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Released: March 8, 2012

PUBLIC NOTICE
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DA No.

12-358

Report No. SCL-00128

Thursday March 8, 2012

Actions Taken Under Cable Landing License Act

Section 1.767(a) Cable Landing Licenses, Modifications, and Assignments or Transfers of Control of Interests in

Cable Landing Licenses (47 C.F.R. § 1.767(a))

By the Chief, Policy Division, International Bureau:
Pursuant to An Act Relating to the Landing and Operation of Submarine Cables in the United States, 47 U.S.C. §§
34-39 (Cable Landing License Act), Executive Order No. 10530, Exec. Ord. No. 10530 reprinted as amended in 3
U.S.C. § 301, and section 1.767 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 1.767, the following applications ARE
GRANTED. These grants of authority are taken under section 0.261 of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. § 0.261.
Petitions for reconsideration under section 1.106 or applications for review under section 1.115 of the Commission's
rules, 47 C.F.R. §§ 1.106, 1.115, may be filed within 30 days of the date of this public notice.
These applications have been coordinated with the Department of State and other Executive Branch agencies pursuant
to section 1.767(b) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §1.767(b), and consistent with procedures established with the
Department of State. See Review of Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable Landing License Act,
IB Docket No. 00-106, Report and Order, 16 FCC Rcd 22167, 22192-93, paras. 51-52 (2001) (Submarine Cable
Landing License Report and Order); Streamlined Procedures for Executive Branch Review of Submarine Cable Landing
License Requests, State Department Media Note (Revised) (rel. Dec. 20, 2001) available at
http://2001-2009.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2001/6951.htm.
This public notice serves as each cable landing licensee's Cable Landing License, or modification thereto, pursuant to
the Cable Landing License Act and sections 1.767 and 1.768 of the Commission's rules. Cable landing licensees should
review carefully the terms and conditions of their licenses. Failure to comply with these terms and conditions or
relevant Commission rules and policies could result in fines or forfeitures.
The Commission most recently amended its rules applicable to submarine cable landing licenses in Review of
Commission Consideration of Applications under the Cable Landing License Act, IB Docket No. 00-106, FCC 01-332,
16 FCC Rcd 22167 (2001), 67 Fed. Reg. 1615 (Jan. 14, 2002). An updated version of sections 1.767 and 1.768 of the
rules is available at http://www.fcc.gov/ib/pd/pf/telecomrules.html. See also
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-02-598A1.pdf for a March 13, 2002 Public Notice;
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/FCC-01-332A1.pdf for the December 14, 2001 Report and Order.
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SCL-ASG-20111214-00033

P
Sprint Communications Company L.P.
Assignment
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
03/07/2012

Current Licensee:

BellSouth Long Distance, Inc.

FROM:

BellSouth Long Distance, Inc.

TO:

Sprint Communications Company L.P.
Application for consent to the assignment of the interest in the MAYA-1 cable, SCL-LIC-19990325-00006, held by BellSouth Long Distance,
Inc. (BSLD) to Sprint Communications Company LP (Sprint). On August 11, 2006, without prior Commission consent, BSLD sold its ownership
interest in the MAYA-1 cable to Sprint. BSLD held a 2.37498% voting interest in MAYA-1 and 0.59524% of the capacity of the subcable. After
the transaction Sprint held a 7.55908% voting interest in MAYA-1 and 7.967703% of the capacity of the subcable. Sprint is an indirect,
wholly-owned subsidiary of Sprint Nextel Corporation, a publicly-traded corporation in which no individual or entity holds a ten percent or
greater equity or voting interest.
Applicant filed a request for Special Temporary Authority (STA) related to this transaction, SCL-STA-20110823-00026, which was granted on
December 22, 2011.
Grant of this application is without prejudice to any enforcement action by the Commission for non-compliance with the Communications Act of
1934, as amended, or the Commission's rules.

SCL-T/C-20110420-00012

E
Global Transit Ltd
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
02/29/2012

Current Licensee:

Global Transit Ltd

FROM:

Global Transit Ltd

TO:

TIME dotCom Berhad
Application for consent to the transfer of control of the interest in the cable landing license for the Unity Cable System,
SCL-LIC-20080516-00010, held by Global Transit Limited (GTL) from the current shareholders of GTL to TIME dotcom Berhad (TdC). The
Unity Cable System connects the United States and Japan, with landing stations in Hermosa Beach, California and Chikura, Japan. GTL holds a
10 percent equity and voting interest in the Unity Cable System. (The ownership interests of other licensees of the Unity Cable System will not
change as a result of the proposed transaction.)
Pursuant to a Sale and Purchase Agreement, dated December 6, 2010, TdC will acquire 100% of the issued and paid up share capital of GTL,
resulting in TdC acquiring de jure and de facto control of GTL.
TdC is a publicly traded company in Malaysia. The following Malaysian entities have a 10 percent or greater direct ownership in TdC: (1) Pulau
Kapas Ventures Sdn Bhd (30.04%), and (2) TIME Engineering Bhd (24.74%). The remaining 45.22% TdC shares are owned by unrelated public
shareholders, none of which has a ten percent or greater interest in TdC.
The following entities have a 10 percent or greater indirect ownership interest in TdC through Pulau Kapas Ventures Sdn Bhd: Khazanah
Nasional Berhad, a wholly-owned entity of the Malaysian Government (61.2%) (18.38% in TdC), and, Global Transit International Sdn Bhd, a
Malaysian company (38.8%) (11.65% in TdC). Global Transit International Sdn Bhd is wholly owned by Megawisra Sdn Bhd, a Malaysian
company (11.65% in TdC), which is wholly-owned by Megawisra Investment Ltd, a British Virgin Islands company (11.65% in TdC). No
individual or shareholder of Megawisra Investment Ltd holds a 10% or greater indirect ownership in TdC.
The following Malaysian entities have a 10 percent or greater indirect ownership interest in GTL through TIME Engineering Bhd, a publicly
traded company: UEM Group Berhad (45.03%) (11.14% in TdC) which, in turn, is wholly-owned by Khazanah Nasional Berhad, which, in turn,
is wholly-owned by Malaysian Ministry of Finance. (The combined indirect ownership of the Malaysian Ministry of Finance in GTL will be
29.52%.) The remaining 54.97% shares of TIME Engineering Bhd are held by unrelated public shareholders, none of which has a ten percent or
greater interest in TdC.
Applicant agrees to accept and abide by the routine conditions specified in section 1.767(g) of the Commission's rules, 47 C.F.R. §1.767(g).
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SCL-T/C-20111118-00030

E
AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico Inc.
Transfer of Control
Grant of Authority
Date of Action:
03/07/2012

Current Licensee:

AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico Inc.

FROM:

Centennial Communications Corp.

TO:

BEACH HOLDING CORPORATION
Application for the pro forma transfer of control of the interest in the Americas II cable, SCL-LIC-19980429-00019 (Old File Number
SCL-98-003), held by Centennial Puerto Rico License Corp. (CPR License), now AT&T Mobility Puerto Rico, Inc. (Mobility Puerto Rico), from
Centennial Communications Corp. (Centennial) to Beach Holding Corporation (Beach). Mobility Puerto Rico holds an approximately 2%
ownership interest in the Americas II cable.
On June 30, 2010, without prior Commission consent, Centennial, the 100% indirect parent of CPR License, contributed the stock of CPR
License to Beach in exchange for a 26.6% stock ownership of Beach. As a result CPR License became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Beach.
Centennial and Beach were both wholly-owned subsidiaries of AT&T Inc. (On December 31, 2010, CPR License was merged into Mobility
Puerto Rico, with Mobility Puerto Rico being the surviving entity. See SCL-ASG-20110131-00005, DA No. 11-1195, 26 FCC Rcd 10218 (IB
2011)).
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