Newshttp://www.capacitymagazine.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209©2015 Capacity Magazine60NewsOfcom announces priorities in annual planOfcom has announced its priorities in its 2015/2016 annual plan which includes the promotion of effective competition and informed choices for consumers.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3440414/Ofcom-announces-priorities-in-annual-plan.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTBTCL and Vodafone reveal partner agreement in BotswanaBotswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTCL) and British telecoms giant Vodafone have announced a partner market agreement in Botswana.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3440403/BTCL-and-Vodafone-reveal-partner-agreement-in-Botswana.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMTTelstra Health acquires UK health analytics firmTelstra has acquired UK-based health analytics firm Dr Foster in a bid to expand its health unit.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3440393/Telstra-Health-acquires-UK-health-analytics-firm.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTVodafone Hutchison Australia and Nokia Networks pen managed services dealVodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has signed a four-year managed services partnership with Finnish vendor Nokia Networks.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3440389/Vodafone-Hutchison-Australia-and-Nokia-Networks-pen-managed-services-deal.htmlFri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTAmerica Movil to offer MVNO services to Groupo ElektraAmerica Movil will offer MVNO services to Mexican finance and retail corporation Groupo Elektra.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439934/America-Movil-to-offer-MVNO-services-to-Groupo-Elektra.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTTurkcell names Terzioglu as CEOTurkish operator Turkcell has appointed Kaan Terzioglu as chief executive, replacing Sureyya Ciliv.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439917/Turkcell-names-Terzioglu-as-CEO.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMTZTE sees profit and revenue grow in 2014ZTE has announced a 94% rise in full year net profit due to higher sales of 4G network equipment and smartphones.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439898/ZTE-sees-profit-and-revenue-grow-in-2014.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMTCityFibre completes phase one of FTTP roll-out with Sky and TalkTalkUK network infrastructure provider CityFibre has completed phase one of its fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) project in York as part of a joint venture with Sky and TalkTalk.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439906/CityFibre-completes-phase-one-of-FTTP-roll-out-with-Sky-and-TalkTalk.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTIndia raises $18 billion in spectrum auctionIndia’s spectrum auction has raised a record $17.6 billion (1.1 trillion rupee), concluding 19 days of intense bidding.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439904/India-raises-18-billion-in-spectrum-auction.htmlThu, 26 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTBharti Airtel joins Amazon Web Services partner programmeBharti Airtel is to offer private network solutions for global enterprise customers on Amazon Web Services (AWS).http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439514/Bharti-Airtel-joins-Amazon-Web-Services-partner-programme.htmlWed, 25 Mar 2015 10:45:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: March 25Capacity 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/3439516/Midweek-Mergers-March-25.htmlWed, 25 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMTEricsson pens 5G partnerships with British and German universitiesSwedish vendor Ericsson has today revealed partnerships for 5G development with King’s College London in the UK, and Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) in Germany.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439503/Ericsson-pens-5G-partnerships-with-British-and-German-universities.htmlWed, 25 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMTVerizon upgrades US metro network to 100GVerizon is upgrading its metro network in the US to 100G using solutions from vendors Ciena and Cisco.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439494/Verizon-upgrades-US-metro-network-to-100G.htmlWed, 25 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMTHutchison and Telefonica finalise O2 dealHutchison Whampoa has agreed definitive terms to acquire O2 UK from Telefonica for £10.3 billion.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439491/Hutchison-and-Telefonica-finalise-O2-deal.htmlWed, 25 Mar 2015 09:45:00 GMTEquinix launches IBX in MelbourneEquinix today revealed that its first international business exchange (IBX) in Melbourne, Australia, is now fully operational.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439132/Equinix-launches-IBX-in-Melbourne.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMTTI Sparkle to offer Tranglo’s International Airtime Transfer solutionTI Sparkle has expanded its collaboration with Tranglo to offer its International Airtime Transfer service to mobile operators globally.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439122/TI-Sparkle-to-offer-Tranglos-International-Airtime-Transfer-solution.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 11:30:00 GMTChina Mobile and Huawei complete VoLTE demonstrationChinese vendor Huawei has successfully demonstrated its virtualised VoLTE solution, designed to support China Mobile’s Cloudified VoLTE service.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439106/China-Mobile-and-Huawei-complete-VoLTE-demonstration.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTTelefonica waives voting rights in Telecom ItaliaTelefonica has formally waived its voting rights in Telecom Italia, in order to comply with rulings made by Brazil’s telecoms regulator for its acquisition of Vivendi’s GVT.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439090/Telefonica-waives-voting-rights-in-Telecom-Italia.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTWind Mobile shakes up executive boardCanada's Wind Mobile has appointed former head of Public Mobile Alek Krstajic as CEO, in a shake-up of its board which also includes the departure of founder Anthony Lacavera.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3439086/Wind-Mobile-shakes-up-executive-board.htmlTue, 24 Mar 2015 09:45:00 GMTTelstra revises NBN migration in latest planAustralian operator Telstra has submitted proposals to the regulator for the migration of its local access networks to the government funded National Broadband Network.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3438703/Telstra-revises-NBN-migration-in-latest-plan.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMTBT set to launch 4G armBT is set to launch its 4G network this week, marking its return to the consumer market nearly 15 years after it sold its mobile unit.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3438664/BT-set-to-launch-4G-arm.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTOrange to acquire CloudwattOrange is to acquire all remaining shares of Cloudwatt; the cloud computing joint venture it set up with the French government, according to local reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3438645/Orange-to-acquire-Cloudwatt.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTLevel 3 launches PoP in Manchester, UKLevel 3 Communications has today revealed the launch of a PoP at LDeX Group’s newest data centre in UK city, Manchester; LDeX2.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3438630/Level-3-launches-PoP-in-Manchester-UK.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMTEthiopia launches 4G service in capitalEthio Telecom, Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms company, has launched a 4G mobile service in the country’s capital of Addis Ababa, following a three-month trial.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3438617/Ethiopia-launches-4G-service-in-capital.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTHuawei appoints Southeast Asia headChinese vendor Huawei has appointed David Sun as president and chief executive officer of its Southeast Asian operations.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3438615/Huawei-appoints-Southeast-Asia-head.htmlMon, 23 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTSyniverse appoints CFO and development EVPService provider Syniverse has appointed Robert Reich as chief financial officer; as his predecessor David Hitchcock moves on to the position of EVP of global product management and development at the company.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3437976/Syniverse-appoints-CFO-and-development-EVP.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 11:45:00 GMTOoredoo anticipates 2015 revenue declineQatar’s Ooredoo has forecast a revenue drop of 3% for this year, with core earnings expected to fall by a similar margin.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3437970/Ooredoo-anticipates-2015-revenue-decline.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTTelecom Italia approves media buyoutTelecom Italia has approved the takeover of Telecom Italia Media, its media division, which has been a publicly traded unit for over a decade.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3437977/Telecom-Italia-approves-media-buyout.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTAlcatel-Lucent and Chuan Wei to deploy 100G network in CambodiaAlcatel-Lucent has teamed up with Cambodian ISP Chuan Wei for the deployment of what is claimed to be the country’s first 100Gbps fibre-optic data network.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3437952/Alcatel-Lucent-and-Chuan-Wei-to-deploy-100G-network-in-Cambodia.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMTOfcom enforces BT margin ruleOfcom has introduced a pricing rule which will require BT to maintain a sufficient margin between its wholesale and retail ultra-fast broadband charges.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3437953/Ofcom-enforces-BT-margin-rule.htmlFri, 20 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMT