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

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

América Móvil hit by Mexican telecoms reforms
22 Jul 2014

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

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

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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.

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

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Midweek Mergers: June 25
25 Jun 2014

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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

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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 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

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.

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.