News;2014 Capacity Magazine60NewsSoftBank executive joins Sprint as CTOSprint has appointed SoftBank executive Junichi Miyakawa as chief technical officer., 31 Oct 2014 11:10:00 GMTSpark selects Ericsson for IT transformationSpark New Zealand has deployed Swedish vendor Ericsson’s service agility suite to re-engineer its IT platforms and improve agility services., 31 Oct 2014 10:40:00 GMTFriday News Round-up: 31/10/2014A summary of the week’s biggest telecoms news stories., 31 Oct 2014 07:30:00 GMTLiquid Telecom to expand Ugandan subsidiaryAfrica’s Liquid Telecom is to invest UGX 2 billion ($730,000) in its Ugandan subsidiary Infocom, according to local reports., 30 Oct 2014 12:00:00 GMTTime Warner Cable loses video subscribersTime Warner Cable (TWC) has reported a loss in residential video customers for Q3 2014, compared to the previous quarter., 30 Oct 2014 11:50:00 GMTEntel eyes larger slice of Peru’s mobile marketChilean operator Entel is looking to increase its share of Peru’s rapidly developing mobile market, following its acquisition of Nextel last year, according to a company executive., 30 Oct 2014 11:30:00 GMTMegaFon posts Q3 profit declineRussia’s MegaFon has today revealed a year-on-year Q3 net profit decline of 16.5%, despite reporting a growth in sales., 30 Oct 2014 10:45:00 GMTEricsson launches OPNFV certification programmeSwedish vendor Ericsson, a platinum member of the open platform for network functions virtualisation (OPNFV), has today launched a certification programme for the initiative., 30 Oct 2014 10:30:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: October 29<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, 29 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTViettel to invest $1 billion in Tanzanian 3G Vietnam’s Viettel has revealed plans to invest $1 billion in a 3G mobile network in Tanzania, <i>Reuters</i> reports., 29 Oct 2014 12:03:00 GMTTata launches global network platform for hybrid cloudTata Communications has today launched a global network platform for enhanced hybrid cloud enablement, in attempt to simplify the challenges and complications of the cloud., 29 Oct 2014 11:46:00 GMTCenturyLink appoints CTOCenturyLink has appointed Aamir Hussain as chief technology officer and executive vice president at the company., 29 Oct 2014 11:24:00 GMTTelenor to hold off VimpelCom saleTelenor’s chief executive, Jon Frederik Baksaas, has told reporters that although it is looking at options for its stake in VimpelCom, now is not the right time to sell., 29 Oct 2014 11:07:00 GMTTelenor Group and Ericsson ink five-year radio dealTelenor Group and Ericsson have penned a five-year global framework agreement which will see the Swedish vendor provide radio hardware and professional services to the Nordic operator., 29 Oct 2014 10:43:00 GMTPacnet opens Tier 3 data centre in ChinaPacnet has launched a Tier 3 data centre in Tianjin, China, in a bid to address growing demands in the region., 29 Oct 2014 10:21:00 GMTRacks Central selects Epsilon for data centre connectivityData centre and managed services provider Racks Central has today announced an agreement with Epsilon for the delivery of its outsourced intelligent network services., 29 Oct 2014 10:19:00 GMTIndian government plans $15 billion IoT industryThe government of India has released a policy document outlining plans to create a $15 billion market for Internet of Things (IoT) products by 2020., 28 Oct 2014 12:35:00 GMTO3b prepares for December launchO3b has confirmed that its third group of four satellites will be launched from Le Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) at Kourou in French Guiana on December 18., 28 Oct 2014 12:20:00 GMTAlcatel-Lucent and Internet Society sign BKNIX supply agreementAlcatel-Lucent has signed an MoU with the Internet Society to provide equipment for the Bangkok Internet Exchange Point (BKNIX)., 28 Oct 2014 11:20:00 GMTSingTel launches Microsoft’s COSN in Asia-PacificSingapore Telecommunications Limited (SingTel) has launched Microsoft’s Cloud Operating System Network (COSN) in Asia-Pacific., 28 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMTZebra completes acquisition of Motorola’s enterprise unit Zebra Technologies has completed its acquisition of Motorola Solutions' Enterprise Business for $3.45 billion., 28 Oct 2014 10:42:00 GMT<i>Capacity</i> reveals shortlist for executive of the year categoryWith just over a week to go until the Global Carrier Awards 2014 ceremony, <i>Capacity</i> has revealed the shortlist for the executive of the year category., 27 Oct 2014 16:10:00 GMTITU wraps up electionsThe International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has concluded its elections to select candidates for the organisation’s five elected posts, the 12 members of the Radio Regulations Board and the 48 members of the ITU Council., 27 Oct 2014 14:55:00 GMTMegaport set for expansion as it spins off fibre assetsAustralian network service provider Megaport has formally announced plans to expand internationally over the next 18 months, as it seeks a presence in markets in Asia, Europe and North America., 27 Oct 2014 14:50:00 GMTLevel 3 gets go-ahead to buy tw telecomLevel 3 has received approval from US regulator the Federal Communications Commission for the acquisition of US managed-services provider tw telecom., 27 Oct 2014 14:35:00 GMTBT boosts Ethernet presenceBT has established three more PoPs in UK data centres in a bid to grow its Ethernet fibre footprint. The new sites, which include TelecityGroup and Equinix data centres, are located in Leeds, Manchester and Slough, and will go live this month., 27 Oct 2014 14:25:00 GMTBroadSoft appoints CMOBroadSoft has announced the appointment of Taher Behbehani as chief marketing officer at the company., 24 Oct 2014 11:22:00 GMTStarHub and Nokia Networks trial live mobile content deliverySingapore-based StarHub has successfully trialled Nokia Networks’ Liquid Applications solution for the delivery of four live video feeds., 24 Oct 2014 11:10:00 GMTTelecom Italia moves closer to asset sale Telecom Italia has reportedly moved closer to the sale of its mobile phone towers in Brazil and a deal could be finalised in the coming weeks., 24 Oct 2014 10:49:00 GMTAmérica Móvil reports Q3 profit declineMexican conglomerate América Móvil has reported a drop of just under 40% in net profit for Q3 2014, compared to the same period last year., 24 Oct 2014 10:44:00 GMT