T-Mobile US and Dish Network in merger talks again – reports

T-Mobile US is reported to be in talks again with cable giant Dish Network over a merger which could prove to be the largest ever tie-up between the television and communications industries. According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, …

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Submarine cable to connect Africa with the Americas

Cable network operator Angola Cables has announced its intentions to build the world’s first submarine cable network to link South America and Africa, in partnership with infrastructure provider NEC. The two companies are aiming to launch the fully operational South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) by the end of 2016. Covering the 6000km South Atlantic Ocean […]

China Mobile, KDDI and Google among $300m Pacific cable consortium

A consortium of six companies has agreed to build and operate a new trans-Pacific cable system linking Japan with the US. It has an initial design capacity of 60Tb per second and is consequently called ‘FASTER’, despite not apparently being an acronym.