Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has announced the work on structuring key business principles for large-scale data center development. Key investors are committed to the build out of a series of neutral data centers across the Kingdom with many expected to follow the plan, according to Saudi Press Agency.
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PEACE Cable International Network Co., Limited, an international submarine cable system company devoted to interconnected global communications, and PCCW Global, a leading international telecommunications service provider, announced the deployment of the Infinera ICE6 optical engine solution on the Mediterranean segment of the Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) submarine cable system.
Sparkle announces the launch of Albania Crossing, the new optical fiber link that offers the shortest and fastest route from the Balkans to the main Western European internet ecosystems.
The capital expenditure (CAPEX) of hyperscale cloud operators increased by 31% percent during the first quarter of 2021, bringing the total CAPEX spend over the past four quarters to over $149 billion.
Huawei Cloud is among the seven reputable network operators that joined the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) to host their traffic and help boost Nigeria’s digital economy.
Corning Incorporated introduced its latest innovation, Corning SMF-28® Contour optical fiber, to help telecommunications operators address the ever-expanding number of connected devices, build-out of 5G networks, and advances in cloud computing.
Sparkle, one of the leading global operators and the first international service provider in Italy, announced the expansion of its Nibble network to northern Europe.
Cable breaks or faults on subsea optical cables can impact global digital connectivity and have costly ramifications for businesses and internet users. Three such incidents impacted users on the African continent in 2020 alone. Each year more than a hundred cable breaks are recorded across the world causing disruptions to communications and connectivity.
New subsea cables have been deployed across the globe, with more investments to be done in the coming three years. Currently, there are over 1.3 million kms of submarine cables that would wrap around Earth more than 30 times end-to-end.
Nokia and Proximus turned on the world’s fastest fiber access network at a media event in Antwerp attended by the Belgian Minister of Telecommunications, the Mayor of Antwerp and executives and engineers from the two companies.