Newshttp://www.capacitymagazine.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209&copy;2014 Capacity Magazine60NewsNakhtel to launch 4G in AzerbaijanAzerbaijani mobile CDMA operator Nakhtel is reportedly seeking a licence to provide GSM services in the country.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375735/Nakhtel-to-launch-4G-in-Azerbaijan.htmlMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:50:00 GMTBatelco Bahrain CEO resignsThe CEO of Batelco Bahrain, Rashid Abdulla, has resigned with no given reason, according to a statement released by the company on Sunday.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375716/Batelco-Bahrain-CEO-resigns.htmlMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:20:00 GMTKDDI invests in Japanese data centresKDDI is to invest $270 million in the construction of two new data centres in Japan for its data centre subsidiary, Telehouse.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375706/KDDI-invests-in-Japanese-data-centres.htmlMon, 01 Sep 2014 11:05:00 GMTSouth Korea data traffic is 92% 4GSouth 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.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375702/South-Korea-data-traffic-is-92-4G.htmlMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:55:00 GMTSafaricom and Airtel to complete $120 million acquisition of yuMobileEssar Capital is said to have entered a binding agreement with Bharti Airtel and Safaricom for the sale of its Kenyan mobile operator, yuMobile.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375689/Safaricom-and-Airtel-to-complete-120-million-acquisition-of-yuMobile.htmlMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:40:00 GMTOi to sell stake in Angolan subsidiaryBrazilian carrier Oi is reportedly set to sell a 25% stake in its Angolan subsidiary Unitel for approximately $2 billion.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375682/Oi-to-sell-stake-in-Angolan-subsidiary.htmlMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:30:00 GMTO3b Networks successfully launches new satellitesO3b Networks has announced the launch of four new satellites after successful in-orbit testing.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375675/O3b-Networks-successfully-launches-new-satellites.htmlMon, 01 Sep 2014 10:10:00 GMTInmarsat receives LightSquared paymentUK-based satellite provider Inmarsat has received a delayed quarterly payment of $9.1 million from its US partner, LightSquared.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375251/Inmarsat-receives-LightSquared-payment.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:40:00 GMTChina Telecom increases 4G network trial to 40 citiesChina Telecom is to test its 4G network in 40 cities across the country, extending its reach from 16 locations after receiving approval from regulators.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375248/China-Telecom-increases-4G-network-trial-to-40-cities.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMTVivendi and Telefónica enter into talks over GVT saleFrench group Vivendi is to enter into exclusive talks with Telefónica over the sale of its Brazilian broadband unit, GVT.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375225/Vivendi-and-Telefnica-enter-into-talks-over-GVT-sale.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:50:00 GMTTelstra and Telkom Indonesia launch enterprise joint ventureTelstra and Telkom Indonesia have launched a joint venture that will offer enterprise services in Indonesia.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375221/Telstra-and-Telkom-Indonesia-launch-enterprise-joint-venture.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:40:00 GMTUcom and Alcatel-Lucent deploy 100G network in ArmeniaArmenia’s Ucom has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent for the upgrade of its national infrastructure, using the French vendor’s 100G optical transport network (OTN) solution.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375211/Ucom-and-Alcatel-Lucent-deploy-100G-network-in-Armenia.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 10:30:00 GMTFriday News Round-up: 29/08/2014A summary of the week's biggest wholesale telecoms news stories.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3375007/Friday-News-Round-up-29082014.htmlFri, 29 Aug 2014 07:30:00 GMTSeven operators to invest in SEA-US cable systemA consortium of seven global operators has announced plans for a new subsea cable system to directly connect south east Asia to the US.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374999/Seven-operators-to-invest-in-SEA-US-cable-system.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 16:10:00 GMTBidding war commences for Vivendi’s GVTMedia group Vivendi has received two offers for its Brazilian unit GVT, from European operators Telecom Italia and Telefónica.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374845/Bidding-war-commences-for-Vivendis-GVT.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:35:00 GMTColt to support BNP Real Estate division in GermanyFixed-line provider Colt has announced plans to support financial group BNP Paribas’ Real Estate division in Germany with network services.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374842/Colt-to-support-BNP-Real-Estate-division-in-Germany.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:30:00 GMTMTN and Huawei complete field trial in South AfricaSouth Africa's MTN and Chinese vendor Huawei have completed a successful live trial of a transport SDN and 2.4Tbps WDM system.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374840/MTN-and-Huawei-complete-field-trial-in-South-Africa.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:20:00 GMTBT Openreach selects Ciena networking solutionsBT Openreach has partnered with Ciena to expand the UK firm’s Ethernet offering using the US vendor’s packet networking solutions.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374831/BT-Openreach-selects-Ciena-networking-solutions.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 11:00:00 GMTReTN joins AMS-IX partner programme AMS-IX has announced a partnership with ReTN for the international network operator to join its partner programme.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374824/ReTN-joins-AMS-IX-partner-programme.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 10:40:00 GMTTelstra brings cloud enterprise service to UKTelstra has launched its cloud-based enterprise service, Whispir Conversation Platform, in the UK.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374816/Telstra-brings-cloud-enterprise-service-to-UK.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 10:25:00 GMTWireless Broadband Alliance gains 14 new membersThe Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) has revealed 14 additional members since January this year as it moves to progress the development of Carrier Wifi worldwide.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374813/Wireless-Broadband-Alliance-gains-14-new-members.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 10:15:00 GMTEE extends 4G coverage in the UKEE has extended its 4G network in the UK to 13 new locations.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374810/EE-extends-4G-coverage-in-the-UK.htmlThu, 28 Aug 2014 10:00:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: August 27<i>Capacity</i> 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.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374546/Midweek-Mergers-August-27.htmlWed, 27 Aug 2014 14:50:00 GMTIndian telecoms firms agree to basic SMS bankingTen telcos in India have agreed to share their infrastructure in the country for the delivery of basic banking services via SMS, according to reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374480/Indian-telecoms-firms-agree-to-basic-SMS-banking.htmlWed, 27 Aug 2014 11:55:00 GMTPCCW Global extends support for TSF by three yearsPCCW Global has announced plans to extend its support to NGO Télécoms Sans Frontiéres (TSF) for the next three years.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374457/PCCW-Global-extends-support-for-TSF-by-three-years.htmlWed, 27 Aug 2014 11:35:00 GMTTelin eyes stake in NZ operatorPT 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.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374437/Telin-eyes-stake-in-NZ-operator.htmlWed, 27 Aug 2014 11:15:00 GMTVerizon to roll out VoLTE servicesVerizon is reportedly set to launch VoLTE HD voice calls, and will become the fourth major carrier in the US to roll out the service.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374433/Verizon-to-roll-out-VoLTE-services.htmlWed, 27 Aug 2014 11:05:00 GMTMPT to modernise Myanmar networkMyanmar Post and Telecommunications (MPT) is set to modernise and expand its domestic core infrastructure.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374426/MPT-to-modernise-Myanmar-network.htmlWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMTTelefónica could raise bid for GVTSpain’s Telefónica is considering plans to improve its offer for Vivendi’s Brazilian broadband unit GVT and could bid up to €8 billion.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374420/Telefnica-could-raise-bid-for-GVT.htmlWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:45:00 GMTAT&T to merge mobile and business unitsAT&T has revealed plans to merge its mobile and fixed-line business units into a single division.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3374412/AT-T-to-merge-mobile-and-business-units.htmlWed, 27 Aug 2014 10:40:00 GMT