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The table below lists 18 companies that are currently supplying undersea cable systems or components of submarine cable systems.

Links are included if you want to do some of your own research
Name System Cable Repeater SLTE PFE BU Repeaterless
Terminal
Alcatel (Alcatel Submarcom) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Ciena N N N Y N N Y
Corient N N N Y N N Y
Draka NK (Prysmian Group) N Y N N N N N
Fujitsu (Fujitsu) Y N Y Y N Y Y
Hexatronic N Y N N N N N
Huawei Marine Networks Y N Y Y N Y Y
Infinera N N N Y N N Y
Mitsubishi (Mitsubishi Electric) Y N Y Y   Y Y
MPB (MPB Communications, Inc.) N N Y N N N Y
NEC (NEC) Y N Y Y Y Y Y
Nexans (Nexans) N Y N N N N N
NSW (General Cable) N Y N N N Y N
OCC (OCC Corporation) N Y N N N N N
Pirelli (Pirelli) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Siemens (Siemens) N N N N N N Y
TE Subcom (TE Connectivity) Y Y Y Y N Y Y
Xtera (Xtera) Y N Y Y N Y Y

We have data on the 18 companies that have ceased to operate (under the listed name).

Name System Cable Repeater SLTE PFE BU Notes
AT&T-SSI (AT&T Submarine Systems) Y N Y Y N Y Bought by Tyco International
Azea Networks (Azea Networks) N N N N N N Bought by Xtera
DSC (DSC) N N N Y N N Purchased by Alcatel
Ericsson Cable (Ericsson Cable) N Y N N N N  
Hitachi (Hitachi Cable) N Y N N N N  
KDDI-SCS (KDDI-SCS) Y N N N N N Supply is continued by NEC, Fujitsu, and Mitsubishi.
Lumentis (Lumentis) N N N N N N Acuqired by Transmode in April 2005. Transmode was acquired by Infinera.
Movaz (Movaz) N N N N N N Acquired by Adva AG in July 2006
Nokia Kabel (Draka NK Cables) N Y N N N N  
Red Sky (Red Sky) N N N N N N Acquired by Huawei Marine Networks
Rochester (Rochester Corporation) N Y N N N N Now part of Tyco. Operates in Culpeper, VA.
Simplex (Simplex) N Y N N N N Now part of TE Subcom
STC (STC) Y Y Y Y   Y Bought by Alcatel
Sumitomo (Sumitomo) N Y N N N N  
TCC (Tasman Cable Company) N Y N N N N Bought by Alcatel
Tyco (Tyco Telecommunications) Y Y Y Y N Y Now TE SubCom a division of TE Connectivity
TyCom (TyCom) Y Y Y Y N Y Now Tyco Telecommunications
NSN (Nokia Siemens Networks) N N N Y N N Seceeded by Corient

Complete reports on the companies and systems that operate the world's undersea fiber optic communications systems are available upon inquiry.

 
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