HGC Global Communications Limited (HGC), a fully-fledged ICT service provider and network operator with extensive global coverage, and AMS-IX (Amsterdam Internet Exchange), the world leading Internet Exchange (IX), today announced the launch of a new Internet Exchange in Manila, the Philippines. The new Internet Exchange was officially announced and celebrated during the 10th anniversary festivities of AMS-IX Hong Kong, in the presence of the Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Hong Kong and Macao and representative from the Office of the Communications Authority. Since then, the partners have fueled their global IX footprint proving strong ties and commitment to the community through a close business relationship.
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EXA Infrastructure Deploys Infinera’s ICE6
Infinera has deployed Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent optical solution on the EXA Trans Adriatic Express (TAE), a submarine cable system linking EXA’s current European footprint to Turkey via Albania and Greece.
EXA Infrastructure to Build Italian Network
EXA Infrastructure announced that FibreConnect has chosen EXA to build its backbone across Italy to connect key industrial locations and data centers.
SEACOM Submarine Fiber Connects South Africa to Lisbon
SEACOM has gone live on the Equiano subsea cable following the cable’s landing in Cape Town, South Africa, in August 2022. SEACOM offers Private Line services with latency speeds of +/-110ms between South Africa and Europe, making it the fastest direct route between the continents.
Microsoft Plans Massive Data Center in San Antonio
The $175.9 million project, which Microsoft has dubbed “SAT40,” will be the latest data center building to land on Lambda Drive in the Texas Research Park, on the far West Side outside of Loop 1604 near Castroville.
EXA Infrastructure and COLT to Upgrade Channel Tunnel Route for Diversity
EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America has partnered with Colt on a new digital ecosystem in the Channel Tunnel linking the growing data center markets in London and Paris.
China Mobile Launched Oman MC1 PoP, Marking Another Milestone of Its Digital Infrastructure Development
China Mobile International Limited (CMI) announced the successful launch of its Oman Muscat MC1 point of presence (PoP) on March 7. Ren Lei, Division Head of CMI Planning & Development Department, Colin Wang, Managing Director of CMI Middle East and Africa region, and other members of both companies attended the ceremony.
Qualcomm to Collaborate with American Tower to Accelerate Next-Generation Edge Compute
The agreement between Qualcomm Technologies and ATC Edge LLC (American Tower) aims to address evolving needs of edge use cases including Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, 5G, Cellular Vehicle-To-Everything (CV2X) and autonomous system operations among others.
Transit Wireless Executes Agreement for Wireless Connectivity in the New York City Subway
The Transit Wireless ubiquitous fiber network will be expanded, includes several river crossings, and leverages the power of 5G small cells and IoT to deliver advanced fiber solutions and route diversity for millions of homes and businesses.
Nokia and GlobalConnect Trial record 1.2Tb/s Coherent Transmission
Nokia has broken two optical transport records in real-world field trials on GlobalConnect’s live optical network in Europe. The demonstration used Nokia’s sixth generation super-coherent Photonic Service Engine, PSE-6s, to achieve 1.2 Tb/s over metro distances (118km) and 800 Gb/s over long haul distances (2,019 km), both using a single wavelength.