du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced the official opening of two new data centers that will equip enterprises across the UAE with next-generation digital infrastructure.
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The billion-euro investment made by one of the leading global semiconductor companies represents one of the largest projects in the microelectronics sector in Europe.
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.
Nokia announced that it will upgrade the optical transport network for NL-ix, Europe’s largest distributed internet exchange, to provide metro access and backbone transport for all NL-ix customer traffic across Europe.
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.
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.
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.
A new multimillion-dollar regional data center is set to be built in Bahrain to bolster the digital transformation efforts across the Arab world, according to a state news agency report.
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.
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.