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Ericsson opens lab to focus on SDN and NFV
28 May 2015

Ericsson has launched a cloud lab designed to enable faster innovation and co-creation among telecoms operators on deploying software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).

Telekom Austria appoints chairman
28 May 2015

Telekom Austria has named Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer, former head of energy group OMV, as chairman of its supervisory board.

Finding healthcare remedies in telecoms
26 May 2015

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

Chile telecoms market
26 May 2015

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

NFV: Virtually ready?
21 May 2015

With NFV now moving out of its early experimental phase, what has the industry learned so far? Capacity asks what conclusions can be drawn from early NFV proofs of concepts.

ANALYSIS: The billion dollar telco club
21 May 2015

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

Paolo Campoli, Cisco: The sky's the limit
21 May 2015

Capacity talks to Paolo Campoli, head of Middle East & Africa of service provider sales and service provider CTO for the EMEA sales region at Cisco, about the opportunities for service providers in cloud services and the internet of things.

FUTURE OF VOICE SPECIAL REPORT: Building a quality future
21 May 2015

A new focus on quality looks poised to reinvigorate the voice market. As opportunities such as VoLTE, HD voice and voice over Wifi come down the pipeline, can these new services drive traffic and boost revenues? Guy Matthews investigates.

Huawei launches SDN-based IoT solution
21 May 2015

Chinese vendor Huawei has today revealed the launch of what it claims is the world’s first SDN-based internet of things (IoT) solution.

Interoute wins CIMPA deal
20 May 2015

Interoute is deploying an MPLS VPN with integrated internet access and VoIP for Airbus subsidiary CIMPA.

BigNet signs broadband deal with Kacific
18 May 2015

Indonesian satellite service provider BigNet has signed a $78 million agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites for the provision of a high-speed broadband service.

MTN launches pan-African IoT platform
15 May 2015

African operator MTN has launched what it claims is the first pan-African internet of things platform (IoT) aimed to provide the region's enterprises with greater control and management features for their connected devices.

Comcast and Lenovo join OpenDayLight in SDN, NFV push
14 May 2015

Comcast and Lenovo are the latest companies to join the OpenDayLight Project, a community-led and industry supported open source platform to support the development of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV).

BICS launches EasyConnect SMS
13 May 2015

BICS has launched EasyConnect SMS, a solution designed to enable smaller service providers to launch international SMS services quickly and cost-effectively.

Hutchison and BT pen major IPX agreement
13 May 2015

Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) and British incumbent BT have agreed to establish IPX network interconnection between their respective IPX networks.

AMEER to be extended to Singapore
12 May 2015

Turk Telecom International (TTI) has revealed that the AMEER cable is to be extended to Singapore by the end of this year’s second quarter.

PCCW Global, CTG and CHTI launch unified IPX platform
12 May 2015

PCCW Global, China Telecom Global (CTG) and Chunghwa Telecom International (CHTI) have signed agreements to facilitate the interconnection of their IPX communities to create a unified IPX platform for Greater China.

RCN reveals commercial launch of phase one
12 May 2015

The RCN (regional cable network) consortium – comprising Etisalat, Zain Jordan, Turkcell Superonline, Mobily Saudi Arabia, Orange Jordan and Syrian Telecom – has launched phase one of the system between Fujairah, UAE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Amman, Jordan.

Huawei to launch European Research Institute
07 May 2015

Huawei has today revealed plans to launch its European Research Institute (ERI) at the European Business Summit (EBS), further cementing its commitment to the region.

Windstream selects Alcatel-Lucent for IPTV
07 May 2015

Alcatel-Lucent has enabled Windstream to launch Kinetic, a next-generation television service – alternative to satellite and cable – offering high-quality IPTV services to customers across Nebraska, US.

HP launches NFV platform
07 May 2015

HP has launched an NFV platform designed to help communication service providers accelerate production NFV deployments.

CWC announces new corporate and consumer brands
07 May 2015

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has announced revised corporate and consumer brands following the completion of its $1.85 billion acquisition of Barbados-based Columbus International.

vXchnge acquires Sungard data centres
06 May 2015

Carrier-neutral co-location services provider vXchnge has acquired eight data centres from Sungard Availability Services (AS), in line with its strategy to purchase high-quality assets across the US.

InComm deploys Cataleya Orchid One platform
05 May 2015

Integrated point-of-sale (PoS) technology solution provider InComm has deployed Cataleya’s Orchid One session and application manager to improve its operational efficiency.

Ciena to acquire Cyan
05 May 2015

Ciena has today announced its intention to acquire Cyan in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $400 million.

Turkcell CEO targets Ukraine
01 May 2015

Turkcell is focussing on regional expansion and may even look at opportunities in Ukraine, Reuters reports.

Grivner makes jump from Pacnet to Colt
01 May 2015

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

Midweek Mergers: April 29
29 Apr 2015

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

Superloop announces IPO
29 Apr 2015

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

Turkey minister could cancel 4G tender
28 Apr 2015

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

Tele2's senior exec departs
28 Apr 2015

Tele2 has announced that Joachim Horn, its group chief technology information officer and EVP, will leave his role to join an unnamed telecoms company in Asia.

HKT and Huawei demo 450Mbps LTE-A
24 Apr 2015

PCCW’s mobile subsidiary HKT has teamed up with Chinese vendor Huawei to demonstrate what is claimed to be the world’s first IP-RAN-based LTE-A 450Mbps solution.

CenturyLink acquires Orchestrate
21 Apr 2015

US operator CenturyLink has acquired database service provider Orchestrate in a bid to enhance its cloud platform.

European Commission to address OTT competition
21 Apr 2015

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

Equinix expands in UK and Canada
17 Apr 2015

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

Superloop appoints CFO
16 Apr 2015

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

Zayo launches live video service
16 Apr 2015

Zayo Group has launched a live video service targeting customers in the broadcast, production, video distribution, sports and live event industries.

Telefonica selects NEC for SMB cloud services
15 Apr 2015

Telefonica Business Solutions has today revealed a four-year partnership with NEC for the delivery of cloud services to SMB customers across Europe and Latin America.

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

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

InfoVista acquires Ipanema Technologies
10 Apr 2015

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

Viettel to acquire Beeline Cambodia
09 Apr 2015

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

IIX acquires IX Reach
08 Apr 2015

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

EE launches Wifi calling
07 Apr 2015

UK mobile operator EE has launched what it claims is the country’s first Wifi calling service, designed to benefit the UK’s increasingly mobile workforce.

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

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

NextComm selects Telarix for voice management
01 Apr 2015

US-based Next Communications (NextComm) has selected Telarix’s iXTools, iXLink and AVYDA solutions for the management of its international voice and video traffic operation.

Telefonica to triple broadband speeds
31 Mar 2015

Spanish operator Telefonica is set to triple the speed of its fastest broadband connections, in a bid to better compete with rivals, according to local reports.

Telekom Slovenije targets voice and 4G LTE
31 Mar 2015

Voice will be an increasing focus for Telekom Slovenije as it seeks to generate top-line growth, said Tomaž Tomšic, director of international carrier services.

Equinix launches IBX in Melbourne
24 Mar 2015

Equinix today revealed that its first international business exchange (IBX) in Melbourne, Australia, is now fully operational.

2015: The year of enterprise
23 Mar 2015

Wholesale carriers increasingly target the enterprise as a source of growth. The technology may be right, but account management is just as important.

BT set to launch 4G arm
23 Mar 2015

BT is set to launch its 4G network this week, marking its return to the consumer market nearly 15 years after it sold its mobile unit.

Orange to acquire Cloudwatt
23 Mar 2015

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

Ethiopia launches 4G service in capital
23 Mar 2015

Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms company, has launched a 4G mobile service in the country’s capital of Addis Ababa, following a three-month trial.

Syniverse appoints CFO and development EVP
20 Mar 2015

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

Telecom Italia approves media buyout
20 Mar 2015

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

Ofcom enforces BT margin rule
20 Mar 2015

Ofcom has introduced a pricing rule which will require BT to maintain a sufficient margin between its wholesale and retail ultra-fast broadband charges.

MANAGED SERVICES SPECIAL REPORT 2015: Managing the internet of things
19 Mar 2015

The industry has grown accustomed to seductive analyst projections denoting the game-changing immensity of the M2M opportunity. But little practical guidance yet exists to help the would-be M2M service provider negotiate this smorgasbord of potential and convert it into edible profit.

MANAGED SERVICES SPECIAL REPORT 2015: The next frontier
19 Mar 2015

Network operators are evolving fast as providers of cloud-based ICT services for the enterprise segment, with 2014 seeing a range of public and private cloud solutions enter the market. Guy Matthews considers where cloud-based managed services must evolve next.

SDN & NFV: Disruptive influences
18 Mar 2015

Will 2015 be as seismic as 2014 in the transformation of the connectivity market? Guy Matthews investigates the technologies set to transform networks.

Telstra to acquire Globecast Australia
18 Mar 2015

Australia’s Telstra today reveals that it is to acquire Globecast Australia; a leading provider of media services for broadcasters in Australasia.

Huawei, ONOS and ONF to develop SDN ecosystem
13 Mar 2015

Chinese vendor Huawei has teamed up with Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) in a bid to develop an open and innovative SDN industry ecosystem.

CenturyLink selects Cyan for NFV
13 Mar 2015

US operator CenturyLink has selected Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator for the delivery of NFV-enhanced services to enterprise and SMB customers.

Zimbabwe 'to shut down' Telecel Zimbabwe
12 Mar 2015

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

GBI CEO exits role
12 Mar 2015

Ahmed Mekky, chief executive at Gulf Bridge International (GBI), has stepped down from his position, the company said today.

UK’s Ofcom to launch digital telecoms review
12 Mar 2015

British regulator Ofcom said today that it will undertake an “overarching review of the UK’s digital communications market”, in a bid to ensure that the demands of enterprises and consumers are being met.

Telstra joins Etisalat SmartHub
11 Mar 2015

Telstra today reveals that it has launched a PoP in Etisalat’s SmartHub facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Q&A: Andrew Grenville, CEO, Orixcom
10 Mar 2015

Capacity Middle East Day 2: Andrew Grenville, CEO at Orixcom, talks about operating in the region and the practical implementation of the cloud.

Turkcell ready to launch 4G in Turkey
06 Mar 2015

Turkcell has announced that it is ready to launch 4G services in Turkey following the government’s announcement of a tender process to be completed by May 2015.

PCCW Global expands into Benin
05 Mar 2015

PCCW Global has expanded into Benin as part of an interconnection agreement with local operator Isocel Telecom.

United Arab Emirates telecoms market
04 Mar 2015

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

CSG launches digital services platform
03 Mar 2015

CSG International has today launched CSG Ascendon; a platform designed to enable service providers to transform their operations and capitalise on digital opportunities.

MARKET STRATEGY: The war on fraud
27 Feb 2015

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

China issues 4G licences
27 Feb 2015

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

Megaport joins OpenDaylight Project
25 Feb 2015

Australia’s Megaport has today revealed that it has joined the OpenDaylight Project; an initiative focussed on accelerating the development of open source SDN and NFV.

Tata launches roaming intelligence service
18 Feb 2015

Tata Communications has today launched its RoamPulse platform; a real-time roaming intelligence solution designed to enable mobile operators to offer a better roaming experience to their customers.

Jamaica telecoms market
11 Feb 2015

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

MARKET STRATEGY: A telecoms gold mine?
09 Feb 2015

How can carriers help the mining community streamline operations and drive revenues? Alex Hawkes takes a look at some of the companies that have made the step beyond being basic connectivity providers.

DE-CIX New York signs MoU with Open-IX
06 Feb 2015

DE-CIX North America has today started the process of becoming Open-IX-certified by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Open-IX Association (OIX).

FCC chairman backs strong net neutrality rules
05 Feb 2015

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed regulating internet service as a public utility to ensure so-called net neutrality, or an open internet.

Vodafone enters quad-play market
04 Feb 2015

Vodafone is set to launch home broadband in the UK, in its first move into the multi-play market, the Financial Times reports.

Zayo targets Ireland network expansion
04 Feb 2015

Zayo Group is to extend its European long-haul network offering to Dublin, Ireland, as well as three new cities in the UK: Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

Dixons Carphone to launch MVNO
03 Feb 2015

Dixons Carphone has entered into a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with Three, with plans to launch mobile services in spring this year.

PTC elects officers for 2015
29 Jan 2015

The 2015 Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) has elected its board of governors and advisory council.

Midweek Mergers: January 28
28 Jan 2015

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

Vodacom selects Alcatel-Lucent GPON solution
26 Jan 2015

South Africa’s Vodacom has opted for French vendor Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution for the upgrade of its network in the country.

SK Telecom and Nokia sign 5G deal
23 Jan 2015

South Korea’s SK Telecom and Nokia Networks have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of 5G services.

Top six cloud platforms
21 Jan 2015

Carriers worldwide are experimenting with ways of enabling enterprises to exploit the cloud’s full potential. Capacity looks at six of the leading platforms.

Midweek Mergers: January 21
21 Jan 2015

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

Huawei launches NFV open lab in China
21 Jan 2015

Huawei has launched a network functions virtualisation (NFV) open lab in Xi’an, China, focussed on the development of NFV infrastructure, platforms and services.

Tata to take capacity on Seabras-1
19 Jan 2015

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

Inmarsat targets maritime sector
15 Jan 2015

Satellite service provider Inmarsat is to launch a global connectivity solution to support the maritime industry.

Midweek Mergers: January 14
14 Jan 2015

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

Cloudmark appoints CEO
14 Jan 2015

Security solutions provider Cloudmark has appointed George Riedel as chief executive at the company.

ANALYSIS: Satellite – the new fibre?
13 Jan 2015

Fresh from the launch of its latest four satellites on December 18 2014, O3b Networks has revealed plans to increase its network capacity to a terabit.

Kerala to be India’s first optical fibre state
12 Jan 2015

Kerala will be the first state in India to be fully covered by broadband connectivity under India’s National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project, reported India’s Business Standard.

Anam targets African growth with new appointment
12 Jan 2015

A2P mobile software service provider Anam Technologies has appointed Francois Van Zyl as regional director for Africa at the company, in a bid to drive its presence in the region.

Telstra targets finance sector
12 Jan 2015

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

Mexico fines Dish and Telmex for undisclosed deals
12 Jan 2015

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

Orixcom secures private funding round
12 Jan 2015

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

Midweek Mergers: January 7
07 Jan 2015

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

ADVA appoints CFO
05 Jan 2015

ADVA Optical Networking has appointed Ulrich Dopfer as chief financial officer at the company; effective January 1 2015.