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AT&T, others say new submarine reporting rules 'flawed,' lack real analysis

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, Microsoft to build 160 Tbps, 4,100 km submarine cable

Facebook and Microsoft have hatched plans to build their own submarine cable network that will bypass congested network routes.

Submarine cable networks to grow 29 percent between 2014-2016, FCC says

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 says FCC's submarine cable reporting plan will burden redundant system operators

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's Q3 core revenues rise 11%, but submarine unit dragged down by delays

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 scales Japan-U.S. network capacity beyond 1 Terabit

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.

Improved submarine cable reporting rules proposed, setting stage for provider accountability

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.

Service outage reporting should apply to subsea networks, too, Wheeler says

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.

Apple is building its own high-speed network to deliver content: Report

Apple reportedly has become the latest content provider to decide that building its own network to provide a speedier lane for its content is better than using traditional pipes from incumbent providers.

Zayo Group hops onto Hibernia Express 100 Gbps transatlantic network

Hibernia Networks has locked in a deal with Zayo Group that will give Zayo customers a secure, high-speed extension to Europe as part of the new Hibernia Express transatlantic cable currently being deployed. As the first high-speed fiber optic cable that's been laid between Europe in North America in more than 12 years, the cable will provide 100 Gbps transmission capacity between the two continents.