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10 January 2013
Brought to you in collaboration with TeleGeography.
Growth in global demand for international bandwidth declined
in 2011 for a third straight year. Although the pace of growth
has slowed, demand still increased at a robust rate of
TeleGeography reports that carriers had a total of 67Tbps of
capacity on their international IP, private and voice networks
in 2011 - six times the 11.1Tbps in service in 2007.
Bandwidth demand growth varies...
Level 3 Communications has today announced the construction of a new subsea cable, designed to connect Colombia to the company’s international network.
The SEA-ME-WE 3 cable that currently provides the only direct connectivity between Singapore and Australia was lit back in 2000. Regular upgrades have kept it in business, but the route has been crying out for some time for the diversity that a high-bandwidth alternative would provide.
The International Cable Protection Committee (ICPC) is a lobby group specialising in the security of underwater infrastructure. It offers guidance to stakeholders in the subsea cable sector.
Egypt’s subsea cables have been in the news again, for all the wrong reasons. Is it time to switch vital east-to-west connectivity to land-based alternatives?
As the central role of subsea cable systems in the global economy grows, could more be done by governments and regulators to secure these vital arteries? Guy Matthews investigates.
Following the signing ceremony for the SEA-ME-WE-5 cable in Malaysia last Friday, Capacity was saddened to learn that a group of telecoms executives may have been on board the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Our thoughts are with those families affected at this difficult time.
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