber optic cable linking Europe to Brazil ...

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Montgomery's AIM Group Invests $6.4 M...

by wireworld on 04/26/2017 - 05:51 pm
Tag: Projects

Auburn's AIM Group has completed its largest investment to date, pumping $6.4 million as part of a group of investors into an Atlanta-based fiber optic company.

AIM Group, along with Fidelis Capital and Bonaventure Capital, completed an $8.9 million equity purchase of Deep Fiber Solutions.

Jim Corman, Managing Partner of AIM Group, said the company was "immediately blown away by the technology."

"Having been involved in constructing some of the early fiber optic networks in the 1980's, I fully appreciated the elegant solution that the Deep Fiber team created to enable old coaxial networks to be upgraded to fiber optic networks without all of the hassles of trenching and boring," he s ...

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Verizon Agrees to $1.05 Billion Fiber...

by wireworld on 04/25/2017 - 05:40 am
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Verizon Communications announced a deal that will further its commitments to growing its wireless broadband network nationwide, as the landscape for telecom companies only becomes more competitive and crowded.

The agreement calls for Corning, a New York-based manufacturer of materials primarily for industrial and scientific applications, to provide up to 12.4 million miles of optical fiber each year for Verizon to purchase starting in 2018 and lasting until 2020, with a minimum purchase commitment of $1.05 billion.

"This new architecture is designed to improve Verizon's 4G LTE coverage, speed the deployment of 5G, and deliver high-speed broadband to homes and businesses of all sizes," Veri ...

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Sustained Investment Reshapes Tratos ...

by wireworld on 04/17/2017 - 09:25 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

The successful delivery of a five-year plan for investment and expansion at Tratos’ UK manufacturing facilities has seen significant growth in resource and capability – and the opening up of new market sectors for the company’s advanced cable.  In addition to increasing production efficiencies, with faster machines and a purpose-built factory, the company has been careful to invest in the professional development of its people.

During those past five years Tratos has transformed itself to cope with the speed of its own cable innovation – rapidly accepted by customers – and seen turnover and market share rise significantly.

With a growing reputation for q ...

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Seaborn Networks and Grupo Werthein t...

by wireworld on 04/17/2017 - 09:12 pm
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Seaborn Networks (Seaborn), a leading independent developer-owner-operator of submarine cable systems, and Grupo Werthein (Werthein), a preeminent Argentine investment holding company with a track record of significant telecommunications holdings, announced a binding agreement to build a new subsea fiber-optic cable system connecting Argentina with Brazil (the ARBR system). The ARBR system will provide onward connectivity via Seabras-1 for the most direct route between Argentina and the United States.

The ARBR system will be developed and owned by Seabras Group (an affiliate of Seabras) and Werthein.  Seabras is the sole owner of the entire Seabras-1 submarine cable system between New ...

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€350M Project Awarded To Prysmian By ...

by wireworld on 04/09/2017 - 08:05 am
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Prysmian Group has secured a contract worth around €350 million with IFA2 SAS, a joint venture between National Grid IFA2 Ltd – part of National GridUK – and RTE of France. The contract is for the turn-key design, manufacture and installation of a submarine and land power cable link to connect Tourbe in France to Chilling in Hampshire, UK.

“This is a prestigious project for Prysmian, and we are delighted to have been selected by two of our most important customers, National Grid and RTE, highlighting our worldwide market and technological leadership in submarine cable transmission systems”, said Massimo Battaini, SVP Energy Projects.

The High Voltage Direct Cur ...

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Leoni Builds ‘Factory Of The Future’

by wireworld on 04/06/2017 - 02:48 pm
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Leoni, the leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, has reached another milestone on its way to realising the ‘Factory of the Future’: now that the contract covering the ‘An der Lände’ site has been successfully concluded with the City of Roth, the construction phase officially starts today. With this project, Leoni is making a clear commitment to this location in Germany – and to safeguarding as well as creating modern jobs. This plant will in the future both underpin Leoni’s core business in the cable sector and lay the foundations for use of digital technologies and the strategic expansion ...

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Google is Helping To Build Another As...

by wireworld on 04/06/2017 - 02:41 pm
Tag: Projects

Google is investing in another massive undersea fiber-optic cable as a part of its plans to build out network connectivity around the world. The company announced Wednesday that it is helping to fund a project called Indigo, which will connect Jakarta, Singapore, Perth and Sydney to one another.

The cable will run for approximately 9,000 kilometers (almost 5,600 miles) and provide a capacity of roughly 18Tbps (bits per second). It's being built to bring users more connectivity in a region that has growing internet needs.

Google has now invested in five submarine cables in the Asia-Pacific region and seven overall. By investing in these cables, the company hopes to better compete with other ...

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