FCC Grants Quintillion Submarine Cable Landing License

Ocean Networks and Ocean Specialists (OSI) have announced that they have entered into an agreement for the further development and implementation of the planned South America Pacific Link (SAPL) submarine cable network. The SAPL is being developed in two phases, with phase one connecting Valparaiso (Chile), Manta (Ecuador), Balboa (Panama) and Jacksonville (Florida), and phase two extending the network to Hawaii, where it will interconnect with Asia and Pacific networks, creating a much-needed direct connection between those key traffic points and the west coasts of Central and South America. Ocean Networks notes that it has received interest in the project from investors, carriers, governments, content providers and suppliers who recognise the benefits of a next-generation network connection between these emerging markets. OSI will provide full turnkey network development services to Ocean Networks, beginning from the current financing stage and continuing through implementation to network operations. Phase one of the cable is expected to be ready for service (RFS) by early 2019.

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