Deutsche Telekom AG, Orange S.A., Telefónica S.A., and Vodafone Group Plc are joining forces to support the rollout of Open Radio Access Network (Open RAN) as the technology of choice for future mobile networks to the benefit of consumer and enterprise customers across Europe.

Read more: Vodafone, other European operators focused on Open RAN rollout

Nokia announced it has achieved a major network capacity milestone with its long-standing partner Elisa while preparing the operator’s network for the future. Through a live commercial trial, the companies are proving the world’s first 1T (terabit) clear-channel interface deployment to efficiently scale Elisa’s network to support new applications and access technologies.

Read more: Nokia and Elisa push network capacity with world’s first 1T deployment

After the landing of the Dunant cable, a Google project announced back in March 2020, Orange announces it is now ready for service for its wholesale and business customers. With 12 fibre pairs with over 30 Tbps of capacity each, multiplying by three the previous generation of transatlantic submarine cables capacity. 

Read more: Orange reinforces its leading role with two new generation submarine cables

Bahrain’s National Broadband Network (BNET), launched in October 2019 and responsible for providing broadband network services across the Kingdom of Bahrain, has opened a Network Intelligence Centre of Excellence (NICE), to support BNET’s mission of delivering secure, reliable and stable network services to its customers, Bahrain’s licensed service providers.

Read more: BNET’s NICE to boost Bahrain’s telecom service providers

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC), a leading data centre service provider headquartered in Singapore, announced a strategic partnership with Hyosung Heavy Industries a leading high voltage electrical equipment manufacturing and construction company in Korea, on a 60:40 basis to jointly develop and operate their first carrier-neutral data centre campus in, South Korea.

Read more: ST Telemedia and Hyosung Heavy Industries to develop and operate data centres in South Korea

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