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Liquid Telecom Links East and West Africa

Liquid Telecom has launched the fastest direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa. This breakthrough coast-to-coast digital corridor follows the completion of Liquid Telecom’s new high-capacity fibre link running 2,600-kilometre across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Solomon Islands Domestic Network Lay Completed

Taking only three-and-a-half weeks, the Solomon Islands Domestic Network lay is now complete. The landing of the cable at Noro took place on 31 October 2019, followed by the final splice on 1 November 2019.

Company to Supply Floating Wind Bend Stiffener Connectors

First Subsea has secured a second contract with Spanish developer and construction company, Cobra Group, to provide Dynamic Bend Stiffener Connectors for the Kincardine Floating Offshore Windfarm.

Telxius Opens Derio Hub to Leverage MAREA

Telxius, the communications infrastructure company of the Telefonica Group, has announced the launch of its purpose-built, interconnection-rich Derio communications hub.

Vodacom Business Extends Network to US with SACS

Vodacom Business announced that it is extending its pan-African network to Miami in the United States through the new undersea South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), which is the first to directly link the African continent’s southern hemisphere with South America.

Sparkle Expands Its Reach in the Caucasus Region

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy, announces the expansion of its IP backbone reach in the Caucasus region with the opening of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Yerevan, Armenia.

Orange to Build Intl Terrestrial Fiber Network in W. Africa

At the AfricaCom international congress currently taking place in Cape Town, Orange is announcing the construction of a new international backbone network in West Africa.

GCX to Emerge from Chapter 11 as a Standalone Company

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) announced that, after completing the initial phase of its previously announced sale process, the company has decided that the best way to maximize value and position its businesses for long-term growth and success is through a standalone Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”).

Prysmian Completes DolWin3 HVDC Grid Connection

Prysmian Group announces the successful commissioning of the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) offshore grid connection project DolWin3, off the German North Sea coast.

Norwegian Regulator Launches Cable Competition

The Norwegian Communications Authority (Nkom) has announced tender competition for support for a new international submarine fiber optic cable connection. The support will help to reduce the vulnerability of international electronic communications to and from Norway.

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