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BIG INTERVIEW: Deng Xiaofeng, CEO, China Telecom
30 Jun 2015

Chinese investment continues to pour overseas, presenting a major opportunity for the international arm of China Telecom to support Chinese enterprises. Agnes Stubbs exclusively talks to China Telecom Global CEO Deng Xiaofeng.

Sky calls for Ofcom inquiry into BT
30 Jun 2015

Sky has called for a full competition inquiry into BT’s Openreach, citing issues surrounding competition and its quality of service.

Digicel plans IPO in New York
29 Jun 2015

Caribbean operator Digicel has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.

Arqiva appoints chief executive
23 Jun 2015

Infrastructure group Arqiva has appointed Simon Beresford-Wylie as chief executive at the company, following the departure of John Cresswell earlier this month.

Fidelity confirms offer for Colt is final
23 Jun 2015

Fidelity, the US investor that owns two-thirds of shares in Colt, says it is sticking by its 190p-a-share offer for the remaining minority shares and will not increase it under any circumstances.

Colt shareholder makes buyout offer
19 Jun 2015

Colt’s majority shareholder Fidelity has offered £570 million ($900 million) to buyout the remaining minority shares in the company that it does not already own.

Telekom Austria CEO to join Vodafone
19 Jun 2015

Following the announcement of his departure from Telekom Austria earlier this week, Hannes Ametsreiter is now set to join Vodafone as head of its German operations.

Vodafone CTO joins FireEye board
18 Jun 2015

Steve Pusey, chief technology officer at Vodafone Group, has joined the board of directors at cybersecurity firm FireEye.

MTNL appoints chairman
17 Jun 2015

Indian state-run operator MTNL has reportedly appointed Narenda Kumar Yadav as chairman and managing director (CMD) of the company.

Midweek Mergers: June 17
17 Jun 2015

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

Vodacom gets ICASA approval for Neotel deal
16 Jun 2015

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has approved Vodacom’s 7 billion rand offer to purchase internet provider Neotel, subject to conditions.

Alcatel chief to join Altice?
11 Jun 2015

Alcatel-Lucent’s chief executive Michel Combes is exiting his role to join cable company Altice, according to local reports.

Vodafone NZ acquires Worldxchange
11 Jun 2015

Vodafone New Zealand (NZ) has acquired Auckland-based communications company Worldxchange (WXC) for an undisclosed sum.

Midweek Mergers: June 10
10 Jun 2015

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

Deutsche Telekom to acquire BT?
10 Jun 2015

Deutsche Telekom is said to be eyeing a takeover of BT, following reports that it is close to selling its stake in T-Mobile US.

Etisalat to sell Zantel stake
05 Jun 2015

Etisalat is to sell its 85% stake in Tanzania’s Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) to Swedish telco Millicom.

Superloop lists on ASX
04 Jun 2015

International telecoms infrastructure provider Superloop announced today that it has commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Midweek Mergers: June 3
03 Jun 2015

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

Euskaltel plans IPO in 2015
03 Jun 2015

Euskaltel is to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) on the Spanish stock exchange in late 2015.

Telkom Indonesia to acquire GTA
02 Jun 2015

Telkom Indonesia is to acquire Guam-based GTA from Japanese private equity firm Advantage Partners, according to local reports.

PPF to request $1.29 billion loan from CETIN
01 Jun 2015

Czech financial firm PPF will ask for a loan of $1.29 billion (32.2 billion crowns) from CETIN – the firm created from the spin-off of O2 Czech Republic’s infrastructure arm – Reuters reports.

Telecom Egypt replaces CEO
28 May 2015

The Egyptian government has dismissed Mohamed El-Nawawy from his role as CEO at Telecom Egypt, and allegedly replaced him with Osama Yasin.

Midweek Mergers: May 27
27 May 2015

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

Finding healthcare remedies in telecoms
26 May 2015

The healthcare market will present multiple opportunities for carriers in the coming years, as medical providers seek to improve communication and the flow of information through means such as cloud services and the internet of things.

Chile telecoms market
26 May 2015

One of the most open and mature telecoms markets in Latin America, Chile has become a target of both national and international investment.

Charter and Time Warner Cable discuss sky high bid
22 May 2015

Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable (TWC) are in talks over a bid that looks set to exceed the $170 per share predicted by industry analysts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

ANALYSIS: The billion dollar telco club
21 May 2015

In April 2015, Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman reinstated his ambitions for the telecoms industry when he announced plans to invest in telecoms and technology companies across the US and Europe with his private equity fund LetterOne Technology (L1Technology).

Sprint appoints CMO
21 May 2015

Sprint has announced the appointment of Kevin Crull as chief marketing officer (CMO) at the company.

Nokia Networks profits tumble
01 May 2015

Finland’s Nokia Networks has revealed Q1 2015 results significantly lower than market forecasts, raising concerns over its planned acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

Grivner makes jump from Pacnet to Colt
01 May 2015

Colt Technology Services has today revealed the appointment of Carl Grivner as executive vice president of its network services business.

Telstra reshuffles management board
30 Apr 2015

Telstra is reshuffling its management board with the appointment of Warwick Bray as chief financial officer, replacing Andrew Penn who will take on the role of chief executive at the company from May 1, 2015.

Midweek Mergers: April 29
29 Apr 2015

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.

Superloop announces IPO
29 Apr 2015

Asian infrastructure provider Superloop has today announced plans to raise $17.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) and has applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Turkey minister could cancel 4G tender
28 Apr 2015

Turkey may cancel its 4G tender – set for May this year – as the country instead moves to accelerate the launch of 5G, Reuters reports.

Slovak Telekom launches IPO
22 Apr 2015

The Slovak government has launched an initial public offering of its 49% stake in Slovak Telekom as it seeks to raise up to €1 billion.

European Commission to address OTT competition
21 Apr 2015

The European Commission (EC) is set to call for a “level playing field” between telecoms operators and OTT providers in its proposed reform of the telecoms sector next month.

Equinix expands in UK and Canada
17 Apr 2015

Equinix has made two key expansions this week with the launch of its sixth data centre in London, UK – named LD6 – as well as its TR2 data centre in Toronto, Canada.

Superloop appoints CFO
16 Apr 2015

Megaport’s Superloop has made a further addition to its team with the appointment of Greg Bryant as chief financial officer.

Midweek Mergers: April 15
15 Apr 2015

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.

Omantel fined $13 million
15 Apr 2015

Omani operator Omantel has been fined 5 million rials (approximately £13 million) by the country’s regulator, Reuters reports.

Thuraya appoints board member
14 Apr 2015

Mobile satellite operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company has appointed Stephen O’Neill to its board of directors.

Cell C to invest $670 million in LTE network
13 Apr 2015

South Africa’s Cell C is set to invest R8 billion (approximately $670 million) in the deployment of its LTE network over the next three years, according to local reports.

InfoVista acquires Ipanema Technologies
10 Apr 2015

Network optimisation and service assurance firm InfoVista has acquired French network performance company Ipanema Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Viettel to acquire Beeline Cambodia
09 Apr 2015

Vietnam’s Viettel is to acquire the complete assets of Beeline Cambodia; the first time that a Vietnamese firm has acquired an active overseas telecoms operator.

Megaport spin-off appoints CEO
08 Apr 2015

Megaport’s dedicated infrastructure company, Superloop, has appointed Daniel Abrahams as chief executive officer at the company.

IIX acquires IX Reach
08 Apr 2015

Software-defined interconnection company IIX has acquired global network solutions provider IX Reach.

Abertis to spin off telecoms arm
07 Apr 2015

Spanish infrastructure firm Abertis will spin off its telecoms business into a publicly listed company with a value of €4 billion, The Financial Times reports.

Midweek Mergers: April 1
01 Apr 2015

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.

South Sudan to lay fibre-optic cables within two years
01 Apr 2015

South Sudan’s minister for telecommunications and postal services, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, has said that the government will lay a fibre-optic cable in the country within the next two years, Reuters reports.

Midweek Mergers: March 25
25 Mar 2015

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.

Wind Mobile shakes up executive board
24 Mar 2015

Canada's Wind Mobile has appointed former head of Public Mobile Alek Krstajic as CEO, in a shake-up of its board which also includes the departure of founder Anthony Lacavera.

Orange to acquire Cloudwatt
23 Mar 2015

Orange is to acquire all remaining shares of Cloudwatt; the cloud computing joint venture it set up with the French government, according to local reports.

Syniverse appoints CFO and development EVP
20 Mar 2015

Service provider Syniverse has appointed Robert Reich as chief financial officer; as his predecessor David Hitchcock moves on to the position of EVP of global product management and development at the company.

Telecom Italia approves media buyout
20 Mar 2015

Telecom Italia has approved the takeover of Telecom Italia Media, its media division, which has been a publicly traded unit for over a decade.

Midweek Mergers: March 18
18 Mar 2015

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.

Zimbabwe 'to shut down' Telecel Zimbabwe
12 Mar 2015

Zimbabwe plans to shut down Telecel Zimbabwe for allegedly operating without a licence and failing to comply with the country’s ownership laws.

MTN to splash $2.5 billion on infrastructure
05 Mar 2015

South Africa’s MTN will invest approximately $2.5 billion (R30 billion) this year on growing its infrastructure in the 23 countries where it operates, the company told local reporters yesterday.

United Arab Emirates telecoms market
04 Mar 2015

Since its first discovery of oil over 30 years ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has transformed from its humble roots as a barren sand desert to one of the region’s most prominent economic hubs.

Top six innovation facilities
02 Mar 2015

With operators under more pressure then ever before to innovate in order to get ahead of market demand, facilities dedicated to innovation have been cropping up in abundance over the last 18 months.

SES appoints chief development officer
02 Mar 2015

Luxembourg’s SES has appointed Christophe De Hauwer as chief development officer (CDO) at the company, and member of its executive committee.

MARKET STRATEGY: The war on fraud
27 Feb 2015

The rising frequency and sophistication of fraudulent activity on networks is putting carriers under pressure to take action. Capacity investigates how much progress the industry has made in the last year.

China issues 4G licences
27 Feb 2015

The Chinese government has issued 4G licences to China Telecom and China Unicom, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said today.

COVER STORY: Risky business
26 Feb 2015

With telecoms fast-becoming one of the most powerful industries in the world, how large is the threat of corruption? Laura Hedges investigates.

ANALYSIS: US operators - divesting for success
26 Feb 2015

In early February this year, US conglomerate Verizon announced that it will be selling its fixed-line assets to Frontier Communications, and leasing several mobile towers to American Tower, in two separate deals for a total of $15.6 billion. And with AT&T also rumoured to be selling o¬ff a significant portion of its data centre assets, what are the country’s two largest players hoping to gain?

Syniverse appoints CEO
26 Feb 2015

Syniverse has appointed Stephen Gray as president and chief executive at the company, effective immediately.

HP in talks to acquire Aruba Networks?
26 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard is said to be in talks to purchase Aruba Networks and a deal could be announced as early as next week, Bloomberg reports.

Mobily sacks suspended CEO
25 Feb 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Mobily has discharged its suspended chief executive, Khalid Omar al-Kaftook.

Spain’s Euskaltel considers IPO
23 Feb 2015

Spanish cable firm Euskaltel has allegedly hired Rothschild as advisor for a potential listing on the country’s stock exchange.

Ciena appoints CMO
19 Feb 2015

US vendor Ciena has appointed Marcus Starke as SVP and chief marketing officer at the company.

NCC fines APT and Taiwan Mobile for partnership
17 Feb 2015

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday that Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile have each been fined NT$300,000 (approximately $9,494) for failing to report their 4G roaming alliance within the required time-frame.

Huawei appoints non-executives to UK board
16 Feb 2015

China’s Huawei has appointed an independent non-executive chairman of its UK subsidiary, Huawei Technologies, as well as two independent non-executive directors.

MTN eyes Telkom SA acquisition
13 Feb 2015

Africa’s MTN Group is allegedly mulling the acquisition of a majority stake in South Africa’s fixed-line incumbent Telkom, in a bid to better compete with rival Vodacom.

Chinese official denies merger claims
12 Feb 2015

An official at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has refuted rumours that China Unicom and China Telecom are set to merge.

Jamaica telecoms market
11 Feb 2015

Jamaica is the third-largest of the Caribbean islands and has a small and open economy. Despite its relative political stability, rich culture and successful tourist industry, it has long struggled with low economic growth and high levels of crime, poverty and public debt.

Sunrise IPO raises $2.2 billion
06 Feb 2015

Swiss telecoms company Sunrise Communications raised $2.2 billion (2 billion Swiss francs) in a strong trading debut on the SIX Swiss Exchange on Friday.

Orange considers African Airtel assets purchase
05 Feb 2015

France’s Orange is considering the acquisition of a number of Bharti Airtel’s African assets, in a bid to strengthen its business in the region, people close to the matter told Bloomberg.

Global Telecom sells Djezzy stake
02 Feb 2015

Egypt’s Global Telecom has sold its 51% stake in Algerian mobile operator Djezzy to the Algerian National Investment Fund for $2.6 billion.

Midweek Mergers: January 28
28 Jan 2015

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.

Midweek Mergers: January 21
21 Jan 2015

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.

Tata to take capacity on Seabras-1
19 Jan 2015

Tata Communications has acquired “significant” capacity on Seaborn Networks’ US-Brazil cable, which is due to go operational in Q4 2016.

COVER STORY: The pursuit of fresh talent
15 Jan 2015

Is possessing the magic black book of contacts any longer enough to be a stand-out candidate in wholesale? Alex Hawkes investigates the steep recruitment challenge facing the industry.

Midweek Mergers: January 14
14 Jan 2015

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.

ANALYSIS: BT to face regulatory showdown?
13 Jan 2015

It was the appropriate finale to a record year for mergers among European cable and telecoms providers. In what will arguably become the biggest shake-up in the UK mobile market, BT announced mid-December 2014 that it has entered into exclusive talks to buy EE for £12.5 billion.

Israel awards 1800MHz band for 4G
13 Jan 2015

Israel has awarded 4G frequencies in the 1800MHz band following the announcement of results for the country’s frequency tender yesterday.

Facebook acquires video startup QuickFire
12 Jan 2015

Facebook has acquired QuickFire Networks, a video compression specialist, as the social media giant continues to focus on improving its video delivery.

Telstra targets finance sector
12 Jan 2015

Telstra has launched a low-latency trading network and range of ITC solutions targeting the finance sector.

Mexico fines Dish and Telmex for undisclosed deals
12 Jan 2015

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) in Mexico has fined satellite TV provider Dish Mexico and Carlos Slim’s fixed-line unit Telmex for failing to divulge, in full, a series of agreements between the two companies.

Orixcom secures private funding round
12 Jan 2015

Network and cloud platform provider Orixcom has secured private funding as it aims to grow its business in the Middle East and Africa.

Midweek Mergers: January 7
07 Jan 2015

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.