Monday, 01 March 2021

The Atlantic CAM Platform; the future of Portugal's subsea market

An interview with Jose Barros, Director of External Affairs at ANACOM
Thursday 13 February 20

In the run-up to Submarine Networks EMEA 2020, Total Telecom spoke with Jose Barros, External Affairs Director at ANACOM, the Portuguese national regulatory authority to find out more about the progress of the Atlantic CAM Platform and what this will mean for the future of Portugal's subsea market. What does CAM stand for and why is a political decision needed about the new CAM Ring? Portuguese subsea, between the mainland and the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira ( which are Autonomous Regions), is included in our EEZ and in Extended Continental Shelf. The CAM triangle has a perimeter of about 3.500 kms. Portugal needs to ensure state of the art, future proof and affordable communications between the Continent and Autonomous Regions in order to foster territorial cohesion and to promote sustainable growth. It is important to note that the existing CAM ring, which is relying on international cable systems (Columbus III and Atlantis…

In the run-up to Submarine Networks EMEA 2020, Total Telecom spoke with Jose Barros, External Affairs Director at ANACOM, the Portuguese national regulatory authority to find out more about the progress of the Atlantic CAM Platform and what this will mean for the future of Portugal's subsea market. What does CAM stand for and why is a political decision needed about the new CAM Ring? Portuguese subsea, between the mainland and the archipelagos of Azores and Madeira ( which are Autonomous Regions), is included in our EEZ and in Extended Continental Shelf. The CAM triangle has a perimeter of about 3.500 kms. Portugal needs to ensure state of the art, future proof and affordable communications between the Continent and Autonomous Regions in order to foster territorial cohesion and to promote sustainable growth. It is important to note that the existing CAM ring, which is relying on international cable systems (Columbus III and Atlantis…

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