STAVANGER, NORWAY – March 9, 2023 – Tampnet, owner and operator of the world’s largest offshore telecommunications network, announces that the company will participate in three poster presentations and one roundtable at SubOptic 2023 – Bangkok on March 13-16. Tampnet will share insights into how the company optimizes its robust subsea network.

On Wednesday, March 15 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM, Tampnet will conduct three poster  presentations, within this timeframe, as detailed below:

Anders Tysdal, Chief Technology Officer of Infrastructure and Head of External Affairs at Tampnet, will conduct a poster presentation on Sustainability of Subsea Optic Fibre Cables in the North Sea.” During the presentation, he will discuss the sustainability of the passive optic fiber infrastructure and the network design factors influencing the extended life of the subsea cables. As CTO of Tampnet, Anders brings over 16 years of experience leading strategic and technical development and the company’s international expansion of its subsea fiber and mobile network infrastructure in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. 

Steinar Bjørnstad, Strategic Competence and Research Manager at Tampnet AS, will conduct a poster presentation titled, “Detecting anomalies caused by physical movements of patch cables using State of Polarisation (SOP) Monitoring.” During his presentation, Steinar will highlight Tampnet’s subsea network monitoring techniques and how the company ensures the integrity of its systems.

Steinar will also conduct a poster presentation titled, “Increasing flexibility by using Remote Optically Pumped Amplifier (ROPA) in subsea passive fiber-optic cable installations.” During this presentation, Steinar will present two cases where ROPA and Raman amplification methods have been incorporated to overcome the traditional limitations of transmission distance while meeting the needs of latency-critical applications such as gaming and financial services. Steinar holds a Ph.d. in optical communication from NTNU, Trondheim, Norway, and has published more than 60 papers and patents within optical networking. His current focus is on sub-sea optical networking transmission, security, and sensing. 

On Thursday, March 16 at 3:00 PM, Steinar Bjørnstad will join the session titled “Round Table 10: Passive solutions for the Petabit world – the place of unrepeatered designs in today’s subsea market.” 

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About Tampnet

Tampnet was founded in 2001 in Stavanger, Norway, and operates the world’s largest offshore high-capacity communication network in the North Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, serving customers within Oil & Gas, Wind Energy, Maritime, and Carrier sectors with first-class telecommunications. The company employs the best telecom talent in its business segments, is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway, and has offices in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA, and Trinidad & Tobago.

To enable critical communications, Tampnet installs and operates LTE coverage networks servicing public safety networks, offshore oil & gas platforms, offshore wind farms, and service and commercial vessels.  As a partner in the European Aviation Network, Tampnet further extends its network for aviation operators over the North Sea.

Tampnet is dedicated to contributing to a carbon-neutral future. Implementing various internal initiatives to support these goals, Tampnet is carrying out upgrades of legacy infrastructure to more energy efficient 4G and 5G technology.  Through their network, Tampnet enables offshore industries to digitalize operations for safer, more efficient facilities, with LTE, NB-IoT, and private networks to support wireless sensors for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and remote operations.  In creating new, high-quality route alternatives, Tampnet is improving accessibility to new, carbon-neutral data centers in the Nordics, designing the services to meet the capacity and latency demands of the future. More information is available at: 

About Tampnet Carrier:

Tampnet Carrier is a subsidiary of Tampnet, the world’s largest offshore network owner and operator which is headquartered in Stavanger, Norway. 

Carrying over 30% of internet traffic through the Nordics, Tampnet Carrier’s unique network routes pass through eight countries, connecting over 40 core data centers across 12 markets throughout Europe and the United States. The company’s dual path capability between Norway and Europe is its key differentiator, providing diverse routing through Great Britain and via Sweden and Denmark.  Tampnet Carrier’s high-speed terrestrial and subsea network between Norway and Europe enables low latency, highly reliable, scalable and secure connectivity solutions for the most discerning network customers. Tampnet Carrier solutions are delivered based on the company’s foundational tenets: availability, quality, and security.  

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