The Réseaux IP Européens Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC) and the Communication & Information Technologies Commission (CITC), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work towards a stable and innovative Internet in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and the Middle East Region.
Wholesale and Capacity
Nokia has been selected as key supplier by National Broadband Ireland (NBI) to deploy the FTTH network for the landmark National Broadband Plan (NBP).
Telecom Review, the leading global telecoms news platform, held a virtual panel on 21 July, attended by 346 participants, to discuss the latest and most pressing issues in the wholesale and capacity space. Telecom Review mobilized an impressively unique panel with representatives from Etisalat, MTN GlobalConnect, PCCW Global, Tata Communications, SES, Orange and GBI.
Spanish operator Masmovil has decided to update the terms of a wholesale agreement with Telefonica to achieve a certain level of savings that will allow the operator to achieve the expected growth rate in order to meet spending obligations.
TIM and Ardian, a leading global private investment company, have reached an agreement for a consortium of institutional investors led by Ardian to invest in a newly formed holding company in which will be transferred a 30.2% share of the co-controlling stake in Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane SpA ("INWIT"), currently held by TIM.
Etisalat has announced the expansion of its SmartHub in UAE with a state-of-the-art Tier 3 data center facility at two new locations growing its presence in the region.
Nkom, Norway’s National Communications Authority, has launched a consultation on allocating 5G-suitable frequencies on 2.6GHz and 3.6GHz bands.
Nokia announced that it has been awarded two contracts with China-based webscale giants, Tencent and Baidu, for data center interconnect (DCI) network solutions. Tencent and Baidu will strengthen their already strong relationship with Nokia to build out their software-defined DCI infrastructure, providing them with the dynamic, massive-scale optical bandwidth needed to support growing cloud operations in China and the US.
ACM, the Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers & Markets, has unveiled a draft of guidelines for sharing mobile networks.
Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, reinforces its Point of Presence (PoP) at Namex, in Rome, providing customers with remote peering capabilities through its Virtual NAP service.