Newshttp://www.capacitymagazine.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209&copy;2014 Capacity Magazine60NewsLightower completes Washington network expansionNetwork services provider Lightower has completed its 400-mile network expansion in the Washington DC metro area.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330947/Lightower-completes-Washington-network-expansion.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:00 GMTAT&T signs connectivity services deal with SchottAT&T has signed a three-year deal worth $8 million to provide global networking services to Schott, a German developer and manufacturer of industrial glass products.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330894/AT-T-signs-connectivity-services-deal-with-Schott.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 11:35:00 GMTOrange to sell Kenyan operationsFrench operator Orange has put its Kenyan subsidiary up for sale, following a month-long review of its operations in the country.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330889/Orange-to-sell-Kenyan-operations.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 11:25:00 GMTUK joint venture to rival BT OpenreachTalkTalk, Sky and CityFibre have revealed plans for a joint venture that will deliver ultra-fast broadband services across York in the UK.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330884/UK-joint-venture-to-rival-BT-Openreach.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 11:20:00 GMTFacebook plans mobile payment serviceInternet giant Facebook is close to being granted an electronic money licence for payment and remittance services, in the company's latest effort to boost mobile services. http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330877/Facebook-plans-mobile-payment-service.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTMobiltel pays out €30.6 million to extend Bulgarian spectrum licenceBulgarian network operator Mobiltel (M-Tel) – a subsidiary of the Telekom Austria Group – has paid €30.6 million in order to renew its operating licence, which expires in June 2014.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330874/Mobiltel-pays-out-306-million-to-extend-Bulgarian-spectrum-licence.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 10:45:00 GMTTelefónica offers spectrum to get E-Plus deal approvedSpain-based Telefónica is pushing to get its deal for E-Plus approved by reportedly offering to lease spectrum and provide roaming services to a new operator on the German market. http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330868/Telefnica-offers-spectrum-to-get-E-Plus-deal-approved.htmlTue, 15 Apr 2014 10:30:00 GMTO2 UK to invest £16 million in 3G coverageO2 UK has announced plans to invest £16 million in an effort to improve 3G coverage across the country.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330483/O2-UK-to-invest-16-million-in-3G-coverage.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:15:00 GMTSawiris interested in big Telecom Italia investmentEgyptian tycoon Naguib Sawiris will reportedly invest approximately $2 billion in Telecom Italia if the Italian operator’s largest shareholder, Telefónica, exits the group. http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330469/Sawiris-interested-in-big-Telecom-Italia-investment.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 12:05:00 GMTOrange launches international partnership programmeFrench operator Orange has launched an international partnership programme – Orange Alliance.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330442/Orange-launches-international-partnership-programme.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 11:30:00 GMTConsolidated Communications partners with Stream Data CentersUS communications provider Consolidated Communications has partnered with Stream Data Centers to offer customers data storage, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330436/Consolidated-Communications-partners-with-Stream-Data-Centers.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 11:20:00 GMTPCCW signs MPLS deal with Telecom NamibiaService provider PCCW Global has signed an agreement with Telecom Namibia for MPLS interconnection in the country.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330427/PCCW-signs-MPLS-deal-with-Telecom-Namibia.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 11:05:00 GMTAT&T sells 300 million shares in América MóvilUS operator AT&T has sold 300 million shares in Carlos Slim’s América Móvil, reducing its stake in the company to 8.36%.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330424/AT-T-sells-300-million-shares-in-Amrica-Mvil.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMTBharti Airtel wins 3G and 4G licences in ChadBharti Airtel has announced that its Chadian subsidiary has been awarded 3G and 4G licences by the country’s government.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330419/Bharti-Airtel-wins-3G-and-4G-licences-in-Chad.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 10:45:00 GMTTeliaSonera appoints new CFOTeliaSonera has appointed Christian Luiga as its permanent CFO.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330415/TeliaSonera-appoints-new-CFO.htmlMon, 14 Apr 2014 10:40:00 GMTNTT Communications launches cloud-based virtual desktop platformJapanese telecoms company NTT Communications has launched an enterprise virtual desktop infrastructure in the US market, in partnership with Citrix Systems.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330076/NTT-Communications-launches-cloud-based-virtual-desktop-platform.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 13:35:00 GMTHuawei launches metro network solutionChinese vendor Huawei has upgraded its portfolio by adding a solution designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs for operators of metro networks.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330072/Huawei-launches-metro-network-solution.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 13:25:00 GMTFrance to seek consolidation in mobile marketThe French government has announced its intention to actively encourage consolidation in the country’s mobile sector, in an effort to bring an end to the price war in the mobile market.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330038/France-to-seek-consolidation-in-mobile-market.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 11:40:00 GMTBrazil approves 4G spectrum auctionBrazilian national telecoms regulator Anatel has approved a proposal to auction off spectrum in the 700MHz band.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330016/Brazil-approves-4G-spectrum-auction.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 11:30:00 GMTFTC approves Facebook-WhatsApp dealThe Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, according to reports.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330031/FTC-approves-Facebook-WhatsApp-deal.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 11:25:00 GMTSingTel Group and Samsung deliver mobile initiativesSingTel Group and technology firm Samsung have today announced four joint initiatives designed to enhance mobile data services for customers.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330010/SingTel-Group-and-Samsung-deliver-mobile-initiatives.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 10:55:00 GMTUPDATE: Vodafone takes full ownership of Indian unitUK-based Vodafone has taken full control of its Indian subsidiary after acquiring 11% of the unit it did not already own.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3330005/UPDATE-Vodafone-takes-full-ownership-of-Indian-unit.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 10:40:00 GMTFriday Network News: April 11<i>Capacity</i> brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3329687/Friday-Network-News-April-11.htmlFri, 11 Apr 2014 07:30:00 GMTViatel invests in Irish network upgradePan-European network provider Viatel has invested a reported €1.5 million in the upgrade of its network across Ireland.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3329677/Viatel-invests-in-Irish-network-upgrade.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 16:35:00 GMTBeeline to launch 4G network in CambodiaCambodian mobile operator Beeline has announced plans to launch 4G services in the country’s capital city, Phnom Penh, by the end of the year.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3329634/Beeline-to-launch-4G-network-in-Cambodia.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 15:45:00 GMTInternet usage doubling every two years, says EMC reportEMC has today revealed the results of a survey which shows the rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets is doubling the usage of data and internet services every two years.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3329539/Internet-usage-doubling-every-two-years-says-EMC-report.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 13:30:00 GMTBezeq announces PoP launch in Hong KongBezeq International has announced the launch of a PoP in Hong Kong for its global customers, as part of its expansion plans into East Asia.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3329509/Bezeq-announces-PoP-launch-in-Hong-Kong.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 12:20:00 GMTJordan receives first application for 4G spectrumThe Jordanian government has revealed that one of the country's mobile operators has applied for 4G spectrum.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3329490/Jordan-receives-first-application-for-4G-spectrum.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 11:30:00 GMTTelefónica to provide satellite Wifi on Vueling Airlines aircraftTelefónica has entered into a partnership to provide Wifi via satellite to Spanish low-cost carrier Vueling Airlines.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3329481/Telefnica-to-provide-satellite-Wifi-on-Vueling-Airlines-aircraft.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 11:20:00 GMTMBC completes multi-terabit capacity trial over live networkMid-Atlantic Broadband Communities (MBC) has completed a successful trial of multi-terabit capacity on its existing network in southern Virginia, US.http://www.capacitymagazine.com/Article/3329448/MBC-completes-multi-terabit-capacity-trial-over-live-network.htmlThu, 10 Apr 2014 11:00:00 GMT