Sparkle and Trans Ocean Network, a Panamanian telecommunications company, have agreed to form a strategic joint venture in Panama for the construction of an open landing and connectivity center that would become the digital hub for all Central America, the Andean region, and the Caribbean.

Read more: Sparkle strengthens Panama’s position for data connectivity

The share of the Middle East’s international bandwidth deployed by hyperscalers rose to 7% by the end of 2020—a 100% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since 2016, according to TeleGeography, a global telecommunications market research and consulting firm.

Read more: Hyperscalers touched 100% CAGR in global bandwidth deployments across Middle East in 4 years

Teraco Data Environments Proprietary Limited, Africa’s largest vendor-neutral data center and interconnection services provider, has completed the JB3 data center facility, located within the Isando Campus in Ekurhuleni, east of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Read more: Teraco completes latest Isando Campus data center expansion

The Communications Regulatory Authority (CRA) issued an order to direct Ooredoo Qatar and Vodafone Qatar to implement specific wholesale charges for 2021, 2022, and 2023; aiming to maintain a competitive, fair, and developing telecom sector in Qatar.

Read more: CRA approves wholesale charges for telecom networks from 2021-2023

Sparkle announces its collaboration with Google to build the Blue and Raman submarine cable systems that set a new reference in terms of diversification, scalability, and latency to communication routes between Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia.

Read more: Sparkle to build Blue and Raman submarine cable systems with Google

PCCW Global has launched a new IX-as-a-Service (IXaaS) that makes it easier, faster and more flexible to order, provision and pay for IX services from some of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges (IXs).

Read more: PCCW Global launches on-demand services to leading IX platform through Console Connect

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