Nokia has been selected as the prime supplier by ARC Solutions to provide a high-capacity data center interconnection solution in the Middle East. The initial deployment, covering four major business locations, was deployed in a record time of six months to meet increasing traffic demands from ARC customers in the region.

Read more: Nokia deploys data center interconnect solution in Middle East

Orange announces the landing of the AMITIE submarine cable on a beach in the commune of Le Porge, near Bordeaux (Gironde). This 6,800 km state-of-the-art cable project, which will connect the state of Massachusetts (USA), Le Porge (France), and Bude (UK) is scheduled for commission in early 2022.

Read more: Orange lands AMITIE submarine cable in France

Etisalat Group and G42 announced the signing of a binding agreement to merge their data center (DC) offering in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A total of twelve data centers will be combined in a new joint venture business operating under Khazna Data Centers, creating the UAE’s largest data center provider.

Read more: Etisalat Group and G42 join forces to establish UAE’s largest data center provider under Khazna...

Located by the Red Sea and known as Jordan’s only port city, Aqaba is on the vital route linking Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Maximizing its potential, the Aqaba Digital Hub, an iconic project that will serve the growing demand for modern digital services in Jordan and the MENA region, was established.

Read more: Here’s what we know about Aqaba Digital Hub

The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced the addition of a new segment — the 2Africa PEARLS branch — which extends to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan, and into India.

Read more: 2Africa set to be world’s longest subsea cable system

The world’s largest Huawei Cloud data center’s phase 1 has already come into service. Located in Gui'an within the Guizhou province, it has an operational capacity of over 1 million servers, functioning as a major enabling facility for Huawei Cloud, Huawei BP&IT, and consumer cloud services.

Read more: Largest Huawei Cloud data center operates over 1 million servers

Nokia broke new grounds with Vodafone Turkey with a regional demonstration of a 1Tb/s (terabit per second) per channel coherent transmission over its live optical network with a capacity increase of 150% over a single channel coherent transmission, and the ability to scale network capacity up to 70Tb/s per fiber.

Read more: Nokia, Vodafone Turkey achieve new heights in optical transmission capacity

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