As part of the overall Internet infrastructure, it is deemed important to build a local digital economy that can enable more local content and services. Within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, this can be driven by increased usage of local Internet Exchange Points (IXPs).
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Advancing connectivity between the Asia-Pacific and North America regions, Facebook is set to build two new subsea cables — Echo and Bifrost — with leading regional and global partners.
Corning Incorporated announced results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
International communications enabler BICS has launched 5G data roaming services between the Austrian operator, Three Austria, and Swiss telecommunications company, Sunrise UPC.
Tata Communications and Bahrain Internet Exchange (BIX) extend their partnership to offer high-speed internet connectivity with very low latency for superior quality and seamless viewing, gaming, and download experience for customers in Bahrain.
Leading international ICT service provider PCCW Global, in collaboration with Naitel, a licensed telecommunications service provider in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, have enhanced Middle Eastern international connectivity and expanded the region’s network reach by extending PCCW Global’s growing global Tier 1 network coverage via a new IP node in Aqaba, Jordan.
Huawei unveiled its latest CloudFabric 3.0 Hyper-Converged Data Center Network Solution at the Huawei Industrial Digital Transformation Conference 2021. The solution is ideal for building lossless computing and storage networks based on an all-Ethernet architecture, and has been designed to unleash 100% of computing power, according to its statement.
Facebook has decided to halt its efforts to build a trans-Pacific undersea cable that would have connected California and Hong Kong, due to tensions between the United States and China.
Worldwide spend on data center hardware and software grew by 4% from 2019, according to Synergy Research Group data report.
International communications enabler BICS has been picked by Fastweb, a major Italian operator, to further enhance IPX security to protect the international mobile traffic (voice, data, SMS) of its customer base.