News©2014 Capacity Magazine60NewsTelenor selects Nokia Networks for VoLTE in DenmarkTelenor has selected Nokia Networks to implement its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) platform, following a successful trial on its commercial network., 18 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMTAlcatel-Lucent wins TGA cable contractAlcatel-Lucent has signed a contract with the Tasman Global Access (TGA) consortium – Spark New Zealand, Telstra and Vodafone – to build the subsea cable between New Zealand to Australia., 18 Dec 2014 10:15:00 GMTOoredoo completes GSMA Mobile Connect trial in IndonesiaOoredoo’s Indonesian subsidiary Indosat has completed the first Indonesian trial of Mobile Connect; the latest GSMA standard for mobile identity services., 18 Dec 2014 10:15:00 GMTTIM upgrades north Brazil network to 100GTIM Brasil is upgrading its long-haul network in North Brazil to 100G., 18 Dec 2014 10:00:00 GMTChina Telecom to expand LTE hybrid network trial to 56 citiesChina Telecom has announced the expansion of its LTE hybrid network trial – including both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE technologies – to 56 cities., 17 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMTTelstra in talks over Pacnet acquisitionAustralia’s Telstra has confirmed it is in talks to acquire subsea cable operator Pacnet, in a deal with an estimated price tag of US$1 billion., 17 Dec 2014 11:45:00 GMTCLX partners with French mobile operatorsEnterprise messaging provider CLX Networks, has partnered with France’s four mobile operators., 17 Dec 2014 11:15:00 GMTEthiopia Telecom selects Ericsson for network upgradeEthiopia Telecom has revealed a framework agreement with Ericsson as the operator looks to transform its network in the country., 17 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMTP4 selects BICS for LTE roamingPolish mobile operator P4 has selected BICS’ IPX platform for the launch of LTE roaming services., 17 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMTGlobal Cloud Xchange to support Tokyo Stock ExchangeGlobal Cloud Xchange (GCX) is to provide international connectivity services for Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)., 17 Dec 2014 10:00:00 GMTTelecom Italia confirms interest in MetrowebTelecom Italia has confirmed its interest in infrastructure fund F21’s stake in fibre-optic network provider Metroweb, Reuters reports today., 16 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMTCSG International expands partnership with DSTBusiness support solutions company CSG International has expanded its strategic partnership with Brunei-based communication services provider DST., 16 Dec 2014 11:45:00 GMTNokia Networks appoints MEA headNokia Networks has appointed Bernard Najm as VP and head of its business in the Middle East and Africa, effective December 15., 16 Dec 2014 11:30:00 GMTBango and Indosat launch carrier billing in Google PlayIndonesian service provider Indosat has deployed Bango’s payments platform to launch one-click payment for Google Play customers., 16 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMTBT picks EE over O2 for £12.5 billion mobile dealBT Group has entered into exclusive talks to buy EE, Britain’s largest mobile network group, for £12.5 billion, 16 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMTOrange and Ericsson complete LTE-A FDD trialOrange and Swedish vendor Ericsson have successfully completed a live LTE-Advanced FDD trial using the 3.4-3.6GHz frequencies, in Bordeaux, France, 16 Dec 2014 11:00:00 GMTEtisalat appoints CEO of Sudanese subsidiaryEtisalat as today revealed the appointment of Sulaiman Salim Al-Kaabi as acting CEO of its Sudanese subsidiary, Canar., 15 Dec 2014 12:15:00 GMTLebara launches MVNO service in Saudi ArabiaMobile operator Lebara has launched an MVNO service in Saudi Arabia., 15 Dec 2014 12:15:00 GMTBharti Airtel sells African towers to IHSIndia’s Bharti Airtel, via its subsidiary Bharti Airtel International, has sold more than 1,100 telecoms towers in Zambia and Rwanda to IHS Holding., 15 Dec 2014 11:45:00 GMTNokia Networks doubles speed of Sonera’s 4G NetworkNokia Networks is claiming to have doubled the speed of Sonera’s 4G network in Helsinki, Finland., 15 Dec 2014 11:45:00 GMTVodafone, Vodacom and Safaricom join fight against EbolaVodafone, Vodacom and Safaricom have donated a total of $1.25 million to the African Union’s “United Against Ebola” initiative, Médecins Sans Frontières and Vodafone HealthLine in Ghana., 15 Dec 2014 10:45:00 GMTTele2 Netherlands sets 2015 LTE-A launch dateTele2 Netherlands has revealed plans to launch its 4G LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in the country in March 2015., 15 Dec 2014 10:30:00 GMTCisco launches Internet of Everything analyticsCisco has today revealed a comprehensive data and analytics strategy and solutions portfolio, designed to help customers across all industries extract value from data generated by the rapidly expanding Internet of Everything (IoE)., 12 Dec 2014 12:15:00 GMTO2 Slovakia launches LTEO2 Slovakia has announced the commercial launch of its 4G LTE networks in Bratislava, the country’s capital, and Kosice., 12 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMTSoftBank to condense US offices after failed T-Mobile bidJapan’s SoftBank is planning to shrink its office base in Silicon Valley, US, Reuters reports, citing sources close to the matter., 12 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMTWindstream replaces CEOJeff Gardner has stepped down from his position as president and chief executive at Windstream, to be replaced by Tony Thomas., 12 Dec 2014 11:45:00 GMTEntel and Ericsson complete successful test of APT700 bandChilean operator Entel, supported by Ericsson, has completed a successful test of spectrum in the APT700 (Asia-Pacific Telecommunity 700MHz) band., 12 Dec 2014 11:30:00 GMTPortugal Telecom to decide Altice/Oi deal on Jan 12Portugal Telecom has called a general shareholder meeting for January 12 2015, to vote on Altice’s planned acquisition of the company from Brazilian operator Oi., 12 Dec 2014 11:30:00 GMTAT&T extends VoLTE across USAT&T has extended its VoLTE and HD voice services to a number of select areas across the US, according to local reports., 11 Dec 2014 12:00:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom misinformed investors, says German courtThe German Supreme Court (BHG) has accused Deutsche Telekom of inadequately informing potential investors buying shares in its 2000 IPO, Reuters reports., 11 Dec 2014 11:30:00 GMT