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.

Read more: 2Africa set to be world’s longest subsea cable system

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.

Read more: Largest Huawei Cloud data center operates over 1 million servers

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

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.

Read more: Orange lands AMITIE submarine cable in France

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

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