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Located by the Red Sea and known as Jordan’s only port city, Aqaba is on the vital route linking Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Maximizing its potential, the Aqaba Digital Hub, an iconic project that will serve the growing demand for modern digital services in Jordan and the MENA region, was established.

Read more: Here’s what we know about Aqaba Digital Hub

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s national connectivity and digital infrastructure provider through its global and wholesale arm, TM WHOLESALE and Tata Communications, a global digital ecosystem enabler’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Tata Communications International Pte Ltd., joined forces to offer stable, high-speed and reliable connectivity in the ASEAN region and open access to global enterprises.

Read more: Telekom Malaysia and Tata Communications to offer reliable connectivity in the ASEAN region

As part of its contribution to the first phase of the Decent Life project, Telecom Egypt is connecting fibre-optic networks to about 1,413 villages in 52 towns in 20 governorates to develop the information infrastructure and ensure the access of high-speed Internet services to the Egyptian countryside, including the access of the fiber-optic network for more than one million buildings, comprising more than 3 million housing units, according to state agency news report.

Read more: Telecom Egypt’s fibre-optic networks to connect 1,413 villages in 20 governorates

Nokia broke new grounds with Vodafone Turkey with a regional demonstration of a 1Tb/s (terabit per second) per channel coherent transmission over its live optical network with a capacity increase of 150% over a single channel coherent transmission, and the ability to scale network capacity up to 70Tb/s per fiber.

Read more: Nokia, Vodafone Turkey achieve new heights in optical transmission capacity

Etisalat and Orange have come together to establish an IPX peering point at Etisalat’s SmartHub point of presence (PoP) in UAE, improving its international wholesale arm’s reach across partners in the region and meeting the increasing demand for 4G and 5G  connectivity.

Read more: Etisalat, Orange to establish an IPX peering point at SmartHub

Egypt’s Aswan governorate will receive a number of projects, including the construction of 81 mobile towers to support the communications service, and the connection of fiber-optic cables to 110,000 homes, in addition to developing 44 post offices.

Read more: Egypt's Aswan governorate to get 81 mobile towers through ‘Decent Life’ initiative

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