Some have today off here in the US, but here's some news from around the world from over the weekend and late last week that's worth noting:
Huawei Marine has some work to do in the Indian Ocean this year, but won't be landing in India itself. According to Capacity, they will be building a new submarine cable between Sri Lanka and the Maldives for a consortium including Ooredoo Maldives, Dhivehi Raajjeyge Gulhun and Dialog Axiata. The new 130km, 4-fiber-pair route will add capacity and diversity to the region's bandwith. If all goes well, the system will be ready for service by the end of 2020.
Liquid Telecom is looking to have a big impact on 5G in South Africa. Their South African arm has teamed up with Internet Solutions, for whom they will provide wholesale 5G connectivity. It's aimed at enterprise services in combination with things like SD-WAN, the cloud, and IoT at this point.
And late last week Ericsson built some AI into its network services portfolio. They have added Network Intelligence and Omni Network Channel into the mix, both employing artificial intelligence for automation and predictive analytics, aiming to identify and resolve issues before networks go down. We're going to see more and more of these kinds of products going forward.
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