The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Meta, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC, announced the first landing of the 2Africa cable in Genoa, Italy.
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A significant deployment on the PEACE cable system between Marseille, Cyprus and Abu Talat has been completed. Utilizing Infinera’s ICE technology, PCCW Global now offers network operators the ability to significantly increase capacity per fiber pair on these critical Middle East and Mediterranean fiber routes.
DE-CIX, the world’s leading interconnection platform operator, and Aqaba Digital Hub, a landmark project that taps into the growing demand for modern digital transformation in Jordan and the MENA region, announced a strategic partnership for the future operations of AqabaIX powered by DE-CIX.
PCCW Global and PEACE Cable International Network Co. Ltd., have announced the completion of the PEACE cable system’s PEACE-MED Mediterranean section, which is now ready to provide a range of high-speed and low-latency connectivity services for international customers.
As part of stc Group’s participation in the Capacity Conference Middle East 2022, which took place in Dubai in March, and which involved a number of global partners in the ICT sector, the discussion was held around cooperative projects and possible future partnerships as well as opportunities for international expansion in the field of carriers and operators.
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has deployed Infinera’s industry-leading Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology to increase capacity on GBI’s smart network. This has enabled GBI to launch new initiatives like its Capacity Protection Program and prepare for major events like the World Cup scheduled to take place in Qatar later this year.
Zain Global Connect (ZGC) is connecting the Middle East with Europe through the Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Marseille, France (J2M) submarine cable system. The investment marks ZGC’s first subsea cable ownership, in a portion of the state-of-the-art Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) cable system.
The integration of Intelsat’s FlexEnterprise global connectivity fabric with PCCW Global’s Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection platform enables organizations to deliver enterprise connectivity to locations around the globe while leveraging an easy-to-use platform underpinned by one of the world’s largest private MPLS networks.
CommScope introduced Propel, a high-speed fiber platform designed to help data center managers respond to the exponential increase in demand they are experiencing for computing power.
Google’s Equiano subsea cable has arrived in Lomé, Togo, marking the cable’s first stop along Africa’s Atlantic coast. The subsea cable is expected to result in faster internet speeds, improved user experience, and lower internet prices in Togo.