TIM and Ardian, a leading global private investment company, have reached an agreement for a consortium of institutional investors led by Ardian to invest in a newly formed holding company in which will be transferred a 30.2% share of the co-controlling stake in Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane SpA ("INWIT"), currently held by TIM.
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Etisalat has announced the expansion of its SmartHub in UAE with a state-of-the-art Tier 3 data center facility at two new locations growing its presence in the region.
Nkom, Norway’s National Communications Authority, has launched a consultation on allocating 5G-suitable frequencies on 2.6GHz and 3.6GHz bands.
Nokia announced that it has been awarded two contracts with China-based webscale giants, Tencent and Baidu, for data center interconnect (DCI) network solutions. Tencent and Baidu will strengthen their already strong relationship with Nokia to build out their software-defined DCI infrastructure, providing them with the dynamic, massive-scale optical bandwidth needed to support growing cloud operations in China and the US.
ACM, the Netherlands’ Authority for Consumers & Markets, has unveiled a draft of guidelines for sharing mobile networks.
Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, reinforces its Point of Presence (PoP) at Namex, in Rome, providing customers with remote peering capabilities through its Virtual NAP service.
Nokia has been selected as key supplier by National Broadband Ireland (NBI) to deploy the FTTH network for the landmark National Broadband Plan (NBP).
Integrated Telecom Company (ITC) coverage of fiber optic service exceeded the barrier of 400k homes across different regions and cities in the Kingdom in a record time. This is part of the company’s role in the initiative to deploy fiber optics broadband coverage across urban regions in the kingdom.
Spanish operator Masmovil has decided to update the terms of a wholesale agreement with Telefonica to achieve a certain level of savings that will allow the operator to achieve the expected growth rate in order to meet spending obligations.
Colt Technology Services has announced that its award-winning Ethernet VPN service is now offering any-to-any connectivity globally.