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Telstra invests in two new subsea cables

HONOLULU, USA – Telstra announced at the PTC conference in Hawaii that it has entered into agreements to invest in two new international subsea cable systems that will connect Hong Kong and the west coast of the United States.

The first investment will see Telstra partner to build the new Hong Kong Americas (HKA) cable that will connect Hong Kong to the US. Telstra will invest in a half fibre pair. Once completed, the HKA cable will help meet the increasing demand for connectivity between Greater China, ASEAN and the US.

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HAWE Telekom, Akamai Technologies collaborate for faster internet delivery

WARSAW PL - HAWE Telekom has entered into a co-operation agreement with Akamai Technologies, a global leader in the field of content delivery network and internet traffic services. The American company will connect its servers to the optical fibre network of HAWE so that customers of the Polish company will be able to use the Internet resources more effectively and quickly.

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$25 million investment in PacketFabric growth

CULVER CITY, CA – PacketFabric, the highly scalable, connectivity-as-a-service platform and a member of the NantWorks ecosystem of companies, has secured $25 million in Series B funding from lead investor NantCapital to support the rapid growth and high demand for its services since its launch in 2017.

The company has grown rapidly since completing its seed round in 2015, and now operates a U.S. footprint that includes more than 150 Points of Presence (PoPs) in 17 metro markets with a terabit-scale backbone.

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Chayora to build hyperscale data centre campuses in China

Hong Kong, CN — Chayora Limited, a Hong Kong-based data centre infrastructure company has announced that it has finalised agreements with the government of Beichen, Tianjin, to begin construction of the company’s first hyperscale data centre campus in China.  The 300MW, 32-hectare / 80-acre campus will serve the greater Beijing region that is home to more than 150 million people in the JingJinJi mega-metropolitan area of northern China

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Aqua Comms joins Havfrue submarine cable consortium

DUBLIN, IRE –  Aqua Comms DAC (Aqua Comms), the operator of Ireland’s first dedicated subsea fibre-optic network interconnecting New York, Dublin and London, announces today its plans for continued investment in submarine cable infrastructure having joined the HAVFRUE consortium which will own and operate a new subsea cable system connecting New Jersey, U.S.A., to Ireland, and Denmark, with connectivity options to Norway.

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Unitymedia adds network capacity with Ciena's Wavelogic Ai

HANOVER, MD – To continue to achieve full throughput of applications and a high quality of experience for customers, Unitymedia is upgrading its network with flexible grid capabilities and deploying Ciena’s (NYSE: CIEN) WaveLogic Ai coherent solution.

Unitymedia, the second largest cable company in Germany, is adding flexible grid capabilities and leveraging Ciena’s WaveLogic Ai solution to overcome data centre complexities and reduce operational expenses.

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Nokia wins five-year managed services deal with Optus

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Nokia and Optus have signed a five-year agreement under which Nokia will manage and maintain key components of Optus' network infrastructure, operations and field maintenance. As part of the contract, Nokia and Optus will develop a Network Operations Centre (NOC), building on global best practices and leveraging local talent to deliver higher performance networks.

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Inaugural Connected Britain Awards issues call for entries

LONDON, UK – Total Telecom has announced the launch of the first Connected Britain Awards to be presented during this year’s Connected Britain event, which is taking place 19-20 June at the Business Design Centre in London.

Ten categories will be awarded, with entries open to all parts of the ecosystem, from operators and alt-nets to government departments, local authorities and superfast bodies, with the winners determined through the deliberation of an expert panel of judges chaired by Total Telecom editor, Chris Kelly.

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