“As we continue to develop and improve communication systems in the region, we look forward to working closely with SubCom.” About TE SubCom TE SubCom (SubCom), a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, is a pioneer in the underwater communications technology and naval services industry and a leading global provider to meet today`s subsea communications requirements. As a vertically integrated supplier, SubCom designs, manufactures, implements and expects the most reliable fiber optic cable systems in the industry. Solutions include long-distance and regional systems, repeater-free networks, capacity expansion, offshore oil and gas, and scientific research applications. SubCom brings end-to-end network knowledge and global experience to support delivery and customer needs worldwide. To date, the company has used enough submarine communication cables to circle the Earth 15 times at the equator. For more information, see www.SubCom.com 25 October 2018 – Somtel joins the DARE1 submarine cable system, the high-performance short-range cable system that will connect Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya on 11 July 2017 – The state-of-the-art maritime cable system is expected to enter service in Q4 2019 In order to keep existing systems in service, regional agreements have been concluded to minimize maintenance costs. The major operators (AT&T, BPO, C&W and French PTT) were both ship owners and service providers under a geographical construction and maintenance contract (CMA). From 1965 to 1985, these MACs were developed in the North Sea, the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, the South Pacific (Fiji), the Yokohama area, the North Pacific, the Hawaiian zone, Southeast Asia and the Indian Ocean.
THE CMAs were based on the coverage of the ships paid as insurance (stand fees) and on the additional costs of the ship: fuel, personnel (operating costs) paid per operation. Therefore, maintenance could be budgeted on an annual basis of 1.5-3% of the system`s historical costs. These organizations have promoted repair procedures and standard handling, testing and connection equipment. TE SubCom has signed the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA) with 14 cable operators in the South Pacific for the maintenance of more than 51,000 km of cables, which represent 19 different telecommunications and electrical cable systems. The SPMMA zone includes the South Pacific from Singapore in the west to Tahiti in the east and from New Zealand at the southernmost point to Hawaii in the north….