Newshttp://www.capacitymagazine.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209©2015 Capacity Magazine60NewsZTE launches IP radio access networkZTE has launched an IP radio access network (RAN) operation and maintenance (OAM) system based on SDN technology.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433777/ZTE-launches-IP-radio-access-network.htmlFri, 06 Mar 2015 12:15:00 GMTHKBN raises $750 million in IPOBroadband service provider HKBN has raised $750 million in Hong Kong’s largest IPO this year.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433766/HKBN-raises-750-million-in-IPO.htmlFri, 06 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTTurkcell ready to launch 4G in TurkeyTurkcell has announced that it is ready to launch 4G services in Turkey following the government’s announcement of a tender process to be completed by May 2015.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433776/Turkcell-ready-to-launch-4G-in-Turkey.htmlFri, 06 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTChina Telecom Global receives MEF certificationChina Telecom Global (CTG) has become the first carrier in China to obtain MEF CE 2.0 certification.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433740/China-Telecom-Global-receives-MEF-certification.htmlFri, 06 Mar 2015 10:45:00 GMTTelekom Austria Group appoints COOThe supervisory board at Telekom Austria Group (TAG) has today revealed the appointment of Alejandro Plater as chief operating officer (COO) at the company, in a “unanimous” decision.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433321/Telekom-Austria-Group-appoints-COO.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2015 12:15:00 GMTMTN to splash $2.5 billion on infrastructureSouth Africa’s MTN will invest approximately $2.5 billion (R30 billion) this year on growing its infrastructure in the 23 countries where it operates, the company told local reporters yesterday.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433294/MTN-to-splash-25-billion-on-infrastructure.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2015 11:30:00 GMTHuawei collaborates with Intel on cloud computingHuawei has announced a strategic partnership with Intel to deliver cloud computing services to carriers worldwide.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433308/Huawei-collaborates-with-Intel-on-cloud-computing.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTPCCW Global expands into BeninPCCW Global has expanded into Benin as part of an interconnection agreement with local operator Isocel Telecom.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433280/PCCW-Global-expands-into-Benin.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTGoogle confirms plans to launch MVNOGoogle is set to launch its MVNO service in the US later this year, said its senior vice president for products Sundar Pichai.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433273/Google-confirms-plans-to-launch-MVNO.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTEx Virgin Media executives to snap up struggling telcosFormer executives at Virgin Media have revealed plans to buy, fix and sell struggling telecoms companies in the rapidly consolidating European market.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433263/Ex-Virgin-Media-executives-to-snap-up-struggling-telcos.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMTTelefónica and Ooredoo sign strategic agreementTelefónica and Ooredoo have signed a strategic partnership agreement, primarily to explore potential synergies in procurement.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3433256/Telefnica-and-Ooredoo-sign-strategic-agreement.htmlThu, 05 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMTNTT Com launches UCaaS partnership programme in EuropeNTT Communications has launched a partnership programme for its Arcstar Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) solution in Europe.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432866/NTT-Com-launches-UCaaS-partnership-programme-in-Europe.htmlWed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:00 GMTKT and Ericsson sign MoU for 5GSouth Korea’s KT has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ericsson to collaborate on 5G research and technologies related to next-generation networks.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432847/KT-and-Ericsson-sign-MoU-for-5G.htmlWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:30:00 GMTEtisalat and Huawei sign MoU on research cooperationEtisalat and Huawei have signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on joint research initiatives aimed at improving user experience for Etisalat’s customers.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432844/Etisalat-and-Huawei-sign-MoU-on-research-cooperation.htmlWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTItaly approves €6 billion plan to boost broadband networksThe Italian government has approved a €6 billion plan to boost high-speed networks in the country in a bid to meet European Union targets.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432843/Italy-approves-6-billion-plan-to-boost-broadband-networks.htmlWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTTelekom Austria Group launches 4G smart meter solutionTelekom Austria Group (TAG) has launched what it claims to be Europe’s first smart meter solution with 4G LTE connectivity for domestic customers.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432836/Telekom-Austria-Group-launches-4G-smart-meter-solution.htmlWed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTCityFibre to transform Edinburgh into Gigabit CityUK-based network infrastructure provider CityFibre is to deploy a 150km high-speed, pure fibre network in Edinburgh, Scotland.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432819/CityFibre-to-transform-Edinburgh-into-Gigabit-City.htmlWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMTBharti Airtel and China Mobile to collaborate on 4GBharti Airtel has entered into a partnership with China Mobile to work jointly towards developing the growth of 4G LTE and establishing mobile technology standards.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432811/Bharti-Airtel-and-China-Mobile-to-collaborate-on-4G.htmlWed, 04 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTVodafone Germany begins migration to next-generation networkVodafone Germany is pushing ahead with its NFV and SDN strategy through the deployment of a new project with Cisco and Italtel.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432436/Vodafone-Germany-begins-migration-to-next-generation-network.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTHP to acquire Aruba Networks for $3 billionHewlett-Packard has agreed to acquire Aruba Networks for approximately $3 billion as it seeks to boost its networking and enterprise businesses.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432442/HP-to-acquire-Aruba-Networks-for-3-billion.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTIndosat and Ericsson launch M2M platformOoredoo’s Indosat and Sweden’s Ericsson have launched a cloud-based M2M platform in Indonesia.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432434/Indosat-and-Ericsson-launch-M2M-platform.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTTelefónica and Orange spearhead Smart Cities initiativeTelefónica and Orange have joined forces with Engineering and Atos to launch an initiative designed to support the growth and development of Smart Cities.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432411/Telefnica-and-Orange-spearhead-Smart-Cities-initiative.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2015 11:00:00 GMTCSG launches digital services platformCSG International has today launched CSG Ascendon; a platform designed to enable service providers to transform their operations and capitalise on digital opportunities.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432415/CSG-launches-digital-services-platform.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMTMitel to purchase Mavenir for $560 millionMitel Networks has signed a deal to acquire networking equipment provider Mavenir Systems in a cash and stock deal valued at approximately $560 million.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432418/Mitel-to-purchase-Mavenir-for-560-million.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:30:00 GMTVimpelCom sells 90% stake in Wind tower unit to AbertisVimpelCom has agreed to sell a stake in its mobile towers to Spain’s Abertis for €693 million.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432384/VimpelCom-sells-90-stake-in-Wind-tower-unit-to-Abertis.htmlTue, 03 Mar 2015 10:00:00 GMTOrange considers potential deal with Telecom ItaliaFrance’s Orange and Telecom Italia are said to be considering a potential tie-up that could mark further consolidation within the industry in Europe.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432063/Orange-considers-potential-deal-with-Telecom-Italia.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:30:00 GMTItaly’s government to approve €6 billion plan to build networkItaly’s cabinet will meet on Tuesday to approve a €6 billion plan to build a nationwide fibre optic network, Reuters reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432054/Italys-government-to-approve-6-billion-plan-to-build-network.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 11:15:00 GMTSES appoints chief development officerLuxembourg’s SES has appointed Christophe De Hauwer as chief development officer (CDO) at the company, and member of its executive committee.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432044/SES-appoints-chief-development-officer.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:45:00 GMTTelstra extends unified communications offeringTelstra is to extend its unified communications offering through building on an existing collaboration with Cisco.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432033/Telstra-extends-unified-communications-offering.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:45:00 GMTAltice to acquire 20% stake in Numbericable-SFRVivendi has agreed to sell its remaining stake in Numericable-SFR to Altice for €3.9 billion.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3432031/Altice-to-acquire-20-stake-in-Numbericable-SFR.htmlMon, 02 Mar 2015 10:15:00 GMT