irix enhances connectivity across Borneo and Sarawak

07 October 2022

irix has unveiled its Batam-Sarawak Internet Cable System (BaSICS) and Tier IV Data Centre (DC), dubbed irix DC, a new development intended to enhance internet connectivity for residents of Borneo and Sarawak.

BaSICS is a subsea cable system linking Batam, Indonesia with Sarawak, landing at the irix DC. From there, terrestrial networks carry the improved internet service to all parts of Sarawak and Borneo, including Kalimantan. The irix DC is the first Tier IV designed and certified DC in Malaysia, and as such offers improved redundancies with no downtime.

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Cinturion, Lightstorm sign TEAS cable India deal

07 October 2022

Cinturion a global provider of scalable, subsea and terrestrial capacity-based network solutions has secured Lightstorm as its landing partner in India.

Under the terms of the deal, Cinturion’s TEAS – Trans Europe Asia System, an ‘open-access’ submarine and terrestrial network, will be hosted by Lightstorm to strengthen connectivity between India, the Middle East and Europe. The latter will use its carrier-neutral and open CLS to herald a new era in the landing of submarine cable systems in India.

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Telecom outage in Nepal for four days

13 July 2022

Telecommunication services in Shuklaphanta Municipality-10, Jhalari Bazar in Nepal were disrupted for four days in early-mid June after telecom and internet services were disrupted because of accidental damage to the optical fibre line.

The loss of service was caused by the cutting of optical fibre in many places on the road, due to works being carried out by Ammarpur-Kaluwapur Drinking Water Users Committee and Urban Development Project in Jhalari.

The absence of a proper network caused problems with call services in GSM mobile phones.

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Asia-AfricaEurope-1 Consortium picks Infinera’s ICE6 solution

13 July 2022

Asia-Africa-Europe-1 (AAE-1) Consortium, which owns one of the world’s largest consortium cable systems, has selected Infinera’s ICE6 coherent 800G solution Infinera to boost connectivity across European, Asian, African and Middle Eastern markets.

Optical networking solutions business Infinera says AAE-1’s submarine upgrade will double the current capacity, providing in excess of 100 Tb/s and making it the largest-scale submarine upgrade in history.

AAE-1’s cable system spans 25,000 kilometres of submarine and terrestrial networks, connecting 19 countries led by a consortium of 19 leading operators. Infinera has been charged with increasing its submarine network capacity and provide diverse, resilient connectivity across the three continents.

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