Severed fibre cables in Europe cause Internet connectivity problems
Major communications cables in France and Scotland were severed in the space of a day.
A major internet cable in the South of France was severed on Thursday at 20:30 UTC, according to a report in BleepingComputer. The damage impacted subsea cable connectivity to Europe, Asia and the United State... Read more
Linking China to Europe and Africa, Huawei undersea cable ends in Kenya
An undersea cable worth $425 million connecting China to Europe and Africa, representing Huawei Technologies as a shareholder, finally arrived in Kenya.
The 9,320 miles (15,000 km) cable, dubbed the Peace cable, is an essential part of what China calls its Digital Silk Road initiative. This init... Read more
First leg of Google’s massive undersea cable project reaches Togo
The cable aims to link Africa and Europe.
This week Google announced that the first branch of its Equiano underwater internet cable has landed in Lomé, Togo. The cable will eventually run from Cape Town, South Africa to Lisbon, Portugal. The massive fiber optic cable will be Google’s first to... Read more
A submarine cable connecting Asia and Europe is under construction
Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel) announced the construction of a 19,000-kilometre-long submarine cable. The cable will connect several regions between Singapore and France, including India, Greece and Italy.
Singtel hopes to complete the submarine cable by the end of 2025. From the... Read more
Google and Facebook want to connect the Philippines and Taiwan
Google and Facebook have abandoned the plan to lay an undersea cable from the United States to Hong Kong. This comes after an intensifying trade ware between China and the US. The Trump administration made the claim that the link may be used to spy on American companies and citizens.
The project... Read more