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China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC announced today that they will partner to build 2Africa, which will be the most comprehensive subsea cable to serve the African continent and Middle East region.

Caleta Tortel Connects to 4G Thanks to Austral

Since May 9, the inhabitants of Caleta Tortel, a small town in Chile’s Aysén Region, began to leave behind their digital isolation as they benefited from new 4G mobile services provided by Entel.

CTG, Angola Cables Expand Long-Haul Digital Connectivity

China Telecom Global (CTG) has announced that the company has selected Angola Cables as their preferred carrier to bolster their long-haul links between Asia, Africa and Latam.

Australia Funds Marine Survey for 2nd Palau Cable

Australia is providing US$561,000 for a marine survey that will support preparations for a second internet submarine cable into Palau.

South Reach Networks Acquires Florida Fiber, Colo Assets

South Reach Networks has acquired the Florida-based fiber and colocation assets of Resurgence Infrastructure Group, the owner and operator of a contiguous long-haul dark fiber network along the East coast of Florida with extended reach into Atlanta, Georgia.

Megaport Deploys SDN Cloud On-Ramp in Warsaw

EdgeConneX® announced that Megaport has completed the deployment of its elastic cloud connectivity fabric at the EdgeConneX Warsaw, Poland, data center.

LS Cable & System Awarded Great Lakes Cable Project

LS Cable & System announced on May 6 that the company has been awarded a KRW 66 billion contract for Wisconsin-based, American Transmission Company’s Straits Cable Replacement Project.

Activity Level Picking Up in Spite of Pandemic

The slowdown in activity seen in the submarine fiber optic cable market in March and April appears to be easing as numerous announcements of note have been released in the first two weeks of May. 

Teraco’s Second Facility in Cape Town Announced

Teraco has formally confirmed the construction of Teraco Cape Town 2 (CT2), a new 30MW data centre facility. This follows the company’s recent 60MW expansion announcement of its Johannesburg data centre campus in Isando and makes the Cape Town facility the second-largest on the continent.

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