Zain Group has announced that its operation in Jordan has entered into a definite 15-year agreement to sell and leaseback the passive physical infrastructure of its 2,607 tower portfolio in Jordan to TASC Towers for $88 million. The transaction includes an additional 223 sites transferring to TASC Towers on a managed basis. Zain Group holds a 25% minority stake in TASC Towers.

Read more: Zain to sell and leaseback 2,607 towers to TASC Towers for $88 million

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.

Read more: Huawei iSitePower-S achieves a green and low-carbon campus, bridging the energy divide in Nigeria

The facilities being developed by WIOCC Group's new data center company Open Access Data Centres (OADC) will host cable landing stations for the 2Africa and Equiano subsea cables. This is after WIOCC completed a $200 million debt and equity capital raise.

Read more: 2Africa, Equiano subsea cable landing stations to be hosted in new data centers

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.

Read more: Nokia deploys data center interconnect solution in Middle East

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.

Read more: Telecom Egypt deploys Ciena's GeoMesh Extreme to maximize capacity

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.

Read more: Etisalat Group and G42 join forces to establish UAE’s largest data center provider under Khazna...

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.

Read more: Nokia, Orange successfully test advanced super coherent optics for 400Gbps services

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

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