The Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, the Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and the Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone attended a partnership signing ceremony between AOI and Benya Capital.
Wholesale and Capacity
Altice Europe has announced the launch of Fastfiber, a new wholesale fiber division, which was devised in a collaboration with Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners, making it a part owner.
China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region. The parties have appointed Alcatel Submarine Networks (“ASN”) to build the cable in a fully funded project which will greatly enhance connectivity across Africa and the Middle East.
The FCC has approved a new wholesale network agreement for Boost Mobile, the prepaid provider owned by Sprint. T-Mobile US is selling Boost to Dish Network as part of the agreed conditions for regulatory clearance of its takeover of Sprint.
Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, announces the enhancement of its American backbone boosting its Pacific routes with a new fiber pair on Curie submarine cable system connecting Chile to US.
In light of the recent circumstances which were instigated by the novel Coronavirus epidemic, many businesses and educational institutions have been forced to take to the internet to go about their daily duties.
Vodafone UK has reportedly increase the speed requirements of its entry-level fiber-based fixed broadband offering.
Orange has announced that its submarine cable division has completed preparations to launch its 'Urbano Monti' vessel at sea, which is set to carry out a first survey operation in the Mediterranean sea for Alcatel Submarine Networks.
Post & Telestyrelsen, the Swedish Post and Telecom Agency, has announced that its plans for a 5G auction featuring spectrum bands in the 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz range.
Huawei Marine Networks (HMN) and PEACE jointly announced that the manufacture and integration of the PEACE system is now in the advanced stages. The system will offer the lowest latency connecting China, Europe and Africa, facilitating fast, high-capacity bandwidth on this new information superhighway.