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NEC Starts Developing Transatlantic Cable for Facebook

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The transmission capacity of the new submarine cable is said to be 1.5 times more than that of conventional cables. October 11, 2021 NEC Corporation has started the works for building a transatlantic subsea fibre-optic cable for Facebook. The Japanese multinational IT and electronics company has the world’s largest transmission......
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Facebook and Telcos to Extend Subsea Cable to Four Countries

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Facebook and a team of African and global telecoms companies will add four more countries to its world’s largest subsea cable project, widening the build project in Africa earlier than planned. August 16, 2021 Facebook has announced that it would extend to four more branches the “most comprehensive” subsea cable......
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Google and Facebook to Build 12000 Kilometers Asian Apricot Subsea Cable System

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The submarine cable system will connect Singapore, Japan, Guam, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Indonesia and is aiming for a rollout in 2024. August 16, 2021 Google and Facebook are joining forces to set up a new subsea cable system meant to boost the internet capacity and speeds of the Asia-Pacific......
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Sterlite Technologies and Facebook to Collaborate for 5G Network Development

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STL is the first Indian firm to collaborate with Evenstar Programme to provide Open-RAN radio solutions. August 11, 2021 Sterlite Technologies (STL) has announced a collaboration with Facebook Connectivity to design and develop 4G and 5G radio products. This is part of the Evenstar program to help accelerate the commercial......
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Bitfrost Subsea Cable to Boost APAC Connectivity

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The subsea cable system will be built by 2024, with the objective to meet the growing demand for bandwidth in the Asia-Pacific region. April 28, 2021 With the objective to meet the growing demand for bandwidth in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, a new subsea cable system linking Southeast Asia and......
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Government to Digitally Connect over 1000 Villages Under New Pilot Project

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The new pilot project dubbed ‘Digital Village’ plans to provide free wireless internet connectivity to more than 1000 villages to provide basic development services to rural areas. February 1, 2017 After Google and Facebook, Indian government is gearing to provide free Wi-Fi connectivity to its rural citizens in over 1000......

New Record for Submarine Cable Capacity

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Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks has set a new record for cable transmission capacity for communications traffic by doubling its previous levels. October 12, 2016 Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) Unit responds to booming demand from Internet firms by doubling its cable transmission capacity to set a new record. The top......

Facebook buys a stake in $450M Asian undersea cable consortium

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July 8, 2012 Facebook has taken a stake in a US$450 million project to link South Asian countries with an undersea cable. The project is expected to be ready some time in 2014. The Asia Pacific Gateway will run from Malaysia to South Korea and Japan, with branches to mainland......