A significant deployment on the PEACE cable system between Marseille, Cyprus and Abu Talat has been completed. Utilizing Infinera’s ICE technology, PCCW Global now offers network operators the ability to significantly increase capacity per fiber pair on these critical Middle East and Mediterranean fiber routes.
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Safaricom signed a five-year lease agreement to share a dark fibre-optic agreement with Ethiopian Electric Power (EEP).
PCCW Global and PEACE Cable International Network Co. Ltd., have announced the completion of the PEACE cable system’s PEACE-MED Mediterranean section, which is now ready to provide a range of high-speed and low-latency connectivity services for international customers.
Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) announces its participation in the Southeast Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 6 (SEA-ME-WE 6) consortium that would build a 19,200 km-long new undersea cable system connecting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with ten other countries.
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has deployed Infinera’s industry-leading Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE) technology to increase capacity on GBI’s smart network. This has enabled GBI to launch new initiatives like its Capacity Protection Program and prepare for major events like the World Cup scheduled to take place in Qatar later this year.
Barcelona, 2 March 2022: Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region, and AFR-IX Telecom, a Barcelona-based infrastructure and telecom operator, signed a landing party agreement for the landing of the largest Mediterranean submarine cable system, Medusa, in Egypt. The agreement was signed during the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona by the Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, Mr. Adel Hamed and Norman Albi, CEO of AFR-IX Telecom and Medusa.
The integration of Intelsat’s FlexEnterprise global connectivity fabric with PCCW Global’s Console Connect Software-Defined Interconnection platform enables organizations to deliver enterprise connectivity to locations around the globe while leveraging an easy-to-use platform underpinned by one of the world’s largest private MPLS networks.
Zain KSA’s board of directors has approved the binding offer submitted by the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) led consortium to acquire a 80% majority stake in the telco’s 8,069 passive tower infrastructure for a value of SAR 3.026 billion (USD 807 million).
Google’s Equiano subsea cable has arrived in Lomé, Togo, marking the cable’s first stop along Africa’s Atlantic coast. The subsea cable is expected to result in faster internet speeds, improved user experience, and lower internet prices in Togo.
stc has announced the inauguration of a new data center in the Qassim region, on their social media pages.