Briefs: CTG, Liquid Telecom form strategic partnership

11 May 2018

CTG, Liquid Telecom team for better network coverage in Africa and Asia

China Telecom Global (CTG), the international arm of China Telecom, has signed a strategic partnership with pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom to extend their network coverage in Africa and Asia.

The agreement will enable both companies to serve their respective enterprise and wholesale customers with extended network coverage across some of the fastest growing economies in the two regions.

CTG, which has already established a Point-of-Presence (PoP) at Liquid Telecom’s East Africa Data Centre in Nairobi, will establish further PoPs at the latter’s data center facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Both companies will also continue to explore joint service opportunities under the partnership.

Indonesia’s Telkomsel picks Sigma Systems to support digital transformation

Indonesian mobile network operator Telkomsel has signed a deal with Sigma Systems to deploy a B/OSS system to support the operator’s digital transformation.

Telkomsel, which is the country’s largest mobile carrier with over 190 million subscribers, is expanding digital business to incorporate advertising, lifestyle, mobile financial services and IoT.

Sigma Systems has provided Telkomsel with its Sigma Catalog solution as the central enterprise catalog, enabling the operator to rapidly create, sell and deliver personalized, micro-segmented marketing offerings to its over 190 million subscribers, the software firm said.

Epsilon upgrades global network to deliver 100G services on-demand

Epsilon, a privately owned global communications service provider, has started rollout of its phased 100G packet optical switched Ethernet technology across its global backbone network.

Epsilon said the deployment will enable the company to serve its partners with 100G connectivity on-demand via its Infiny platform. Partners will benefit from hyper-scale connectivity designed to support big data, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud around the world.

Phase 1 of the deployment will extend 100G services throughout US, Europe and across the Atlantic. Phase 2, which is scheduled to begin in mid-summer 2018, will include 100G upgrades to Epsilon's pan-European network, introducing 100G services between 50 PoP sites across key hub locations in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Marseille.

Sites in Asia-Pacific will be upgraded beginning in 2019. Partners will begin to see increased connectivity options appearing on Infiny by Epsilon continually over the next two years.

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