Here are a few news items worth a quick look from around the world:
TE SubCom has a new job in southeast Asia to work on. The South-East Asia Japan Cable System (SJC) is in need of its third network upgrade, and TE SubCom will be putting its latest 100Gbps coherent technology to work. When complete, SJC's theoretical capacity between China, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and the Phillipines will be increased by another 6.3Tbps.
PCCW Global, which has long been one of the industry's most ardent supporters of the MEF's CE2.0 initiative, today announced they have taken it to a new level. They have achieved 100G CE2.0 certification for both E-Line and E-Access, taking things beyond the 10G level for the first time.
Interoute picked up an enterprise customer this week for its ICT cloud platform. Spigraph Group was looking to consolidate its network and data infrastructure after a series of acquisitions that put it in 24 sites internationally. They'll be tapping Interoute for an MPLS-based VPN, cloud computing services, and centralized VoIP services.
In Spain, Telefonica and Ericsson have successfully demonstrated live delivery of LTE-U. With Telefonica supplying the network and Ericsson supplying the indoor small cell, the two leveraged unlicensed 5Ghz spectrum to increase LTE download speeds indoors in advance of the release of the 3GPP Re.-13 LAA specifications.
And there may be a new cable soon between Perth and Singapore. Singtel, Telstra, and SubPartners have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding for a new cable system to be called APX-West. The two-fiber-pair cable will span 4,500km and is planned to be ready in 2018, with construction starting this summer.