EXA Infrastructure, the largest dedicated digital infrastructure platform connecting Europe and North America, today announced the commissioning of a new fiber optic network link between London and Paris that is now the most direct route, and the first under the English Channel for 20 years.

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ADTRAN announced Horizon has selected the ADTRAN 10G fiber access platform and intelligent SaaS software to build a new fiber network throughout several communities in Ohio. Horizon is leveraging the ADTRAN end-to-end broadband solution to expand its service footprint, proactively monitor its growing network and bring high-quality symmetrical broadband to rural communities.

Read more: Horizon Sets New Broadband Possibilities in Ohio with ADTRAN

NTT is set to build a new, large-scale data center campus with 336MW of data center capacity. This new 103-acre campus is a strategic addition to a rapidly expanding portfolio and extends NTT Global Data Centers’ substantial presence in Northern Virginia.

Read more: NTT to Build Largest Single Data Center Campus in North America

China Mobile International Limited (CMI), China Unicom Global (CUG) , Converge Information and Communications Technology Solutions, Inc. (Converge) and PPTEL SEA H2X Sdn. Bhd (PPTEL SEA-H2X), reaffirmed their partnership to construct and operate the South East Asia Hainan - Hong Kong Express Cable System (SEA-H2X), a new submarine cable system that will connect Hong Kong SAR China, Hainan China, Philippines, Thailand, East Malaysia and Singapore, with options to extend to Vietnam, Cambodia, West Malaysia and Indonesia. The parties to the SEA-H2X Project have appointed HMN Technologies Co., Limited (HMN Tech) to build the cable in a fully funded project which will greatly enhance intra-Asian connectivity. With the Construction and Maintenance Agreement (C&MA) and Supply Contract with HMN Tech being effective on March 4, 2022, the parties also announced that the Supply Contract has come into force.

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Telstra launched the first direct subsea cable to connect Australia with the U.S. will be ready for service in July 2022. The Southern Cross NEXT cable (SX NEXT) will enhance connectivity between Australia and New Zealand and the U.S., with branching units to Fiji, Kiribati, and Tokelau. Telstra is a 25 percent shareholder of the Southern Cross Cables Network (SCCN), the owner of SX NEXT.

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Arelion announced general availability of its latest US East-to-West coast network project. The addition of the new Southwest route provides long-haul connectivity at multi-terabit scale for Dallas and El Paso to the West coast through Phoenix, Arizona; San Diego, California; and Los Angeles, California. This expansion completes the high-capacity system across the United States connecting previously announced deployments eastward from Dallas, Texas, via Nashville, Tennessee to Ashburn, Virginia.

Read more: Arelion Completes the New US East to West Coast Fiber Route

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