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Nigeria’s Lagos state to accelerate fibre coverage in 2021

The state of Lagos in Nigeria plans to complete a project to build a 6,000km fibre network in 2021, the state government has announced.

8h | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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A movement, not a moment

21 October 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Why don’t women apply?

21 October 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

People

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AFR-IX delivers open ports to Barcelona

30 November 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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Facebook: An evolution of the sea

30 November 2020 | Natalie Bannerman

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WAN Summit Q&A with Salim Khouri of Expereo

18 November 2020 | WAN Summit

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Prepare your network for 2021 with Wholesale Wednesday

The next edition of Wholesale Wednesday takes place on 25 November on the topic of “Preparing Networks for 2021”. Sponsored by PLDT, the session continues the conversation from October 14, when more than 100 industry professionals tuned in to talk about Carrier Resiliency in Times of Crisis. During the next edition, a line-up of industry-leading speakers will cover the latest network trends and take audience questions. The speakers are: Farhan Akbar, head of hardware services, Nokia David Abt, senior engagement manager, Delta Partners Nurendra Timothy Senathirajah, VP/ consultant, PLDT Jean Louis Le Roux, VP global wholesale and enterprise networks, Orange Covering the topic from the carrier, equipment and analyst perspectives, the one-hour session will include presentations and a panel discussion and will be followed by 30 minutes of virtual networking.

11h | Farhan Akbar, Nokia; David Abt, Delta Partners; Nurendra Timothy Senathir, PLDT; Jean Louis Le Roux, Orange

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Financing Green Datacenters

22h | Bloomberg NEF, BlackRock, ING, Aligned Energy, Equinix

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Latest Innovations In Subsea Fiber Optics And Malbec Cable System

03 December 2020 | Philippe A. Perrier, GlobeNet; Diana Perez, GlobeNet; Rick Nilsson, Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN);

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O3b mPOWER – the most powerful satellite system ever

26 November 2020 | Stephen Barr, Imran Malik & Miguel Costa, SES Networks

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How Orange is revolutionising the connectivity in Western Africa with Djoliba

25 November 2020 | Dado Kamara; Anne Morel; Hamidou Savadogo; Abdoul Haidara; Louis Maurice William; Jason McGee-Abe