Welcome!

News Feed Item

Palau Telecoms Selects Xtera for the Turnkey Supply of the Submarine Cable System Linking Palau to Guam

KOROR, PALAU and DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 01/20/14 -- Palau Telecoms, a supplier of wireless broadband internet services, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Xtera Communications, Inc. for the turnkey supply and installation of the submarine cable system that will connect Palau to Guam.

This agreement is a key milestone for Palau Telecoms' strategy. Under the terms of the agreement, Xtera will design and install the Palau Telecoms system using their innovative subsea optical plant and submarine line terminal equipment. The system will provide high capacity fiber optic connectivity to Guam, enabling connectivity to the US Mainland, the Asia Pacific region, Australia and New Zealand via interconnects with existing and planned submarine cable systems.

The objective of the investment in this optical communication infrastructure is to supplement the satellite infrastructure that currently serves Palau. Switching from satellite to optical infrastructure will increase the capacity, enhance the availability and reduce the latency of the network, improving the quality and stability of services. Also, the new optical transmission infrastructure will make it possible to offer fixed-line and wireless data services to consumers in the region at more competitive prices.

Palau Telecoms is currently in discussions with the Government of Palau to invite the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia to consider connecting into this project.

The Palau Telecoms cable system is planned for completion in mid-2015.

"We are very confident in our choice of supplier. Xtera brings together a unique combination of latest, proven technologies and services into a cost effective turnkey solution," said Alan Seid, Executive Vice President of Palau Telecoms. "The Palau Telecoms system will be our country's first optical submarine cable system. This new subsea link will deliver faster, more efficient and cost-effective broadband Internet connectivity to our nation, while removing the current dependence on satellite and strengthening Palau's competitive position as a business hub and tourist destination."

"Xtera is very excited to be part of the fight against the digital divide in this part of the world. We are equally pleased to have been awarded this strategic system for the emerging markets of the Pacific Islands," said Jon Hopper, CEO of Xtera. "Following recent turnkey successes in Caribbean and Pacific, this new turnkey project award is further evidence of the confidence network operators place in Xtera's capabilities to design and deploy new optical transmission infrastructure."

Both Palau Telecoms and Xtera will be present at the PTC'14 event (19-22 January 2014 -- Honolulu, Hawaii, USA); those attending are invited to approach us to learn more about this new subsea cable system.

About Palau Telecoms
Palau Telecoms is headquartered in Koror, Palau and provides wireless broadband internet services to its residential and business customers on the island.

For more information on Palau Telecoms, please visit www.palautelecoms.com or contact:

Alan Seid - Executive Vice President
Email: [email protected]

About Xtera Communications, Inc.
Xtera is a telecommunication infrastructure company focused on supplying high-capacity terrestrial and submarine optical backbones. Xtera offers turnkey optical networking solutions that deliver maximum capacity, reach, and value for network and data center operators worldwide. Xtera helps its customers expand and accelerate their market reach with new deployments and extend the life of existing network assets with cost-effective upgrades. Xtera's portfolio encompasses optical layer equipment and the associated network management software suite, as well as the services to deploy and manage optical networks.

For more information, visit www.xtera.com, contact [email protected] or connect via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube or contact:

Bertrand Clesca - Head of Global Marketing
Email: [email protected]

Alan Seid
Executive Vice President
Email: Email Contact

Bertrand Clesca
Head of Global Marketing
Email: Email Contact

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Cloud resources, although available in abundance, are inherently volatile. For transactional computing, like ERP and most enterprise software, this is a challenge as transactional integrity and data fidelity is paramount – making it a challenge to create cloud native applications while relying on RDBMS. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Claus Jepsen, Chief Architect and Head of Innovation Labs at Unit4, will explore that in order to create distributed and scalable solutions ensuring high availa...
Cloud adoption is often driven by a desire to increase efficiency, boost agility and save money. All too often, however, the reality involves unpredictable cost spikes and lack of oversight due to resource limitations. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Joe Kinsella, CTO and Founder of CloudHealth Technologies, tackled the question: “How do you build a fully optimized cloud?” He will examine: Why TCO is critical to achieving cloud success – and why attendees should be thinking holistically ab...
Internet-of-Things discussions can end up either going down the consumer gadget rabbit hole or focused on the sort of data logging that industrial manufacturers have been doing forever. However, in fact, companies today are already using IoT data both to optimize their operational technology and to improve the experience of customer interactions in novel ways. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gordon Haff, Red Hat Technology Evangelist, shared examples from a wide range of industries – including en...
In IT, we sometimes coin terms for things before we know exactly what they are and how they’ll be used. The resulting terms may capture a common set of aspirations and goals – as “cloud” did broadly for on-demand, self-service, and flexible computing. But such a term can also lump together diverse and even competing practices, technologies, and priorities to the point where important distinctions are glossed over and lost.
Detecting internal user threats in the Big Data eco-system is challenging and cumbersome. Many organizations monitor internal usage of the Big Data eco-system using a set of alerts. This is not a scalable process given the increase in the number of alerts with the accelerating growth in data volume and user base. Organizations are increasingly leveraging machine learning to monitor only those data elements that are sensitive and critical, autonomously establish monitoring policies, and to detect...
"We're a cybersecurity firm that specializes in engineering security solutions both at the software and hardware level. Security cannot be an after-the-fact afterthought, which is what it's become," stated Richard Blech, Chief Executive Officer at Secure Channels, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
Enterprise architects are increasingly adopting multi-cloud strategies as they seek to utilize existing data center assets, leverage the advantages of cloud computing and avoid cloud vendor lock-in. This requires a globally aware traffic management strategy that can monitor infrastructure health across data centers and end-user experience globally, while responding to control changes and system specification at the speed of today’s DevOps teams. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Josh Gray, Chie...
To get the most out of their data, successful companies are not focusing on queries and data lakes, they are actively integrating analytics into their operations with a data-first application development approach. Real-time adjustments to improve revenues, reduce costs, or mitigate risk rely on applications that minimize latency on a variety of data sources. Jack Norris reviews best practices to show how companies develop, deploy, and dynamically update these applications and how this data-first...
Intelligent Automation is now one of the key business imperatives for CIOs and CISOs impacting all areas of business today. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Brian Boeggeman, VP Alliances & Partnerships at Ayehu, will talk about how business value is created and delivered through intelligent automation to today’s enterprises. The open ecosystem platform approach toward Intelligent Automation that Ayehu delivers to the market is core to enabling the creation of the self-driving enterprise.
"At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We're here to tell the world about our cloud-scale infrastructure that we have at Juniper combined with the world-class security that we put into the cloud," explained Lisa Guess, VP of Systems Engineering at Juniper Networks, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., discussed how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage ...
In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Mike Johnston, an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io, discussed how to use Kubernetes to set up a SaaS infrastructure for your business. Mike Johnston is an infrastructure engineer at Supergiant.io with over 12 years of experience designing, deploying, and maintaining server and workstation infrastructure at all scales. He has experience with brick and mortar data centers as well as cloud providers like Digital Ocean, Amazon Web Services, and Rackspace. H...
The question before companies today is not whether to become intelligent, it’s a question of how and how fast. The key is to adopt and deploy an intelligent application strategy while simultaneously preparing to scale that intelligence. In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sangeeta Chakraborty, Chief Customer Officer at Ayasdi, will provide a tactical framework to become a truly intelligent enterprise, including how to identify the right applications for AI, how to build a Center of Excellence to ...