The billion-euro investment made by one of the leading global semiconductor companies represents one of the largest projects in the microelectronics sector in Europe.
Wholesale and Capacity
Nokia and Infradata announced an integrated IP/optical data center interconnect solution for NorthC Datacenters (NorthC), the largest regional data center provider in the Netherlands.
Nokia announced that it will upgrade the optical transport network for NL-ix, Europe’s largest distributed internet exchange, to provide metro access and backbone transport for all NL-ix customer traffic across Europe.
As part of its contribution to the first phase of the Decent Life project, Telecom Egypt is connecting fibre-optic networks to about 1,413 villages in 52 towns in 20 governorates to develop the information infrastructure and ensure the access of high-speed Internet services to the Egyptian countryside, including the access of the fiber-optic network for more than one million buildings, comprising more than 3 million housing units, according to state agency news report.
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.
Etisalat and Orange have come together to establish an IPX peering point at Etisalat’s SmartHub point of presence (PoP) in UAE, improving its international wholesale arm’s reach across partners in the region and meeting the increasing demand for 4G and 5G connectivity.
A new multimillion-dollar regional data center is set to be built in Bahrain to bolster the digital transformation efforts across the Arab world, according to a state news agency report.
Egypt’s Aswan governorate will receive a number of projects, including the construction of 81 mobile towers to support the communications service, and the connection of fiber-optic cables to 110,000 homes, in addition to developing 44 post offices.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s national connectivity and digital infrastructure provider through its global and wholesale arm, TM WHOLESALE and Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Communications International Pte Ltd., joined forces to offer stable, high-speed and reliable connectivity in the ASEAN region and open access to global enterprises.
Sparkle and Trans Ocean Network, a Panamanian telecommunications company, have agreed to form a strategic joint venture in Panama for the construction of an open landing and connectivity center that would become the digital hub for all Central America, the Andean region, and the Caribbean.