Cairo, 04 January 2021: Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region, signed an agreement with Google to  provide Google with the first of its kind layer three meshed solution on multiple Telecom Egypt’s redundant and resilient Egypt crossing network infrastructure. As part of the agreement, Google will also be provided capacity on Telecom Egypt’s Mediterranean submarine cable, TE North. The project is expected to go live in the first half of 2021.

Read more: Telecom Egypt provides Google with a TransEgypt meshed solution and Mediterranean capacity to Europe

Leading pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana. This implementation gives more people in Botswana access to Liquid Telecom’s footprint of more than 73,000km of Pan African fibre - and increased access to the global digital economy.

Read more: Liquid Telecom expands fibre access through Botswana

Dutch fixed and mobile operator KPN is to invest €3.5 billion by 2024 as it continues to pursue nationwide fiber roll outs. The three-year investment plan is part of the telco’s strategy to support digitalization in the Netherlands and is expected to bring revenue growth by the end of 2021.

Read more: KPN plans €3.5 billion fiber rollout by 2024

PCCW Global, a leading international communications service provider, has announced a new collaboration with RingCentral, a leading provider of cloud-based unified communications, collaboration, and contact center solutions for global enterprises, to provide on-demand private network connections to RingCentral’s global unified communication services.

Read more: PCCW Global, RingCentral establish on-demand private network connections for consumers

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