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).
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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) has announced the work on structuring key business principles for large-scale data center development. Key investors are committed to the build out of a series of neutral data centers across the Kingdom with many expected to follow the plan, according to Saudi Press Agency.
GO announced a €25 million investment in LaValette, a new submarine cable that directly connects Malta to France, Egypt, and beyond, and will be a part of PCCW Global’s Pakistan East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) project.
Sparkle announces the launch of Albania Crossing, the new optical fiber link that offers the shortest and fastest route from the Balkans to the main Western European internet ecosystems.
MTN GlobalConnect and CAMTEL have joined forces to establish a strategic partnership that will see the commercialisation of four submarine cables in the West and Central sub-region of Africa. The partnership will improve connectivity in Cameroon and support the increasing demand for internet capacity.
Huawei Cloud is among the seven reputable network operators that joined the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) to host their traffic and help boost Nigeria’s digital economy.
From 19 in 2012 to 46 in 2020, the number of African internet exchange points (IXPs) has increased by 58 percent over the past eight years. With more than half of the countries in the region having an IXP, the most developed internet ecosystem is in South Africa with 80 percent of localized traffic, followed by Kenya and Nigeria with 70 percent each.
Sparkle, one of the leading global operators and the first international service provider in Italy, announced the expansion of its Nibble network to northern Europe.
Bulk Infrastructure, the Nordic’s leading provider of ultra-scalable, highly-connected, and sustainable data centers and dark fiber networks announced that Norwegian-based systems integrator and software developer Innit doubled the data center capacity at its Bulk’s Oslo Internet Exchange (OS-IX) facility.
New subsea cables have been deployed across the globe, with more investments to be done in the coming three years. Currently, there are over 1.3 million kms of submarine cables that would wrap around Earth more than 30 times end-to-end.