News;2014 Capacity Magazine60NewsPCCW extends support to TSF by three yearsPCCW Global has announced plans to extend its support to NGO Télécoms Sans Frontiéres (TSF) for the next three years., 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., 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., 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., 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., 27 Aug 2014 10:45:00 GMTVerizon to invest further $40 million in solar powerVerizon is to invest nearly $40 million in expanding its green energy programme by installing new solar power systems at eight of its network facilities in the US., 26 Aug 2014 12:15:00 GMTMTN South Africa to cut jobsSouth Africa’s MTN Group is likely to slash 14% of its workforce in the country, according to the Solidarity union., 26 Aug 2014 12:00:00 GMTNorway postpones mobile spectrum auctionNorwegian regulators have postponed a planned mobile spectrum auction in the country that was originally scheduled for January 2015., 26 Aug 2014 11:50:00 GMTTE Connectivity upgrades antenna systems to 4GTE 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., 26 Aug 2014 11:45:00 GMTKirkuk bombings shut down Zain Iraq networkA wave of fatal bombings at the weekend in Kirkuk, northern Iraq, have damaged and temporarily closed down Zain Iraq’s network in the area., 26 Aug 2014 11:35:00 GMTAT&T reaches agreement with DoJ over DirecTV acquisitionUS carrier AT&T has reportedly reached an agreement with anti-trust regulators to finally seal its move to acquire DirecTV for $49 billion., 26 Aug 2014 11:20:00 GMTPacnet data centres receive 2.0 certificationPacnet’s CloudSpace data centres in Sydney (SYCS1), Hong Kong (HKCS1 and HKCS2) and Singapore (SGCS2) have been awarded PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 2.0 Certification and Attestation of Compliance., 26 Aug 2014 11:10:00 GMTNokia Networks completes SAC Wireless acquisitionNokia Networks has completed the acquisition of US-based SAC Wireless in a bid to increase its share of the infrastructure and network deployment market., 26 Aug 2014 10:20:00 GMTQualcomm looking to end anti-trust probeQualcomm is said to be seeking an end to investigations by Chinese pricing regulators over alleged monopoly practices., 22 Aug 2014 11:45:00 GMTSprint unveils unlimited data tariff plan US carrier Sprint has unveiled tariff plans to offer consumers unlimited data for approximately $60 a month, giving the industry its cheapest data offering., 22 Aug 2014 11:42:00 GMTSpark reports growth in mobile and data servicesNew Zealand operator Spark has reported a 94% rise in net annual profit after seeing growth in mobile and data services., 22 Aug 2014 11:24:00 GMTIndian telcos can boost revenue with data, says Google Indian mobile operators could see an $8 billion rise in turnover by offering data-based internet services, a recent study from Google and consulting firm AT Kearney reveals., 22 Aug 2014 11:06:00 GMTMTS increases mobile contract deal with EricssonRussia’s biggest operator MTS has increased the value of its contract with Swedish contract supplier to Ericsson to over $1.5 billion., 22 Aug 2014 11:03:00 GMTBrazilian operators could delay payment for 4GBrazil’s 4G auction will not give the government the $3 billion it needs to meet its end of year fiscal goal after regulators said winning operators could delay payments on 90% of bids., 22 Aug 2014 10:24:00 GMTThree selects Nokia Networks for Irish infrastructure development UK-based Three has revealed Finnish vendor Nokia Networks as its partner for the upgrade of the operator’s 2G and 3G networks in Ireland., 22 Aug 2014 09:55:00 GMTLevel 3 announces new data centre launch in Northern VirginiaLevel 3 Communications has announced it is to open a new data centre facility in Herndon, Northern Virginia., 21 Aug 2014 12:12:00 GMTNTT DoCoMo and Huawei trial LTE over unlicensed spectrum Japan’s NTT DoCoMo and Chinese vendor Huawei claim to have demonstrated a successful LTE trial over 5GHz unlicensed spectrum., 21 Aug 2014 12:02:00 GMTMTN South Africa launches HD voice South Africa’s MTN has reportedly launched high-definition (HD) voice technology on its 3G network in the country., 21 Aug 2014 11:45:00 GMTVodafone gains ground on Airtel in India Vodafone has gained ground on India’s market leader Bharti Airtel after adding 1.62 million mobile connections in June., 21 Aug 2014 11:43:00 GMTMTS cuts forecasts following instability in Ukraine Russia’s MTS has cut its full year sales and core profit forecasts after its operations in Ukraine were affected by instability., 21 Aug 2014 11:16:00 GMTNokia’s mapping business head leaves position Nokia’s mapping business head Michael Halbherr has left his position after questions over strategy over the unit., 21 Aug 2014 10:55:00 GMTAlcatel-Lucent repays $1.75 billion loan France’s Alcatel-Lucent has repaid in full, a $1.75 billion loan that was secured with group’s patents on January 30, 2013., 21 Aug 2014 10:43:00 GMTVimpelCom selects Cloudmark security platform Subsidiary of Russia’s VimpelCom, Beeline has partnered with Cloudmark for its phishing and virus protection services., 21 Aug 2014 10:14:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: August 20<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, 20 Aug 2014 17:54:00 GMTFrontier to upgrade network in MonmouthUS-based Frontier Communications is reportedly planning an upgrade on its network in Monmouth, Illinois., 20 Aug 2014 11:45:00 GMT