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SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: In the fast lane – part 1
27 Aug 2014
As SDN moves from tentative sandbox trial to real-life deployment, we put the spotlight on some of the carriers showing the way forward. In partnership with vendors, these players are helping to forge the networking services market of tomorrow.
Midweek Mergers: August 27
27 Aug 2014
Capacity 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
Verizon to roll out VoLTE services
27 Aug 2014
Verizon is reportedly set to launch VoLTE HD voice calls, and will become the fourth major carrier in the US to roll out the service.
Telefónica could raise bid for GVT
27 Aug 2014
Spain’s Telefónica is considering plans to improve its offer for Vivendi’s Brazilian broadband unit GVT and could bid up to €8 billion.
TE Connectivity upgrades antenna systems to 4G
26 Aug 2014
TE Connectivity has announced it has upgraded its antenna systems to 4G, in a bid to allow customers that presently use 2G and 3G services to deliver more capacity over their networks.
Sprint unveils unlimited data tariff plan
22 Aug 2014
US carrier Sprint has unveiled tariff plans to offer consumers unlimited data for approximately $60 a month, giving the industry its cheapest data offering.
Brazilian operators could delay payment for 4G
22 Aug 2014
Brazil’s 4G auction will not give the government the $3 billion it needs to meet its end of year fiscal goal after regulators said winning operators could delay payments on 90% of bids.
LIME upgrades Caribbean network
19 Aug 2014
Cable&Wireless’ Caribbean arm LIME is upgrading its network in St. Kitts and Nevis as part of Project Marlin, a $1.05 billion capital investment programme.
T4U to launch IPO in Brazil
19 Aug 2014
Brazilian mobile infrastructure company T4U is to launch an IPO in a bid to tap into the increasing demand for towers in Latin America.
VoLTE call setup twice as fast as existing calls
15 Aug 2014
An independent research study conducted by Signals Research Group (SRG) on behalf of Alcatel-Lucent found that the call setup time for VoLTE is nearly twice as fast as the call setup for existing 3G circuit switched fallback (CSFB).
Televisa buys remaining Cablecom shares
15 Aug 2014
Mexico’s Grupo Televisa has spent $653.96 million on acquiring the remaining shares of Mexican cable firm Cablecom that is does not already own.
Iliad bid for T-Mobile branded ‘inadequate’
15 Aug 2014
T-Mobile US CFO Braxton Carter has described Iliad’s $15 billion takeover offer for the company as inadequate, but he has left the door open for the French operator to revisit the deal.
Cisco to cut 8% of its workforce
14 Aug 2014
Cisco Systems is to cut approximately 6000 members of its workforce after reporting slow sales growth in the last quarter.
Midweek Mergers: August 13
13 Aug 2014
Capacity 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
Latin America internet capacity reaches 14.6Tbps
13 Aug 2014
The Latin American region has seen its international internet capacity increase four fold in the last five years to reach 14.6Tbps, according to data from research group TeleGeography.
Telstra acquires US-based video platform
12 Aug 2014
Australian operator Telstra has acquired Silicon Valley’s video platform company Ooyala for $270 million, in a bid to increase its presence in the digital media market.
Avanti to launch new satellite in 2017
12 Aug 2014
British satellite operator Avanti Communications is to launch its new HYLAS 4 satellite in 2017 and complete its coverage in Europe and Africa.
Neil McRae, BT: Driving force
11 Aug 2014
He's never happier than when he's got his hands covered in motor oil. So what is Neil McRae going to make of a clean, well-ordered world where everything is seamlessly driven by software? Guy Matthews interviews BT's chief network architect.
SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: The great equaliser
08 Aug 2014
SDN is being talked of as a great leveller among the different tiers of the carrier community. But is it really the battlefield on which Tier-2 and Tier-3 players could go after Tier-1 carriers?
NTT strengthens Arcstar brand
07 Aug 2014
NTT Com has established a reseller agreement between two of its subsidiaries – NTT America and Arkadin – to offer services under the Arcstar Conferencing brand.
Midweek Mergers: August 6
06 Aug 2014
Capacity 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
No "crazy offers" in Brazil, says Telecom Italia CEO
06 Aug 2014
Marco Patuano, CEO at Telecom Italia, told reporters this morning that the company will not make any “crazy offers” in Brazil, following the news that Telefónica placed a bid for Brazilian internet provider GVT.
SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: A two-track market?
06 Aug 2014
Is there a first-mover benefit for carriers adopting early-to-market SDN strategies? If so, does this mean a future where pioneers will only want to do business with other SDN-enabled organisations?
Millicom secures approval for UNE merger
04 Aug 2014
Colombia’s Tigo Millicom has received final approval from regulators for the merger of its mobile business with the fixed-line arm of UNE EPM (Empresas Publicas de Medellin).
FCC looks to prevent joint airwave bids in 2015 auction
04 Aug 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said it does not want joint bids from nationwide carriers in the US wireless airwave auction, which could scupper plans for a joint venture between Sprint and T-Mobile US.
CSG extends Comcast partnership
01 Aug 2014
CSG Systems International has extended its partnership to provide residential billing services to Comcast Cable in the US.
Friday Network News: August 1
01 Aug 2014
Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email
UPDATE: Iusacell not for sale
31 Jul 2014
Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas has said that he has no plans to sell his stake in mobile operator Iusacell.