What We’re Reading: Good News Edition

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By Kristin LeeNov 24, 2023


To spread some cheer and celebrate the beginning of the holiday season, we’re dubbing this month’s reading list the “good news edition.”

Here are three feel-good telecom headlines that you can be thankful for while waiting in line for those Black Friday deals.

Ulstein Selected to Design Next-Generation Cable Laying Vessel

Last November, we discussed a shortage of undersea cable-laying ships. While this is still an ongoing issue in the industry, there is a beacon of hope: a new vessel.

According to this Ocean News & Technology article, “Megamas Resources will be introducing 2 new-builds with the first targeting to be ready for service early 2026, to fill the gap in meeting the industry demands.”

Click the link above to learn more about the new and innovative design.

FCC seeks to secure school broadband networks

Earlier this month, the FCC released a public notice pitching a pilot program that would “help K-12 schools and libraries address the growing cyber threats and attacks against their broadband networks and data.”

Light Reading has the full scoop on this proposed $200 million, three-year plan.

AI early warning system to help protect marine mammals

In partnership with WWF South Africa, Vodacom is doing its part to protect marine mammals. How, you ask?

With the use of cameras and hydrophones, Vodacom’s AI-based technology solution can alert mussel farmers about whales in the Saldanha Bay Aquaculture Development Zone and activate the necessary protocol in the event of an entanglement.

“Beyond its ability to prevent whale entanglements, the early warning system will also be used to gather scientific data by recording the movement of marine life and could help to prevent ship strikes for other superpods, such as seals and dolphins. Once the pilot project has been completed in Saldanha Bay, the solution can be expanded to other coastal areas and fisheries.”

This has got to be the first time we've talked about mussel farming on the TeleGeography blog.


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