Leading international communications enabler BICS announces it is introducing voice APIs to its portfolio of programmable communications solutions, enabling enterprises to significantly improve their customer experience. This new feature allows companies to easily customize communications services to suit their individual requirements, giving them greater flexibility to scale and optimize their business.

Read more: BICS adds new voice API feature to its solutions portfolio

Nigerian telecoms firm and leading data center provider MainOne has announced plans to expand its data center footprint across West Africa, intending to double its storage capacity through its MDXi data center subsidiary.

Read more: West Africa’s leading data center provider to increase capacity by 2023

Etisalat has added a third facility in its SmartHub data centers portfolio with the opening of state-of-art Tier 3 data centre facility in Kalba, which has been selected to be the landing for Africa-1, a new subsea telecom system connecting Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

Read more: Etisalat’s new Kalba data center landing point for Africa-1 subsea cable

Canada 15Edge Data Centers Inc. (“C15Edge”), a provider of colocation data center solutions, announces that it has combined with Whipcord Ltd., an Alberta based cloud and colocation provider, to form Whipcord Edge Data Centers Inc. (“Whipcord Edge”). The transaction will allow Whipcord Edge to support the continued growth of its customers in both Eastern and Western Canada. Together, the company’s Toronto and Alberta based locations will allow Whipcord Edge to provide cross-Canada solutions for its clients to protect their mission critical data and information technology infrastructure.

Read more: New merger forms Whipcord Edge Data Centers

As 5G rollouts continue, investment in fiber optic deployment continues to be a priority as the foundation for 5G wireless networks. However, the FTTH Council Europe and IDATE’s latest FTTH market panorama study over the 12 months until September 2020 has noted that almost 60% of homes in the EU27+UK region are yet to be passed with fiber infrastructure.

Read more: Tardy fiber deployments in Germany, UK, Italy, says report

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Maryland have developed quantum-enhanced receivers that could address the challenge of capacity crunch created by exponential growth in internet traffic, according to a Science Daily article, sourced from the American Institute of Physics.

Read more: Can quantum-enhanced receivers for fiber cables minimize capacity crunch?

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