New TransPacific Cable Projects:
deepak at ai.net
Fri Sep 21 23:44:53 UTC 2007
This is what happens when I stay late at the office on a Friday.
http://www.commsday.com/node/186 - Google participating in a new
Transpacific Cable Project
Verizon on a different transpacific project
And all the same articles say there is already an overpriced glut of
capacity along these routes and a glut of fiber laying ocean vessels.
Good times. Rather than having competition, everyone is just building
their own routes that they won't share at wholesale prices to folks in
the wholesale buying business. :)
Ahh... reminds me of the late 90s when everyone was building dark fiber
networks for the surge of demand that was coming. Now, the remaining
folks are buying up all the unused bits to constrain capacity.
If I were a stakeholder in transpacific cables, I'd be leasing up the
next 3-6 years of the entire global cable laying fleet. :)
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