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Eric Handa
Co-Founder & CEO
APTELECOM

"Many OTTs struggle to justify the investment in the CALA region with the exception of Brazil due to the lack of population versus other larger BRICS or ASEAN or EU markets."
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Gabriel Holgado
VP Global Account Division & Wholesale Services – Latin America
LEVEL 3 COMMUNICATIONS is now CENTURYLINK

"Some countries in the region have gained a greater relevance than others from a content distribution perspective, and they need improved connectivity and infrastructure to support the demand."


Mike Cunningham
CEO
CROSSLAKE FIBRE

"The impact of new capacity on these transoceanic routes further accelerates price deflation in markets where international bandwidth growth outside of the OTTs is much less than that of the OTTs and will make non-OTT cable development impossible in the short/medium term."


Stephen Scott
CEO
DEEP BLUE CABLE

"There remains significant growth potential across the Caribbean for higher penetration of fixed and mobile broadband services, particularly as a result of public-sector initiatives to promote broadband and Information and Communication Technology throughout the region."


João Pedro Flecha de Lima
CEO
ELLALINK

"OTTs have realized that the best model for them to keep focus in their core business of selling ads, apps, goods and services is to partner and collaborate with the different capacity players in the market."




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OTTs and their subsea projects - What are the OTT providers doing in the subsea realm? James Pearce dives into their world.

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Huawei Marine and BTL launch 32Tbps subsea cable system

Huawei Marine and Belize Telemedia Ltd (BTL) have met their two-month installation deadline on time and on budget, announcing the launch of BTL’s Strategic Evolution Underwater Link (SEUL).

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Equinix leading global data centre operator market, says Cloudscene


Cloudscene has revealed the top ten data centre operators in North America, EMEA, Oceania and Asia for the second quarter of 2017.

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Deep Blue Cable, TE SubCom to build new fibre-optic subsea system

Deep Blue Cable, the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the-art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas, has announced that it has contracted with TE SubCom to build and deploy the Deep Blue subsea cable system.

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Infinera enables rapid activation of high-capacity services with Latam network

Infinera has announced that Telxius, the global telecommunications infrastructure company created by Telefónica, now offers its customers on-demand software-defined terabit capacity subsea service activation on Telxius’ SAM-1 subsea network between the US, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

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Angola Cables breaks ground for its Brazilian data centre


Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables, has announced that construction has begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil.

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Top ten innovations in wholesale technologies

With the advancement of the internet of things (IoT) and near standardisation of 5G technology, wholesale innovation is no longer a matter of evolution but critical for the survival of the carrier market. Stable infrastructure, increased capacity, faster speeds and consistent connectivity are demands placed on businesses constantly. While some lag behind, others are ahead of the curve and here is our list of some of the ones to keep up with.

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