News©2015 Capacity Magazine60NewsAlcatel-Lucent predicts redefinition of European telecoms with cloudA study from Alcatel-Lucent’s research unit, Bell Labs Consulting, has revealed that the shift carriers are making to becoming cloud-based, has the potential to redefine how the industry competes in the cloud era., 22 May 2015 11:00:00 GMTCharter and Time Warner Cable discuss sky high bidCharter Communications and Time Warner Cable (TWC) are in talks over a bid that looks set to exceed the $170 per share predicted by industry analysts, according to the Wall Street Journal., 22 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTComcast and Level 3 sign network interconnection agreementComcast and Level 3 have signed a multi-year, bilateral interconnection agreement., 22 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTHewlett-Packard spins off China server unit for $2.3 billionHewlett-Packard is selling a majority stake in its Chinese server and storage unit for $2.3 billion to Tsinghua Holdings., 22 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTANALYSIS: The billion dollar telco clubIn April 2015, Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman reinstated his ambitions for the telecoms industry when he announced plans to invest in telecoms and technology companies across the US and Europe with his private equity fund LetterOne Technology (L1Technology)., 21 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTAlcatel-Lucent launches SDN network services platformAlcatel-Lucent has launched an SDN-based Network Services Platform (NSP) designed to unify service automation and real-time network control., 21 May 2015 11:00:00 GMTSprint appoints CMOSprint has announced the appointment of Kevin Crull as chief marketing officer (CMO) at the company., 21 May 2015 10:45:00 GMTHuawei launches SDN-based IoT solutionChinese vendor Huawei has today revealed the launch of what it claims is the world’s first SDN-based internet of things (IoT) solution., 21 May 2015 10:15:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom acquires Slovak Telekom stake for €900 millionDeutsche Telekom has agreed to pay €900 million to acquire full ownership of Slovak Telekom., 21 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTChina to invest $182 billion to boost internet accessChina will spend $182 billion (1.13 trillion yuan) by the end of 2017 to improve internet access as the country seeks to boost growth., 21 May 2015 09:15:00 GMTInteroute wins CIMPA dealInteroute is deploying an MPLS VPN with integrated internet access and VoIP for Airbus subsidiary CIMPA., 20 May 2015 11:15:00 GMTTelstra reveals security breach on Pacnet networkTelstra has revealed that Pacnet experienced a security breach which allowed third party access to its corporate IT network., 20 May 2015 11:00:00 GMTLevel 3 appoints SVP of sales for EMEALevel 3 Communications has appointed Andrew Edison as SVP of sales for EMEA., 20 May 2015 10:30:00 GMTAltice acquires Suddenlink stake for $9.1 billionAltice has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Suddenlink Communications, in a deal valued at $9.1 billion., 20 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTEuropean Commission approves Orange's Jazztel acquisitionThe European Commission (EC) has approved Orange’s €3.4 billion acquisition of Jazztel, subject to several concessions from the French operator., 20 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTVodafone makes small return to growthVodafone Group has reported a rise in quarterly sales for the first time in three years., 19 May 2015 11:30:00 GMTColt upgrades European long distance networkColt Technology Services has deployed Infinera’s DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform on its long distance network., 19 May 2015 10:15:00 GMTBT seeks fast track decision on EE dealBT has requested a fast track decision on its planned £12.5 billion acquisition of EE., 19 May 2015 09:45:00 GMTAmdocs launches big data analytics for telcosAmdocs has launched a range of applications that will help service providers aggregate data from multiple marketing, network and customer care sources., 19 May 2015 09:15:00 GMTBigNet signs broadband deal with KacificIndonesian satellite service provider BigNet has signed a $78 million agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites for the provision of a high-speed broadband service., 18 May 2015 11:30:00 GMTBSO Network Solutions expands global networkBSO Network Solutions has announced further expansion of its global network footprint., 18 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTReliance Communications reportedly in talks to acquire Sistema India unitReliance Communications is said to be in talks with AFK Sistema to acquire its Indian mobile business, according to media reports., 18 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTTurkey postpones 4G auctionTurkey's Ministry of Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications has announced that the country's 4G auction will be postponed by three months to August 26 2015., 18 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTMTN launches pan-African IoT platformAfrican operator MTN has launched what it claims is the first pan-African internet of things platform (IoT) aimed to provide the region's enterprises with greater control and management features for their connected devices., 15 May 2015 10:00:00 GMTCrown Castle to sell Australian unit for $1.6 billionCrown Castle International has agreed to sell its Australian unit to a group of investors led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) for approximately $1.6 billion., 15 May 2015 09:30:00 GMTOfcom proposes opening up BT fibre to rivalsOfcom has proposed opening up BT’s fibre networks to other operators in a bid to promote competition and innovation in the market., 15 May 2015 09:00:00 GMTBT appoints Zaid Al-Qassab as chief brand officerZaid Al-Qassab has been appointed to the newly-created role of chief brand officer at BT, that will see him lead group marketing strategy and brand., 14 May 2015 16:00:00 GMTVimpelCom and Hutchison in talks to merge Italian mobile unitsVimpelCom has confirmed that it is in talks with Hutchison Whampoa to merge their mobile phone businesses in Italy., 14 May 2015 10:30:00 GMTWindstream promotes Howe to EVP of enterprise salesWindstream has appointed Jeffery Howe as EVP of enterprise sales. Howe succeeds John Leach who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities., 14 May 2015 10:30:00 GMTComcast and Lenovo join OpenDayLight in SDN, NFV pushComcast and Lenovo are the latest companies to join the OpenDayLight Project, a community-led and industry supported open source platform to support the development of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV)., 14 May 2015 09:00:00 GMT