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Alcatel-Lucent wins TGA cable contract
18 Dec 2014

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a contract with the Tasman Global Access (TGA) consortium – Spark New Zealand, Telstra and Vodafone – to build the subsea cable between New Zealand to Australia.

Midweek Mergers: December 17
17 Dec 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.

Telstra in talks over Pacnet acquisition
17 Dec 2014

Australia’s Telstra has confirmed it is in talks to acquire subsea cable operator Pacnet, in a deal with an estimated price tag of US$1 billion.

Bharti Airtel sells African towers to IHS
15 Dec 2014

India’s Bharti Airtel, via its subsidiary Bharti Airtel International, has sold more than 1,100 telecoms towers in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS Holding.

O2 Slovakia launches LTE
12 Dec 2014

O2 Slovakia has announced the commercial launch of its 4G LTE networks in Bratislava, the country’s capital, and Kosice.

Windstream replaces CEO
12 Dec 2014

Jeff Gardner has stepped down from his position as president and chief executive at Windstream, to be replaced by Tony Thomas.

AT&T extends VoLTE across US
11 Dec 2014

AT&T has extended its VoLTE and HD voice services to a number of select areas across the US, according to local reports.

Orange to deliver cloud platform for 3M
10 Dec 2014

Orange Business Services is delivering its cloud platform to medical and oral care systems provider 3M to host its medical applications and patient information.

Vip completes VoLTE over NFV trial
10 Dec 2014

Telekom Austria Group’s Macedonian subsidiary Vip claims to have completed the region’s first VoLTE call based on Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).

Alcatel-Lucent appoints EMEA head
10 Dec 2014

Alcatel-Lucent has today announced the appointment of Willem Hendrickx as president of the French vendor’s Europe, Middle East and Africa operations.

Vodafone extends LTE-A across Australia
09 Dec 2014

Vodafone Australia has extended its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network – which it calls 4G+ – to customers in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Swisscom acquires ICT firm
09 Dec 2014

Swisscom has today announced the acquisition of Swiss-based ICT service provider Veltigroup and a number of its subsidiaries.

CFSC evaluation date revealed
08 Dec 2014

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the country’s three largest operators, China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, will complete an evaluation on their joint investment, China Communications Facilities Services Corporation (CFSC), by August 2015.

ITU gives final approval to G.fast
08 Dec 2014

The International Telecoms Union (ITU) has given final approval for its new broadband standard, G.fast, which is designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1Gbps over existing telephone wires.

Viatel plans next stage of network investment
08 Dec 2014

The operator will make network enhancements in Marseille in France, Frankfurt in Germany, Amsterdam in Holland, Milan in Italy and Zurich in Switzerland, utilising its existing 8,500km fibre network.

Huawei and Red Hat partner for cloud solutions
05 Dec 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei and software solutions provider Red Hat have today revealed a partnership for the global deployment of the latter’s OpenStack based cloud solutions.

Midweek Mergers: December 3
03 Dec 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.

Wind adds national roaming partner
03 Dec 2014

Canada’s Wind Mobile has signed a roaming deal with a domestic partner; now confirmed to be TELUS, according to local reports.

NCC reinforces penalties for unsolicited SMS
03 Dec 2014

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that it will come down harshly on any value-added service (VAS) provider that fails to comply with the Commission’s guidelines on unsolicited SMS.

SMS still going strong after 22 years
03 Dec 2014

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the first ever SMS and despite growing concerns that revenues from the service are in decline, many in the industry are still keeping the faith.

Q&A: Justin Williams, AT&T – Total disaster recovery
02 Dec 2014

In a top-secret location in England’s south west, AT&T houses its network disaster recovery (NDR) unit. During an exclusive visit to the facility, Capacity spoke to Justin Williams, director of NDR team international at AT&T, about the uses for such a facility.

Belgacom appoints CFO
02 Dec 2014

Belgium’s Belgacom has appointed Sandrine Dufour as chief financial officer at the company.

Millicom CEO to step down
02 Dec 2014

Millicom president and CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht is to step down at the end of the year.

Bite expands 3G network
01 Dec 2014

Lithuania’s Bite has completed phase two of its 3G network expansion to increase coverage in rural areas of the country.

Vodafone Qatar drops QNBN bid
01 Dec 2014

Vodafone Qatar has abandoned its bid to buy state-owned wholesale internet provider Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN).

Q&A: Rob Lawson, IDT Messaging – IDT’s IP movement
28 Nov 2014

In May 2014, IDT Corporation launched IDT Messaging, a white-label OTT messaging service that combines IP and SMS messaging. Rob Lawson, COO at IDT Messaging, explains how the service differs from rival offerings from OTT players, such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype.

DATA: Carrier economics report
26 Nov 2014

Dell’Oro Group has tracked revenue and capex trends for carriers accounting for more than 80% of worldwide capex and revenue.

Canada telecoms market
26 Nov 2014

Canada is the second-largest country in the world. It is made up of three territories and 10 provinces, each with its own separate capital city.

BT also in early talks to buy EE
26 Nov 2014

Deutsche Telekom and Orange have confirmed reports that BT Group is also in talks to acquire UK mobile operator EE.

Telekom Austria completes capital increase
25 Nov 2014

Telekom Austria has raised $1.24 billion in a share sale, which has seen majority-owner América Móvil and state holding company OIAG take up their pro rata shares.

Genband partners with Nokia
25 Nov 2014

Nokia Networks is to offer Genband’s evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG) as part of its voice evolution solutions, under a new partnership.

Hibernia adds PoP in Ireland
25 Nov 2014

Hibernia Networks has added a PoP at one of TelecityGroup’s Dublin-based data centres in Ireland.

TOP 5: Joint ventures
25 Nov 2014

2014 has seen the launch of a large number of joint ventures, as telcos increase collaboration to offer a more unified communications network across the globe. Capacity investigates five of the most eye-catching partnerships.

COVER STORY: 2020 vision
24 Nov 2014

5G is in sight and the industry has set itself a very ambitious target. Kavit Majithia reports.

The Scilly super-cable is complete
24 Nov 2014

Superfast broadband services have arrived on the Isles of Scilly in the UK following completion of the revitalisation of a disused subsea cable.

SS7Ware tests VoLTE solution with iPhone 6
24 Nov 2014

Mobile network solutions vendor SS7Ware has claimed to have performed the first VoLTE call from a GSM mobile phone to a VoLTE-capable iPhone 6, through a single unified switch.

Indosat launches 4G services
24 Nov 2014

Ooredoo subsidiary Indosat has launched 4G services in Indonesia, claiming to offer speeds of up to 185Mbps.

EU to “unbundle” Google?
24 Nov 2014

The European parliament is said to be considering splitting Google’s search engine operations in Europe, in an attempt to end its dominance in the region’s search market.

MARKET STRATEGY: A unified approach
21 Nov 2014

Enterprises all over the world are migrating from on-premises to cloud-based unified communications. What role can providers play in this market?

ZTE tests MIMO base station
21 Nov 2014

ZTE and China Mobile have completed tests on what they claim is the world’s first pre-5G Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) base station.

Zayo signs deal with IX Reach
21 Nov 2014

Zayo Group will provide co-location and dark fibre for IX Reach, connecting the wholesale carrier solutions provider’s data centres in the New York and New Jersey areas.

European aviation network edges closer to take-off
20 Nov 2014

Plans for Europe’s first major aviation network aimed at delivering broadband services to aircraft passengers are further underway, following a partnership between Inmarsat and Alcatel-Lucent.

ZTE joins NFV initiative
20 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 3 – Two senior experts from Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE have joined Open Platform NFV (OPNFV) to help guide the development of the technology globally.

Midweek Mergers: November 19
19 Nov 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.

New Megaport CEO to drive global expansion
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Megaport has appointed Denver Maddux as CEO at the company and expects this to drive its strategy of making aggressive international expansions over the next 18 months.

Q&A: Jim Fagan, Pacnet – Reaping the benefits of SDN
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Pacnet scooped the award for best Asian wholesale carrier at the recent Global Carrier Awards 2014. Jim Fagan, president of managed services, explains how the carrier has used software-defined networking (SDN) to bolster its offering.

StarHub offers 1Gbps broadband speeds
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Singapore’s second-largest operator StarHub has boosted its residential broadband speeds to 1Gbps, in a bid to meet increasing demands.

KPN to fully acquire Reggefiber
18 Nov 2014

KPN has agreed to pay €610 million to acquire the remaining 40% of Reggefiber that it does not already own.

Q&A: Michael Wheeler, NTT Communications – Wholesale success
18 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 1 – NTT Communications took the awards for best North American wholesale carrier and global wholesale data carrier at the Global Carrier Awards. Michael Wheeler, EVP and head of the global IP network business, explains the secrets of the company’s success in the wholesale arena.

Thai regulator announces 2015 4G auction
18 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 1 – Thailand’s telecoms regulator has revealed plans to hold its 4G mobile spectrum auction in September 2015, after a one-year postponement by the military government.

ANALYSIS: Revenue sharing model brings alternate route to the Middle East
14 Nov 2014

Numerous projects have tried and failed to establish an alternative terrestrial route for traffic between Europe and the Middle East that avoids the Suez Canal. But has the Alternative Middle East & European Route (AMEER) finally navigated its way successfully round the region’s political hurdles, by means of an innovative new consortium model?

ANALYSIS: The MNO struggle with A2P
14 Nov 2014

Mobile operators are struggling to enter into the elusive application-to-person (A2P) SMS market, following the collapse in revenues generated from person-to-person (P2P) services, according to a recent industry report.

ZTE could lose Ethio Telecom contract
14 Nov 2014

The Ethiopian government has warned ZTE that it may withdraw from a large contract it placed with the Chinese vendor last year, following concerns over changes to the prices ZTE is proposing to charge.

BT to phase out wholesale division?
14 Nov 2014

British incumbent BT is planning to abandon its wholesale unit and incorporate the division into its Openreach subsidiary, the Telegraph reports.

Jasmine International launches IPO
14 Nov 2014

Thai telecoms group Jasmine International has announced plans to raise up to $1.98 billion through an infrastructure fund IPO.

Verizon to cut 1,000 jobs?
13 Nov 2014

Verizon Communications will slash approximately 1,000 jobs via buyout offers to employees, a person with knowledge of the situation told Bloomberg.

Bharti Airtel selects Nokia Networks for 3G
13 Nov 2014

Indian conglomerate Bharti Airtel has signed a contract with Nokia Networks for the enhancement of its 3G network in the Mumbai, West Bengal and Bihar telecoms circles in the country.

Wataniya Palestine appoints CEO
13 Nov 2014

Palestine’s number two operator, Wataniya Palestine, has appointed Durgham Maraee as chief executive at the firm; its parent company Ooredoo told reporters today.

ANALYSIS: CRTC looks to untangle Canada’s regulatory red tape
13 Nov 2014

Forbearance is the term applied by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to denote services exempt from regulation. But it could just as easily describe the wait-and-see attitude adopted by many of the nation’s carriers as mobile and broadband wholesale proceedings unfold.

Midweek Mergers: November 12
12 Nov 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.

Katia Gonzalez, BICS and i3forum: Spreading the word
11 Nov 2014

Katia Gonzalez has been working tirelessly to raise awareness of fraud in the wholesale sector, both in her role as head of i3forum’s Fraud Workstream and as head of fraud operations at BICS.

Vodafone takes on BT in broadband battle
11 Nov 2014

Vodafone has announced plans to launch residential broadband services in the UK in 2015, in a bid to better compete against rival operator BT and the wider British market.

Juniper Networks CEO departs
11 Nov 2014

Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir resigned on Monday November 10, following a review by the networking company’s board into his handling of negotiations with an unnamed customer.

KPN appoints CCO
11 Nov 2014

The Netherlands’ KPN has today announced the appointment of Frank van der Post as chief commercial officer at the company.

BICS launches IP over satellite services
11 Nov 2014

BICS has launched a range of IP over Satellite (IPoSat) services designed to enhance connectivity for landlocked countries and act as a back-up for fibre and subsea networks.

Swiss telcos ink net neutrality deal
07 Nov 2014

Four telcos in Switzerland, as well as the country’s cable operator association Swisscable, have collaborated to form an official code of conduct for net neutrality in the country.

Equinix to launch fifth Tokyo data centre
07 Nov 2014

Equinix has announced plans to launch its fifth data centre in Tokyo, Japan, as it moves to meet strong demand from its financial services customers.

FarEasTone selects Ericsson for IT transformation
07 Nov 2014

Taiwan’s FarEasTone has extended its partnership with Ericsson, which will see the Swedish vendor become prime integrator for the lead-to-service domain of the mobile operator’s IT transformation.

dtac selects Ericsson for LTE upgrade
06 Nov 2014

dtac TriNet has signed a five-year agreement with Swedish vendor Ericsson for its LTE technology, as the operator looks to expand its 4G services across Thailand.

Jonathan Wright, Interoute: Adding depth
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – With its buyout of network operator Vtesse, Interoute now has the UK footprint it has long desired and a new customer base for its VDC cloud services, says VP service provider Jonathan Wright.

Q&A: Frank Orlowski, DE-CIX – Upgrading the Frankfurt hub
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – Germany’s DE-CIX has upgraded its Apollon internet exchange platform in Frankfurt, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent. Capacity speaks to Frank Orlowski, CMO at DE-CIX, to find out the finer details of the project and the impact he expects it to have.

Telenor joins the Chicago agreement
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – Telenor has joined the alliance formed by Orange, Ooredoo and Bharti Airtel at ITW earlier this year to promote collaboration on voice and data networks globally.

Q&A: Leonardo Cerciello, TI Sparkle – TI Sparkles with new African PoPs
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – In June 2014, Telecom Italia Sparkle launched a PoP in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in partnership with TTCL (Tanzania Telecoms Company). Capacity catches up with Leonardo Cerciello, VP of MEA and Asia-Pacific at the company, to discover some of the reasons behind the launch.

Rob Bath, Digital Realty: Realty check
04 Nov 2014

Europe is set to be a major focus for Digital Realty over the next couple of years, says VP engineering EMEA Rob Bath. Guy Matthews gets the inside story from one of the architects of the company’s success.

TTI joins AMS-IX partner programme
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – Türk Telekom International (TTI) has today announced that it has joined the AMS-IX partner programme, as it moves to increase its presence and services in western Europe.

Security to keep telcos relevant in connected world
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – Network security could play a major role in keeping telcos relevant in the connected world, Wired editor David Rowan told delegates this morning at Capacity Europe.

David Rowan, Wired magazine: Totally wired
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – When Wired editor David Rowan talks about the future, people listen. Today's keynote speaker at Capacity Europe offers Guy Matthews some insights into where telcos can fit in to a connected universe.

KPN gets green light for Reggefiber takeover
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – Dutch telco KPN has received approval from the Netherland’s Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) regulatory body to acquire a further 9% of FTTH operator Reggefiber, bringing its total hold in the company to 60%.

Amerimar Enterprises targets Chicago market
31 Oct 2014

Amerimar Enterprises has acquired a 100,000 square foot fibre-rich building in Chicago in the US, as part of its latest redevelopment project with Hunter Newby.

América Móvil, Telefónica and Oi to bid for TIM?
31 Oct 2014

Mexico’s América Móvil, Spain’s Telefónica and Brazil’s Oi will place a joint bid for Brazilian mobile operator TIM Participações, and have confirmed plans to break it up, according to local reports.

Entel eyes larger slice of Peru’s mobile market
30 Oct 2014

Chilean operator Entel is looking to increase its share of Peru’s rapidly developing mobile market, following its acquisition of Nextel last year, according to a company executive.

MegaFon posts Q3 profit decline
30 Oct 2014

Russia’s MegaFon has today revealed a year-on-year Q3 net profit decline of 16.5%, despite reporting a growth in sales.

Ericsson launches OPNFV certification programme
30 Oct 2014

Swedish vendor Ericsson, a platinum member of the open platform for network functions virtualisation (OPNFV), has today launched a certification programme for the initiative.

FRAUD & SECURITY BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: Fighting fraud together
29 Oct 2014

As fraudulent activity becomes smarter, companies are urged to share experiences and knowledge to counter threats together. Capacity identifies the top five fraud associations and companies that are promoting collaboration for collective security.

Midweek Mergers: October 29
29 Oct 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.

O3b prepares for December launch
28 Oct 2014

O3b has confirmed that its third group of four satellites will be launched from Le Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) at Kourou in French Guiana on December 18.

ITU wraps up elections
27 Oct 2014

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has concluded its elections to select candidates for the organisation’s five elected posts, the 12 members of the Radio Regulations Board and the 48 members of the ITU Council.

Level 3 gets go-ahead to buy tw telecom
27 Oct 2014

Level 3 has received approval from US regulator the Federal Communications Commission for the acquisition of US managed-services provider tw telecom.

BT boosts Ethernet presence
27 Oct 2014

BT has established three more PoPs in UK data centres in a bid to grow its Ethernet fibre footprint. The new sites, which include TelecityGroup and Equinix data centres, are located in Leeds, Manchester and Slough, and will go live this month.

Vivo and ISPM to build smart city in Brazil
23 Oct 2014

Telefónica’s Brazilian subsidiary Vivo and software management company ISPM have announced a project to turn Aguas de São Pedro in São Paulo into the country’s first smart city.

Orange board appoints director
23 Oct 2014

Orange has today announced the co-opting of Mouna Sepehri as a director of the board, following a proposal from the committee for governance and social & environmental responsibility (CGRSE).

O2 and Zayo pen UK network upgrade
23 Oct 2014

The UK’s O2 has today announced a partnership with Zayo Group for the upgrade of its nationwide infrastructure into a fully resilient core fibre network.

Midweek Mergers: October 22
22 Oct 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.

IIX acquires Allegro Networks
22 Oct 2014

IIX today announced its acquisition of UK-based software and interconnection company Allegro Networks.

Interoute opens VDC in Madrid
22 Oct 2014

Interoute has opened its latest Virtual Data Centre zone (VDC) in Madrid as part of its continuing platform expansion.

Alcatel-Lucent launches broadband solutions
21 Oct 2014

French vendor Alcatel-Lucent is launching a TWDM-PON (Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Networks) solution, in what it claims is an industry first.

euNetworks acquires Fibrelac
20 Oct 2014

European bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks has acquired Swiss dark fibre network operator Fibrelac.

Colt appoints CFO
17 Oct 2014

Colt Group has today announced the appointment of Hugo Eales as chief financial officer at the company, effective November 1 2014.

Q&A: Onno Bos, AMS-IX – Into Africa
16 Oct 2014

Capacity catches up with AMS-IX’s Onno Bos, sales director at the company, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to talk about their recently launched internet exchange in Mombasa, Kenya: the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point.

GTT acquires UNSi
16 Oct 2014

GTT Communications has completed the $40-million acquisition of data service provider UNSi.

Midweek Mergers: October 15
15 Oct 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.

China-EU telecoms trade dispute to end?
15 Oct 2014

An EU trade official claims an agreement is on its way to end China and the EU’s long-running dispute over Chinese exports of telecoms equipment.

Global Cloud Xchange rolls out cloud platform
15 Oct 2014

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched its cloud platform, offering enterprise cloud services, applications and content across the operator’s privately owned global fibre-optic network.

Liquid Telecom invests in Rwanda expansion
15 Oct 2014

Liquid Telecom has today revealed a $34 million investment strategy for Rwanda, which includes the expansion of its network in the country, as well as what is claimed to be the first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in Rwanda.

Coriant launches SDN solution portfolio
14 Oct 2014

Coriant has launched an SDN solution portfolio which claims to leverage its expertise in packet optical transport, mobile backhaul and cloud networking.

KT and Alcatel-Lucent to accelerate NFV adoption
14 Oct 2014

Korea’s KT and multinational vendor Alcatel-Lucent have signed a technical agreement pledging to drive innovation and the faster adoption of network functions virtualisation (NFV).

Tata and PCCW ink HD video conferencing deal
14 Oct 2014

Asian operators Tata Communications and PCCW Global have today revealed a high-definition video conferencing (HDVC) agreement for the interconnection of their IPX and MPLS networks.

OneAccess partners with Axiros
13 Oct 2014

OneAccess Networks is to pair its access routers with auto-configuration solutions provider Axiros’ managed-service platform software solution as part of a new partnership.

GSMA issues IoT guidelines
13 Oct 2014

The GSMA has issued guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, aimed at outlining how devices and applications should communicate via mobile networks.

Tigo Honduras to launch LTE in 2015
09 Oct 2014

Tigo Honduras plans to launch 4G LTE services in the country early next year, the company’s communications manager, Rodolfo Caraccioli, has revealed.

BT and Huawei reach 3Tbps in field trial
08 Oct 2014

The UK’s BT and Chinese vendor Huawei have reached up to 3Tbps in field trials, thought to be the fastest real-time super channel speeds ever achieved over an existing fibre link in a real-world environment.

Kenya telecoms market
07 Oct 2014

Situated on the equator on Africa’s east coast, Kenya is well-positioned for both national and international connectivity to neighbouring countries Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Laying siege to the carrier pipe
07 Oct 2014

Are carriers threatened by the investment from tech companies in telecoms infrastructure? Kavit Majithia investigates.

Telstra and Tata sign Indian NNI
07 Oct 2014

Australia’s Telstra has today revealed a network-to-network interconnection (NNI) deal with Tata Communications to extend its reach into India.

Telkom Indonesia mulls stake in Spark NZ
06 Oct 2014

Telkom Indonesia is reportedly considering the acquisition of a 27% stake in Spark Telecom (formerly Telecom New Zealand) as part of its strategy to broaden its global footprint.

Hyperoptic doubles UK broadband reach
06 Oct 2014

British broadband provider Hyperoptic has more than doubled its high-speed fibre broadband reach to homes in the UK, as it looks to compete against rival player BT.

BT mobile network faces possible delays
06 Oct 2014

The UK’s BT Group has said that technical hurdles will make it difficult for the company to return to the consumer mobile market before the end of the financial year.

SMS WHOLESALE SPECIAL REPORT 2014: Monetising A2P messaging
03 Oct 2014

Global carriers and enterprises are seeking higher-quality routes, introducing exchanges and enhancing hubbing services to accommodate the growing interest in application-to-person (A2P) SMS. Making more effective use of their partnerships and seizing control of traffic on their networks to optimise revenue could be key to making the most of this market.

Huawei to increase France R&D
03 Oct 2014

China’s Huawei has revealed plans to increase its R&D investments in France, and expand its industry co-operation with French partners.

Kroes urges telcos to change
03 Oct 2014

Departing European Commission VP, Neelie Kroes, has warned telcos that they must change their attitude if Europe is to become a single telecoms market.

Verizon appoints CMO
03 Oct 2014

Verizon Communications has appointed Diego Scotti as its chief marketing officer.

MARKET STRATEGY: VoLTE and PCRF
02 Oct 2014

As if there was not already enough for carriers to consider when upgrading their networks to support VoLTE, modifications must be also made to the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF).

MARKET STRATEGY: The second coming of voice
02 Oct 2014

Although Voice over LTE (VoLTE) trials are gathering pace, operators face major technical challenges in upgrading networks to support the service. Alex Hawkes questions whether there is an advantage in being a fast mover.

Windstream appoints interim CFO
02 Oct 2014

Windstream has announced Bob Gunderman as interim CFO at the company, following the departure of Tony Thomas, who has left his position to head up Windstream’s real estate spin-off.

Ericsson acquires smart grid provider
02 Oct 2014

Ericsson has completed the acquisition of US-based smart grid communications provider, Ambient Corporation, as the Swedish vendor looks to grow its utilities service offering.

Geoff Bennett, Infinera Q&A: Xpress delivery
01 Oct 2014

Infinera launched its Cloud Xpress portfolio last month, in a bid to better enable network operators to deliver cloud-based services worldwide. Here, Geoff Bennett – director of solutions and technology at Infinera – speaks exclusively to Capacity about the thought process behind the launch.

Midweek Mergers: October 1
01 Oct 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.

INNOVATION BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: The generation gap
30 Sep 2014

With 5G on the horizon, how is investment stepping up in research and development? Are carriers taking an active role, or is the drive coming largely from the vendor community? Guy Matthews reports from the frontiers of cellular innovation.

Tele Columbus to launch IPO
30 Sep 2014

Germany’s third-largest cable operator, Tele Columbus, is to launch an IPO by the end of the year in a bid to raise $380 million.

Pacnet rolls out CDN
30 Sep 2014

Pacnet has selected CDN provider OnApp to deploy a CDN platform across its data centre and subsea cable network in Asia-Pacific.

América Móvil considers options in Mexico
30 Sep 2014

América Móvil is still analysing a potential asset sale in Mexico after vowing to divest some of its interests in the country to comply with new regulations.

Deutsche Telekom considers remaining in the US
29 Sep 2014

Deutsche Telekom could retain ownership of T-Mobile US for at least another year, after doubts were raised over the possibility of an improved bid for the company from French operator Iliad.

Telenor CEO to exit role in 2015
29 Sep 2014

Jon Frederik Baksaas, CEO at Norway’s Telenor, is to exit his role at the end of 2015, the company’s board told reporters today.

Eircom CEO steps down
29 Sep 2014

The chief executive of Ireland’s Eircom, Herb Hribar, has stepped down from his position, following the company’s recent decision not to go ahead with an IPO.

SMS WHOLESALE SPECIAL REPORT 2014: The A-to-Z of A2P
19 Sep 2014

In the space of just two decades, person-to-person SMS messaging has been embraced by consumers worldwide, only to fall by the wayside to alternative OTT services such as WhatsApp. Fresh opportunities in the application-to-person (A2P) market, however, could mark the beginning of a new era for SMS.

NEED TO KNOW: 4K video – Life in HD
11 Sep 2014

4K video is the next generation of high-definition (HD) digital video, named as such because it employs 4,000 pixels for horizontal resolution. It claims to deliver four times the resolution of 1080 pixels, totalling 8.3 megapixels, and delivering higher-quality image definition and larger projection surface visibility.

Grupo Salinas to buy Iusacell stake
11 Sep 2014

Mexico’s Grupo Salinas has confirmed plans to acquire a 50% stake in the country’s third-largest mobile operator, Iusacell, from its partner, Grupo Televisa.

Nick Clarke, Spark: A bright spark
11 Sep 2014

Ideas man Nick Clarke, GM of wholesale and international at Spark (formerly Telecom NZ), is using his philosophy to drive the company’s rebrand into the digital age.

Entel selects ZTE for Bolivian FTTx network
11 Sep 2014

Entel South America has awarded a contract to China’s ZTE Corporation to be the exclusive supplier for the operator’s fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) network in Bolivia.

NTT speeds up Honda
11 Sep 2014

NTT Communications has claimed that its enterprise cloud service has helped car manufacturer Honda reduce its annual operating costs by 30%.

ANALYSIS: Hibernia keeps faith with Express cable
11 Sep 2014

Bjarni Thorvardason, CEO at Hibernia Networks, has told Capacity that the operator did not contemplate "abandoning the Hibernia Express project for even a second", after work resumed on the subsea cable project in August.

ANALYSIS: The Scilly super-cable
09 Sep 2014

Plans are in motion for the revitalisation of a disused subsea cable to connect Cornwall – in the UK’s south west – to the remote Isles of Scilly, as the country edges closer to reaching its target of nationwide broadband coverage.

Ofcom aims to support SMEs
05 Sep 2014

UK regulator Ofcom has outlined a policy to help SMEs benefit from communications services across the country.

Wind invites bidders for mast sale
05 Sep 2014

VimpelCom’s Italian subsidiary Wind has invited bidders for the sale and lease-back of its 11,000 mobile masts, in a deal that could be worth €500 million.

Tata CFO to depart
05 Sep 2014

Tata Communications has announced that its CFO, Sanjay Baweja, will be leaving the organisation to pursue other opportunities.

Telehouse expands reach in New York
05 Sep 2014

Data centre company Telehouse has announced that its New York Internet Exchange (NYIIX) has expanded its reach through CoreSite’s capabilities in New York.

COVER STORY: Telecoms in the post-Snowden era
04 Sep 2014

Revelations about US government surveillance are widely believed to be costing US telecoms and tech firms revenue. It is difficult to determine, however, whether perceptions match reality.

Nokia Networks to deploy LTE in Rwanda
04 Sep 2014

Nokia Networks has been selected by olleh Rwanda Networks (oRn) – the joint venture between KT and the Government of Rwanda – for the vendor to provide radio and core network services.

MTN to lease mobile towers to IHS
04 Sep 2014

South African company MTN is to launch a joint venture with tower firm IHS for the tower company to operate and manage the operator’s 9,151 transmitter towers in Nigeria.

Nokia Networks appoints LatAm head
04 Sep 2014

Nokia Networks has appointed Dimitri Diliani as VP of Latin America at the company, following the resignation of Almir Narcizo.

Midweek Mergers: September 3
03 Sep 2014

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Iliad still interested in T-Mobile US
02 Sep 2014

French player Iliad has claimed it is still working on a deal to acquire T-Mobile US, despite failing in its first attempt to enter the US market.

Orange to provide satellite services for BW Offshore
02 Sep 2014

Orange Business Services will supply satellite solutions to BW Offshore – a provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry – under a new five-year $12 million contract.

Dtac appoints Brekke as interim CEO
02 Sep 2014

Thai mobile operator Total Access Communication (Dtac) has announced vice chairman Sigve Brekke will take over as acting CEO following the resignation of Eddy Abdullah.

Telefónica to exit Telecom Italia
02 Sep 2014

Telefónica has reportedly revealed plans to exit its 14.8% stake in Telecom Italia upon completion of its deal to acquire GVT from Vivendi.

Batelco Bahrain CEO resigns
01 Sep 2014

The CEO of Batelco Bahrain, Rashid Abdulla, has resigned with no given reason, according to a statement released by the company on Sunday.

South Korean data traffic is 92% 4G
01 Sep 2014

South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has released figures stating that 4G accounts for 92% of all data traffic in the country.

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: In the fast lane – part 2
28 Aug 2014

As SDN moves from tentative sandbox trial to real-life deployment, we put the spotlight on some of the carriers showing the way forward. In partnership with vendors, these players are helping to forge the networking services market of tomorrow.

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: In the fast lane – part 1
27 Aug 2014

As SDN moves from tentative sandbox trial to real-life deployment, we put the spotlight on some of the carriers showing the way forward. In partnership with vendors, these players are helping to forge the networking services market of tomorrow.

Midweek Mergers: August 27
27 Aug 2014

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Telin eyes stake in NZ operator
27 Aug 2014

PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin) is considering the acquisition of a 27% stake in a New Zealand-based phone operator, according to the company’s CEO.

Verizon to roll out VoLTE services
27 Aug 2014

Verizon is reportedly set to launch VoLTE HD voice calls, and will become the fourth major carrier in the US to roll out the service.

Telefónica could raise bid for GVT
27 Aug 2014

Spain’s Telefónica is considering plans to improve its offer for Vivendi’s Brazilian broadband unit GVT and could bid up to €8 billion.

TE Connectivity upgrades antenna systems to 4G
26 Aug 2014

TE Connectivity has announced it has upgraded its antenna systems to 4G, in a bid to allow customers that presently use 2G and 3G services to deliver more capacity over their networks.

Pacnet data centres receive 2.0 certification
26 Aug 2014

Pacnet’s CloudSpace data centres in Sydney (SYCS1), Hong Kong (HKCS1 and HKCS2) and Singapore (SGCS2) have been awarded PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 2.0 Certification and Attestation of Compliance.

LIME upgrades Caribbean network
19 Aug 2014

Cable&Wireless’ Caribbean arm LIME is upgrading its network in St. Kitts and Nevis as part of Project Marlin, a $1.05 billion capital investment programme.

T4U to launch IPO in Brazil
19 Aug 2014

Brazilian mobile infrastructure company T4U is to launch an IPO in a bid to tap into the increasing demand for towers in Latin America.

VoLTE call setup twice as fast as existing calls
15 Aug 2014

An independent research study conducted by Signals Research Group (SRG) on behalf of Alcatel-Lucent found that the call setup time for VoLTE is nearly twice as fast as the call setup for existing 3G circuit switched fallback (CSFB).

Televisa buys remaining Cablecom shares
15 Aug 2014

Mexico’s Grupo Televisa has spent $653.96 million on acquiring the remaining shares of Mexican cable firm Cablecom that is does not already own.

SingTel net profit falls by 17.4% in first quarter
14 Aug 2014

SingTel has reported that its first quarter net profit fell by 17.4% from the same time in 2013 due to the absence one-time gains and weak forex implications in some of its operating markets.

Midweek Mergers: August 13
13 Aug 2014

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Moldcell secures mobile licences
13 Aug 2014

The National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) in Moldova has awarded three mobile licences to Moldcell.

Latin America internet capacity reaches 14.6Tbps
13 Aug 2014

The Latin American region has seen its international internet capacity increase four fold in the last five years to reach 14.6Tbps, according to data from research group TeleGeography.

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.

Telstra acquires US-based video platform
12 Aug 2014

Australian operator Telstra has acquired Silicon Valley’s video platform company Ooyala for $270 million, in a bid to increase its presence in the digital media market.

Avanti to launch new satellite in 2017
12 Aug 2014

British satellite operator Avanti Communications is to launch its new HYLAS 4 satellite in 2017 and complete its coverage in Europe and Africa.

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.

Bharti Airtel enables Kenya Airways MVNO
11 Aug 2014

Bharti Airtel and Kenya Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enable the airline to become a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

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.

Telkom South Africa CFO steps down
11 Aug 2014

Telkom South Africa’s CFO, Jacques Schindehutte, has resigned with full benefits, following a suspension late last year.

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?

Vodafone UK completes VoLTE test
08 Aug 2014

UK mobile operator Vodafone has completed its first voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) call at its laboratory in Newbury, Berkshire.

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.

MTN Irancell to begin 3G testing
07 Aug 2014

Iranian operator MTN Irancell has claimed it will begin testing its 3G network in public universities and government institutions across the country’s capital, Tehran.

Midweek Mergers: August 6
06 Aug 2014

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No "crazy offers" in Brazil, says Telecom Italia CEO
06 Aug 2014

Marco Patuano, CEO at Telecom Italia, told reporters this morning that the company will not make any “crazy offers” in Brazil, following the news that Telefónica placed a bid for Brazilian internet provider GVT.

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.

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: A two-track market?
06 Aug 2014

Is there a first-mover benefit for carriers adopting early-to-market SDN strategies? If so, does this mean a future where pioneers will only want to do business with other SDN-enabled organisations?

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).

Intelsat posts Q2 results
05 Aug 2014

Intelsat said its Q2 results were in line with expectations, despite experiencing a drop in revenues.

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.

NTT expands data centre partnership with NVIDIA
04 Aug 2014

Visual computing technologies provider NVIDIA has extended its partnership with NTT Communications, selecting the carrier’s Hong Kong data centre facilities as its hub for the Asia-Pacific region.

Millicom secures approval for UNE merger
04 Aug 2014

Colombia’s Tigo Millicom has received final approval from regulators for the merger of its mobile business with the fixed-line arm of UNE EPM (Empresas Publicas de Medellin).

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.

CSG extends Comcast partnership
01 Aug 2014

CSG Systems International has extended its partnership to provide residential billing services to Comcast Cable in the US.

Friday Network News: August 1
01 Aug 2014

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Reliance refutes Jio stake sale
31 Jul 2014

Reliance Industries (RIL) has denied reports that it is open to offloading up to 30% of its telecoms arm, Reliance Jio.

UPDATE: Iusacell not for sale
31 Jul 2014

Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas has said that he has no plans to sell his stake in mobile operator Iusacell.

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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NBN extends Ericsson contract
30 Jul 2014

Australia’s National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has extended a fixed and mobile managed-service contract with Swedish vendor Ericsson.

Windstream to spin off part of network
30 Jul 2014

US operator Windstream has made plans to spin-off parts of its telecoms network into an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT).

KPN cost cutting pays off in Q2 results
30 Jul 2014

Dutch telecoms group KPN has reported better-than-expected Q2 core profits after the company’s cost-cutting plan made up for poor results in most of its units.

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.

Wateen Telecom appoints CEO
28 Jul 2014

Wateen Telecom, sister company of Warid Telecom in Pakistan, has announced the appointment of Rizwan Tiwana as CEO.

TrueView – big opportunity?
25 Jul 2014

TrueView is YouTube’s online video ad format which is based on an interactive model. The service allows the viewer to skip the advertisement or select to watch an ad from a choice of different ads. The company is only charged if the viewer watches the video ad.

Colt to launch network for London Metal Exchange
25 Jul 2014

Colt is working with the London Metal Exchange (LME) to launch a dedicated high-speed network to provide market participants with a secure connection to the exchange’s electronic systems.

Friday Network News: 25 July
25 Jul 2014

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Aviva extends contract with Vodafone
24 Jul 2014

Global insurance firm Aviva has extended its contract with Vodafone to provide a range of communications services, including cloud storage.

Infinera posts Q2 results
24 Jul 2014

Infinera has posted its second quarter results for 2014, recording revenues of $165.4 million, compared with $142.8 million in Q1.

Midweek Mergers: July 23
23 Jul 2014

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ANALYSIS: Verizon expands CDN reach
23 Jul 2014

Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) and EdgeCast have revealed a rapid expansion strategy that will see the CDN provider add an additional 20 PoPs to its footprint across major cities in the world.

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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Orange joins SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium
17 Jul 2014

Orange has today revealed that it has signed the construction and maintenance agreement for the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable, joining a number of other operators including PCCW Global and Etisalat.

Manx Telecom reveals 4G plans
17 Jul 2014

Manx Telecom on the Isle of Man, situated in the waters between Britain and Ireland, has today revealed plans for the launch of the island’s first 4G service.

Midweek Mergers: July 16
16 Jul 2014

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FIFA World Cup breaks data traffic records
16 Jul 2014

Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup final in Brazil broke records for the amount of data sent by fans at the ground, according to the National Union of Telephone Companies (SindiTelebrasil).

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.

Dish urges FCC to block Comcast-TWC merger
11 Jul 2014

US satellite provider Dish Network has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block Comcast’s bid to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC) on competition grounds.

Vodafone continues Indian tax dispute
11 Jul 2014

UK’s Vodafone is continuing negotiations over its tax dispute with India, after the country’s new Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the claims will “naturally reach their logical conclusion”.

Friday Network News: July 11
11 Jul 2014

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Orange targets growth in Spain
07 Jul 2014

Orange is targeting growth in Spain and is looking at potential acquisitions in the country, according to the company's CEO.

Telstra invests in TeleSign
04 Jul 2014

Australian operator Telstra has announced a strategic investment in mobile identity services company TeleSign.

Friday Network News: July 4
04 Jul 2014

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Zayo files for IPO
03 Jul 2014

US-based fibre provider Zayo has announced plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO).

Tele2 inks M2M deal with NetComm Wireless
03 Jul 2014

Tele2 AB has announced an agreement with service provider NetComm Wireless for the delivery of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities to vertical markets.

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.

The SMS renaissance
01 Jul 2014

Traditional SMS revenues declined for the first time last year, but that has not stopped carriers exploring new ways to revive the messaging service.

Michel Guyot, Tata Communications: Taking the lead
30 Jun 2014

The next generation of wholesale needs good leaders, combining vision with operational aptitude, says Michel Guyot, president of global voice solutions at Tata Communications. But what sort of landscape will they be operating in?

Omantel appoints CEO
30 Jun 2014

Oman Telecommunications (Omantel) has appointed Talal Said Marhoon Al Mamari as CEO at the firm.

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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Wataniya appoints CEO
24 Jun 2014

National Kuwaiti telco Wataniya has today announced Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Mohammed al-Thani as its CEO.

Germany’s FNA told to amend MTRs
23 Jun 2014

The European Commission (EC) has told German telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency (FNA) that it has three months to take action on mobile termination rates (MTRs) in the country, according to local reports.

Zain Kuwait selects NSN OSS solution
23 Jun 2014

Zain Kuwait has signed a partnership with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) for the deployment of the equipment vendor’s operations support systems (OSS) solution.

Friday Network News: June 20
20 Jun 2014

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FCC says ISP network performance is improving
19 Jun 2014

Internet service providers (ISPs) across the US are improving their overall network performance, according to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Ofcom releases pricing proposals for BT fibre
19 Jun 2014

Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, has today proposed a set of guidelines for margins that BT will have to uphold when wholesaling its superfast fibre offering to rivals.

Angola Cables and DE-CIX sign collaboration agreement
19 Jun 2014

Fibre-optic provider Angola Cables has signed a collaboration agreement with internet exchange DE-CIX to establish the foundations for a neutral interconnection environment between Angola and southern Africa.

Midweek Mergers: June 18
18 Jun 2014

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Cellcom to launch OTT TV services in Israel
17 Jun 2014

Israel-based Cellcom will provide television coverage over the internet for the first time, as mobile operators in the country continue to look for new ways to generate revenue.

Rene Dufrene, AT&T Business Solutions: Ahead in the cloud
17 Jun 2014

Has AT&T developed a solution that addresses the barriers to cloud adoption without compromising on any of the dynamic values of the cloud? Capacity talks to Rene Dufrene, AVP of network-enabled cloud at AT&T Business Solutions, to find out.

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.

CLOUD SPECIAL REPORT 2014: Cloud formation
13 Jun 2014

The past year has seen a rapid rise in the number of carriers developing cloud solution portfolios targeted at enterprise customers. Guy Matthews investigates.

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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Satellite takes centre stage at World Cup
12 Jun 2014

Intelsat has revealed details of the news and sports programmers using its global satellite services and terrestrial network to televise the 2014 World Cup, which starts today in Brazil.

Deutsche Telekom focussing on GTS integration
12 Jun 2014

Deutsche Telekom has revealed it is focussing on integrating fibre-optic provider GTS Central Europe within its operations and is not planning additional acquisitions in eastern Europe.

Midweek Mergers: June 11
11 Jun 2014

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Huawei increases enterprise sales target
11 Jun 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has announced that it has raised sales targets across its enterprise business, and now expects sales to increase by 40% year-on-year.

SEACOM partners with CDNetworks in Tanzania
11 Jun 2014

SEACOM has announced a partnership with content delivery company CDNetworks to deploy content clusters and caching nodes on its pan-African IP network in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike: The cybercrime buster
11 Jun 2014

Telcos are uniquely positioned to play a key part in the global battle against cybercrime, says former FBI man Shawn Henry. Capacity hears about his tireless battle against a relentless tide of “adversaries”.

Ooredoo facing potential boycott in Myanmar
09 Jun 2014

Qatar-based Ooredoo could face a potential boycott of its services in Myanmar before it has even launched operations after nationalists raised concerns over its ties to a Muslim state.

NBN appoints two new executives
06 Jun 2014

Australia’s state-owned National Broadband Network Company (NBN) has named two new executives as part of CEO Bill Morrow’s plans to restructure the company.

Friday Network News: June 6
06 Jun 2014

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Midweek Mergers: June 4
04 Jun 2014

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Turkey lifts two-month YouTube ban
04 Jun 2014

Turkey has lifted its ban on video-sharing website YouTube after the constitutional court ruled the ban to be a violation of the Turkish constitution’s freedom-of-expression clause.

Vipnet completes NFV trial
04 Jun 2014

Telekom Austria-owned Vipnet has been announced as the first operator in the group to complete a successful network functions virtualisation (NFV) trial.

Telefónica in talks with German operators
04 Jun 2014

Telefónica is reportedly in talks with German mobile operators Freenet and Drillisch, as well as Liberty Global’s Unitymedia Kabel, as it continues to seek approval from the EU for its takeover of KPN’s E-Plus.

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.

Telefónica finalises deal for DTS
03 Jun 2014

Spanish incumbent Telefónica has finalised its deal to acquire a 56% stake in Distribuidora de Televisión (DTS) from media group Prisa.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: The founder of the World Wide Web
02 Jun 2014

The principle of an open internet is facing its biggest ever threat. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web and VIP keynote speaker at ITW 2014, talks to Capacity about the evolution of his creation 25 years on.

GVT to oppose TIM break-up
02 Jun 2014

Vivendi-owned broadband provider GVT has told local reporters that it is willing to work with the Brazilian government to prevent the break-up of the country’s second-largest mobile operator, TIM Brasil.

OnMobile appoints new CEO
02 Jun 2014

Mobile service provider OnMobile Global has appointed Rajiv Pancholy as its new CEO following the resignation of co-founder Mouli Raman as CEO earlier this month.

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.

Virgin gains approval to operate in Brazil
29 May 2014

Regulators in Brazil have approved Virgin Mobile Brasil’s plans to use Telefónica Brasil SA’s mobile network to stimulate competition in the market.

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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Phil Meeks, TWC Business Services: A new chapter
27 May 2014

The merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast has some major implications for wholesale as well as cable. Capacity speaks to the COO and EVP of TWC Business Services, Phil Meeks.

NTT DoCoMo completes NFV trials
27 May 2014

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has successfully completed proof-of-concept (PoC) trials for the feasibility of network functions virtualisation (NFV).

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.

Swedish cable operator to launch IPO
23 May 2014

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is reportedly planning to launch an initial public offering (IPO) to list its shares on the Stockholm stock exchange.

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.

ANALYSIS: EU data protection proposals fall short
22 May 2014

The GSMA has hit out at the latest draft of the EU’s data protection regulation (GDPR), claiming that the proposals will not create one harmonised approach to data protection across Europe.

Midweek Mergers: May 21
21 May 2014

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Vodafone reports record falls in revenue
20 May 2014

Vodafone has reported record falls in underlying revenue for the last 18 months after struggling to gain momentum in Europe following an aggressive investment strategy.

Ciena to upgrade Nordic research community network
19 May 2014

Ciena has partnered with NORDUnet – an international collaboration between the Nordic national computer networks for research and education (R&E) – to provide improved networking to the Nordic National Research and Education Networks (NREN) community.

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.

Zayo to acquire Geo Networks
19 May 2014

Zayo has further solidified its presence in the UK after striking a deal to acquire London dark fibre provider Geo Networks.

Orange and Bouygues consider merger
16 May 2014

French market leader Orange and rival operator Bouygues are reportedly looking at options to merge after calls from the country’s government for further consolidation in the market.

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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Ciena and Brocade partner to launch cloud solution
07 May 2014

Network specialist Ciena has partnered with Brocade to jointly develop a network-sharing solution, allowing service providers to benefit from a more agile and automated cloud data centre infrastructure.

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.

Equinix launches cloud exchange service
01 May 2014

Equinix has launched the Equinix Cloud Exchange, an advanced interconnection solution designed to allow on-demand access to multiple clouds and networks worldwide.

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.

Ericsson names new CSO
30 Apr 2014

Swedish vendor Ericsson has appointed Rima Qureshi as the group’s new chief strategy officer (CSO).

Huawei completes LTE-A trial
29 Apr 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has today announced the successful completion of an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) test, which reached download speeds of up to 300Mbps.

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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Zain sued over Iraqi telco acquisition
22 Apr 2014

Kuwaiti operator Zain has reportedly been sued for $4.5 billion by an undisclosed company over its purchase of Iraqi operator Iraqna in 2007.

AT&T to expand US fibre network
22 Apr 2014

AT&T has announced that it expects to expand its ultra-fast fibre network and TV services to include an additional 21 cities across the US.

Colt to cut voice business by 85%
22 Apr 2014

Colt has announced plans to eliminate 85% of its carrier voice contracts, after the company announced it was expecting a €175 million fall in revenues from the unit.

Friday Network News: April 18
18 Apr 2014

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Zain Jordan acquires LTE frequencies
17 Apr 2014

Zain Jordan has reportedly acquired LTE frequencies for 142 million dinars ($199.8 million) and will launch the service in the country at the end of this year.

AT&T could boycott next US spectrum auction
17 Apr 2014

AT&T, the second-largest player in the US mobile market, has said it may sit out of the next wave of auctions for airwaves if the FCC persists with rules to reserve bandwidth for smaller carriers.

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.

6DG establishes PoP with Volta
16 Apr 2014

Volta Data Centres has announced that managed services provider 6DG has established a PoP at its London facility.

Midweek Mergers: April 16
16 Apr 2014

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Kalaam Telecom acquires Lightspeed
16 Apr 2014

Alternative Bahraini operator Kalaam Telecom is reported to have acquired Lightspeed Communications, a subsidiary of Jordan Telecommunications.

Huawei and LG Uplus partner for LTE-A backhaul solution
16 Apr 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei and South Korean operator LG Uplus have announced a partnership to deploy WDM/OTN technology for Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) backhaul on the mobile provider’s LTE-A network.

Orange to sell Kenyan operations
15 Apr 2014

French operator Orange has put its Kenyan subsidiary up for sale, following a month-long review of its operations in the country.

UK joint venture to rival BT Openreach
15 Apr 2014

TalkTalk, Sky and CityFibre have revealed plans for a joint venture that will deliver ultra-fast broadband services across York in the UK.

Huawei launches metro network solution
11 Apr 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has upgraded its portfolio by adding a solution designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs for operators of metro networks.

France to seek consolidation in mobile market
11 Apr 2014

The French government has announced its intention to actively encourage consolidation in the country’s mobile sector, in an effort to bring an end to the price war in the mobile market.

Friday Network News: April 11
11 Apr 2014

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Minority investor to divest stake in Vodafone India
10 Apr 2014

Vodafone India’s largest minority investor is set to divest its stake in the business as the UK-based operator plans to take advantage of the country’s new foreign direct investment laws in order to take control of the company.

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.

Level 3 launches Video Cloud Services
07 Apr 2014

Level 3 Communications has announced the launch of Video Cloud Services, based on moving, storing and delivering broadcast and internet video globally.

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.

Jamaica renews telecoms licences
04 Apr 2014

The Jamaican government has renewed the spectrum licences of national operators Digicel Jamaica and LIME for the next 15 years.

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.

Telecoms fraud: “It's our problem”
02 Apr 2014

Will carriers finally begin acting in unison to more effectively combat fraud? Capacity reports from the Wholesale Fraud Forum 2014 in London.

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.

Kenya reveals plans for 4G
02 Apr 2014

The Kenyan government has confirmed plans to build a 4G network next year and is in talks with operators to roll out the network.

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.

BT set to launch mobile quad-play offering
01 Apr 2014

BT is set to launch an offensive against mobile operators in the UK by offering bundled packages for consumers, utilising its broadband network and 4G spectrum.

BT Openreach adds 100Gbps solution to portfolio
01 Apr 2014

BT’s subsidiary Openreach has today announced the extension of its high-bandwidth, optical services portfolio for communications provider (CP) customers, in partnership with Ciena.

Europe set for net neutrality vote this week
01 Apr 2014

Europe is set to vote on whether telecoms operators can charge content providers to deliver services at faster speeds, which could restrict how much revenue operators can make from over-the-top application providers.

TELUS CEO to step down
01 Apr 2014

Darren Entwistle, CEO of Canadian operator TELUS, has announced his resignation from the role. He will remain in the company as executive chair of the board, following the retirement of chairman Brian Canfield.

APIs: a clear commercial return?
31 Mar 2014

Carriers have been exploring the ins and outs of opening their programming interfaces to outside developers, such as OTTs. Capacity considers the upside of making APIs accessible.

Dish and DirecTV in merger talks
31 Mar 2014

Dish Network is reportedly in talks with DirecTV – the largest satellite TV operator in the US – regarding a possible merger between the two companies.

C4L reveals technology partner
31 Mar 2014

Data centre co-location provider C4L has today revealed solution provider Digital Realty as what it describes as its first technology partner.

Belgacom to launch cloud service
31 Mar 2014

Belgian operator Belgacom is set to launch new cloud service Belgacom Cloud, following successful trials with 4,500 users since mid-December last year.

Vodafone targets M-Pesa growth across Europe
31 Mar 2014

UK-based Vodafone is seeking to bring mobile payment services to Europe, in a bid to replicate the same business model for the platform that has had so much success in Africa.

LTE SPECIAL REPORT 2014: LTE markets to watch
28 Mar 2014

China, South Africa and India have all encountered delays and stumbling blocks on their way to 4G. Could 2014 be the year LTE makes a breakthrough in these countries?

Taiwan to release LTE spectrum blocks by 2015
28 Mar 2014

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator, the National Communications Commission (NCC), has announced plans to release three blocks of spectrum in the 2600MHz band suitable for LTE.

Slim slams new Mexican telecoms regulations
28 Mar 2014

Tycoon Carlos Slim has criticised Mexico’s new telecoms bill and demanded that the country’s officials review the proposals, the Financial Times reports.

Telekom Austria completes 400G trial
28 Mar 2014

Telekom Austria has today announced that it has successfully completed a trial of 400Gbps technology between Zagreb, Croatia and Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Video caching – a cache-rich opportunity?
28 Mar 2014

Video caching, like traditional caching, speeds up response time by storing the most popular internet content and delivering it from the operator’s network rather than repeatedly retrieving it from the remote source.

Friday Network News: March 28
28 Mar 2014

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SoftBank to sell eAccess to Yahoo! Japan
27 Mar 2014

Japanese operator SoftBank is to sell off its mobile internet service provider eAccess to Yahoo! Japan in a deal worth ¥324 billion ($3.2 billion).

NBN Co to upgrade satellite service
26 Mar 2014

Australian state-owned broadband wholesaler NBN Co is set to invest A$18.4 million ($16.8 million) to revive its interim satellite service.

Dutch regulator requests final decision on Ziggo deal
26 Mar 2014

The ACM, the Dutch consumer and markets regulator, has requested that it, rather than the European Commission (EC), should decide on the outcome of Liberty Global’s acquisition of cable operator Ziggo.

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.

Global Cloud Xchange: Upgrading the Middle East
24 Mar 2014

Global Cloud Xchange – formerly Reliance Globalcom – is one of the Middle East’s largest providers of subsea cable connectivity. Rory Cole, CFO of the company’s three business units, shares his views on the regional market with Capacity.

Steve Alexander, Ciena Q&A: Growth in the Gulf
24 Mar 2014

Steve Alexander, SVP and CTO at Ciena, talks to Capacity about how operators in the Middle East are advancing their networks further than ever before, in a bid to address the expected surge in data demand from the region during the next decade.

Cisco to launch cloud service
24 Mar 2014

Network equipment vendor Cisco has announced plans to launch a cloud computing service, to be called Cisco Cloud Services.

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.

HKNet launches new cloud solution
24 Mar 2014

HKNet, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, has announced the launch of a new IaaS cloud service aimed at enabling businesses of all sizes to benefit from cloud services.

Egypt set to grant unified licences
24 Mar 2014

Egypt’s telecom regulator announced last Sunday that it is set to grant unified telecoms licences within the next three months.

Eircom deploys vectoring technology
21 Mar 2014

Irish operator Eircom has deployed vectoring technology at 150 out of its 3,000 fibre broadband cabinets, to boost speeds across its network.

Vodafone India selects NSN for network upgrade
21 Mar 2014

Vodafone’s Indian arm has signed an agreement with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) for the upgrade of the Indian operator’s networks in the country, according to local reports.

Telecom Italia considering Metroweb stake
21 Mar 2014

Telecom Italia is reportedly mulling over the potential acquisition of a stake in Italian fibre network provider Metroweb, in an effort to boost its broadband service.

Friday Network News: March 21
21 Mar 2014

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Mexico set to send telecoms reforms to congress
20 Mar 2014

The Mexican government will send new legislation to congress this week, in a bid get the country’s telecoms laws reformed and limit the power of Carlos Slim and top broadcaster Televisa.

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.

SNAP to offer connections to Amazon Web Services
20 Mar 2014

Internet exchange platform The Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP) has announced that it is now offering connections to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) capabilities in northern Virginia.

Midweek Mergers: March 19
19 Mar 2014

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TeliaSonera launches PoP in Florida, US
19 Mar 2014

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has launched a PoP in the city of Boca Raton, Florida, in an effort to increase its connectivity into South America.

Virgin to launch MVNO services in Saudi Arabia
17 Mar 2014

Virgin Mobile Middle East & Africa has been awarded a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) licence by Saudi Arabian regulators and plans on launching services in the country in the first half of 2014.

Friday Network News: March 14
14 Mar 2014

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Midweek Mergers: March 12
12 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.

DT ICSS and iBasis sign LTE roaming agreement
12 Mar 2014

Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (DT ICSS) – the Germany-based carrier's wholesale arm – and iBasis have today announced an LTE roaming peering agreement for MNOs.

GloBul selects Huawei for upgrade
12 Mar 2014

Cosmo Bulgaria (GloBul) has reportedly signed an agreement with Chinese vendor Huawei for the Bulgarian cellco’s network upgrade in the country.

Telstra fined for data leak
12 Mar 2014

Telstra has been fined by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for leaking nearly 16,000 sets of private customer details.

The fall and rise of bandwidth trading
11 Mar 2014

With the bandwidth trading market showing signs of revival, does any of the current crop of players look to have the right formula? Guy Matthews investigates.

TI Sparkle to invest in SEA-ME-WE 5
11 Mar 2014

Telecom Italia Sparkle has today announced that it is among the initial investors for the deployment of the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable connecting Europe and Singapore.

UK targets 5G growth
11 Mar 2014

Policymakers in the UK have identified an opportunity to leapfrog ahead of 4G and herald 5G connectivity in the market to create economic opportunities.

Colt deploys ADVA 100G Core
11 Mar 2014

European data centre provider Colt has deployed ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Core to address the growing demand for bandwidth from enterprise customers in the UK.

Ciena expands network solutions portfolio
10 Mar 2014

Network specialist Ciena has today unveiled several additions to its network solutions portfolio, designed to give operators greater visibility and control over the network.

Inmarsat deploys CSG billing solution
10 Mar 2014

London-based satellite provider Inmarsat has deployed CSG International’s billing solution to support the new Inmarsat Global Xpress service.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL 2014: A subsea scramble down under
10 Mar 2014

The SEA-ME-WE 3 cable that currently provides the only direct connectivity between Singapore and Australia was lit back in 2000. Regular upgrades have kept it in business, but the route has been crying out for some time for the diversity that a high-bandwidth alternative would provide.

Tanzania to invest $6 million in telecoms upgrade
07 Mar 2014

The Tanzania Telecommunication Company (TTCL) has this week signed an agreement with the Universal Communication Service Access Fund (UCSAF) to upgrade telecoms infrastructure in Tanzania.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL 2014: Protect and survive
07 Mar 2014

As the central role of subsea cable systems in the global economy grows, could more be done by governments and regulators to secure these vital arteries? Guy Matthews investigates.

UPDATE: Consortium formed to build SEA-ME-WE 5 subsea cable
07 Mar 2014

Following the signing ceremony for the SEA-ME-WE-5 cable in Malaysia last Friday, Capacity was saddened to learn that a group of telecoms executives may have been on board the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Our thoughts are with those families affected at this difficult time.

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.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL 2014: Dangerous waters
07 Mar 2014

Egypt’s subsea cables have been in the news again, for all the wrong reasons. Is it time to switch vital east-to-west connectivity to land-based alternatives?

Friday Network News: March 7
07 Mar 2014

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Thailand finalises spectrum auction dates
06 Mar 2014

Thailand‘s telecoms regulator, the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), has finalised the time frame for spectrum auctions to redistribute 92.5MHz of spectrum in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands.

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.

BICS launches remote peering solution
06 Mar 2014

Belgian telco BICS has launched a remote peering solution to allow smaller communication service providers (CSPs) to cost-effectively expand their network footprints.

Tata expands reach into Turkey
06 Mar 2014

Tata Communications has expanded its global footprint by signing an agreement with Turkish operator Turkcell for improved connectivity in the region.

Midweek Mergers: March 5
05 Mar 2014

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Tele2 considers next step for Norway operations
05 Mar 2014

Tele2 is considering options for the future of its Norway operations after the carrier lost out on mobile spectrum necessary to run its network in an auction held in December last year.

Safaricom and Airtel set to acquire Yu
05 Mar 2014

Kenya’s leading operator Safaricom and Bharti Airtel’s subsidiary in the country have reportedly made a joint bid to acquire Essar Communications owned Yu, industry regulators said yesterday.

Orixcom launches IaaS platform
04 Mar 2014

Network and cloud platform provider Orixcom has launched wholesale infrastructure as a service (IaaS) from its cloud platform in the UAE at Capacity Middle East 2014.

Djibouti Data Center launches IXP
04 Mar 2014

Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has strengthened its position as hub for East Africa by launching an internet exchange point.

Optus CEO resigns
28 Feb 2014

Kevin Russell, CEO of Australian communications provider Optus, has announced his resignation from the role.

Infinera and Telefónica demonstrate NaaS capabilities
28 Feb 2014

Optical transport provider Infinera and Spanish network operator Telefónica have collaborated to demonstrate the use of software defined networking (SDN) to support Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) capabilities in a multi-layer environment.

Huawei appoints Kenya CEO
27 Feb 2014

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei has appointed Dean Yu as CEO of its Kenyan operations.

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.

NTT to launch PoP in Luxembourg
27 Feb 2014

Japanese telecoms company NTT Communications is set to expand its global footprint with the launch of an additional PoP in Luxembourg by the end of March this year.

Geo Networks connects Coreix sites
27 Feb 2014

UK-based Geo Networks has announced a partnership with service provider Coreix to connect its two primary facilities in London.

Dimension Data opens cloud data centre in London
27 Feb 2014

Service provider Dimension Data has launched its new cloud data centre in London, bringing the presence of Dimension’s managed cloud platforms (MCP) to 10 locations worldwide.

Midweek Mergers: February 26
26 Feb 2014

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True subsidiary launches LTE in Thailand
26 Feb 2014

Real Future, a subsidiary of True Corporation, has completed the roll-out of its 4G LTE network in Thailand, in partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL 2014: Sea change
26 Feb 2014

The market for subsea capacity is evolving. Guy Matthews considers some of the innovations that new cable projects are adopting in their business models to achieve the required backing.

Asian operators form NFC alliance
26 Feb 2014

Four Asian operators have formed an alliance to improve compatibility and adoption in near field communication (NFC) technology.

Sanjay Nayak, Pacnet: A fundamental shift
25 Feb 2014

Sanjay Nayak says Pacnet wants to bring harmony and consistency to Asia’s market for Carrier Ethernet. Guy Matthews interviews an evangelist and strategiser.

CARRIER ETHERNET BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: World service
24 Feb 2014

The standardisation of Ethernet services and operations has taken a back seat while networks have been streamlined. But now the service side is being reinvented to create vital efficiencies for carriers.

Friday Network News: February 21
21 Feb 2014

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Midweek Mergers: February 19
19 Feb 2014

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SK Telekom to expand 4G network
18 Feb 2014

South Korean operator SK Telecom has announced that it will build additional base stations in an effort to ensure nationwide 4G coverage by the end of this year.

Tata announces Q3 results
14 Feb 2014

Tata Communications has announced its results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31 2013.

Chad to privatise incumbent operator
14 Feb 2014

The central African country of Chad is in the process of privatising its state-owned telecoms company, Groupe SOTEL, officials revealed in a statement this week.

India 2G auction raises nearly $10 billion
14 Feb 2014

India’s 2G spectrum auction has raised nearly $10 billion in bids, with market leaders Bharti Airtel and Vodafone securing highly sought 900MHz band in the three major cities of Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata.

Friday Network News: February 14
14 Feb 2014

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Uninor to build out its network
13 Feb 2014

Telenor’s Indian arm, Uninor, has announced plans to expand its network by 30%, through the deployment of 5,000 network sites.

Midweek Mergers: February 12
12 Feb 2014

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Cyan announces solution upgrades
12 Feb 2014

US vendor Cyan is upgrading two of its solutions, expected to be available at the end of this year's first quarter.

Poland cancels LTE spectrum auction
12 Feb 2014

Polish telecoms regulators have today announced that they have cancelled the country’s LTE spectrum auction, due to a technical anomaly.

DE-CIX New York expands its reach
12 Feb 2014

German internet exchange DE-CIX has announced that its New York facility has gained 111 access points across Manhattan, New Jersey and Long Island in the US.

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.

Amdocs launches SON solution
11 Feb 2014

Service provider Amdocs has launched its self-optimising networks (SON) solution, designed to automate the optimisation of radio access networks (RANs).

NSN releases cloud application management service
10 Feb 2014

Finnish vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is launching an automated cloud application management service, designed to support operators running network functions on cloud-based infrastructure.

Wind Hellas upgrades mobile network
10 Feb 2014

Greek operator Wind Hellas has upgraded its core network infrastructure, in partnership with Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson.

Vodafone bids for ONO
10 Feb 2014

The UK’s Vodafone Group has put forward a €7 billion takeover bid for Spanish operator ONO, according to local reports.

Tata ready to launch VoLTE
07 Feb 2014

Tata Communications has announced that its network is ready to supply voice over LTE calling (VoLTE) to IPX-connected service providers.

India launches investigation into Huawei
07 Feb 2014

India has reportedly launched an investigation into Chinese telecoms vendor Huawei following claims that it hacked into the systems of state-run telecoms operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam.

Friday Network News: February 7
07 Feb 2014

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Interoute opens new Spanish data centre
06 Feb 2014

London-based cloud operator Interoute has announced the opening of a new data centre in Madrid, Spain, which is built into the operator’s European network.

Samsung appoints new European head
06 Feb 2014

South Korean tech company Samsung has appointed Giuseppe Donagemma to head up its European operations, Samsung Networks Europe.

Deutsche Telekom to invest in Greek arm
05 Feb 2014

Deutsche Telekom plans to inject €1.2 billion into its Greek subsidiary OTE over the next four years, following an investment of €2 billion over the past five years in the Greek market, a company statement has revealed.

FCC doubtful about Sprint/T-Mobile merger
05 Feb 2014

Tom Wheeler, chairman of US telecoms regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has reportedly expressed doubts over a possible merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US.

Three Ireland to respond to EU concerns
05 Feb 2014

Hutchison Whampoa’s subsidiary Three Ireland has announced that it will put forward a strong case addressing the European Commission’s concerns regarding its $1 billion bid for O2 Ireland.

Iran reveals details of telecoms satellite
05 Feb 2014

Iran has unveiled a domestically designed and manufactured telecoms satellite, designed to provide secure national and international satellite mobile connections.

STC and NSN renew managed services contract
05 Feb 2014

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has renewed its managed services contract with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) to improve operational efficiency, network performance and quality of service.

TATT to launch Trinidad and Tobago IXP
05 Feb 2014

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) will launch its own IXP in the country, an executive officer revealed at Capacity Caribbean 2014 in the Dominican Republic yesterday morning.

Alcatel-Lucent to build 1,000km cable in Libya
04 Feb 2014

French vendor Alcatel-Lucent has signed an agreement with the Libyan International Telecommunication Company (LITC) to build a new 1,000km subsea cable linking Tripoli to Benghazi.

Mexico moves closer to telecoms reform
03 Feb 2014

Mexico is set for landmark reforms to its telecoms and energy sectors, after President Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed he will set out secondary laws to flesh out the rulings.

ANALYSIS: The grey route of the problem
30 Jan 2014

Technology experts have warned that the advent of the cloud has led to an increase in grey routes, particularly as a result of cloud-based bulk SMS solutions.

Ooredoo extends Qatar 4G coverage
28 Jan 2014

Ooredoo, formerly known as Qatar Telecom, has announced that its 4G network has been extended to cover the whole of Qatar with the activation of its 500th LTE site.

SFR and Bouygues to vote on network sharing deal
27 Jan 2014

French operators SFR and Bouygues Telecom are close to finalising talks to share their mobile networks. Both respective boards are expected to vote on the agreement on 31 January.

Vodafone in ONO acquisition talks
27 Jan 2014

UK group Vodafone is reportedly in talks to acquire Spanish cable operator ONO, and potentially disrupt an IPO for the Madrid-based company.

Windstream signs fibre deal with DoD
24 Jan 2014

Communications and technology solutions provider Windstream has won a $1.6 million contract to provide fibre connections to three US military bases.

NSN and Mobily announce upgrade agreements
24 Jan 2014

Saudi Arabian operator Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has partnered with Finnish equipment vendor NSN to enhance its mobile offering and offer improved data and voice services in the country.

AMS-IX selects Zayo as fibre provider in US
23 Jan 2014

AMS-IX USA has selected Zayo to supply fibre connectivity between multiple data centres in the US, where the internet exchange company operates its peering platform.

MENA secures Egypt link for submarine cable
23 Jan 2014

MENA Submarine Cable Systems, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology, has announced that it has signed a $30 million agreement to use part of Telecom Egypt’s infrastructure.

Midweek Mergers: January 22
22 Jan 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.

3 Ireland to launch 4G services
22 Jan 2014

Hutchison Whampoa subsidiary 3 Ireland has announced that its 4G services will go live next week, on January 27.

Tata partners with Ciena for 100G upgrades
22 Jan 2014

Tata Communications has announced a partnership with network specialist Ciena to upgrade its submarine cable systems connecting US to Japan, as well as three routes in markets across Asia.

South Korea to invest $1.5 billion in 5G launch
22 Jan 2014

South Korea's ministry of science and technology told local reporters today that it will invest $1.5 billion in the deployment of a 5G wireless network, due to be operational in 2020.

Fibertech expands into Michigan
22 Jan 2014

US provider Fibertech Networks has announced plans to deploy over 750 miles of fibre-optic cable in Detroit and its suburbs.

Pacnet enhances wavelength service
22 Jan 2014

Asian service provider Pacnet has today announced the upgrade of its Wavelength Premium International Private Line (Wave Premium) service.

Alcatel-Lucent and BT achieve commercial fibre speed record
21 Jan 2014

Alcatel-Lucent and BT have today announced the successful speed trial of up to 1.4Tbps on an existing core fibre connection, claimed to be the fastest speed ever achieved on commercial hardware in a real-world environment.

NSN delivers 4G for TELE Greenland
21 Jan 2014

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has completed construction of an LTE network for TELE Greenland, to deliver the first 4G service in the country.

TI Sparkle and iBasis pen peering deal
21 Jan 2014

Wholesale voice carrier iBasis and Telecom Italia Sparkle have today announced an LTE roaming peering agreement, for the delivery of a consistent user experience to LTE roaming subscribers.

COVER STORY: Cable in demand
20 Jan 2014

With a growing interest in wholesale and access to rich-media content, are cablecos becoming a threat to carriers?

GlobeNet eyes Colombian potential
20 Jan 2014

The completed extension of GlobeNet’s subsea network into Colombia is expected to significantly drive telecoms and broader economic growth in the country, according to the company’s president.

Alcatel-Lucent improves IPTV for TTNET
17 Jan 2014

Turkish broadband service provider TTNET has selected Alcatel-Lucent to track and improve the performance of customer communication devices.

Friday Network News: January 17
17 Jan 2014

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Tata launches global SIP trunking service
16 Jan 2014

Tata Communications has today added to its portfolio of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) services with the launch of its SIP trunking service, Global SIP Connect.

Midweek Mergers: January 15
15 Jan 2014

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Pacnet opens Singapore data centre
14 Jan 2014

Pacnet has opened its $90 million data centre in Singapore, as it continues to aggressively pursue data centre opportunities across Asia-Pacific.

Telkom CEO to cut third of workforce
13 Jan 2014

The CEO of South Africa’s Telkom, Sipho Maseko, plans to slash as many as 1,000 managerial roles at the company and reduce his 21,000-strong workforce by almost a third over the next five years.

Alcatel-Lucent to sell enterprise unit
13 Jan 2014

France-based vendor Alcatel-Lucent is in talks to divest its enterprise unit, which sells telecommunications equipment and services to companies.

Australia’s Telstra fined by regulator
10 Jan 2014

Australian telecom giant Telstra has been fined A$510,000 ($453,000) by the country’s telecoms regulator for failing to connect new landline customers on time.

Belgacom to announce new CEO
09 Jan 2014

The Belgian government is set to announce Dominique Leroy as the CEO of state-owned Belgacom, according to local reports.

Epsilon expands operations in the Middle East
09 Jan 2014

Carrier neutral exchange company Epsilon has established a sales office in Dubai, to cope with growing demand from operators in the Middle East for IPX services and local access solutions.

Vodafone and EE to connect Channel tunnel
09 Jan 2014

British operators Vodafone and EE are close to signing a deal with Eurotunnel, which will enable the use of mobile phones and tablets under the sea during the Channel tunnel crossing, the Financial Times reports.

LDeX merges with Ping Networks
09 Jan 2014

The UK-based data centre and network operator London Data Exchange (LDeX) has merged with Ping Networks to form LDeX Group.

Midweek Mergers: January 8
08 Jan 2014

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4G price war in France hots up
08 Jan 2014

Leading French operator Orange is set to reduce its 4G price plan this week and will be closely followed by rival mobile company SFR.

Irish regulator receives no bids for 1800MHZ spectrum
08 Jan 2014

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has announced that it did not receive any offers from operators for the three lots of spectrum in the 1800MHz band that were put up for auction last year.

AIS boosts 3G investment
08 Jan 2014

Thai operator AIS has increased its investment in 3G for the 2013-2015 period from 70 billion baht to 90 billion baht ($2.7 billion), according to local reports.

India amends spectrum auction rules
06 Jan 2014

India’s telecom regulator DoT has amended the rules of the spectrum auction in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands, scheduled to place in February.

China issues eleven MVNO licences
03 Jan 2014

Eleven mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) licences have been issued to private companies looking to resell services from China’s three state-owned operators.

ZTE reshuffles management structure
02 Jan 2014

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has announced plans to restructure its organisation by adopting a flattened management structure and making a series of new appointments.