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IX Reach joins Etisalat’s SmartHub Ecosystem

Etisalat SmartHub announced its new partnership with global network solutions provider IX Reach.

GCX, Sparkle Extend FA-1 Partnership

Global Cloud Xchange and Sparkle announced the extension of their partnership by adding new spectrum capacity over the Flag Atlantic (FA-1) transatlantic system connecting Paris and London to New York.

Comcast, Ciena Achieve 600G Milestone cross 1,600 Kilometers

New technology generally arrives in the terrestrial network before we see it in the submarine network.  The following, although on the terrestrial side, is an important development and we may be seeing similar developments on the submarine side in the future. 

LS C&S Wins Bahrain Contract

LS Cable & Systems (LS C&S) announced that the company won a turnkey contract for the submarine cable project worth approximately US$85 million from Bahrain.

Installation of Ceuta-Peninsula Cable Completed

Cable-laying work has been completed for a submarine cable system between the Spanish Peninsula and the Spanish city of Ceuta, on the North African coast.  Originally announced as a single cable, the project now calls for two cables in a ring configuration. 

SAP: Strategic Priorities for African Telcos in 2020

By Samantha Naidoo, Telco Industry Value Advisor at SAP Africa

TTI, PCCW Global collaborate on SD-WAN Services

Türk Telekom International (TTI), the international arm of Türk Telekom Group, and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, have signed a long-term master service agreement for TTI to provision Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services in collaboration with PCCW Global for their enterprise customers, reducing unnecessary traffic over MPLS networks and enabling the secure, efficient use of online cloud services while providing more capacity for mission-critical applications.

DARE1 Lands in Mombasa

Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) has landed in Mombasa, Kenya, as construction of the system connecting the Horn of Africa continues. 

Van Oord Deep Dig-It Trencher Used on TenneT Project

TenneT is building the Hollandse Kust (South) offshore grid to the north of the Maasvlakte, to connect new wind farms. Four cables will have to be routed into the North Sea seabed for this project.

Research Network Interconnects Three Continents

Florida International University (FIU), Rede Nacional de Ensino e Pesquisa (RNP), Tertiary Education and Research Network of South Africa and South African National Research Network (TENET/SANReN), and Angola Cables announced the activation of lightpaths initially provisioned at 100Gbps linking North America, South America, and Africa for research and education.

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