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Midweek Mergers: August 13
13 Aug 2014

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Cell C restructures debt
12 Aug 2014

Bondholders at South African mobile operator Cell C have agreed to €160 million worth of debt restructuring, in order to free up investment for a network expansion.

Telekom Malaysia and Huawei develop next-gen technology
12 Aug 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has partnered with Telekom Malaysia (TM) subsidiary Telekom Research and Development (TM R&D) to co-develop next-generation access technologies for fixed-line and mobile operators in Malaysia.

Neil McRae, BT: Driving force
11 Aug 2014

He's never happier than when he's got his hands covered in motor oil. So what is Neil McRae going to make of a clean, well-ordered world where everything is seamlessly driven by software? Guy Matthews interviews BT's chief network architect.

Bite to launch LTE-A network
11 Aug 2014

Lithuanian mobile operator Bite is reportedly set to invest approximately €50 million ($66.7 million) in the deployment of an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network over the next few years.

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: The great equaliser
08 Aug 2014

SDN is being talked of as a great leveller among the different tiers of the carrier community. But is it really the battlefield on which Tier-2 and Tier-3 players could go after Tier-1 carriers?

MTN to acquire mobile licence in Syria
08 Aug 2014

African operator MTN is planning to acquire a mobile licence in Syria, despite political upheaval in the country that has lasted for four years.

Midweek Mergers: August 6
06 Aug 2014

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Huawei and China Mobile deploy LTE TDD AAU
06 Aug 2014

Huawei and China Mobile have announced the successful deployment of what is claimed to be the world’s first LTE TDD 8T8R active antenna unit (AAU) in Hebei, China.

Cellcom Israel launches LTE network
05 Aug 2014

Cellcom Israel has launched an LTE network in the country after receiving approval from the Israeli Ministry of Communication (MoC).

Indonesia telecoms market
04 Aug 2014

A sovereign state and the largest archipelagic nation in the world, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and – after a period of political instability – its developing telecommunications market is beginning to reflect this.

FCC looks to prevent joint airwave bids in 2015 auction
04 Aug 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said it does not want joint bids from nationwide carriers in the US wireless airwave auction, which could scupper plans for a joint venture between Sprint and T-Mobile US.

Huawei and du trial LTE-A
01 Aug 2014

UAE-based operator du has completed a successful LTE-A field trial in partnership with China’s Huawei.

Friday Network News: August 1
01 Aug 2014

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Ashok Rao, O3b Networks: Quick Thinking
30 Jul 2014

Can satellite really be the "fibre of the sky"? Ashok Rao, VP of product development at O3b Networks, explains how the operator is revolutionising satellite speeds through utilising medium earth orbit.

Midweek Mergers: July 30
30 Jul 2014

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Vodafone Australia boosts 4G network
29 Jul 2014

Vodafone Australia is reallocating half of its mobile spectrum for 3G to 4G, and plans to expand the latter network to cover 95% of the urban population by the year end, according to local reports.

EE adds 1.3 million subscribers to 4G network
29 Jul 2014

Mobile operator EE has announced the addition of 1.3 million customers to its 4G network in Q2 this year and claimed that take-up of its mobile broadband service was the fastest in Europe.

Nokia Networks trials LTE for TV
29 Jul 2014

Finnish vendor Nokia Networks is trialling LTE Broadcast technology in its latest bid to open up new revenue sources for operators.

Friday Network News: 25 July
25 Jul 2014

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Midweek Mergers: July 23
23 Jul 2014

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ANALYSIS: Level 3 makes its biggest move yet
22 Jul 2014

It would be very easy for Level 3 Communications to rest on its laurels. However, the temptation to add tw telecom to its growing list of subsidiaries appeared too good to miss.

América Móvil hit by Mexican telecoms reforms
22 Jul 2014

América Móvil has claimed that Mexico’s revolutionary telecoms reforms are already beginning to take its toll, after the company revealed a slightly poorer performance than predicted in its core market.

ANALYSIS: Spectrum auctions should stay, says expert
21 Jul 2014

A top consultancy firm has backed the validity of spectrum auctions, despite Capacity’s recent Confidence, Innovation and Leadership (CIL) survey reporting that a staggering 60% of operators were losing faith in the process.

Friday Network News: July 18
18 Jul 2014

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Midweek Mergers: July 16
16 Jul 2014

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The MVNE movement
14 Jul 2014

The booming mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) market is creating fresh opportunities for carriers to offer mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) services.

Friday Network News: July 11
11 Jul 2014

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Friday Network News: July 4
04 Jul 2014

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ZTE reveals roadmap to 5G
02 Jul 2014

Chinese vendor ZTE has revealed its pre-5G concept plan, claiming that under some conditions it can provide a 5G-like user experience on 4G terminals without changing the air interface standards.

Midweek Mergers: July 2
02 Jul 2014

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Ericsson 5G technology reaches 5Gbps
02 Jul 2014

Ericsson has achieved speeds of 5Gbps in live, over-the-air demonstrations of its pre-standard 5G network technology, the Swedish vendor claims.

China Unicom and Huawei launch SDN IPRAN
27 Jun 2014

Sichuan Unicom, the Sichuan branch of China United Network Communications Group (China Unicom), has partnered with national vendor Huawei for what is claimed to be the world’s first commercial SDN-based IP radio access network (IPRAN).

Econet Wireless eyes 5G
27 Jun 2014

The CEO of Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless told reporters that it has begun its nationwide 4G expansion and is already eyeing 5G technologies.

Friday Network News: June 27
27 Jun 2014

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Zain and Nokia demonstrate HD VoLTE
26 Jun 2014

Zain Kuwait and Nokia Networks claim to have successfully completed Kuwait’s first ever voice over LTE (VoLTE) call, using Zain’s commercial LTE network.

Midweek Mergers: June 25
25 Jun 2014

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Friday Network News: June 20
20 Jun 2014

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Midweek Mergers: June 18
18 Jun 2014

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AMT to acquire BR Towers
16 Jun 2014

American Tower Corporation (AMT) is reportedly set to acquire Brazilian telecoms infrastructure operator BR Towers for nearly $1 billion.

Colombia telecoms market
13 Jun 2014

Colombia’s telecoms sector has witnessed a rapid increase in infrastructure investment in recent years, opening up significant potential for economic growth from technological advancements.

Friday Network News: June 13
13 Jun 2014

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Midweek Mergers: June 11
11 Jun 2014

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Friday Network News: June 6
06 Jun 2014

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Midweek Mergers: June 4
04 Jun 2014

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Ericsson selects region heads
04 Jun 2014

Swedish vendor Ericsson has appointed heads of three regions, as part of its strategy to strengthen its position as a global player.

Vodafone to open new development centre in London
03 Jun 2014

Vodafone has announced plans to move its Vodafone xone technology development hub from Silicon Valley to London, in an effort to boost its emerging technologies division in Europe, Africa and India.

Friday Network News: May 30
30 May 2014

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NEC upgrades TTCL network in Tanzania
29 May 2014

Integrated IT and network technologies firm NEC has signed a $1.6 million agreement with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) to upgrade its microwave links in six rural and island locations across Tanzania.

SDN and NFV: AT&T's root-and-branch approach
28 May 2014

To many, AT&T epitomises all that is wrong with today’s top-tier telcos: cautious, conservative and conformist. Not anymore. The top brass are backing an audacious root-and-branch network revamp.

Midweek Mergers: May 28
28 May 2014

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Mobily deploys Alcatel-Lucent NFV solution
27 May 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Mobily has today announced the deployment of a virtualised RAN solution from Alcatel-Lucent’s network function virtualisation (NFV) portfolio.

Friday Network News: May 23
23 May 2014

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UK consortium to launch IoT network
22 May 2014

A consortium of UK technology firms, including BT and Neul, have today announced an agreement to build a city-wide, open-access internet of things (IoT) network in Milton Keynes, UK.

Midweek Mergers: May 21
21 May 2014

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AT&T agrees on DirecTV deal
19 May 2014

AT&T has announced that it has agreed to acquire satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion.

Friday Network News: May 16
16 May 2014

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Friday Network News: May 9
09 May 2014

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Nokia and NTT DoCoMo drive 5G development
08 May 2014

Nokia and NTT DoCoMo have agreed to collaborate on the research and standardisation of 5G technology, building on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in January this year.

Midweek Mergers: May 7
07 May 2014

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Vodafone and SFR renew global alliance
07 May 2014

The UK’s Vodafone Group and French operator SFR have today announced the renewal of their strategic global alliance for another four years.

Friday Network News: May 2
02 May 2014

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Taiwan NCC permits 4G launches
01 May 2014

Taiwan’s National Communication Commission (NCC) has given three companies in the country permission to launch commercial 4G services.

Midweek Mergers: April 30
30 Apr 2014

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Vodacom Tanzania wins rural tender
30 Apr 2014

South Africa’s Vodacom has won a tender for the roll-out of telecommunications services to rural areas of Tanzania, according to local reports.

MegaFon completes Scartel integration
28 Apr 2014

Russian telco MegaFon has confirmed that the integration into of LTE service provider Scartel – which it acquired in October last year in a $1.2 billion deal – has been completed.

Friday Network News: April 25
25 Apr 2014

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Midweek Mergers: April 23
23 Apr 2014

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Friday Network News: April 18
18 Apr 2014

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Partnerships key to growth in West Africa, say operators
17 Apr 2014

Panellists at West Africa Connect 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, have said the telecoms industry in the country needs to focus on collaboration, as the country bids to increase the industry’s importance to stimulate economic growth.

Midweek Mergers: April 16
16 Apr 2014

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Friday Network News: April 11
11 Apr 2014

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Midweek Mergers: April 9
09 Apr 2014

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Far EasTone selects Ericsson for LTE
09 Apr 2014

Taiwanese operator Far EasTone has today signed an agreement with Swedish vendor Ericsson for the roll-out of a nationwide LTE network in Taiwan.

Safaricom set to drop Yu bid
04 Apr 2014

Kenyan operator Safaricom has reportedly dropped its bid to acquire assets in the country’s third-largest player, Yu.

Friday Network News: April 4
04 Apr 2014

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Egypt reveals unified licence details
03 Apr 2014

The Egyptian government has announced details of new unified licences, which will allow carriers to operate both fixed-line and mobile networks in the country.

DTAC and Ericsson launch Thai LTE network
02 Apr 2014

DTAC TriNET, a subsidiary of Thai mobile operator DTAC, has today announced a partnership with Ericsson for the roll-out of an LTE network in the country.

Midweek Mergers: April 2
02 Apr 2014

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Top 5 industry verticals
01 Apr 2014

Businesses are becoming ever more reliant on telecoms to support their operations. Capacity looks at five industry verticals primed to expand over the coming years.

Friday Network News: March 28
28 Mar 2014

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Midweek Mergers: March 26
26 Mar 2014

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Phil Twist, NSN Q&A: Enhancing network performance
25 Mar 2014

In February, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) extended its service portfolio to help telecoms operators enhance network performance. Phil Twist, head of portfolio marketing at NSN, talks Capacity through some of its latest solutions.

2degrees to trial 4G in New Zealand
24 Mar 2014

Kiwi mobile operator 2degrees looks set to become New Zealand’s third LTE provider after setting trials for 4G services in Auckland next week.

Friday Network News: March 21
21 Mar 2014

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China Unicom launches 4G service trials
20 Mar 2014

China Unicom has launched trials of 4G services in 25 cities in the country, as part of a country-wide project to increase its LTE footprint.

NSN expands presence in Nigeria
20 Mar 2014

Finnish vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has expanded its operations in Nigeria, with the opening of a second office in Lagos.

Midweek Mergers: March 19
19 Mar 2014

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Friday Network News: March 14
14 Mar 2014

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Dominican Republic telecoms market
12 Mar 2014

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles. It lies between the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north.

Telkom and MTN in network sharing talks
07 Mar 2014

South African fixed-line provider Telkom is reportedly in talks to outsource the management of its radio access network to mobile operator MTN.

Friday Network News: March 7
07 Mar 2014

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Oman telecoms market
06 Mar 2014

The Sultanate of Oman is located in south west Asia at the entrance of the Persian Gulf. Like many Gulf countries, Oman has been focussing on reducing its economy's dependency on oil through diversification, industrialisation and privatisation.

Midweek Mergers: March 5
05 Mar 2014

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ZTE to manage E-Plus network
27 Feb 2014

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has taken over responsibility for the roll-out and operation of German mobile operator E-Plus's network.

Friday Network News: February 14
14 Feb 2014

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Midweek Mergers: February 12
12 Feb 2014

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Ekinops releases backhaul solution for rural sites
11 Feb 2014

French vendor Ekinops has launched an optical mobile backhaul solution for rural cell sites, where service providers need high capacity but have to minimise space, power needs, and cost.

Friday Network News: February 7
07 Feb 2014

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Friday Network News: January 17
17 Jan 2014

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Midweek Mergers: January 15
15 Jan 2014

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