News;2014 Capacity Magazine60NewseuNetworks acquires FibrelacEuropean bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks has acquired Swiss dark fibre network operator Fibrelac., 20 Oct 2014 11:50:00 GMTItaltel France wins Cisco certificationThe French subsidiary of next-generation networks and IP communications firm Italtel has been awarded premier certification from Cisco., 20 Oct 2014 11:35:00 GMTTelekom Austria adds VimpelCom as signalling customerTelekom Austria Group has signed an executive group framework agreement with VimpelCom to add the Russian player as a signalling customer., 20 Oct 2014 11:20:00 GMTTelefónica to invest in Israeli startupsTelefónica has partnered with innovation developer VLX Ventures with the intention of investing in startup companies across Israel., 20 Oct 2014 11:05:00 GMTNokia Networks collaborates with vendors on standards initiativeNokia Networks has collaborated with other equipment vendors and operators to create a new European Telecommunications Standards Institute Industry Specification Group (ISG)., 20 Oct 2014 10:50:00 GMTHuawei, KPN and China Mobile complete IMS VoLTE roaming callChina Mobile and KPN Netherlands have collaborated with Huawei to demonstrate what is claimed to be the industry’s first international IP multimedia subsystem (IMS)-based VoLTE roaming call between Europe and Asia., 20 Oct 2014 10:40:00 GMTBharti Airtel to launch mobile money in east AfricaIndia’s Bharti Airtel is planning to launch a mobile money service in east Africa., 20 Oct 2014 10:30:00 GMTAIS to invest $142 million in Thai broadbandThailand’s Advanced Info Service (AIS) is reportedly planning a $142.2 million (4.6 billion baht) investment in fixed-line broadband networks in the country., 17 Oct 2014 12:10:00 GMTTelefónica Deutschland to slash 1,600 jobs by 2018Telefónica Deutschland is reportedly planning to cut 1,600 jobs in Germany by 2018, following its takeover of E-Plus earlier this month., 17 Oct 2014 12:05:00 GMTAmérica Móvil to complete Brazilian merger by DecemberMexico’s América Móvil is planning to complete the merger of its Brazilian businesses by early December., 17 Oct 2014 11:35:00 GMTZTE and China Telecom to develop eMBMS system for 4GChinese vendor ZTE has partnered with China Telecom to develop the carrier’s eMBMS system, running on a hybrid 4G LTE network., 17 Oct 2014 11:25:00 GMTHuawei enables Telefónica 1Gbps FTTH serviceTelefónica has selected Huawei’s XG-PON solution for its 1Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service, which it plans to launch in 2015., 17 Oct 2014 11:20:00 GMTCôte d'Ivoire to cut number of mobile operatorsCôte d'Ivoire is to cancel the mobile licence of domestic-owned player Café Mobile in a bid to reduce the number of operators in the country., 17 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMTColt appoints CFOColt Group has today announced the appointment of Hugo Eales as chief financial officer at the company, effective November 1 2014., 17 Oct 2014 10:30:00 GMTFriday News Round-up: 17/10/2014A summary of the week’s biggest telecoms news stories., 17 Oct 2014 07:30:00 GMTGTT partners with BICS to extend European networkCloud provider GTT has partnered with BICS to use its pan-European network 2.0 to increase the level of performance and reliability of its network., 16 Oct 2014 12:15:00 GMTTelecom Italia denies rumours of network spin-offTelecom Italia has quashed rumours that the government is planning to spin off its fixed-line network and establish a majority stake in the new company., 16 Oct 2014 11:35:00 GMTSouth African government could sell stake in VodacomThe South African government is considering selling its 13.9% stake in Vodafone’s Vodacom subsidiary in the country., 16 Oct 2014 11:10:00 GMTAlcatel-Lucent Enterprise deploys switches in world’s longest tunnelAlcatel-Lucent Enterprise has deployed its switching technology in the world’s longest tunnel., 16 Oct 2014 10:50:00 GMTGTT acquires UNSiGTT Communications has completed the $40-million acquisition of data service provider UNSi., 16 Oct 2014 10:20:00 GMTLiquid Telecom selects NTT for African IP transit servicesLiquid Telecom has today revealed a partnership with NTT Communications for the delivery of IP transit services to support growing bandwidth demands across Africa., 16 Oct 2014 10:15:00 GMTTelkom Indonesia to triple broadband investment in 2015PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom Indonesia) will spend $3.69 billion (Rp 45 trillion) in 2015 on a national broadband plan, according to the <i>Investor Daily</i>., 16 Oct 2014 09:55:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: October 15<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, 15 Oct 2014 16:25:00 GMTPCCW Global and du target smart home marketPCCW Global and du are to jointly offer smart home services across the UAE., 15 Oct 2014 11:50:00 GMTTelekom Austria Group demonstrates technologyTelekom Austria Group’s domestic subsidiary, A1, has announced the successful demonstration of; a copper-line based ultra-broadband transmission technology., 15 Oct 2014 11:35:00 GMTVodafone rolls out LTE-A in UKVodafone UK has begun rolling out LTE advanced (LTE-A) technology across the nation., 15 Oct 2014 11:20:00 GMTEXCLUSIVE: We want capacity yesterday, African operators tell regulators During a lively panel session at Capacity Africa 2014 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, it became clear that operators in the region are demanding faster and more compliant regulation from the government., 15 Oct 2014 11:10:00 GMTChina-EU telecoms trade dispute to end?An EU trade official claims an agreement is on its way to end China and the EU’s long-running dispute over Chinese exports of telecoms equipment., 15 Oct 2014 10:55:00 GMTGlobal Cloud Xchange rolls out cloud platformGlobal Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched its cloud platform, offering enterprise cloud services, applications and content across the operator’s privately owned global fibre-optic network., 15 Oct 2014 10:45:00 GMTLiquid Telecom invests in Rwanda expansionLiquid Telecom has today revealed a $34 million investment strategy for Rwanda, which includes the expansion of its network in the country, as well as what is claimed to be the first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in Rwanda., 15 Oct 2014 10:30:00 GMT