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22 September 2017
| Natalie Bannerman
TE SubCom, a provider of undersea communications technology, has announced the launch of a global network operations centre (NOC) solution.
The new offering is designed to provide cable operators with
a single source for fault, configuration, alarm, performance,
security and maintenance network management.
Don Rotunno, managing director of sales operations at TE
SubCom, said: "With the ongoing surge in undersea cable
investment, more operators are searching for reliable network
operations services. They’re finding they need
providers that truly understand undersea networks and how to
optimize their life cycles. Undersea communications is
SubCom’s business and the expertise
we’ve amassed over decades in the industry will
immediately benefit users of our new NOC solution. Cable owners
should have assurance that their networks are healthy and
maintained, and SubCom is the ideal organization to provide
that peace of mind."
SubCom’s primary and secondary NOC solutions
are both vendor-neutral and have the ability to conform to any
customer requirements and integrate into its operational flow.
In addition, cable operators will now have global
24×7×365 coverage as well as high-level
regional visibility of their networks.
The Monet subsea cable has already selected
SubCom’s NOC solution. The 10,556km cable is owned
and operated by Algar Telecom, a Brazilian telecoms company and
internet service provider, Angola Cables, the Angolan operator
of fibre optic cables, ANTEL, a Uruguayan telecoms company, and
Google. The six-fibre pair cable system landed at Boca Raton,
Florida and once the system is live, it will extend
Monet’s capacity beyond Miami to other locations
in North America.
Other features of the new NOC solution include securities
technologies and management processes, customised support
specific to customer monitoring requirements and customised
reporting capabilities including service desk trouble ticket
In July TE SubCom announced that it had contracted
with Deep Blue Cable to build and deploy the Deep Blue
subsea cable system. The pan-Caribbean system spans nearly
12,000km with landing points throughout the region, including
the Cayman Islands, Curaçao, the Dominican Republic,
Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Turks
& Caicos Islands.