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NL-ix has announced at Capacity Europe it has rolled out its complete interconnect portfolio across its pan-European fabric, adding: transport, routing and cloud connect services to its already available European distributed peering service.
DE-CIX is expanding its product portfolio, with immediate effect, to include DirectCLOUD and will enable customers to access cloud service provider connected to DE-CIX. The first provider to become available is Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the largest cloud providers world-wide.
Thanks to the quick-to-deploy OBR Plugin from iCONX, carriers can now augment their current interconnect billing system to correct specific inaccuracies in OBR (Origin Based Rating), restoring accuracy to both invoice & reconciliation totals.
PressReader, the world’s first and largest all-you-can-read platform, is offering a global catalogue with titles that include The Guardian, Vogue, GQ, and USA Today. Over 6,000 publications, from 100+ countries in over 60 languages can be read on desktop or through PressReader’s mobile app on iOs, Android, Blackberry, and window devices.
Colt has now rolled out its SIP trunking and number hosting solution to three new countries – Italy, Sweden and Ireland, with further expansion to Denmark, Portugal and Switzerland planned for Q1 2017.
Deutsche Telekom ICSS’s state of the art pay-as-you-go wholesale voice termination platform, Access to Dynamic Voice Exchange (DVX), is now fully compatible for smartphones and tablets.
The 12th Global Carrier Awards saw more than 400 members of the community wined and dined at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, celebrating industry achievements over the last year.
The women in telco panel at Capacity Europe came to the conclusion the action from the top on mentoring is now essential.
AT&T and Colt Technology Services have completed a trial of a standard application programming interface (API) offering interoperability for software-defined networks (SDNs) from different carriers.
Telia Carrier has announced an extension to the reach of its global IP backbone , completing the DWDM route that runs between Frankfurt and Warsaw.
George Nikoloudis, COO of OTEGLOBE, speaks to Capacity's Jason McGee-Abe about what the company’s strategic plans have been in the region and how it's all about "expand or die" to stay ahead.
CEO Pierre-Louis de Guillebon talks to Jason McGee-Abe about Orange International Carriers’ voice transformation and the challenge of adapting to innovation.
Level 3 Communications has launched its agile Ethernet services in 15 additional European markets to provide global businesses with greater visibility and control over their enterprise networks.
To meet increasing demand for high-speed bandwidth in Germany, WINGAS has connected, with fibre-optic cable technology, to a next generation data centre in Berlin.
Viavi has collaborated with Tier-1 international communications and cloud service providers to demonstrate a multi-carrier, multi-platform proof of concept (PoC) for bandwidth-on-demand services.
Bankai Group’s BridgeVoice has launched an exclusive operator-based feature connecting carriers with an array of network operators via its automated carrier platform.
Representatives from Telegeography, AT&T, BCE Nexxia, PCCW Global, and Telstra spoke on whole and enterprise at the Paris event.
As part of an overall AT&T strategy, AT&T Partner Solutions is set to launch an SD-WAN solution aimed at enterprise users in 2017, it unveiled at Capacity Europe.
Carl Grivner, CEO of Colt, discusses his 2017 strategic priorities, expansion plans, and highlights the main challenges operating in Europe.
Hibernia Networks has continued the expansion of its content delivery network (CDN) platform by establishing a point of presence (PoP) in Milan, its first deployment in Italy.
Partnerships are still at the heart of business success a cloud panel was told today at Capacity Europe.
With the Bari landing station a hot topic, Retelit discusses becoming an investor in the AAE-1 consortium and meeting the demand for interconnection.
New Jersey Fiber Exchange announced today at Capacity Europe that Tata Communications has opened its core network PoP at their NJFX campus.
Deutsche Telekom’s international wholesale arm, International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), has today launched a unique IP-VPN mobile access solution using mobile radio technology for network access.
Airtel Business has launched a managed A2P SMS firewall solution, the latest service on its Global Messaging Solutions Suite.
DE-CIX has launched a new service model that splits the port into two parts: a physical access and virtual services.
Telia Carrier has expanded its global backbone to Zagreb, boosting connectivity for Central Eastern European (CEE) and Balkans countries.
DGC, the Swedish network operator focusing on IP-VPN-based communication services, has started the construction of “one of the largest 10-100G wavelength networks”.
Poland's alternative telecoms operator, Exatel, has established a new point of presence (PoP) in London.
Retelit has completed an expansion of its fibre network connecting South European data centres to the Far East through the AAE-1 (Asia Africa Europe-1) Bari cable landing station.
Adel Bazerghi, president of BCE Nexxia, talks to Alan Burkitt-Gray about carrying traffic from international partners into Canada. Most of the population lives close to the US border, but the network has to reach the remotest points in Canada.
SVP of ICSS discusses two decades of the Deutsche Telekom wholesale arm
Continuously increasing its presence across the globe and constantly assessing markets to expand further, NTT Communications is always looking ahead.
Alessandro Talotta, chairman and CEO of Sparkle, has been busy implementing its state of the art data centre - the Sicily Hub. Bill Boyle talks to him about strategy.
Colt Technology Services has committed to a major system-wide network upgrade that will give its enterprise, carrier and web-centric customers access to bandwidth levels of up to 100Gbps.
KPN has launched its voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in the Netherlands. The service was developed in conjunction with Samsung.
Frank Tumwebaze, Uganda's minister of information technology and communications, has issued a challenge to all African wholesale providers to start sharing more and work harder towards the goal of cheaper access for users.
Vanrise Solutions has developed a new collection of cloud-based tools for carriers looking for more in-depth modular tools for different teams without having to bear the burden of large scale capital investment.
Vodacom has won a 15 year fibre deal worth R1 billion (£57 million) with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).
Tanzania has regained complete ownership of Tanzania Telecommunications Corp (TTCL) after completing its buyout of Bharti Airtel’s 35% stake in the company.
The South African regulator is continuing its battle with the government by saying that it will refund winners of a spectrum auction next year if the sale is blocked by the minister.
Dan Kwach, General Manager of East Africa Data Centre (EADC), tells Capacity how EADC has been raising its profile in the region, the challenges it faces and its strategic priorities over the next year.
Egypt’s three foreign-owned mobile operators have started a battle with the country’s telecoms regulator after they turned down the opportunity to buy 4G licences.
Chris Wood, CEO of WIOCC speaks to Capacity about demand challenges, point-to-point bandwidth and how it has created Africa's largest metropolitan area network (MAN).
Vanrise Solution's has launched a mobile app for its renowned T.One Suite for telecom management. The app has been tailored to the needs of account managers using the app. Vanrise Solutions will also be providing a demo of the new version of T.One at Capacity Africa 2016.
Zain Group has announced that its fully owned global services subsidiary, Mada Communications, has been granted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Program status. This permits Zain to deliver innovative Microsoft software and cloud experiences to enterprises across its expansive IP/MPLS network in the middle-east and Africa.
Willem Marais, group managing executive of Liquid Telecom and CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa answers some key questions on the African market.
Vanrise Solutions signs a strategic partnership with Al-Salam Company Iraq to work on infrastructure.
DE-CIX will celebrate its premiere on the African continent at this year’s Capacity Africa conference held on September 27th and 28th in Kampala (Uganda).
Gondwana has concluded a long-term capacity agreement with Intelsat that will enable the iWayAfrica Group to offer Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services to telecoms operators and ISPs.
Google Uganda has announced enhancements to Project Link in Ghana, the second country in the network.
Vodacom steps up fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in South Africa roll-out in South Africa by signing lease agreements with a number of wholesale fibre providers, according to reports.
Vodafone has expanded its partnership with Afrimax to roll out 4G services in Cameroon.
LAMDA HELLIX claims its latest facility, Athens-2, is the world’s first colocation data centre after it received the LEED Gold v4 BD+C certification for its green development and operation.
Day 1 at Capacity Eurasia highlighted the industry’s views that more convergence, collaboration and tapping into data centre clusters and subsea cable opportunities are needed to truly create a mesh of networks to enhance the transit Silk Road routes of the future.
South Africa’s Telkom has launched enterprise cloud services from its carrier-neutral tier-IV data centre.
Loizos Economides, Head of Development of Cable Facilities and Products at Cyta, speaks to Capacity's Jason McGee-Abe about the company's strategic priorities in the region
Video as a Service provider Morphean has selected global cloud provider Interoute to host its management platform for content analysis videos and incident detection.
DE-CIX has reached a new data record with more than 5.5Tbps of traffic reached this week in Frankfurt, Germany.
DE-CIX has expanded its activities in the home market of Germany by partnering with Global Switch, its Frankfurt operations will become a “DE-CIX Enabled Site”.
India’s new 4G mobile operator, Reliance Jio Infocomm, is to go ahead with its connection to the Asia-Africa-Europe One (AAE1) subsea cable.
Bulgaria’s Neterra plans for 2017 include building a €3 million data centre, opening an office in Istanbul, Turkey, and launching a new teleport for satellite communications.
Emre Erdem, Turkcell's carrier relations & wholesale director, tells Capacity's Jason McGee-Abe about the operator's last 12 months, including a 4.5G launch and its wholesale-retail convergence drive
Global network service provider RETN has launched a new IP point of presence (PoP) in St. Petersburg.
Cloud and managed services provider GBI has appointed Roland Sfeir as chief finance officer.
Greek incumbent operator OTE has negotiated loans worth €389 million to help fund its €1.3 billion investment in next generation access (NGA) over the next four years.
Telecom Italia’s Sparkle is working with the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company (TIC) of Iran to expand its Seabone global backbone to Iran, the company has announced.
Italian equipment vendor Italtel has made a pitch for Iran’s plans to build a nationwide ultra-fast broadband network that would focus on health and education services.
Kcell has rolled out 4G services and announced a network sharing agreement with Beeline Kazakhstan, which Kcell CEO Arti Ots tells Capacity should reach 50% coverage by the end of 2017.
Damien Staples, BT’s new VP of global wholesale voice and roaming, tells Capacity's Jason McGee-Abe how its move back into mobile has provided an opportunity to reflect on the way it serves global carriers
Hutchison Global Communications has a key role between content companies and the fixed and mobile operators whose customers consume the content. Andrew Kwok explains the importance of the partnership to Alan Burkitt-Gray
The European Union has proposed cutting wholesale roaming rates ahead of the abolition of retail roaming charges in the region by June 2017.
Silesian operator Kolnet has signed a wholesale cooperation contract with SferaNET.
Stop complaining about the ‘free ride’ the OTT players are getting and start building alliances and finding new business opportunities, was the solid advice of the panel of wholesale experts debating what is driving future investment in Central and Eastern Europe in Warsaw today.
Speaking at the Capacity Central and Eastern Europe conference this week, Jaromir Novak, chairman of the council of the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU) said that the legacy burden of old networks was proving to be a mixed blessing and the skills shortage was worrying. However, he claimed that both were being tackled with creativity.
Telekom Austria has successfully presented a showcase for narrow-band internet of things (NB-IoT) technology for the first time in Vienna, Austria.
The Czech Telecommunication Office (CTU) has confirmed the completion of the sale of spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands to O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone for a total of $109.96 million (CZK2.64 billion).
UPC Poland’s vice-presidents Patrycja Golos and Katarzyna Jablonska have been promoted to roles with additional responsibility.
Liberty Global is reportedly looking to acquire Polish cableco Multimedia in a move to bolster its operations in Poland.
Telenor has announced a change in its leadership at its Bulgaria and Pakistan operations.
Orange and mobile payments company Fortumo have entered into a direct carrier billing partnership covering 29 markets in which Orange operates.
Russia's VimpelCom has entered into a software partnership with Ericsson in a deal worth more than $1 billion that will radically transform VimpelCom’s global IT infrastructure.
Hungary's telecoms watchdog has announced the results of its just-finished spectrum sale, in which Vodafone emerged as the largest spender.
Russian bank VTB is reportedly set to become a shareholder in Bulgarian operator Vivacom.
Przemysaw Gagala, international sales director, Hawe Telekom shares the company's developments in the region with Capacity
Marcin Raczkiewicz, regional director of Central & Eastern Europe at Tata Communications talks about its focus on its voice, data and media business
Global Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider BSO has partnered with Russia’s carrier-neutral data centre operator IXcellerate to improve fibre access into and out of Moscow.
Global Capacity has launched Connect Marketplace, said to be the “next evolution” of its service lifecycle manager software, designed to simplify the design of multi-site architectures.
Telekom Malaysia (TM) and Hurricane Electric (HE) have signed a strategic partnership agreement aimed at accelerating their goal of delivering high-speed internet broadband services to Asia’s emerging markets.
Transtelco has selected Hibernia Networks to provide additional capacity for its IP backbone network.
Asian dark fibre and Ethernet provider Superloop has announced a set of products between key data centres and cable landing stations in Singapore, and between key data centres in Hong Kong.
GlobeNet, a wholesale provider of data network and infrastructure services in the Americas, has introduced a 100Gbps wavelength service from New York and Miami, US, to major data centres in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Finland’s Cinia plans to link the new C-Lion1 submarine cable system between Germany and Finland to Equinix data centres in Frankfurt and Helsinki. Round-trip delay will be less than 20 milliseconds, Cinia announced at ITW.
Vodafone has announced it has set up a new global IPX benchmark, in partnership with Telenor, running four separate live services across a single IPX interconnect. The initial 4G signaling service, launched in 2014, has been expanded to now include 2G/3G signaling, direct voice and SMS traffic, all interconnected via joint IPX capabilities.
Oman’s Omantel and Pakistan’s Multinet have signed an agreement to set up a new submarine cable system, Silk Route Gateway 1(SRG-1) that will be the beginning of a smart regional network
NTT Communications has an ethos of working closely with over-the-top (OTT) players to the advantage of both itself and partners. Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the Global IP Network business unit, explains how important collaboration is for NTT Com, as well as how the company is seeking to boost network security
Voice over IP specialist BridgeVoice has announced the launch of a new automated carrier platform during International Telecoms Week
Orange will open a large-capacity IP point of presence (PoP) in the Middle East, the company said on day one of International Telecoms Week
LightRiver Technologies has teamed with Wilcon, a West Coast US provider of best-in-class fibre network and data centre infrastructure, to design, deploy and support new Ethernet products and capabilities
Dumitru Vlad, director of Telekom Romania Wholesale, speaks to Capacity’s Jason McGee-Abe about is T-rebranding and strategic pillars, which include its goal to reach two million FTTH connection
Axiom Fiber Networks, an infrastructure services provider operating in the greater New York City metropolitan region, has entered into a technology alliance with LightRiver Technologies.
China Telecom Global and Hutchison Global Communications have agreed a peering agreement for their IPX networks that will open the potential to reach more than 200m mobile users.
Cobalt Holdings has bought the physical and IP assets of World Wi-Fi Network (WWN) and affiliated companies – one of the largest niche Wifi hotspot operators in the Caribbean region targeting cruise line passengers and crews. Terms were not disclosed.
Deutsche Telekom’s wholesale division and cloud company Nexmo have formed a partnership for mission-critical application-to-person (A2P) messaging.
The Telecom Italia group has won a contract to support the European Commission’s move to the cloud.
Verizon Digital Media Services is to expand its services from AMS-IX in Amsterdam to other AMS-IX locations, starting with Hong Kong.
Telarix has announced at ITW that it has welcomed VoiceKings to its growing list of carriers utilising Telarix for complete end-to-end automation.
Bharti Airtel has expanded its cloud services portfolio with the launch of Connexion, which leverages Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute connection for direct private connectivity.
Cleareon Fiber Networks, a New York City-based provider of dark fibre networks and services, recently announced it has expanded its network further by adding a Point of Presence (PoP) in Digital Realty’s 111 8 th Avenue colocation facility.
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Hibernia Networks announces today the addition of Protected Wavelength Service to its suite of best-in- class optical transport solutions.
The Global Business Exchange for Telecom (GBET), the carrier-led association created to collaboratively develop actionable solutions for the electronic exchange of business information, announces today that Simon Dodsworth, vice president, head of voice and mobile at Telia Carrier, has been elected as new chair of the GBET Executive Council.
On Sunday, the executive leaders from over 25 of the world’s largest wholesale carriers met under the banner of the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and identify the requirements to stimulate a new wave of growth.
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Türk Telekom International (TTI), a leading telecommunications operator across Central & Eastern Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, and the Middle East, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore service portfolio and geographic synergies between two leading telecommunications companies.
Sparkle, the international services arm of TIM group, announces today that it has been awarded by the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium of both network administrator (NA) and network operation centre (NOC) responsibilities for the cable system.
Dr Homoud Alkussayer, vice president of wholesale, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) talks to Capacity about an ever-expanding spectrum of innovative applications, infrastructure upgrades and international connectivity
Alessandro Talotta, CEO of TI Sparkle, tells Capacity about its key markets and business segments
Highlights from Chicago, US, as ITW 2016 kicks off with Steve Wozniak making the opening keynote.
Internexa has announced the opening of its first telecommunications colocation space in São Paulo, Brazil.
Mexico is set to establish the Telecommunications Investment Promotion Agency, which will be responsible for the installation of the government’s proposed shared network and provision of telecommunications services.
Level 3 Communications’ SVP, global account division & wholesale services, Gabriel Holgado, tells Capacity how Level 3 is going to focus on its core products in Latam and highlights seven major trends in the region.
Neutrona Networks’ CEO, Mateo Ward, informs Capacity about its strategic priorities in Brazil and Mexico. Additionally, he explains what major trends he sees surfacing in the Latin American market this year and the key challenges being faced.
The Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) has announced it has signed a direct interconnection agreement with Verizon for the exchange of voice traffic between Cuba and the US.
Globenet has announced the launch of its virtualisation service to support network expansion and enhancement by providing connection at critical Points of Presence (PoPs) in the Americas.
Level 3 has announced the activation of a subsea cable landing station, which will open up a Pacific Ocean route connecting Colombia to its international network.
America Movil attained the largest share of mobile internet frequencies in the latest Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) spectrum auction.
Telefónica has announced further details of its 11,000km submarine cable that aims to link Brazil and the US, and is scheduled to be fully operational in early 2018.
AT&T is now the biggest mobile provider in North America, covering the US and much of Mexico – but SDN is allowing it to take services worldwide, says vice chairman Ralph de la Vega.
NEC Corporation has announced its ICT infrastructure solutions are supporting the modernisation of Brazil’s RIOgãleo airport, which includes telephony and wireless internet.
Telefónica’s CEO of wholesale business, Juan Revilla, tells Capacity what its strategic priorities are in Latin America for 2016. Additionally, he explains what major trends he sees surfacing in the Latin American market this year and the key challenges being faced.
Brazilian operator Surf Telecom is reportedly set to launch LatAm’s first 5G-ready network in São Paulo’s metropolitan region, according to BNAmericas.
NTT Communications’ executive vice president, global IP network, Michael Wheeler, tells Capacity just how important the Latin American market is to the company and despite no official expansion plans, Argentina and Colombia have been highlighted in its corporate agenda as markets with opportunity.
Opportunities for carriers in the Iranian telecoms market are expected to open up quickly, anticipated a panel at Capacity Middle East 2016 today.
The United Arab Emirates has taken the first move to increase telecoms competition and stimulation investment in infrastructure and new services.
datamena has announced that Epsilon will be adding a point of presence (PoP) to its global network connecting Europe, Asia and the US at Capacity Middle East 2016.
Saudi Telecom (STC) has selected digital security provider Gemalto and Comarch, a specialist in advanced systems integration, to implement an IoT connectivity management platform.
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has joined the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) as an official reseller.
Orixcom has appointed Christian Aoun as sales director for its managed services unit.
Zain Group has increased capacity at DE-CIX’s internet exchanges in Frankfurt, German, and Dubai, UAE.
A panel at today’s Capacity Middle East conference in Dubai, UAE, highlighted the opportunity for carriers to better serve SMEs in the region.
Etisalat Group and Huawei are collaborating on what they claim to be the first proof-of-concept and design for an all-inclusive network architecture for a so-called regional cloud factory.
Telecom Italia Sparkle has expanded the reach of its data centre in Palermo by adding a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) cable’s landing station in Mazara, Sicily.
In January, Telecom Italia Sparkle became one of the first carriers to partner with the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC) since international sanctions were lifted on the country earlier this year. The memorandum of understanding between the two operators will see TI Sparkle expand its IP backbone to Iran, as well as establish a PoP in the country. Alessandro Talotta, CEO at TI Sparkle shares his thoughts on the move.
The UAE-based carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform datamena has appointed Abou Aloula Mustafa as vice president.
France-IX's managing director Franck Simon tells Capacity why its peering points in Paris and Marseille serve as a crucial gateway for the Middle East. Additionally, he explains how the company plans to meet increasing demand in the region for gaming.
Last October, DE-CIX launched an internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey in a bid to manage exchanges in the region. Its executive board member, Ivo Ivanov, shares the significance of its launch in the region.
Subsea cable operator Hibernia Networks has launched a PoP in Dubai, UAE.
The Middle East to North America route is expected to see an annual growth of 39% in bandwidth demand. Omar Altaji, CCO at Hibernia Networks details why Hibernia Network is well-placed to serve that demand.
Zain Group has acquired a strategic stake in Lebanon-based Foo, which operates in mobile applications development in the region.
Middle Eastern network and cloud platform provider Orixcom has joined Epsilon’s Cloud Link eXchange (CloudLX) platform.
Monty Mobile will provide international A2P SMS services for Zain Jordan as part of a new agreement between the two companies.
Tawasul Telecom has announced the expansion of its office in Dubai in a move to meet growing business in the region.
Afghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) has selected Cataleya to deploy its Orchid One session and application management service across its network.
DE-CIX has announced that its Istanbul internet exchange will launch a Point of Presence (PoP) at the Zenium Istanbul One data centre.
Etisalat Misr has joined forces with Oberthur Technologies (OT) to collaborate on the launch of M2M and IoT services in Egypt.
Tata Communications' Radwan Moussalli, SVP for Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, tells Capacity why the Middle East provides "better growth" and "value creation" opportunities than other regions. Moussalli explains how he aims to capitalise on that potential through partnerships for opex model managed services.
Etisalat saw major growth in 2015, and in particular made headway with its SDN strategy. Capacity talks to Ali Amiri, EVP of Etisalat’s Carrier & Wholesale Services (C&WS).
The Middle East continues to be an attractive place for multinational companies seeking potential growth. Batelco's chief global business officer, Adel Al-Daylami, shares how it plans to meet the rapid growth of bandwidth as service providers seek to provide more for less in the region. One way it has done so is through its recent global network expansion.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and OpenStack company Mirantis have entered into a partnership to deliver public cloud services on its platform.
Andrew Grenville, founder and CEO of network and cloud platform provider Orixcom, discusses the company's increasing focus on managed services in the Middle East and why he expects the shift to cloud and managed services to gather pace in the region.
Omantel and Ooredoo are set to face competition as Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has been instructed to start the licensing process for a new operator.
Caribbean Cellular Telephone (CCT) has received the go-ahead to participate in the 700MHz spectrum auction in the British Virgin Islands, according to a ruling by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
Three major telcos in the Dominican Republic are expected to invest $400 million (18.2 billion pesos) in the country’s infrastructure this year, according to the country’s regulator Indotel.
Antigua’s telecoms minister Melford Nicholas has assured the country that a 3% tax on telcos would have a limited effect on consumers as it does not raise the spending of service providers.
Jamaica’s cabinet is presently considering an application for a mobile licence in the country, according to Phillip Paulwell, its minister of science, technology, energy and mining.
Cable & Wireless (C&W) has entered into an exclusive partnership with mobile messaging application WhatsApp in the Caribbean.
Digicel has stated its intention to move from a pure telecoms operator to that of a communications and entertainment provider. Capacity speaks to David Geary, its head of legal and regulatory, about its strategic priorities for 2016 as well as its ambitions in enterprise services such as cloud and M2M.
C&W completed its multi-billion merger with Columbus International last year which enabled the complete integration of its subsea and terrestrial networks. Paul Scott, president of C&W, tells Capacity how it plans to build on that momentum in 2016.
Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber, talks to Capacity about Allied Fiber's opportunities for expansion in 2016, and the importance of developing Ethernet and internet exchange points within its colocation facilities
Digicel Play has surpassed its 10,000 subscriber mark in Jamaica following its launch last month.
Capacity speaks to Gil Santaliz, founder and managing director of NJFX, about its key developments within the Caribbean in the past year and how it plans to provide customers with alternative options to connect.
Omantel has announced that it will build a cable system linking Oman to Puntland, Somaliland and Ethiopia.
Saudia Arabia’s three telcos are reportedly in talks to create a tower company in a bid to reduce costs.
Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has raised its stake in Kuwait’s Viva from 26% to 51.8%, making it a majority shareholder.
C&W Networks has selected Xtera to upgrade its subsea network serving the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America and the US.
Global Capacity has revealed today at Metro Connect 2016 in Miami, US, the expansion of its nationwide Ethernet service.
At Metro Connect 2016 in Miami, US, this morning, Integra Optics revealed the launch of its first international production facility in Brazil.
At Metro Connect 2016 in Miami, US, fibre-optic network provider FirstLight Fiber revealed an expansion of its network in New York, adding 36,000 fibre miles into Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties.
At Metro Connect 2016 in Miami, US, Global Capacity revealed that it has expanded its One Marketplace network in San Francisco, California, with a metro fibre ring for the provision of connectivity services.
The Massachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX) has received OIX-1 certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association.
Gil Santaliz, founder and managing member of New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), talks to Capacity about the company's successes in 2015 and it plans for development this year.
Mary Stanhope, VP of global marketing for Global Capacity, talks to Capacity about the company's targets for 2016, and the importance of bringing fibre to businesses in the US metro market.
Zain Group has appointed AbdulGhaffar Setareh to the newly created role of chief risk officer.
Ericsson and Verizon have announced joint activities to further the development and deployment of cellular low-power wide-area networking for a range of internet-of-things applications.
AT&T has launched a smart cities framework which will utilise internet of things (IoT) innovations.