Omantel to support Google and OSA Foundation's Subsea Optical Fiber Communications school

Omantel to support Google and OSA Foundation's Subsea Optical Fiber Communications school
Published: 9 August 2019 - 12:22 p.m.

Omantel, a global player in the integrated telecommunications market is a key supporter of the Subsea Optical Fiber Communications 2019 International Summer School. It is presented by Google and the OSA Foundation. This year, it runs until August 10 at Holiday Centre Huhmari, a lakeside resort in Finland.

The school is intended for early stage researchers, engineers and Ph.D or masters degree students looking for a new opportunity in the technology. The event revolves around multi-disciplinary courses covering subsea optical fiber communication. Here, candidates will be able to go through an in-depth process of building a modern global communication network, with a focus on submarine system design, submarine powering, cable technology, planning, marine operations and maintenance. Speakers from Google, Facebook, Subcom, NEC and more will help attendees understand and prepare to solve the challenges in the subsea cable industry.

Today, 99 per cent of international data traffic travels through the 1.2 million kilometers of subsea optical fiber using in cables. This data traffic is set to double in the next three years. In this growth and investment, Omantel plays a vital role in more than 20 international subsea cables that serve areas covering more than 5 billion people. It supports global transformation with a unique global subsea cable footprint that delivers ultra-low latency connectivity to help its partners and customers reach further.

At the summer school, world-class speakers will cover a variety of topics such as the history and future of subsea cables, alongside the basics of coherent digital optical communications, architectures and management of networks. They will encourage in-depth learning from all angles, giving candidates the best foundation to form solutions for the future of subsea cable technologies.

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