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Orange board appoints director
23 Oct 2014

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

O2 and Zayo pen UK network upgrade
23 Oct 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: October 22
22 Oct 2014

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

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.

GSMA issues IoT guidelines
13 Oct 2014

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

Tigo Honduras to launch LTE in 2015
09 Oct 2014

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

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.

Telkom Indonesia mulls stake in Spark NZ
06 Oct 2014

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

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.

BT mobile network faces possible delays
06 Oct 2014

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

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

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

Huawei to increase France R&D
03 Oct 2014

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

Kroes urges telcos to change
03 Oct 2014

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

Verizon appoints CMO
03 Oct 2014

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

MARKET STRATEGY: VoLTE and PCRF
02 Oct 2014

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

MARKET STRATEGY: The second coming of voice
02 Oct 2014

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

Windstream appoints interim CFO
02 Oct 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: October 1
01 Oct 2014

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

INNOVATION BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: The generation gap
30 Sep 2014

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

América Móvil considers options in Mexico
30 Sep 2014

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

Deutsche Telekom considers remaining in the US
29 Sep 2014

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

Telenor CEO to exit role in 2015
29 Sep 2014

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

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

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

Grupo Salinas to buy Iusacell stake
11 Sep 2014

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

Nick Clarke, Spark: A bright spark
11 Sep 2014

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

Entel selects ZTE for Bolivian FTTx network
11 Sep 2014

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

Wind invites bidders for mast sale
05 Sep 2014

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

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

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

Nokia Networks to deploy LTE in Rwanda
04 Sep 2014

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

MTN to lease mobile towers to IHS
04 Sep 2014

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

Nokia Networks appoints LatAm head
04 Sep 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: September 3
03 Sep 2014

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.

Iliad still interested in T-Mobile US
02 Sep 2014

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

Orange to provide satellite services for BW Offshore
02 Sep 2014

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

Dtac appoints Brekke as interim CEO
02 Sep 2014

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

Telefónica to exit Telecom Italia
02 Sep 2014

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

Batelco Bahrain CEO resigns
01 Sep 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Telin eyes stake in NZ operator
27 Aug 2014

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

Verizon to roll out VoLTE services
27 Aug 2014

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

Telefónica could raise bid for GVT
27 Aug 2014

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

MTN South Africa to cut jobs
26 Aug 2014

South Africa’s MTN Group is likely to slash 14% of its workforce in the country, according to the Solidarity union.

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.

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.

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

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

Televisa buys remaining Cablecom shares
15 Aug 2014

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

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

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

Midweek Mergers: August 13
13 Aug 2014

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Moldcell secures mobile licences
13 Aug 2014

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

Cell C restructures debt
12 Aug 2014

Bondholders at South African mobile operator Cell C have agreed to €160 million worth of debt restructuring, in order to free up investment for a network expansion.

Telekom Malaysia and Huawei develop next-gen technology
12 Aug 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has partnered with Telekom Malaysia (TM) subsidiary Telekom Research and Development (TM R&D) to co-develop next-generation access technologies for fixed-line and mobile operators in Malaysia.

Neil McRae, BT: Driving force
11 Aug 2014

He's never happier than when he's got his hands covered in motor oil. So what is Neil McRae going to make of a clean, well-ordered world where everything is seamlessly driven by software? Guy Matthews interviews BT's chief network architect.

Bharti Airtel enables Kenya Airways MVNO
11 Aug 2014

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

Bite to launch LTE-A network
11 Aug 2014

Lithuanian mobile operator Bite is reportedly set to invest approximately €50 million ($66.7 million) in the deployment of an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network over the next few years.

Telkom South Africa CFO steps down
11 Aug 2014

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

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: The great equaliser
08 Aug 2014

SDN is being talked of as a great leveller among the different tiers of the carrier community. But is it really the battlefield on which Tier-2 and Tier-3 players could go after Tier-1 carriers?

Vodafone UK completes VoLTE test
08 Aug 2014

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

MTN to acquire mobile licence in Syria
08 Aug 2014

African operator MTN is planning to acquire a mobile licence in Syria, despite political upheaval in the country that has lasted for four years.

MTN Irancell to begin 3G testing
07 Aug 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: August 6
06 Aug 2014

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

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

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

Huawei and China Mobile deploy LTE TDD AAU
06 Aug 2014

Huawei and China Mobile have announced the successful deployment of what is claimed to be the world’s first LTE TDD 8T8R active antenna unit (AAU) in Hebei, China.

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).

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.

Millicom secures approval for UNE merger
04 Aug 2014

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

FCC looks to prevent joint airwave bids in 2015 auction
04 Aug 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said it does not want joint bids from nationwide carriers in the US wireless airwave auction, which could scupper plans for a joint venture between Sprint and T-Mobile US.

Huawei and du trial LTE-A
01 Aug 2014

UAE-based operator du has completed a successful LTE-A field trial in partnership with China’s Huawei.

Friday Network News: August 1
01 Aug 2014

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Reliance refutes Jio stake sale
31 Jul 2014

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

UPDATE: Iusacell not for sale
31 Jul 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: July 30
30 Jul 2014

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KPN cost cutting pays off in Q2 results
30 Jul 2014

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

Vodafone Australia boosts 4G network
29 Jul 2014

Vodafone Australia is reallocating half of its mobile spectrum for 3G to 4G, and plans to expand the latter network to cover 95% of the urban population by the year end, according to local reports.

EE adds 1.3 million subscribers to 4G network
29 Jul 2014

Mobile operator EE has announced the addition of 1.3 million customers to its 4G network in Q2 this year and claimed that take-up of its mobile broadband service was the fastest in Europe.

Nokia Networks trials LTE for TV
29 Jul 2014

Finnish vendor Nokia Networks is trialling LTE Broadcast technology in its latest bid to open up new revenue sources for operators.

EE posts first half results
25 Jul 2014

UK operator EE has posted its first half results for 2014, with year-on-year operating revenues showing a rise of 0.1%.

Friday Network News: 25 July
25 Jul 2014

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Mobistar not for sale
24 Jul 2014

Orange will not sell off its Belgian subsidiary Mobistar, after reports emerged that other operators in the market were looking at acquiring the company.

Midweek Mergers: July 23
23 Jul 2014

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Telenor reports positive Q2 results
23 Jul 2014

Norway’s Telenor has increased its full-year margin guidance after reporting second quarter earnings that were in line with the company’s expectations.

América Móvil hit by Mexican telecoms reforms
22 Jul 2014

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

ANALYSIS: Spectrum auctions should stay, says expert
21 Jul 2014

A top consultancy firm has backed the validity of spectrum auctions, despite Capacity’s recent Confidence, Innovation and Leadership (CIL) survey reporting that a staggering 60% of operators were losing faith in the process.

Friday Network News: July 18
18 Jul 2014

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

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

Manx Telecom reveals 4G plans
17 Jul 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: July 16
16 Jul 2014

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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.

Vodafone continues Indian tax dispute
11 Jul 2014

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

Friday Network News: July 11
11 Jul 2014

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Orange targets growth in Spain
07 Jul 2014

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

Telstra invests in TeleSign
04 Jul 2014

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

Friday Network News: July 4
04 Jul 2014

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Tele2 inks M2M deal with NetComm Wireless
03 Jul 2014

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

ZTE reveals roadmap to 5G
02 Jul 2014

Chinese vendor ZTE has revealed its pre-5G concept plan, claiming that under some conditions it can provide a 5G-like user experience on 4G terminals without changing the air interface standards.

Midweek Mergers: July 2
02 Jul 2014

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Ericsson 5G technology reaches 5Gbps
02 Jul 2014

Ericsson has achieved speeds of 5Gbps in live, over-the-air demonstrations of its pre-standard 5G network technology, the Swedish vendor claims.

The SMS renaissance
01 Jul 2014

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

China Unicom and Huawei launch SDN IPRAN
27 Jun 2014

Sichuan Unicom, the Sichuan branch of China United Network Communications Group (China Unicom), has partnered with national vendor Huawei for what is claimed to be the world’s first commercial SDN-based IP radio access network (IPRAN).

Econet Wireless eyes 5G
27 Jun 2014

The CEO of Zimbabwe’s Econet Wireless told reporters that it has begun its nationwide 4G expansion and is already eyeing 5G technologies.

Friday Network News: June 27
27 Jun 2014

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Zain and Nokia demonstrate HD VoLTE
26 Jun 2014

Zain Kuwait and Nokia Networks claim to have successfully completed Kuwait’s first ever voice over LTE (VoLTE) call, using Zain’s commercial LTE network.

Midweek Mergers: June 25
25 Jun 2014

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Wataniya appoints CEO
24 Jun 2014

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

Germany’s FNA told to amend MTRs
23 Jun 2014

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

Zain Kuwait selects NSN OSS solution
23 Jun 2014

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

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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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.

AMT to acquire BR Towers
16 Jun 2014

American Tower Corporation (AMT) is reportedly set to acquire Brazilian telecoms infrastructure operator BR Towers for nearly $1 billion.

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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Midweek Mergers: June 11
11 Jun 2014

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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.

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.

Friday Network News: June 6
06 Jun 2014

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Midweek Mergers: June 4
04 Jun 2014

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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.

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

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

GVT to oppose TIM break-up
02 Jun 2014

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

OnMobile appoints new CEO
02 Jun 2014

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

Friday Network News: May 30
30 May 2014

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NEC upgrades TTCL network in Tanzania
29 May 2014

Integrated IT and network technologies firm NEC has signed a $1.6 million agreement with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) to upgrade its microwave links in six rural and island locations across Tanzania.

Virgin gains approval to operate in Brazil
29 May 2014

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

SDN and NFV: AT&T's root-and-branch approach
28 May 2014

To many, AT&T epitomises all that is wrong with today’s top-tier telcos: cautious, conservative and conformist. Not anymore. The top brass are backing an audacious root-and-branch network revamp.

Midweek Mergers: May 28
28 May 2014

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Mobily deploys Alcatel-Lucent NFV solution
27 May 2014

Saudi Arabia’s Mobily has today announced the deployment of a virtualised RAN solution from Alcatel-Lucent’s network function virtualisation (NFV) portfolio.

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.

Telus withdraws Mobilicity bid
22 May 2014

Canadian operator Telus has withdrawn its $350 million bid to acquire wireless company Mobilicity, according to local media reports.

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.

Vodafone reports record falls in revenue
20 May 2014

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

Orange and Bouygues consider merger
16 May 2014

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

Friday Network News: May 16
16 May 2014

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Friday Network News: May 9
09 May 2014

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Nokia and NTT DoCoMo drive 5G development
08 May 2014

Nokia and NTT DoCoMo have agreed to collaborate on the research and standardisation of 5G technology, building on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in January this year.

Midweek Mergers: May 7
07 May 2014

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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.

Midweek Mergers: April 30
30 Apr 2014

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Vodacom Tanzania wins rural tender
30 Apr 2014

South Africa’s Vodacom has won a tender for the roll-out of telecommunications services to rural areas of Tanzania, according to local reports.

Ericsson names new CSO
30 Apr 2014

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

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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Zain sued over Iraqi telco acquisition
22 Apr 2014

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

Friday Network News: April 18
18 Apr 2014

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Zain Jordan acquires LTE frequencies
17 Apr 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Midweek Mergers: April 16
16 Apr 2014

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

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

Orange to sell Kenyan operations
15 Apr 2014

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

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.

France to seek consolidation in mobile market
11 Apr 2014

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

Friday Network News: April 11
11 Apr 2014

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Minority investor to divest stake in Vodafone India
10 Apr 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: April 9
09 Apr 2014

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Far EasTone selects Ericsson for LTE
09 Apr 2014

Taiwanese operator Far EasTone has today signed an agreement with Swedish vendor Ericsson for the roll-out of a nationwide LTE network in Taiwan.

EU court rules data retention law is invalid
08 Apr 2014

The EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice, has ruled that the EU Data Retention Directive – which obliges telcos to retain communications data of their users for up to two years – is invalid.

Bouygues Telecom and Iliad to merge?
08 Apr 2014

The French telecoms market could be set for further consolidation after it emerged that Iliad and Bouygues Telecom are reportedly looking into a merger.

Safaricom set to drop Yu bid
04 Apr 2014

Kenyan operator Safaricom has reportedly dropped its bid to acquire assets in the country’s third-largest player, Yu.

Jamaica renews telecoms licences
04 Apr 2014

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

Friday Network News: April 4
04 Apr 2014

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Egypt reveals unified licence details
03 Apr 2014

The Egyptian government has announced details of new unified licences, which will allow carriers to operate both fixed-line and mobile networks in the country.

DTAC and Ericsson launch Thai LTE network
02 Apr 2014

DTAC TriNET, a subsidiary of Thai mobile operator DTAC, has today announced a partnership with Ericsson for the roll-out of an LTE network in the country.

Kenya reveals plans for 4G
02 Apr 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: April 2
02 Apr 2014

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Top 5 industry verticals
01 Apr 2014

Businesses are becoming ever more reliant on telecoms to support their operations. Capacity looks at five industry verticals primed to expand over the coming years.

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

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

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.

Vodafone targets M-Pesa growth across Europe
31 Mar 2014

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

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

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

Taiwan to release LTE spectrum blocks by 2015
28 Mar 2014

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

Slim slams new Mexican telecoms regulations
28 Mar 2014

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

Friday Network News: March 28
28 Mar 2014

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SoftBank to sell eAccess to Yahoo! Japan
27 Mar 2014

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

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.

2degrees to trial 4G in New Zealand
24 Mar 2014

Kiwi mobile operator 2degrees looks set to become New Zealand’s third LTE provider after setting trials for 4G services in Auckland next week.

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.

Nokia-Microsoft deal hits delay
24 Mar 2014

Finnish vendor Nokia does not expect to close the sale of its mobile phone business to Microsoft until at least April, as talks with regulators continue.

Vodafone India selects NSN for network upgrade
21 Mar 2014

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

Friday Network News: March 21
21 Mar 2014

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Mexico set to send telecoms reforms to congress
20 Mar 2014

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

China Unicom launches 4G service trials
20 Mar 2014

China Unicom has launched trials of 4G services in 25 cities in the country, as part of a country-wide project to increase its LTE footprint.

NSN expands presence in Nigeria
20 Mar 2014

Finnish vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has expanded its operations in Nigeria, with the opening of a second office in Lagos.

Tele2 appoints new CFO
20 Mar 2014

Nordic telco Tele2 has appointed Allison Kirkby as its new CFO, in one of a number of changes the company has made to its management.

Midweek Mergers: March 19
19 Mar 2014

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Bouygues loses out to Numericable on SFR takeover
18 Mar 2014

French mobile operator Bouygues has lost out in its bid to acquire SFR, after the parent company of its takeover target, Vivendi, began negotiations over the acquisition with cable operator Numericable.

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.

Virgin to launch MVNO services in Saudi Arabia
17 Mar 2014

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

Five Bharti Airtel executives resign
14 Mar 2014

Five senior executives at Indian operator Bharti Airtel have reportedly resigned, following recent restructuring of the top management of the company.

Friday Network News: March 14
14 Mar 2014

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Midweek Mergers: March 12
12 Mar 2014

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Dominican Republic telecoms market
12 Mar 2014

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles. It lies between the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north.

DT ICSS and iBasis sign LTE roaming agreement
12 Mar 2014

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

GloBul selects Huawei for upgrade
12 Mar 2014

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

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.

AT&T unlikely to make wireless investment in Europe
10 Mar 2014

AT&T is unlikely to make a bid for UK-based Vodafone, after the company’s CEO Randall Stephenson claimed “the window may be closing on perhaps owning wireless assets” in Europe, at an investor conference.

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

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

Telkom and MTN in network sharing talks
07 Mar 2014

South African fixed-line provider Telkom is reportedly in talks to outsource the management of its radio access network to mobile operator MTN.

Friday Network News: March 7
07 Mar 2014

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Thailand finalises spectrum auction dates
06 Mar 2014

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

Oman telecoms market
06 Mar 2014

The Sultanate of Oman is located in south west Asia at the entrance of the Persian Gulf. Like many Gulf countries, Oman has been focussing on reducing its economy's dependency on oil through diversification, industrialisation and privatisation.

Apple CFO to retire
06 Mar 2014

Apple’s SVP and CFO Peter Oppenheimer has announced plans to retire at the end of September this year.

Midweek Mergers: March 5
05 Mar 2014

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Tele2 considers next step for Norway operations
05 Mar 2014

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

Safaricom and Airtel set to acquire Yu
05 Mar 2014

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

Optus CEO resigns
28 Feb 2014

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

Huawei appoints Kenya CEO
27 Feb 2014

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

ZTE to manage E-Plus network
27 Feb 2014

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has taken over responsibility for the roll-out and operation of German mobile operator E-Plus's network.

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.

Friday Network News: February 21
21 Feb 2014

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Midweek Mergers: February 19
19 Feb 2014

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SK Telekom to expand 4G network
18 Feb 2014

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

Tata announces Q3 results
14 Feb 2014

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

Chad to privatise incumbent operator
14 Feb 2014

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

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

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

Friday Network News: February 14
14 Feb 2014

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Uninor to build out its network
13 Feb 2014

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

Midweek Mergers: February 12
12 Feb 2014

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Poland cancels LTE spectrum auction
12 Feb 2014

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

Ekinops releases backhaul solution for rural sites
11 Feb 2014

French vendor Ekinops has launched an optical mobile backhaul solution for rural cell sites, where service providers need high capacity but have to minimise space, power needs, and cost.

Amdocs launches SON solution
11 Feb 2014

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

Zain announces two new appointments
10 Feb 2014

Kuwaiti operator Zain has reportedly appointed a new chief strategy officer and a chief commercial officer. Both positions are effective immediately.

Wind Hellas upgrades mobile network
10 Feb 2014

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

Vodafone bids for ONO
10 Feb 2014

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

Tata ready to launch VoLTE
07 Feb 2014

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

India launches investigation into Huawei
07 Feb 2014

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

Friday Network News: February 7
07 Feb 2014

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Deutsche Telekom to invest in Greek arm
05 Feb 2014

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

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

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

Three Ireland to respond to EU concerns
05 Feb 2014

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

Iran reveals details of telecoms satellite
05 Feb 2014

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

STC and NSN renew managed services contract
05 Feb 2014

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

Mexico moves closer to telecoms reform
03 Feb 2014

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

ANALYSIS: The grey route of the problem
30 Jan 2014

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

Ooredoo extends Qatar 4G coverage
28 Jan 2014

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

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

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

Vodafone in ONO acquisition talks
27 Jan 2014

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

Windstream signs fibre deal with DoD
24 Jan 2014

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

NSN and Mobily announce upgrade agreements
24 Jan 2014

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

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.

NSN delivers 4G for TELE Greenland
21 Jan 2014

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

TI Sparkle and iBasis pen peering deal
21 Jan 2014

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

Friday Network News: January 17
17 Jan 2014

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Midweek Mergers: January 15
15 Jan 2014

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Vodafone eyes Loop Mobile acquisition
14 Jan 2014

British telecoms group Vodafone is looking at the potential acquisition of Indian mobile operator Loop Mobile, according to local reports.

Telkom CEO to cut third of workforce
13 Jan 2014

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

Alcatel-Lucent to sell enterprise unit
13 Jan 2014

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

Belgacom to announce new CEO
09 Jan 2014

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

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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4G price war in France hots up
08 Jan 2014

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

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

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

AIS boosts 3G investment
08 Jan 2014

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

India amends spectrum auction rules
06 Jan 2014

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

China issues eleven MVNO licences
03 Jan 2014

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

ZTE reshuffles management structure
02 Jan 2014

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