Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, has deployed Ciena’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme coherent optical technology to maximize capacity along the Mediterranean segment of its Middle East North Africa (MENA) submarine cable system as well as mesh network.
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Etisalat Group and G42 announced the signing of a binding agreement to merge their data center (DC) offering in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). A total of twelve data centers will be combined in a new joint venture business operating under Khazna Data Centers, creating the UAE’s largest data center provider.
Intelsat, the operator of the world’s largest satellite fleet and connectivity infrastructure, now has more than 8,000 vessels operating on its award-winning FlexMaritime service.
du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced the official opening of two new data centers that will equip enterprises across the UAE with next-generation digital infrastructure.
Nokia and Orange have completed a network trial using the Nokia PSE-Vs, its fifth generation super coherent optics. This trial successfully validates Orange’s network capability to increase its optical capacity to support end-to-end 400Gbps services across its network.
The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced the addition of a new segment — the 2Africa PEARLS branch — which extends to the Arabian Gulf, Pakistan, and into India.
In April of 2021, Huawei launched the iSitePower-S hybrid power solution in Nigeria. This solution provides economical, green, and reliable power supply for livelihoods and production in areas with poor or no mains supply, improving the working conditions and living environment for local people.
The world’s largest Huawei Cloud data center’s phase 1 has already come into service. Located in Gui'an within the Guizhou province, it has an operational capacity of over 1 million servers, functioning as a major enabling facility for Huawei Cloud, Huawei BP&IT, and consumer cloud services.
Nokia has been selected as the prime supplier by ARC Solutions to provide a high-capacity data center interconnection solution in the Middle East. The initial deployment, covering four major business locations, was deployed in a record time of six months to meet increasing traffic demands from ARC customers in the region.
Orange announces the landing of the AMITIE submarine cable on a beach in the commune of Le Porge, near Bordeaux (Gironde). This 6,800 km state-of-the-art cable project, which will connect the state of Massachusetts (USA), Le Porge (France), and Bude (UK) is scheduled for commission in early 2022.