Google’s Equiano subsea cable has arrived in Lomé, Togo, marking the cable’s first stop along Africa’s Atlantic coast. The subsea cable is expected to result in faster internet speeds, improved user experience, and lower internet prices in Togo.

Read more: Google’s subsea cable lands in Togo, can offer 20x network capacity

TAWAL, the leading Saudi ICT infrastructure company and one of stc Group subsidiaries, has announced its entry into Pakistan’s market via a full acquisition of Awal Telecom. The move, which is TAWAL’s first foray outside Saudi Arabia, is an initial step in the company’s international expansion roadmap.

Read more: stc’s TAWAL expands reach with Pakistan’s AWAL acquisition

Etihad Etisalat Company (Mobily) announces its participation in the Southeast Asia – Middle East – Western Europe 6 (SEA-ME-WE 6) consortium that would build a 19,200 km-long new undersea cable system connecting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with ten other countries.

Read more: Mobily invests in building new 19,200 km-long submarine cable

On the sideline of LEAP, stc announced the launch of its initiative to establish a major digital hub “MENA Hub” for the Middle East and North Africa with an investment of $1 billion. This ensures the leading position of KSA across the ICT sector and stc’s role as leading player in the region, aiming to enable the Kingdom's economy growth and gross domestic product.

Read more: stc launches $1 bln MENA Hub to enable KSA’s economy growth

Barcelona, 2 March 2022: Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cables operators in the region, and AFR-IX Telecom, a Barcelona-based infrastructure and telecom operator, signed a landing party agreement for the landing of the largest Mediterranean submarine cable system, Medusa, in Egypt. The agreement was signed during the Mobile World Congress 2022 in Barcelona by the Managing Director and CEO of Telecom Egypt, Mr. Adel Hamed and Norman Albi, CEO of AFR-IX Telecom and Medusa.

Read more: AFR-IX telecom signs landing party agreement with Telecom Egypt for Medusa submarine cable

Zain KSA’s board of directors has approved the binding offer submitted by the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) led consortium to acquire a 80% majority stake in the telco’s 8,069 passive tower infrastructure for a value of SAR 3.026 billion (USD 807 million).

Read more: Zain KSA approves SAR 3 billion tower deal with PIF-led consortium

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