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Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the opening of a new regional sales center of excellence (CoE) in Cairo, Egypt, to serve the Middle East and Africa region. The sales hub will build on strong growth opportunities in the digital economy and will respond to customer demand for secure connectivity, remote work solutions, data analytics capabilities and as-a-service solutions. HPE will also launch an accompanying recruitment drive in the region.

Read more: Hewlett Packard Enterprise establishes sales center of excellence in Egypt

SES announced Microsoft as the first cloud provider customer for its next-generation medium earth orbit (MEO) system – O3b mPOWER. Microsoft plans to leverage the MEO high-performance connectivity services to showcase its Azure Orbital solutions that integrate satellite connectivity with Azure services. Microsoft will use SES’s current MEO to provide connectivity now before migrating to O3b mPOWER next year.

Read more: SES’s O3b mPOWER MEO system to provide additional connectivity as more critical workloads move to...

The United States and China continue to tread along their intense international competition with the global audience keeping its eye on a rising power and a not-so declining one. As policymaking in Washington — from economics to infrastructure — is increasingly formulated to go head-to-head with China, businesses have recently expressed their major concerns to take “swift action” in addressing “burdensome” tariffs.

Read more: US-China bilateral tension widens, businesses urge to negotiate

International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced its $25 million investment in Convergence Partners' Digital Infrastructure Fund to help strengthen broadband infrastructure and improve online access to digital services in the sub-Saharan Africa region.

Read more: IFC invests $25 mln for improved digital connectivity in Africa

Joining South Africa’s MTN and Kuwait’s Zain in South Sudan’s telecom market is the newly-launched Digitel Network, the first domestically-owned telecom operation in the country. Its inauguration ceremony was led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit with the aim to bring mobile connectivity to remote areas across the country.

Read more: South Sudan launches first local telecom operator

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