Newshttp://www.capacitymagazine.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209©2015 Capacity Magazine60NewsDigital Realty announces management changesDigital Realty’s CTO Jim Smith and David Schirmacher, SVP of operations, will switch roles, effective March 1.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422849/Digital-Realty-announces-management-changes.htmlFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTOfcom outlines plans to support IoTOfcom has laid out a strategy designed to ensure that the UK plays a leading role in developing the Internet of Things (IoT).http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422856/Ofcom-outlines-plans-to-support-IoT.htmlFri, 30 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTSky enters mobile market with O2 MVNO dealSky is launching a mobile service early next year through an MVNO deal with O2's parent company Telefónica.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422832/Sky-enters-mobile-market-with-O2-MVNO-deal.htmlFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMTVodafone and Alcatel-Lucent trial 400G data transmissionVodafone has teamed up with Alcatel-Lucent for the successful trial of 400G data transmission over a distance of 400km between Madrid and Zaragoza, in Spain.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422840/Vodafone-and-Alcatel-Lucent-trial-400G-data-transmission.htmlFri, 30 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMTTelefónica acquires 3% stake in Spain’s IndraSpain’s Telefónica has acquired a 3% stake in digital services firm Indra, according to local reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422433/Telefnica-acquires-3-stake-in-Spains-Indra.htmlThu, 29 Jan 2015 11:45:00 GMTTurkcell CEO to step downSureyya Ciliv, chief executive at Turkish mobile operator Turkcell, is to leave his position as of January 31, 2015.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422424/Turkcell-CEO-to-step-down.htmlThu, 29 Jan 2015 11:15:00 GMTPrivate equity fund confirms interest in Telekom SloveniaUK-based private equity fund, Cinven, is to bid for state-owned Telekom Slovenia, according to local reports on Wednesday.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422413/Private-equity-fund-confirms-interest-in-Telekom-Slovenia.htmlThu, 29 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTPTC elects officers for 2015The 2015 Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) has elected its board of governors and advisory council.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422402/PTC-elects-officers-for-2015.htmlThu, 29 Jan 2015 10:45:00 GMTBICS and Openmind launch RCS solutionBICS and Openmind Networks have today revealed the launch of a hosted RCS (rich communications services) solution for operators.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3422393/BICS-and-Openmind-launch-RCS-solution.htmlThu, 29 Jan 2015 10:15:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: January 28Capacity 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/3422107/Midweek-Mergers-January-28.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 17:00:00 GMTCommScope to acquire TE Connectivity’s Broadband Network SolutionsUS-based CommScope has agreed to acquire TE Connectivity’s telecoms, enterprise and mobile business, Broadband Network Solutions (BNS) for $3 billion.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421960/CommScope-to-acquire-TE-Connectivitys-Broadband-Network-Solutions.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 14:00:00 GMTMetro Connect USA 2015 conference gallery – Day 2Images from the latest events at the conference.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421966/Metro-Connect-USA-2015-conference-galleryDay-2.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 14:00:00 GMTGlobal Capacity launches network connectivity applicationGlobal Capacity has launched a new application designed to enable business customers, carriers and partners to design and buy data network connectivity.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421857/Global-Capacity-launches-network-connectivity-application.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 12:30:00 GMTTelefónica signs 20-year agreement with Allied Fiber for US connectivityAllied Fiber is to provide dark fibre access in the US for Telefónica in a landmark 20 year agreement.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421854/Telefnica-signs-20-year-agreement-with-Allied-Fiber-for-US-connectivity.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 12:30:00 GMTTransbeam appoints SVP of sales and marketingUS data, voice and IT service provider Transbeam has appointed Jim DaBramo as its SVP of sales and marketing.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421860/Transbeam-appoints-SVP-of-sales-and-marketing.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 12:30:00 GMTEU says mobile roaming fees to remain until 2018A document from the European Union has stated that mobile operators should be allowed to levy roaming charges until 2018, challenging proposals from European lawmakers to scrap the fees by the end of the year.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421925/EU-says-mobile-roaming-fees-to-remain-until-2018.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTBharti Airtel Nigeria and Huawei extend managed services dealBharti Airtel Nigeria has today revealed an extension to its strategic partnership with China’s Huawei, to include an increase in managed services coverage.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421884/Bharti-Airtel-Nigeria-and-Huawei-extend-managed-services-deal.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 10:30:00 GMTNTT to launch Co-Location Direct solution between Japan and SingaporeNTT Communications has today revealed an agreement with the Japan Exchange Group (JPX) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX) for the launch of a low-latency service between the co-location facilities of JPX and SGX.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421878/NTT-to-launch-Co-Location-Direct-solution-between-Japan-and-Singapore.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMTZain to sell transmitter towers?Kuwait telco Zain has hired advisors for the potential sale of transmitter towers in eight markets across Africa and the Middle East, Reuters reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421872/Zain-to-sell-transmitter-towers.htmlWed, 28 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMTNJFX launches data centre with access to Europe and South AmericaNew Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) announced that it is developing a 52,235 square foot data centre along the northern New Jersey coast.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421642/NJFX-launches-data-centre-with-access-to-Europe-and-South-America.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:30:00 GMTPEG Bandwidth activates 2,000th cell siteInfrastructure solutions provider PEG Bandwidth has announced the activation of backhaul services at its 2,000th cell site.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421649/PEG-Bandwidth-activates-2000th-cell-site.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 16:30:00 GMTMetro Connect USA 2015 conference gallery - Day 1Images from the opening events of the conference.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421522/Metro-Connect-USA-2015-conference-gallery-Day-1.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 13:15:00 GMTAT&T to buy Nextel Mexico’s wireless assets for $1.88 billionAT&T will buy Nextel Mexico – the mobile assets of NII Holdings – for $1.875 billion, in a move to expand its Latin American presence.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421414/AT-T-to-buy-Nextel-Mexicos-wireless-assets-for-188-billion.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTBell Labs study claims to halve mobile network energy costsAlcatel-Lucent’s Bell Labs has completed its IntelliSpekrum research project and discovered that mobile networks can deliver energy savings of up to 50% by deploying a mixture of macro and small cell radio base stations.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421405/Bell-Labs-study-claims-to-halve-mobile-network-energy-costs.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTBharti Airtel and Nokia Networks to deploy India’s first FDD-LTE on 1800MHzBharti Airtel and Nokia Networks today claim to be working towards a first for Indian telecoms; an FDD-LTE deployment on 1800MHz, which will launch superfast mobile broadband in six circles across the country.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421440/Bharti-Airtel-and-Nokia-Networks-to-deploy-Indias-first-FDD-LTE-on-1800MHz.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTItaltel named Cisco’s partner of the year for IoTItaltel was awarded the “Cisco partner of the year award for EMEAR (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) for internet of things solutions 2014” at Cisco Live! to mark its commitment to developing the IoT sector.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421436/Italtel-named-Ciscos-partner-of-the-year-for-IoT.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTMaroc Telecom acquires six African units from EtisalatMaroc Telecom has today completed the acquisition of six African assets from Etisalat for a total price of €474 million ($537 million).http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421419/Maroc-Telecom-acquires-six-African-units-from-Etisalat.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTZTE claims capacity record for pre-5G MIMO trialZTE has conducted what it says is the world’s first pre-commercial field testing of multi-user and multi-stream transmission on a massive input-multiple, multiple-output (MIMO) base station.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421406/ZTE-claims-capacity-record-for-pre-5G-MIMO-trial.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 11:00:00 GMTAxiom launches dark fibre service in New YorkAxiom Fiber Networks officially launched its dark fibre services to enterprise and carrier customers in the New York metropolitan area in mid-January.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421103/Axiom-launches-dark-fibre-service-in-New-York.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMTTE Connectivity to sell network business?Swiss electronics company TE Connectivity is nearing a deal to sell its network equipment business to US vendor CommScope, the Wall Street Journal reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3421368/TE-Connectivity-to-sell-network-business.htmlTue, 27 Jan 2015 10:00:00 GMT