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FCC Grants Curie Cable License

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted a cable landing license to GU Holdings for the purpose of landing and operating a non-common carrier fiber-optic submarine cable system, Curie, connecting Los Angeles, California and Valparaiso, Chile.

New Data World Record at DE-CIX in Frankfurt

Never before has so much data been exchanged per second in an Internet Exchange. The data traffic at DE-CIX (German Commercial Internet Exchange) in Frankfurt went through the roof during one night in September and set a new world record, at more than 7.1 Terabits per second.

MainOne Expands Data Center Footprint in Ghana

MainOne has announced the expansion of its data center brand, MDXi, into Accra Ghana, in line with its ongoing West African expansion plans. 

Puerto Rican Company Proposes New Cable System

Blackburn Networks, a bandwidth and IP connectivity provider in Puerto Rico, has announced a new international submarine cable system that will be the first to land on the southern coast of the island.

AFC Closes Debut Dual Currency Term Loan Facility

Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa's leading investment-grade infrastructure solutions provider, announces the successful closure of general syndication which raised US$ 233 million and JPY 1 billion. MUFG Bank, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) acted as Mandated Lead Arranger and Bookrunner.

Global Cloud Xchange announced that Bill Barney, CEO of Reliance Communications (RCOM) and Chairman & CEO of Global Cloud Xchange has resigned his RCOM role to focus full time at the helm of GCX during its corporate restructuring process.

Cable Station Ready to Connect Sunshine Coast to the World

Providing Queensland’s first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets is another step closer with the completion of the cable landing station at Maroochydore.

RETN Uses Infinera to Power New TRANSKZ Network

Infinera announced that RETN, an international network service provider, used Infinera’s fourth-generation Infinite Capacity Engine (ICE4)-based platform to power RETN’s TRANSKZ network and complete its latest phase upgrade in May 2019.

IMF Staff Completes Mission to Nauru

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Stella Kaendera visited Nauru during September 16-26 to hold discussions with the Nauruan authorities and other stakeholders on the 2019 Article IV Consultation.

Norway to Fund New International Cables

The National Communications Authority (Nkom) and Norway’s Ministry of Local Government and Modernization have announced that the government will support new international submarine cables as part of its effort to diversify the country’s network.

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