Ocean Networks, Inc. (ONI) has launched its Caribbean Express (CX) Project, an 18-fiber pair submarine cable system linking Florida to Panama.
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Liquid Telecom buys QBS Group’s MEA operations
Leading pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, has announced a strategic acquisition of the Middle East & African operations of Quattro Business Solutions (QBS) - a leader in the fast-growing ecosystem of Microsoft Dynamics partners. The acquisition will allow Liquid Telecom to innovate and enhance its digital services offerings.
Batelco inaugurates largest enterprise data centre in Bahrain
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.
BNET to use Arrow Labs’ tech for management of operations
Bahrain’s national broadband network, BNET, is to adopt Arrow Labs’ MIMS technology to manage its field operations and service delivery.
Zain Kuwait ropes in Huawei to boost storage system
Leading Kuwaiti mobile telecommunications company Zain Kuwait has chosen multinational tech company Huawei to enhance its storage system. The new generation of Huawei OceanStor Dorado V6 solution has been launched for mass storage at Zain headquarters to be the basis for the modern storage system.
Nokia and Elisa push network capacity with world’s first 1T deployment
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.
Alcatel Submarine Networks begin construction on Africa-1 subsea cable
Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) has confirmed that it has started construction of the Africa-1 subsea cable connecting Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
LoRaWAN technology to improve public safety during COVID times
Semiconductor and advanced algorithms specialist, Semtech, and Australian Internet of Things solutions provider, Meshed, are collaborating to use the LoRaWAN protocol to help cities tackle the challenges brought by Covid-19.
Mega-scale Khazna data centers to provide 200 megawatts power to UAE’s digital economy by 2023
Khazna, the UAE’s largest supplier of commercial wholesale data center services has announced that it will build multiple new data centers and increase its capacity five-fold over the next four years to provide vital infrastructure as companies and the government agencies accelerate digitization.
BNET’s NICE to boost Bahrain’s telecom service providers
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.