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Iraq to open first data centre in mid-December


Munaf Sabeeh, chief executive officer of Scopesky Communications, has announced that Iraq's first commercial data centre will be ready in mid-December.

Built at Baghdad airport for security reasons, the fibre-optic ISP is connected to two gateways, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, with plans to...

Teraco amps up data centre power infrastructure


Teraco Data Environments, South Africa’s first provider of vendor neutral data centre facilities, has completed an upgrade of the backup power infrastructure at its Isando operations, doubling the capacity on its power generators and establishing autonomous battery power. Teraco Isando has an...

STS selects DAMAMAX's colocation service


STS, a provider of integrated electronic payment and IT solutions in the region, has recently signed an agreement with DAMAMAX Jordan, a subsidiary of DAMA Ventures, where DAMAMAX will provide colocation services for STS's regional electronic payment service "PAYNET".

Under the agreement...

South Africa: Standard Bank hawks space in R1billion data centre


Standard Bank will lease space in its new mega data centre in Midrand to telecommunications operators and other companies as it is only able to use a small portion of the capacity in the expansive facility for its own needs.

The tier-four Samrand data centre, which has total floor space...

MTN lands big Breweries fibre deal


MTN Business has won a multimillion-rand tender to supply fibre-optic-based communications to beer giant SA Breweries. The contract, which comes into effect next month, is for the supply of a local- and wide-area network and high-speed connectivity between SAB’s data centres and disaster...

Juniper Networks enables Saudi Arabia Ministry of Communications & IT to deliver a comprehensive, unified e-Government program


Juniper Networks has announced that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology is building a high-performance network and data centre infrastructure using switching, routing and security solutions from Juniper Networks.

MCIT has selected Juniper to...


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