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.

Read more: Nokia to provide optical data center interconnect infrastructure for leading cloud providers

Satellite operator SES said it plans to meet the FCC’s accelerated timeline to clear part of the C-band spectrum in the US. The FCC wants to clear the band so that it can hold an auction for the spectrum, which will then be used for 5G. The move means SES will be entitled to receive up to USD 3.97 billion in accelerated relocation payments. 

Read more: SES to clear C-band spectrum in line with FCC plans

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.

Read more: Sparkle enhances its PoP at Namex with remote peering capabilities

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.

Read more: ITC coverage exceeds 400,000 homes

The Egyptian Minister of Trade and Industry, the Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) and the Chairman of the Suez Canal Economic Zone attended a partnership signing ceremony between AOI and Benya Capital.

Read more: AOI and Benya Capital join forces to build fiber optic cable factory in Egypt

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