Newshttp://www.capacitymagazine.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209©2015 Capacity Magazine60NewsANALYSIS: Apple to enter network infrastructure game?US technology giant Apple may be looking to join the telecoms infrastructure game with news that it is considering the roll-out of its own high-speed content delivery network.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467695/ANALYSIS-Apple-to-enter-network-infrastructure-game.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 14:15:00 GMTMasergy launches NFV platformMasergy Communications has launched a NFV platform targeting enterprises.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467445/Masergy-launches-NFV-platform.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 10:45:00 GMTNTT DoCoMo selects Gemalto for IoTNTT DoCoMo has selected digital security provider Gemalto to enable connectivity for internet of things (IoT) applications.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467438/NTT-DoCoMo-selects-Gemalto-for-IoT.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 10:15:00 GMTMTN and ZTE launch IoT platformSouth Africa’s MTN Group and ZTE have launched an internet of things (IoT) platform aimed to provide a dedicated network to connect devices and systems across the region.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467431/MTN-and-ZTE-launch-IoT-platform.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 09:45:00 GMTANALYSIS: OTT players pose major threat to A2P revenuesOTT players could pose a major threat to carrier application-to-person (A2P) messaging revenues, warned Thorsten Trapp, CTO at Tyntec.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467697/ANALYSIS-OTT-players-pose-major-threat-to-A2P-revenues.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 09:15:00 GMTANALYSIS: Vodafone and Liberty Global: A defensive move?In early June, UK mobile giant Vodafone set the chins of the wholesale world wagging when it confirmed initial discussions with Liberty Global over a potential exchange of assets.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467699/ANALYSIS-Vodafone-and-Liberty-Global-A-defensive-move.htmlThu, 02 Jul 2015 09:15:00 GMTCLOUD & DATA CENTRE SPECIAL REPORT: The ups and downs of Russia’s Wild West data centre marketThe Russian government turned the country’s data centre market on its head in late 2014 when it announced its impending Localisation Law, by which the storage of the personal data of Russian citizens, whether held by local or international businesses, must be held in databases within Russian borders.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467275/CLOUD-and-DATA-CENTRE-SPECIAL-REPORT-The-ups-and-downs-of-RussiasWild-West-data-centre-market.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 17:45:00 GMTCisco moves further into security with OpenDNS acquisitionCisco looks set to acquire cloud-based security firm OpenDNS for $635 million as it aims to enhance its security offering.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467039/Cisco-moves-further-into-security-with-OpenDNS-acquisition.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 11:00:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: July 2Capacity 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.comhttp://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467448/Midweek-Mergers-July-2.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:45:00 GMTFBI investigates “coordinated” cable attacks in CaliforniaThe Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is investigating three severed fibre-optic cables in the Sacramento region of California, US, in what looks like a coordinated attack, according to local reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467036/FBI-investigates-coordinated-cable-attacks-in-California.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:30:00 GMTTelecom Egypt to receive 4G mobile licence in 2016Telecom Egypt is set to acquire a 4G mobile licence next year, according to the country’s telecoms minister.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467046/Telecom-Egypt-to-receive-4G-mobile-licence-in-2016.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMTTelenor and TeliaSonera reveal joint venture senior management teamNordic operators Telenor and TeliaSonera have revealed the chief executive of their joint venture in Denmark, as well as the company’s deputy chief and its CFO.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467020/Telenor-and-TeliaSonera-reveal-joint-venture-senior-management-team.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 09:45:00 GMTSouth Africa sells 13.9% Vodacom stake to fund EskomSouth Africa’s government has sold its 13.91% stake in Vodacom to Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to help raise 23 billion rand ($1.9 billion) for state-owned utility Eskom.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3467021/South-Africa-sells-139-Vodacom-stake-to-fund-Eskom.htmlWed, 01 Jul 2015 08:15:00 GMTANALYSIS: Operators plan for 2G and 3G retirementOperators in developed LTE markets are expected to pull the plug on their 2G and 3G networks by 2020.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466833/ANALYSIS-Operators-plan-for-2G-and-3G-retirement.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 16:00:00 GMTEU reaches early deal to scrap roaming feesThe European Union (EU) has provisionally agreed to abolish roaming charges across the region by June 2017.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466682/EU-reaches-early-deal-to-scrap-roaming-fees.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMTTelstra extends capabilities of OoyalaTelstra’s video platform subsidiary Ooyala has acquired Nativ, a provider of cloud-based media logistics and workflow software and services.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466675/Telstra-extends-capabilities-of-Ooyala.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 10:45:00 GMTChunghwa Telecom selects Ericsson for LTE expansionTaiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom has signed a further agreement with Ericsson for the expansion of the operator’s LTE network in the country.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466665/Chunghwa-Telecom-selects-Ericsson-for-LTE-expansion.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 10:15:00 GMTOrange and Partner sign agreement to end brand deal in IsraelOrange and Partner Communications have signed an agreement to end their brand licensing deal in Israel.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466674/Orange-and-Partner-sign-agreement-to-end-brand-deal-in-Israel.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMTSky calls for Ofcom inquiry into BTSky has called for a full competition inquiry into BT’s Openreach, citing issues surrounding competition and its quality of service.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466648/Sky-calls-for-Ofcom-inquiry-into-BT.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 09:30:00 GMTSK Telecom and Nokia claim 5G breakthroughSK Telecom and Nokia are claiming to have successfully verified the performance of a user plane and control plane separation technique, which they say is a key enabling technology for 5G.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466655/SK-Telecom-and-Nokia-claim-5G-breakthrough.htmlTue, 30 Jun 2015 09:00:00 GMTHuawei makes breakthrough with railway LTE technologyHuawei has completed pilot testing of 4G LTE services using Communications-based Train Control (CBTC).http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466303/Huawei-makes-breakthrough-with-railway-LTE-technology.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMTTelstra brings Fon Wifi service to AustraliaTelstra and Fon have begun deploying a Wifi network across Australia.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466287/Telstra-brings-Fon-Wifi-service-to-Australia.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 10:30:00 GMTDigicel plans IPO in New YorkCaribbean operator Digicel has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466292/Digicel-plans-IPO-in-New-York.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMTOrange's bid for Jazztel accepted by shareholdersOrange’s takeover bid of Spain’s Jazztel has been accepted by 95% of shareholders of the Spanish group.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466274/Oranges-bid-for-Jazztel-accepted-by-shareholders.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 09:30:00 GMTTurkcell acquires remaining stake in Euroasia for $100 millionTurkcell has acquired the remaining 44.96% stake in Euroasia Telecommunications, which owns Ukrainian operator Astelit, for $100 million.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3466276/Turkcell-acquires-remaining-stake-in-Euroasia-for-100-million.htmlMon, 29 Jun 2015 09:00:00 GMTFCC proposes cap on smaller business discounts in auctionsThe US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed to close loopholes that allowed Dish Network to claim $3.3 billion in discounts in the January 2015 spectrum auction.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3465873/FCC-proposes-cap-on-smaller-business-discounts-in-auctions.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMTSatellite project raises $500 million for networkProspective satellite operator OneWeb has raised $500 million in its first round of funding for what it claims will be the world’s largest internet satellite network.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3465899/Satellite-project-raises-500-million-for-network.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMTAT&T to invest $3 billion on expanding Mexico networkAT&T plans to invest around $3 billion in its high-speed mobile network in Mexico.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3465858/AT-T-to-invest-3-billion-on-expanding-Mexico-network.htmlFri, 26 Jun 2015 09:30:00 GMTVivendi becomes Telecom Italia's largest shareholder with 14.9% stakeVivendi has increased its stake in Telecom Italia to 14.9%, replacing Spain’s Telefonica as the group’s largest shareholder.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3465453/Vivendi-becomes-Telecom-Italias-largest-shareholder-with-149-stake.htmlThu, 25 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMTHuawei releases SDN algorithmHuawei has released a SDN algorithm designed to help carriers IP optical resource efficiency by 40% compared to conventional methods.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3465440/Huawei-releases-SDN-algorithm.htmlThu, 25 Jun 2015 09:30:00 GMT