By: Kathy Xu
When wireless solutions and cloud technologies dominate the current dialogue among the Internet community, it’s easy to overlook the vital importance of undersea cable systems. However, as 99% of international data is transmitted via submarine cables, the significance of the role they play cannot be overstated. These networks are the foundation of worldwide connectivity, allowing for the communication and transmission of information across the globe. Hence, facilitating their continued growth is critical to the future of the Internet. This ability to scale, along with the importance of cable diversity and cable landing point diversity, impacts data security for many governments, data-reliant businesses as well as connectivity for billions of consumers.
One technology that is enabling the advancement of undersea cable connectivity and diversity is the increasing utilization of Modular Cable Landing Stations (MCLS). By creating fully-redundant facilities in multiple locations around the world, international connectivity becomes increasingly strong as the amount of data transmitted grows every day. Without these facilities, connectivity is entirely impossible. And yet, building and maintaining highly efficient and functional stations is becoming increasingly difficult, and many prime locations come with major risks to developers and require complex power and infrastructure to adequately perform. Many conventionally built stations are beset by inexperienced local designers, contractors and labor. This can result in long delays whereby cable systems miss their Ready for Service (RFS) date projections.
A design-builder of major Modular Cable Landing Stations across five continents, XSite Modular has developed a highly strategic approach to creating scalable, functional and resilient facilities, dramatically reducing customer risk through the delivery of permanent turn-key cable landing stations to many challenging locations around the world. XSite Modular places a strong emphasis on disaster resistance, threat protection, failure resistance, durability, and customized features for their clients in their 50-year- plus lifespan facilities. The result: a high-quality MCLS that utilizes proven designs and reduces initial costs, allowing for easy scalability for end of life requirements while avoiding system disruptions. These MCLS along with other telecommunications and datacenter facilities, are built by seasoned experts that have never once missed an RFS date.
Exploring this and many other topics related to the subsea cable network industry, SubOptic 2016 is taking place April 18-21 in Dubai, bringing together executives from all over the world to discuss the trends, challenges and innovations affecting their community. Featuring multiple speakers, roundtables, workshops, tutorials and educational presentations, attendees are sure to gain invaluable insight into both the technical and commercial facets of the subsea cable industry.
This year, XSite Modular will be in attendance at SubOptic 2016, reviewing their standard station designs and specifications, and exchanging ideas with other subsea cable industry members. To learn more about the company, be sure to visit www.xsitemodular.com, or if you are interested in meeting with XSite Modular executives during the event, stop by Stand #8 at the exhibition or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a one-on-one conference.