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NCC reinforces penalties for unsolicited SMS
03 Dec 2014

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said that it will come down harshly on any value-added service (VAS) provider that fails to comply with the Commission’s guidelines on unsolicited SMS.

SMS still going strong after 22 years
03 Dec 2014

Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the first ever SMS and despite growing concerns that revenues from the service are in decline, many in the industry are still keeping the faith.

Q&A: Rob Lawson, IDT Messaging – IDT’s IP movement
28 Nov 2014

In May 2014, IDT Corporation launched IDT Messaging, a white-label OTT messaging service that combines IP and SMS messaging. Rob Lawson, COO at IDT Messaging, explains how the service differs from rival offerings from OTT players, such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype.

Pick of the Day: Capacity Asia 2014 day 3
20 Nov 2014

11:40am Crystal A Ballroom, 3rd floor: The Indochina closing panel discussion – Where will the next boom be? Identifying the key business opportunities in the Indochina peninsula.

ZTE joins NFV initiative
20 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 3 – Two senior experts from Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE have joined Open Platform NFV (OPNFV) to help guide the development of the technology globally.

New Megaport CEO to drive global expansion
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Megaport has appointed Denver Maddux as CEO at the company and expects this to drive its strategy of making aggressive international expansions over the next 18 months.

Pick of the Day: Capacity Asia 2014 day 2
19 Nov 2014

12:20pm Crystal A Ballroom, 3rd floor: Discussion roundtable – Embracing disruptive technology. Examining the growing revolution of content-operator partnerships, as faster internet creates a new platform to cater to the customer's demand for fast OTT services.

Q&A: Jim Fagan, Pacnet – Reaping the benefits of SDN
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Pacnet scooped the award for best Asian wholesale carrier at the recent Global Carrier Awards 2014. Jim Fagan, president of managed services, explains how the carrier has used software-defined networking (SDN) to bolster its offering.

Reliance Jio Infocomm to refinance loans
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm is looking to raise $1.5 billion to refinance several loans it acquired in 2010, according to local reports.

StarHub offers 1Gbps broadband speeds
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Singapore’s second-largest operator StarHub has boosted its residential broadband speeds to 1Gbps, in a bid to meet increasing demands.

Q&A: Michael Wheeler, NTT Communications – Wholesale success
18 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 1 – NTT Communications took the awards for best North American wholesale carrier and global wholesale data carrier at the Global Carrier Awards. Michael Wheeler, EVP and head of the global IP network business, explains the secrets of the company’s success in the wholesale arena.

Thai regulator announces 2015 4G auction
18 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 1 – Thailand’s telecoms regulator has revealed plans to hold its 4G mobile spectrum auction in September 2015, after a one-year postponement by the military government.

Jonathan Wright, Interoute: Adding depth
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – With its buyout of network operator Vtesse, Interoute now has the UK footprint it has long desired and a new customer base for its VDC cloud services, says VP service provider Jonathan Wright.

Belgacom sells Telindus to telent
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – Belgacom has reportedly sold networking, security, data centre and infrastructure services firm Telindus UK to UK telecoms firm telent.

Q&A: Frank Orlowski, DE-CIX – Upgrading the Frankfurt hub
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – Germany’s DE-CIX has upgraded its Apollon internet exchange platform in Frankfurt, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent. Capacity speaks to Frank Orlowski, CMO at DE-CIX, to find out the finer details of the project and the impact he expects it to have.

Telenor joins the Chicago agreement
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – Telenor has joined the alliance formed by Orange, Ooredoo and Bharti Airtel at ITW earlier this year to promote collaboration on voice and data networks globally.

Zayo executive joins IIX
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – Former Zayo executive Steve Williams has joined US-based solutions provider IIX as senior vice president of sales.

Q&A: Leonardo Cerciello, TI Sparkle – TI Sparkles with new African PoPs
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – In June 2014, Telecom Italia Sparkle launched a PoP in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in partnership with TTCL (Tanzania Telecoms Company). Capacity catches up with Leonardo Cerciello, VP of MEA and Asia-Pacific at the company, to discover some of the reasons behind the launch.

Iliad not interested in Bouygues Telecom
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – France’s Iliad is not interested in acquiring rival French player Bouygues Telecom, the company’s owner told local reporters this week.

Telefónica and Telenor sign IPX peering deal
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – Telefónica Global Solutions and Telenor Global Services revealed an IPX peering agreement at Capacity Europe 2014 in Amsterdam this morning.

Rob Bath, Digital Realty: Realty check
04 Nov 2014

Europe is set to be a major focus for Digital Realty over the next couple of years, says VP engineering EMEA Rob Bath. Alex Hawkes gets the inside story from one of the architects of the company’s success.

Telarix iXLink platform reaches 50,000 invoices per month
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – At Capacity Europe 2014 this week, Telarix announced that its iXLink platform is processing 50,000 rate sheets and invoices per month, which it largely attributes to the addition of 15 carriers to its operations over the last six months.

TTI joins AMS-IX partner programme
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – Türk Telekom International (TTI) has today announced that it has joined the AMS-IX partner programme, as it moves to increase its presence and services in western Europe.

Telecity Group on track to reach 2014 targets
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – Telecity Group has today announced its Q3 financial results and claims to be “on track” to meet its 2014 natural revenue target of £343 – £350 million.

Security to keep telcos relevant in connected world
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – Network security could play a major role in keeping telcos relevant in the connected world, Wired editor David Rowan told delegates this morning at Capacity Europe.

David Rowan, Wired magazine: Totally wired
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – When Wired editor David Rowan talks about the future, people listen. Today's keynote speaker at Capacity Europe offers Guy Matthews some insights into where telcos can fit in to a connected universe.

KPN gets green light for Reggefiber takeover
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – Dutch telco KPN has received approval from the Netherland’s Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) regulatory body to acquire a further 9% of FTTH operator Reggefiber, bringing its total hold in the company to 60%.

SMS WHOLESALE SPECIAL REPORT 2014: Monetising A2P messaging
03 Oct 2014

Global carriers and enterprises are seeking higher-quality routes, introducing exchanges and enhancing hubbing services to accommodate the growing interest in application-to-person (A2P) SMS. Making more effective use of their partnerships and seizing control of traffic on their networks to optimise revenue could be key to making the most of this market.

19 Sep 2014

In the space of just two decades, person-to-person SMS messaging has been embraced by consumers worldwide, only to fall by the wayside to alternative OTT services such as WhatsApp. Fresh opportunities in the application-to-person (A2P) market, however, could mark the beginning of a new era for SMS.