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Most of the global internet traffic today utilizes infrastructure located primarily in the northern hemisphere to link Asia, Europe and North America. Meanwhile, the southern hemisphere, which includes parts of Asia, Africa and South America is heavily connected via links coming from the North as well. However, the traffic to the southern region currently travels a longer route which may affect the internet experience of the end users.

Read more: Angola Cables and TM Global set to transform data transfer in the southern hemisphere

Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, announced its strategic move into the enterprise market with its global, secure software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN) as the key offering. The company accelerated its efforts to build enterprise-grade products and services after the successful completion of its 100 Gigabyte per second (100G) upgrade.

Read more: Epsilon unveils cloud-delivered SD-WAN with a focus on enterprise markets

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications has received formal confirmation from its launch partner, Arianespace, that the company’s GX5 satellite will be launched from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana on Friday 22 November 2019. The launch window is between 21:08 and 22:43 UK time / UTC.

Read more: Inmarsat’s GX5 satellite to kick off by week’s end

Ooredoo Myanmar has announced the growth in internet usage brought about by the Beyond Access Myanmar Program. The Beyond Access Myanmar project aims to support Myanmar’s libraries to serve more people with critical information and services. The program saw a total increase of 117,472 people accessing the internet for the first time and nearly 9,500 people regularly using tablets/laptops at libraries in rural and peri-urban areas within a six-month timeframe.

Read more: Ooredoo Myanmar’s digital library program encourages digital literacy among citizens

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