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.

Read more: MCIT structures business principles for data centers development in KSA

PEACE Cable International Network Co., Limited, an international submarine cable system company devoted to interconnected global communications, and PCCW Global, a leading international telecommunications service provider, announced the deployment of the Infinera ICE6 optical engine solution on the Mediterranean segment of the Pakistan & East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) submarine cable system.

Read more: PCCW Global, PEACE Cable to leverage Infinera’s ICE6 optical engine solution

Cable breaks or faults on subsea optical cables can impact global digital connectivity and have costly ramifications for businesses and internet users. Three such incidents impacted users on the African continent in 2020 alone. Each year more than a hundred cable breaks are recorded across the world causing disruptions to communications and connectivity.

Read more: SAT-3 and WACS cable break after massive submarine mudslide

Nokia and Proximus turned on the world’s fastest fiber access network at a media event in Antwerp attended by the Belgian Minister of Telecommunications, the Mayor of Antwerp and executives and engineers from the two companies.

Read more: Nokia to deploy first ever 25G PON, fastest fiber network in the world

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