STOCKHOLM, Jan. 19, 2022 -- Telia Carrier today unveiled its new brand, Arelion, reinforcing its goal to provide premium global connectivity services to the world's largest operators, content providers and enterprises. Arelion is the world's best-connected network spanning Europe, North America, and Asia, with more than 70,000 km of optical fiber and 1,700 MPLS endpoints, connecting customers in 125 countries. Enterprises from gaming to finance depend on the operator's business-critical services, including Global Internet Transit, Wavelengths, Ethernet, Mobile Data, and Wholesale Voice Termination.
The Government has decided to take back ownership of the Samoa Submarine Cable Company (SSCC) as confirmed by the Minister for Communications, Information & Technology (MCIT) Toelupe Poumulinuku Onesemo.
Digicel reported on Monday there were two submarine cable cuts on the Tonga Cable and its domestic extension after the massive volcano eruption in Tonga. The cable repair ship CS Reliance owned by SubCom has been activated to undertake the repair.
Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), the largest global provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Teraco, Africa's leading carrier-neutral colocation provider, from a consortium of investors, including Berkshire Partners and Permira, in a transaction valuing Teraco at approximately $3.5 billion.
According to Portuguese national newspaper Expresso, AFR-IX Telecom is investing in a new subsea cable connecting Portugal to Egypt, the Medusa Cable System. The Medusa cable will be 8700 kilometers between Carcavelos in Lisbon and Port Said in Egypt, with a total capacity of 480 Terabits per second (Tbps).
According to CORPORATE IT, the Fondo de Infraestructura SA of Chile has selected H2 Cable LP, a subsidiary of BW Digital, as a strategic partner for the development of the Humboldt Cable System, the first submarine cable connecting Latin America with Asia-Pacific and Oceania.
EXA Infrastructure and Islalink announced a partnership whereby EXA will become the key landing and terrestrial services partner in Italy and anchor tenant in IONIAN submarine cable system connecting Italy and Greece. EXA Infrastructure is part of I Squared Capital, an US-based infrastructure private equity firm. In September 2021, I Squared Capital acquired GTT's Communications’ infrastructure division, and renamed the newly independent operating company EXA Infrastructure.
Tianjin, China – Jan. 11, 2022 – HMN Tech today announced that it has realized the marine deployment of the Senegal Horn of Africa Regional Express (SHARE) submarine cable system, with landfalls in both Senegal and Cape Verde.
Grid Telecom and Islalink announce an agreement for the terrestrial backbone fiber extension of the IONIAN submarine cable linking Italy and Greece. The IONIAN submarine system will be extended with Grid Telecom’s optic fiber network from the landing point in Preveza to Athens and then on to Thessaloniki.
Southern Cross Cables Limited (Southern Cross) has announced its Southern Cross NEXT cable (SX NEXT) has landed in Coogee Beach in New South Wales, Australia, as part of the final stage of the submarine cable rollout between Los Angeles and Sydney. And teh SX NEXT cable system is expected to be ready for service in Q2, 2022.
Rostelecom PJSC announced recently that it has entered into a legally binding parity agreement with VEB Ventures (VEB. RF’s venture fund) to acquire a stake in Atlas (or Operating company) and develop a new generation backbone fiber-optic communication line TEA NEXT (Transit Europe – Asia).
The Department of Justice of the U.S. announced on Friday that Team Telecom entered into National Security Agreements with Google LLC and its subsidiary GU Holdings Inc., and Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly known as Facebook Inc.) and its subsidiary Edge Cable Holdings USA LLC to protect data on the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) system, an undersea fiber optic cable system that will connect the United States, Taiwan and the Philippines. Consequently, Team Telecom cleared licensing blockage on the PLCN system.
Equinix announced it has been selected by SUB.CO for the landing of the Oman Australia Cable (OAC) directly into its International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centres in Perth, Australia (PE2) and Muscat, Oman (MC1).
According to Equinix, EllaLink has collaborated with Equinix to deliver EllaLink cable system at Equinix's data centers—SP4 in São Paulo, LS1 in Lisbon and MD2 in Madrid, delivering high capacity and low latency solutions between data centers in Brazil, Portugal and Spain.
Equinix has announced its intended acquisition of MainOne, a leading West African data center and connectivity solutions provider, with presence in NIGERIA, GHANA and Côte d'Ivoire. The transaction has an enterprise value of US $320M and is expected to close Q1 of 2022.
Crosslake Fibre announced that its CrossChannel submarine cable has been Ready For Service (RFS) as of December 7, 2021. CrossChannel is the First subsea cable system to be installed between the United Kingdom and France in over 20 years, directly connects the data centre hubs in Slough, UK with Paris, France, and provides low latency connectivity with entirely new, diverse and underground fibre.