The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announced the allocation of a new frequency band that allows UAE telecom operators to expand the application of 5G, in line with the decisions of the World Radio communication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), which was a pivotal stage in the transition towards 5G, as it allocated frequency bands for countries to be used in implementing the new technology.
Wholesale and Capacity
Open access fiber has been gaining greater ground over the past couple of years as countries across the world are beginning to notice the many advantages that it enables.
The UAE has maintained its regional leadership in a number of ICT related indicators, according to the Global Innovation Index Report 2020, which included results related to Global Competitiveness indicators for ICT sector.
PCCW Global has been recognized with two awards: Best Subsea Cable Consortium and Best Global Network. These two awards are added to a long list of international awards that have recognized the company’s achievements throughout the years.
neutrality.one, a cloud networking company delivering software-defined infrastructure, has collaborated with PCCW Global to use its Console Connect platform to provide global connectivity services to neutrality.one’s enterprise customers in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Stratanet a wholesale telecommunications infrastructure company with a high capacity, submarine cable network throughout Asia and across the Pacific has signed a multi-year contract with NTT Ltd. to provide Japan to USA connectivity.
More than 10 countries worldwide currently provide fiber in at least 95 percent of homes, according to the latest data from global consultancy firm Arthur D. Little.
A submarine cable of course! Today, 98% of international internet traffic is ferried around the world by subsea cables. A vast underwater network of cables crisscrossing the ocean makes it possible to share, search, send, and receive information around the world at the speed of light. In today’s day and age, as the ways that we work, play and connect are becoming increasingly digital, reliable connectivity is more important than ever before. A new subsea cable, Grace Hopper will run between the United States, the United Kingdom and Spain, providing better resilience for the network that underpins Google’s consumer and enterprise products.
Following security concerns from US officials, it has been announced that Google and Facebook have scrapped plans for a giant subsea cable from Los Angeles to Hong Kong.
West African island nation Cape Verde has begun construction of a technical station and terminal to house the EllaLink submarine cable at Praia by the end of 2020. Cape Verde had announced in 2018 plans to connect to the new fibre optic cable in order to strengthen internet connectivity in the country.