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Australia Japan Cable operates a multi-award winning submarine cable network linking Australia to the rapidly expanding Internet and data world.

Demand for high quality international bandwidth from Australia is growing at an unprecedented rate. In order to provide customers with an unparalleled combination of speed, quality and value, Australia Japan Cable offers high speed submarine optical fibre capacity between Australia and Japan, with additional connectivity in Guam.

In the Northern Hemisphere, high capacity, low cost information super-highways link North America, Asia and Europe. Australia is directly connected to these information super-highways via the 12,700 km Australia Japan Cable network along a proven historically safe route.

Renowned for its operational excellence since inception, Australia Japan Cable’s current potential Design Capacity of 1280+1280Gb/s makes it one of Australia’s largest links in the growing global e-economy. Our network architecture, combined with the latest technology, ensures we meet customer demands for voice, high speed data and multimedia service capacity at competitive prices.




The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry. Leveraging over 150 years of experience in the submarine business, Alcatel-Lucent leads the industry in terms of capacity and installed based with over 500,000 km of submarine networks deployed. From network upgrades to new deployments, from regional to transcontinental networks, Alcatel-Lucent provides every part of a global transmission network, all tailored to its customers’ needs. A comprehensive service portfolio completes its turnkey offering for the submarine business, including project management, installation and commissioning and marine operations and maintenance performed by its fleet of seven cable ships.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on:
www.alcatel-lucent.com, read the latest posts on the Alcatel-Lucent blog www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Company on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent.



Apollo is the world's most advanced transatlantic submarine fibre optic cable system running from London to New York and Paris to Washington D.C.

The Apollo system has the greatest design capacity of any system in the Atlantic.

Apollo incorporates four fibre pairs throughout its 13,000 km length and provides data transmission at 10Gbit/s through Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) and offers a variety of wavelength products including the latest Ethernet services. The unique engineering of Apollo allows an ultimate capacity of at least 3.2 Tbit/s. It comprises of two fully diverse submarine cables with four fibre pairs in each. Each fibre pair is capable of being upgraded to at least 80x10Gbit/s wavelengths.

The network is owned by Apollo Submarine Cable System Limited, a UK based company jointly owned by Cable & Wireless (www.cw.com) and Alcatel-Lucent (www.alcatel-lucent.com).

The Apollo cable system was completed in 2003. During the planning, design, construction and commissioning of the system, Cable &Wireless' unrivalled knowledge of the submarine cable business and Alcatel-Lucent's leading edge technology were brought together to create the world's most advanced transatlantic cable system.

The Apollo Cable System is operated and managed by Apollo Submarine Cable System Ltd, a joint venture company based in Covent Garden, London, WC2.







Cable&Wireless Worldwide is a global telecoms company providing a wide range of high-quality managed voice, data, hosting and IP-based services and applications. Established in the 1860s, Cable&Wireless Worldwide helps more than 6,000 organisations deliver their goals. Our vision is to be the first choice for mission critical communications.

Our network uses the latest technologies to deliver the bandwidth and business applications that customers need.
Our Multi-Service Platform runs across our next-generation network. It offers our customers a single environment for all their telecommunications requirements. Our customers can have their voice, data and other IP based services delivered by this single network. Integrating these services is reliable, efficient and cost effective.

Our international cable network spans approximately 425,000km in length. In conjunction with satellite, we connect every continent and more than 150 countries, either directly or indirectly through our business partners.

More information can be obtained from our website at http://www.cw.com .



The EGS Survey Group provides innovative engineering geophysical, oceanographic and environmental survey services to the submarine telecommunication, power and pipeline industries worldwide. Specialising in supporting the submarine telecommunications industry; EGS has carried out more than 400,000 route kilometres of survey from across rivers to across the world’s oceans.

EGS offers full cable route planning and engineering capability including:

  • Feasibility studies and provisional route planning and selection
  • Pre survey Pipeline and Cable Route Studies and Route Engineering
  • Design of route survey specifications and procedures
  • Route survey and burial assessment
  • Final route engineering



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E-marine PJSC, an ISO certified Company, is one of the market leaders in Submarine Cable Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Services. E-marine offers its services in the field of Marine Project Management, Consultancy, Marine Route Survey, Cable Freight Management & Storage, and Chartering. Besides Telecommunication field, E-marine provides complete range of solutions to the offshore industry.

E-marine’s beginning was in early 1984, and now over 25 years of track record, it has successfully completed various projects of national and international importance.
E-marine has a highly qualified and motivated technical team to provide customized solutions locally, regionally, and globally to our valued customers.

E-marine owns three Cable Ships and one Special Purpose Cable laying support vessel which are fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipments. CS Etisalat is a medium sized cable ship which is designed to operate on shallow areas. CS Niwa, a DP II vessel and CS Umm Al Anber are Ocean going ships with extended endurance in the sea. All our vessels are fitted with working class ROV’s. “SPV WASEL” is designed to perform work such as shore end diving support & Survey activities and cable laying & Repair on depth of half a meter.

E-marine’s Cable Depots (Port of Salalah, Oman & Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah, UAE.) provide sophisticated storage facilities for submarine cables and accessories in a controlled environment in accordance with highest international standards. The depots are equipped with testing and jointing facilities operated by highly qualified professionals. E-marine’s storage facilities meet the high industrial standards.

E-marine’s total commitment for quality is evidenced with the obtainment of an integrated quality, Health, Safety, and Environment Management System. It is certified to ISM code, ISO 9001-2000, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:1999.
The strategic location of E-marine’s facilities as well as its customized solutions and highly competent professionals makes E-marine the leader in the region for submarine cable related services.



France Telecom is one of the world's leading telecommunications carriers, with more than 126 million customers on the five continents (220 countries and territories) at March 31, 2005 and consolidated revenues of 46.16 billion euros for 2004 (under IFRS GAAP). For the Q1 2005, consolidated revenues totaled 11.62 billion euros (under IFRS GAAP). Through its major international brands, including Orange, Wanadoo, Equant and GlobeCast, France Telecom provides businesses, consumers and other carriers with a complete portfolio of solutions that spans local, long-distance and international telephony, wireless, Internet, multimedia, data, broadcast. France Telecom is the second-largest wireless operator and Internet access provider in Europe, and a world leader in telecommunications solutions for multinational corporations. France Telecom (NYSE: FTE) is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges.





Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 162,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.8 trillion yen (US$46 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

In the submarine cable industry, Fujitsu is one of the most experienced players in the world. In 1969, Fujitsu developed the very first Japanese coaxial submarine cable system, and since then, Fujitsu has installed more than 70 submarine cable systems around the globe. Fujitsu provides planning, design, installation, commissioning, and project management services to complete full-turn-key projects of any size, on time and to the full satisfaction of our customers. Fujitsu is also a leading supplier for systems upgrade projects with highly reliable technologies and excellent engineering performance.

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Global Marine Systems Limited

Global Marine has been in business for well over a century and continues to be the pre-eminent provider of submarine cable installation and maintenance services in the world. We are self-funding, independent, and can offer every element of the planning, installation and maintenance process around the globe. We're able to provide a comprehensive, tailored solution for our customers throughout the life of their submarine network systems and the combination of the unparalleled technical expertise of our workforce and access to vessels and ROVs has enabled us to oversee many of the industry's most complex projects for over 150 years.




GlobeNet provides International capacity between North and South America over its award-winning submarine cable system serving Brazil, Bermuda, Colombia, the U.S.A., and Venezuela. Covering a distance of more than 23,500 kilometers, the sophisticated submarine cable network system offers the lowest latency available between the Americas.

The network links cable landing stations in Tuckerton, NJ and Boca Raton, FL, USA, with cable landing stations in Fortaleza (CE) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil, St. David’s, Bermuda, Barranquilla, Colombia as well as Maiquetía, Venezuela.

GlobeNet is a portfolio company of BTG's Infrastructure Fund II.

For more information go to www.globenet.net



Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.google.com.



NEC Corporation is a leader in the integration of IT and network technologies that benefit businesses and people around the world. By providing a combination of products and solutions that cross utilize the company's experience and global resources, NEC's advanced technologies meet the complex and ever-changing needs of its customers. In the submarine cable telecommunication industry, NEC is among the world leaders for its innovative technologies and excellent track records, having successfully completed many of the world's most important cable systems. NEC brings more than 100 years of expertise in technological innovation to empower people, businesses and society.

For more information, visit NEC at >www.nec.com (Corporate) www.nec.com/submarine (Submarine Networks).






Southern Cross Cable Network is a leading Australasian supplier of international capacity to Carriers and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Australia and New Zealand.

Southern Cross owns and operates a diverse and redundant Trans-Pacific submarine cable network connecting Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii to the internet backbone on the United States West Coast providing carrier neutral services to Carriers, Internet and Content Service Providers and Corporations.

Southern Cross is run by a team of highly skilled management and technical people that pride themselves on delivering market relevant products and solutions, and have over 100 years of experience in the international telecommunications community.

Southern Cross has current lit capacity of 3.6Tbps with a current potential exceeding 12Tbps.

Southern Cross an independent entity with a head office based in Bermuda and offices in Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, Australia.





About Tata Communications

Tata Communications is a leading global provider of a new world of communications. With a leadership position in emerging markets, Tata Communications leverages its advanced solutions capabilities and domain expertise across its global and pan-India network to deliver managed solutions to multi-national enterprises, service providers and Indian consumers.

The Tata Global Network includes one of the most advanced and largest submarine cable networks (including the world’s only wholly owned, complete cable ring around the globe), a Tier-1 IP network, with connectivity to more than 200 countries across 400 PoPs, and nearly 1 million square feet of data center and collocation space worldwide.
Tata Communications’ network is truly global, extending from developed markets to the world’s fastest growing emerging economies.

• #1 International Wholesale Voice Carrier
• #1 submarine cable owner by length
• Only global tier 1 ISP with a top five position in all continents (Renesys)
• 20% of the world’s internet routes are directly connected to the Tata Communications network.




About Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with over 142 million mobile customers, 31 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2013). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers.

Deutsche Telekom is present in around 50 countries and has approximately 229,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 60.1 billion in the 2013 financial year – more than half of it outside Germany.

For further information, see http://www.telekom.com/home

About International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS)
International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS) is one of the world's leading carriers and an innovation driver for IP-based solutions. As an integral part of Deutsche Telekom’s International Wholesale Business Unit, ICSS serves the international wholesale requirements of the DT Group with its international affiliates and more than 860 external customers worldwide. One of the units’ core competencies is to focus on building business partnerships around the globe. With years of experience in the international wholesale communication market, ICSS has the expertise to provide clients with tailor-made solutions. The innovative technologies are offered on a global basis with a special emphasis on Europe. The integration of the GTS International Services Business Unit significantly strengthens ICSS as the leading partner for Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with an unmatched product portfolio throughout the region.

The cutting-edge offerings of ICSS include the following business segments:

- Internet & Content: Ensure best user experience by partnering with one of the premier European Internet and content players.
- Mobile World: Mobilize your customers’ lives with innovative and profitable solutions from ICSS, a premium mobile enabler.
- Carrier Enterprise Services: Securely connect your customer’s global sites with a major European multi-service provider.
- Global Capacity: Manage your growing European and transatlantic backbone requirements with tailored, reliable and high-speed connectivity solutions.
- Global Voice: Excellence and innovation with scale from the international market leader for retail voice termination.

For further information, see http://www.telekom-icss.com




TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Limited company, is an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology and marine services and a leading global supplier for today’s undersea communications requirements. Drawing on its heritage of technical innovation and industry recognized performance, SubCom delivers the most reliable, high quality solutions to organizations with undersea communications needs vital to their core mission. The company designs, manufactures and installs systems around the world, and has deployed more than 490,000km of subsea communication cable—or enough to circle the earth more than 12 times at the equator. SubCom’s global presence, backed by industry leading research and development laboratories, manufacturing facilities, installation and maintenance ships, depots, and management team work together to implement integrated solutions and network upgrades, with unsurpassed reliability, that support the needs of telecommunications, internet providers, offshore and science customers worldwide.

For more information visit www.SubCom.com


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Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over one of the most advanced fiber-optic networks. The company also delivers integrated business solutions and professional services to large enterprise customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of nearly 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion. As a leader in developing undersea cable communications systems, Verizon continues its global network leadership work, delivering more capacity, reliability and speed for data, video, IP-based solutions and strategic services needed by its multinational customers. The company is involved in more than 80 submarine cables worldwide.