Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, announces its plans to launch Hybrid African Ring Path (HARP) by 2023, a new subsea system that will outline the African continent, forming the shape of a harp. It will connect coastal and landlocked African countries to Europe through the company’s widespread terrestrial and subsea infrastructure. Through HARP, Telecom Egypt will offer a wide range of capacity solutions, up to dark fiber, based on a layer two and layer three architecture that can connect multiple points on the system to one another.

Read more: Telecom Egypt plans launching HARP, a new subsea system circling the African continent

KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced it has entered into an agreement with Telefónica, a leading global telecommunications company, to establish Chile’s first open access wholesale fiber optics company with the mission to bring greater broadband access across Chile.

Read more: KKR to acquire Telefónica Chile’s wholesale fiber optic network

Adani Enterprises, the flagship company of the Adani Group, one of India’s largest multi-infrastructure organizations and EdgeConneX, a leading global data center operator with 50 facilities in 30 markets around the world, announced the establishment of a 50:50 joint venture.

Read more: Adani Enterprises, EdgeConneX form JV to boost data centre capacity

A non-binding memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Al Moammar Information Systems Co. (MIS) and Abunayyan Holding Group to start a 50:50 joint venture (JV) to  seek possibility of building and developing green data centers based on renewable energy in the Kingdom, according to regional news portal.

Read more: MIS, Abunayyan Group sign MoU for developing green data centers in KSA

Like it or not, we are living in the world of big data. Everyone has begun to take notice of its usage so much that it has been dubbed as the “new oil.” With each additional hand-held device joining the connected world, there will be the generation of more data. However, the usefulness of the data is in the processing. This is where the data centers come in to support new types of workloads and users. They house computer systems and resources that facilitate the delivery of shared applications and data. Data centers are the backbone of organizations to store and secure their information.

Read more: The need to reimagine data center readiness

Ooredoo Qatar has signed an agreement with global technology provider Cisco to further accelerate the adoption of Ooredoo Business EDGE, which serves organizations’ connectivity needs with enhanced control, security and value-added services.

Read more: Ooredoo Qatar inks deal with Cisco to speed up Ooredoo Business Edge adoption

Bahrain's leading telecom services operator Batelco has announced the official opening of the largest enterprise data centre in the kingdom. The new facility has achieved Tier III certification for design and build from the Uptime Institute.

Read more: Batelco inaugurates largest enterprise data centre in Bahrain

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