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Q&A: George Nikoloudis, COO, OTEGLOBE
21 Sep 2016

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

Subsea links, convergence increasingly key to Eurasia capacity
20 Sep 2016

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.

Bulgaria's Neterra to build €3m data centre
19 Sep 2016

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.

Stop grumbling about OTTs, conference hears
15 Jun 2016

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.

Czech market displays combined but uneven development
15 Jun 2016

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 and Nokia demo NB-IoT
15 Jun 2016

Telekom Austria has successfully presented a showcase for narrow-band internet of things (NB-IoT) technology for the first time in Vienna, Austria.

Czech Republic raises $109m in spectrum sale
15 Jun 2016

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).

VimpelCom signs $1bn IT deal with Ericsson
14 Jun 2016

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.

Global Capacity launches Connect Marketplace
11 May 2016

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.

Cinia to connect C-Lion1 cable to Equinix data centres
11 May 2016

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 and Telenor partner to deliver multi-service IPX
11 May 2016

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.

SPONSORED Q&A: Michael Wheeler, EVP, Global IP Network, NTT Com
10 May 2016

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

Cobalt buys network to expand Caribbean footprint
10 May 2016

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.

Cleareon Fiber Networks establishes PoP in New York
09 May 2016

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.

HGC launches public cloud service on AWS
09 May 2016

To stand out in a data intensive, fast-changing and competitively dynamic environment, organisations require a solution that covers a broad range of global computing, analytics, application and deployment services that lowers IT cost while enhancing scalability and security. Using this approach ultimately frees staff from IT worries and allows them more time to focus on core business drivers, improving human resource allocation.

Simon Dodsworth to chair GBET executive council
09 May 2016

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.

ITW Global Leaders’ Forum looks to next wave of industry growth
09 May 2016

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 and Türk Telekom International sign MoU to explore joint ventures
09 May 2016

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.

SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium ties up TI Sparkle partnership
09 May 2016

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.

Mexico to establish Telecom Investment Promotion Agency
16 Mar 2016

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.

Q&A: Mateo Ward, CEO, Neutrona Networks
16 Mar 2016

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.

GlobeNet launch virtualisation service in Americas
15 Mar 2016

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.

Q&A: Juan Revilla, CEO, Wholesale Business Unit, Telefónica
15 Mar 2016

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.

UAE plans new telecoms competition
02 Mar 2016

The United Arab Emirates has taken the first move to increase telecoms competition and stimulation investment in infrastructure and new services.

Epsilon selects datamena to deploy PoP
02 Mar 2016

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 to deploy IoT platform
02 Mar 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.

Q&A: Alessandro Talotta, CEO, TI Sparkle
01 Mar 2016

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.

datamena appoints vice president
01 Mar 2016

The UAE-based carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform datamena has appointed Abou Aloula Mustafa as vice president.

Q&A: Franck Simon, managing director, France-IX
01 Mar 2016

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.

Q&A: Omar Altaji, CCO, Hibernia Networks
01 Mar 2016

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.

Q&A: Ali Amiri, EVP, Etisalat C&WS
25 Feb 2016

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).

Q&A: Adel Al-Daylami, chief global business officer, Batelco
25 Feb 2016

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.

Q&A: Andrew Grenville, founder and CEO, Orixcom
19 Feb 2016

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.

Oman to license third operator
18 Feb 2016

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.

Jamaica considers mobile licence application
15 Feb 2016

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.

Q&A: David Geary, head of legal and regulatory, Digicel
15 Feb 2016

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.

Q&A: Paul Scott, president, C&W
15 Feb 2016

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.

Q&A: Hunter Newby, CEO, Allied Fiber
15 Feb 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

Q&A: Gil Santaliz, founder and managing director, NJFX
15 Feb 2016

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.