CenturyLink has taken another step in expanding its European presence by activating two 100G wavelengths on the desirable New York-to-London route via Aqua Comms' new submarine cable network.
A new six-fiber pair cable system, sporting 100 Gbps digital coherent optical transmission technology and the "latest" digital signal processor, is coming online today that backers including Google, NEC, China Mobile and others said will support speeds between the United States and Japan of 60 Terabits per second (Tbps).
The FCC approved rules that require submarine cable operators to report significant outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable. But AT&T and others say the measure is flawed.
Facebook and Microsoft have hatched plans to build their own submarine cable network that will bypass congested network routes.
Submarine cable capacity continues to rise, growing 36 percent a year between 2007 and 2014, says the FCC in its first "U.S. International Circuit Capacity Report." As a host of new submarine cable networks go into service over the next year, the commission expects submarine cable capacity to grow around 29 percent between 2014 and 2016.
Verizon said it is concerned that the FCC's proposed new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator could place burdensome requirements on submarine cable providers.
Alcatel-Lucent reported that strong sales across its three IP networking segments helped boost its Core Networking revenues 11 percent to $1.8 billion, but softness in its Submarine Networks division drove it to forecast flat revenues for the year 2015.
NTT Communications continues to scale the speed of its global network, announcing that the capacity on its Japan to United States route surpassed 1 Tbps this month.
The FCC voted to approve new rules that would require submarine cable operators to report outages to the regulator, an initiative that could hold operators more accountable.
The FCC plans to extend mandatory reporting on service outages to submarine cable systems by issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking during its monthly meeting in September.