Newshttp://www.capacitymagazine.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209&copy;2014 Capacity Magazine60NewsBroadSoft appoints CMOBroadSoft has announced the appointment of Taher Behbehani as chief marketing officer at the company.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393516/BroadSoft-appoints-CMO.htmlFri, 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.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393511/StarHub-and-Nokia-Networks-trial-live-mobile-content-delivery.htmlFri, 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.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393504/Telecom-Italia-moves-closer-to-asset-sale.htmlFri, 24 Oct 2014 10:49:00 GMTChina Telecom and China Unicom to create CDN firm? China Telecom and China Unicom Hong Kong may be set to collaborate on a content delivery network (CDN) company in a bid to speed up internet access for Chinese users, according to local reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393489/China-Telecom-and-China-Unicom-to-create-CDN-firm.htmlFri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:00 GMTFriday News Round-up: 24/10/14A summary of the week’s biggest telecoms news stories.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393353/Friday-News-Round-up-241014.htmlFri, 24 Oct 2014 07:30:00 GMTVivo and ISPM to build smart city in BrazilTelefónica’s Brazilian subsidiary Vivo and software management company ISPM have announced a project to turn Aguas de São Pedro in São Paulo into the country’s first smart city.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393066/Vivo-and-ISPM-to-build-smart-city-in-Brazil.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:50:00 GMTEgypt needs billions to upgrade infrastructure, says ministerEgypt needs billions of dollars of investment to upgrade its telecommunications infrastructure, the country’s telecoms minister told reporters this week. http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393058/Egypt-needs-billions-to-upgrade-infrastructure-says-minister.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:40:00 GMTEE becomes largest 4G player in EuropeUK-based EE has become the largest 4G mobile player in Europe, after adding 1.4 million customers to its high-speed network.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393055/EE-becomes-largest-4G-player-in-Europe.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:25:00 GMTSoftBank and Sequoia Capital invest $100 million in Indonesian startup Japanese operator SoftBank and technology investor Sequoia Capital have agreed to acquire a $100 million stake in Indonesian online startup Tokopedia.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393049/SoftBank-and-Sequoia-Capital-invest-100-million-in-Indonesian-startup.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:10:00 GMTOrange board appoints directorOrange has today announced the co-opting of Mouna Sepehri as a director of the board, following a proposal from the committee for governance and social & environmental responsibility (CGRSE).http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393047/Orange-board-appoints-director.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMTO2 and Zayo pen UK network upgradeThe UK’s O2 has today announced a partnership with Zayo Group for the upgrade of its nationwide infrastructure into a fully resilient core fibre network.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3393040/O2-and-Zayo-pen-UK-network-upgrade.htmlThu, 23 Oct 2014 10:50:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: October 22<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 editorial@capacitymedia.com.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392612/Midweek-Mergers-October-22.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMTIIX acquires Allegro NetworksIIX today announced its acquisition of UK-based software and interconnection company Allegro Networks.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392617/IIX-acquires-Allegro-Networks.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:55:00 GMTTelekom Slovenia to be sold in 2015State-owned Telekom Slovenia is expected to be sold in early 2015, a government official told reporters today.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392604/Telekom-Slovenia-to-be-sold-in-2015.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:25:00 GMTInteroute opens VDC in Madrid Interoute has opened its latest Virtual Data Centre zone (VDC) in Madrid as part of its continuing platform expansion.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392603/Interoute-opens-VDC-in-Madrid.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:20:00 GMTHuawei to increase procurement spending in the EUHuawei has today announced plans to step up its procurement spending in Europe, as part of its investment strategy in the region.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392602/Huawei-to-increase-procurement-spending-in-the-EU.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:10:00 GMTDimension Data acquires two technology firms Technology firm Dimension Data has acquired two privately owned companies, Agile Business Solutions and Xpedia Fusion, according to local reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392599/Dimension-Data-acquires-two-technology-firms.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMTMTS Ukraine could sell stake to European investorRussian operator MTS could sell its minority stake in Ukraine to a western company, as pressure mounts on the operator following political instability in the country.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392591/MTS-Ukraine-could-sell-stake-to-European-investor.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:50:00 GMTOpenet and OpenCloud extend partnershipBSS solutions provider Openet and telecoms software company OpenCloud have today revealed an extension of their partnership.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392583/Openet-and-OpenCloud-extend-partnership.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:40:00 GMTVerizon moves to distance itself from América Móvil dealUS carrier Verizon has distanced itself from rumours that it is interested in acquiring América Móvil assets in Mexico.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392568/Verizon-moves-to-distance-itself-from-Amrica-Mvil-deal.htmlWed, 22 Oct 2014 10:25:00 GMTHurricane Electric extends global network to Equinix’s Asian and European data centresGlobal internet backbone provider Hurricane Electric is to extend its IPv4 and IPv6 networks to Equinix’s data centres in Asia and Europe.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392221/Hurricane-Electric-extends-global-network-to-Equinixs-Asian-and-European-data-centres.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 11:45:00 GMTTelefónica Germany selects Ericsson for VoLTETelefónica Germany has partnered with Ericsson for the upgrade of its network to support VoLTE services.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392207/Telefnica-Germany-selects-Ericsson-for-VoLTE.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 11:10:00 GMTOlson partners with Anam Technologies for messaging gateway systemAnam Technologies has announced a partnership with North American company Olson with its highly scalable messaging gateway system.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392205/Olson-partners-with-Anam-Technologies-for-messaging-gateway-system.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 11:00:00 GMTEU to discontinue Chinese telecoms investigationThe EU has decided not to pursue its investigation into Chinese telecoms companies, the council revealed on Monday.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392201/EU-to-discontinue-Chinese-telecoms-investigation.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:00 GMTVimpelCom sells off two telecoms businesses in AfricaGlobal operator VimpelCom has sold off its telecoms businesses in Central African Republic and Burundi, for approximately $65 million.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392197/VimpelCom-sells-off-two-telecoms-businesses-in-Africa.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:45:00 GMTAlcatel-Lucent launches broadband solutionsFrench vendor Alcatel-Lucent is launching a TWDM-PON (Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Networks) solution, in what it claims is an industry first.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392192/Alcatel-Lucent-launches-broadband-solutions.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:30:00 GMTPCCW Global acquires security solutions providerPCCW Global has acquired European security-as-a-service solutions provider Crypteia Networks, in a bid to defend its customers against new-age security breaches.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3392183/PCCW-Global-acquires-security-solutions-provider.htmlTue, 21 Oct 2014 10:15:00 GMTeuNetworks acquires FibrelacEuropean bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks has acquired Swiss dark fibre network operator Fibrelac.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3391810/euNetworks-acquires-Fibrelac.htmlMon, 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.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3391802/Italtel-France-wins-Cisco-certification.htmlMon, 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.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3391796/Telekom-Austria-adds-VimpelCom-as-signalling-customer.htmlMon, 20 Oct 2014 11:20:00 GMT