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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Airtel Kenya appoints executives
06 Oct 2014

Bharti Airtel has announced the addition of Topyster Muga and Venkateshwaran (Venkat) Ramakrishnan to its executive team in Kenya.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Midweek Mergers: September 3
03 Sep 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.

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.

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.

Midweek Mergers: August 27
27 Aug 2014

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

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.

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.

Iliad bid for T-Mobile branded ‘inadequate’
15 Aug 2014

T-Mobile US CFO Braxton Carter has described Iliad’s $15 billion takeover offer for the company as inadequate, but he has left the door open for the French operator to revisit the deal.

Cisco to cut 8% of its workforce
14 Aug 2014

Cisco Systems is to cut approximately 6000 members of its workforce after reporting slow sales growth in the last quarter.

Midweek Mergers: August 13
13 Aug 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

NTT strengthens Arcstar brand
07 Aug 2014

NTT Com has established a reseller agreement between two of its subsidiaries – NTT America and Arkadin – to offer services under the Arcstar Conferencing brand.

Midweek Mergers: August 6
06 Aug 2014

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

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.

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

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

ANALYSIS: 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.

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.

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).

ANALYSIS: Vodafone puts M2M in the fast lane
15 Jul 2014

As Vodafone continues to invest billions across the world in its mobile and cable TV network, it has been easy to overlook the small but significant advancements it has made with its M2M division.

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.

Friday Network News: July 11
11 Jul 2014

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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

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

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.

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?

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

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Midweek Mergers: June 25
25 Jun 2014

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

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.

EE targets growth in voice
20 Jun 2014

UK operator EE has begun trialling a voice-over-Wifi service as part of a £275 million investment in voice.

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).

Midweek Mergers: June 18
18 Jun 2014

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Pete Oliver, BT CSR Q&A: Right Click
06 Jun 2014

Pete Oliver, commercial director of BT’s consumer division, talks to Capacity about the Right Click initiative set up by BT and UNICEF UK.

Huawei launches mobile money solution
06 Jun 2014

Huawei has launched a mobile money (MM) solution, designed to enable operators worldwide to develop a robust mobile financial ecosystem.

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

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

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.

Friday Network News: May 30
30 May 2014

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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).

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.

Midweek Mergers: May 21
21 May 2014

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ANALYSIS: Financing a Facebook future
20 May 2014

Facebook’s plans to launch mobile money services this month could be the company’s first step into entering the wider financial services industry, Capacity can reveal.

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.

Friday Network News: May 16
16 May 2014

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Friday Network News: May 9
09 May 2014

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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.

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.

Verizon and Netflix sign streaming deal
29 Apr 2014

Verizon has signed a deal with OTT content provider Netflix for the delivery of direct connectivity from Netflix to Verizon’s broadband customers.

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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Friday Network News: April 18
18 Apr 2014

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

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

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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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.

Facebook plans mobile payment service
15 Apr 2014

Internet giant Facebook is close to being granted an electronic money licence for payment and remittance services, in the company's latest effort to boost mobile services.

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.

FTC approves Facebook-WhatsApp deal
11 Apr 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, according to reports.

Friday Network News: April 11
11 Apr 2014

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Midweek Mergers: April 9
09 Apr 2014

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Weibo files for US IPO
07 Apr 2014

Chinese messaging service Weibo has filed for an IPO on the Nasdaq market.

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.

Friday Network News: April 4
04 Apr 2014

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

BT launches cybersecurity solution in Brazil
18 Mar 2014

UK-based BT has launched its Assure Threat Monitoring service in Brazil, in a move designed to alleviate security concerns over cloud computing and BYOD services.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

Friday Network News: February 14
14 Feb 2014

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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.

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.

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.

Friday Network News: February 7
07 Feb 2014

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Midweek Mergers: January 8
08 Jan 2014

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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.