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US Seeks Fiber-optic Cable For Guanta...

by wireworld on 07/06/2012 - 05:25 pm
Tag: Projects

The U.S. military hopes to install a $40 million underwater fiber-optic cable to improve communications at Guantanamo Bay.



A spokesman for the Guantanamo military commissions says the cable would run 800 miles (1,290 kilometers) from Guantanamo Bay to South Florida. Army Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale said Thursday that the system could start operating within two years.



The base currently relies on a single satellite and technicians have to constantly reroute bandwidths to meet the needs of various organizations based in Guantanamo.   



Cuban authorities have been notified about the project, and the survey ship USNS Zeus is expected ...

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LS Cable & System Wins USD 110 Millio...

by wireworld on 07/06/2012 - 02:00 am
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

400kV extra-high voltage cable to be supplied for the power grid of a new town.  Aggressively advancing into the Middle Eastmarket with a high-value-added product, i.e. a conductor with insulated cable.

LS Cable & System (Chairman & CEO: Christopher Koo) announced that it won a 400kV extra-high voltage cable project worth $110 million (about KRW130 billion) from the Ministry of Electricity and Water of Kuwait.

LS Cable & System will supply and install 400kV extra-high voltage conductor with insulated cables and connectors on a turnkey basis. Kuwait is currently building a new town on its border with Saudi Arabia named Sabah Al Ahmad. This is the second contract LS Cable &a ...

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TdC Bags Submarine Cable System Job

by wireworld on 07/05/2012 - 05:06 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Time dotCom Bhd (TdC) has bagged the job to construct and maintain the Asia-Pacific Gateway (APG) submarine cable system which connects Malaysia to South Korea and Japan.



Its wholly-owned subsidiaries and global bandwidth business arms, Global Transit Communication Sdn Bhd and Global Transit Ltd, collectively known as Global Transit, will administer the APG on its behalf.



It has entered into a construction and maintenance agreement for the job. The APG is a 10,000km international fibre-optic cable system linking Malaysia to South Korea and Japan with seven branches to other Asian countries. It is scheduled to be ready in the third quarter of 2014.



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Nexans’ Innovative Overhead Line Tech...

by wireworld on 07/03/2012 - 05:58 pm
Tags: Press Releases, Projects

Nexans, a worldwide leading expert in the cable industry, has worked with Light, Rio de Janeiro’s electric utility, to develop the innovative Lo-Sag™ conductor to help solve Brazil’s crucial issue of supplying more electricity to its large urban centres*, where the construction of new overhead transmission lines is severely restricted and needs controlled clearance to buildings or natural obstacles.



Resulting from a five-year development programme involving Nexans’ technology centres in France and Belgium, this innovative overhead line technology consists in a thermal resistant aluminium conductor wrapped around a composite carbon core. Compared with ...

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