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ZTE Expands European Presence Through Netgem

China-based communication solutions provider, ZTE and Netgem Sign Strategic Partnership to Address the European Fiber Market. ZTE provides telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, while Netgem is the publisher of Diamond, a cloud-based software suite for entertainment and connected home services, and a provider of end-to-end solutions for the telecommunications market. ZTE and Netgem announced that…

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Huawei Sues the U.S. Government

In a major turn to the politically-motivated war between the US authorities and Huawei, the latter had filed a complaint in a U.S. federal court that challenges the constitutionality of Section 889 of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Through this action, Huawei seeks a declaratory judgment that the restrictions targeting Huawei are unconstitutional and a permanent injunction against…

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FibreCo is Now Part of SEACOM

Pan-African communications provider SEACOM announced the completion of its acquisition of FibreCo Telecommunications, including the approval by the Competition Commission. Now Seacom owns 100 percent shares of FibreCo. FibreCo owns and operates nationwide fiber Optic network and provides infrastructure and connectivity services across South Africa. The acquisition was made through SEACOM’s affiliate SEACOM South Africa. FibreCo’s network runs along South…

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R&M Expands the US Operations by Acquiring Optimum

Switzerland-based fiber optic and data cabling solutions provider R&M has expanded its operations in the United States by acquiring Maryland’s Optimum Fiberoptics Inc. The acquisition makes R&M’s logistic channels more powerful and effective to respond to its customer requirements quickly. The Swiss maker R&M caters to the fiber optic network, data cabling market. It is a popular brand in Middle…

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MTN and Huawei Form Strategic Partnership

While facing politically motivated allegations in the United States, the Chinese telecommunication solution giant Huawei says it has signed a joint business innovation MoU with MTN. Huawei will develop innovative solutions for MTN’s business operations across Africa and Middle East Asia. MTN is a South Africa-based multinational mobile telecommunications company, operating in many African, European and Asian countries. With the…

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Airtel Invites Vodafone for a Joint Fiber Company

In a major strategic move that would redefine the Indian telecommunication market, the Chairman of Bharti Airtel has invited Vodafone Idea to set up a joint fiber optic company to deploy and manage fiber networks in the country. It is estimated that a joint fiber company and common network inventory can save both companies a substantial 25 percent fiber builds….