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Telefonica and Deutsche Telekom ICSS to connect A2P messaging hubs
01 Dec 2015

Telefonica Business Solutions and Deutsche Telekom’s International Carrier Sales & Solution (ICSS) signed an agreement to directly connect their wholesale application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging hubs at Capacity’s Messaging and SMS World event in London.

Axiata Group profit increases 40.1% in Q3
01 Dec 2015

Malaysia’s Axiata Group has reported a profit increase of 40.1% in its third quarter results this year, with a record quarterly profit of 5.1 billion ringgit (approximately $1.2 billion).

Q&A: Silvio Kutic, CEO, Infobip
30 Nov 2015

Silvio Kutic, CEO at Infobip, talks to Capacity about the importance of A2P SMS as a revenue stream for carriers, and how best to monetise it.

PLDT chooses Telarix to provide unified platform
30 Nov 2015

Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has chosen Telarix to automate and bring together the operator and its mobile subsidiaries into a single unified call routing platform.

KDDI and Ericsson sign 5G MoU
30 Nov 2015

Japanese operator KDDI has signed a MoU with Ericsson to collaborate on the research and development of 5G.

Myanmar ready to license 4G services
27 Nov 2015

Myanmar will license 4G spectrum as soon as the country’s operators are ready to introduce services, according to the deputy telecoms minister.

GBI joins DE-CIX and UAE-IX
03 Nov 2015

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has revealed that it has joined DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany and UAE-IX in Dubai.

Vodafone and Synchronoss extend cloud deal
03 Nov 2015

Vodafone and Synchronoss Technologies have extended their existing secure cloud hosting agreement to support the global growth in demand for carrier-grade cloud services.

Cinia’s Helsinki to Rostock route hits 200km
02 Nov 2015

Finnish ICT solutions provider Cinia Group has today revealed that it has laid 200km of fibre as part of its Sea Lion data cable between Helsinki, Finland and Rostock, Germany.

AMEER extended to Singapore
02 Nov 2015

The Alternative Middle East – Europe Route (AMEER) has entered into phase two of development with an extension into Singapore.

Viatel to integrate Cirpack products
02 Nov 2015

Viatel is to integrate French cloud telephony firm Cirpack’s solutions across its core network to further enhance its services catalog tailored for enterprises, public organisations and channel partners.

Vodafone and Telefonica in SMS deal
02 Nov 2015

In what is claimed to be an industry first, Vodafone and Telefonica Business Solutions have directly connected their respective wholesale SMS messaging hubs.

Q&A: Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO, Epsilon
30 Oct 2015

In October, Epsilon announced the departure of its group CEO Andreas Hipp with Jerzy Szlosarek and Madhigubba Gopal Jayasimha taking over as CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications and Cataleya respectively.

Q&A: Sarah Fane, founder and CEO, Afghan Connection
30 Oct 2015

Sarah Fane, founder and CEO at Afghan Connection, talks to Capacity about the charity’s early beginnings and how it is now transforming the lives of thousands of children across Afghanistan.

BIG INTERVIEW: Carl Grivner, Colt Technology Services
28 Oct 2015

Carl Grivner was an early pioneer of SDN during his time at Pacnet. He again has fierce ambitions for the next-generation technology at his new company Colt Technology Services, where he is soon to become CEO.

INNOVATION SPECIAL REPORT: The service generation
28 Oct 2015

Carriers are leveraging cloud, SDN and NFV in order to develop flexible network on demand solutions for their enterprise customers. But are these offers hitting the mark, and how much further do they have to go before they are the finished article?

INNOVATION SPECIAL REPORT: Smarter telcos for smart cities
28 Oct 2015

Smart cities have become a direct beneficiary of the dynamic growth of the internet of things. With the increasing demand for connectivity services, they offer attractive additional revenue streams for operators. But what can telcos do to become indispensable in the value chain? Agnes Stubbs investigates.

SDN: A new dawn
27 Oct 2015

The race to deploy software defined networking is underway. But which major global carriers are starting to pull away from the pack?

MARKET STRATEGY: Taking a spin into the future
27 Oct 2015

The era of the ‘connected’ car is providing new opportunities for telecoms operators in the automotive sector. Which carriers are positioning themselves in the fast lane?

Q&A: Michelle Bourque and André Beaulieu, BCE Nexxia
27 Oct 2015

Capacity catches up with André Beaulieu, president of BCE Nexxia, a Bell Canada company, and Michelle Bourque, SVP of product, marketing and access strategy, to talk about the company’s activity in Canada’s diverse telecoms market over the last year

Q&A: Dino Andreou, CEO, OTEGLOBE
25 Sep 2015

Dino Andreou, OTEGLOBE CEO, tells Capacity about the company's operations in Eurasia, and his vision for the region this year.

Tigo Ghana improves voice quality
07 Sep 2015

Tigo Ghana has improved the quality of its voice offering, according to a recent survey conducted by the industry regulator.

Sudatel to invest further in Sudan fibre roll-out
04 Sep 2015

Sudatel’s president and CEO Tariq Hamzah Zein Elabdein has confirmed to Capacity that it will continue to invest in fibre in order to keep up with the growth of enterprises in Sudan.

Telinta launches TeliSIM Africa
03 Sep 2015

Cloud-based VoIP switching and billing provider Telinta has launched TeliSIM Africa, an MVNO solution designed to enable telecoms service providers to offer mobile roaming services to their customers.

SMS SPECIAL REPORT: A hub of SMS activity
26 Aug 2015

A new wave of SMS hubs have been launched by leading carriers aiming to serve their own customers and provide a much needed service for others. Guy Matthews investigates.

SMS SPECIAL REPORT: Confronting SMS fraud
26 Aug 2015

As the industry struggles to combat grey routes, fraud prevention is becoming an increasing necessity. Guy Matthews investigates the new solutions and services helping operators prevent SMS fraud.

Deutsche Telekom to acquire BT?
10 Jun 2015

Deutsche Telekom is said to be eyeing a takeover of BT, following reports that it is close to selling its stake in T-Mobile US.

PCCS cable reaches Puerto Rico
10 Jun 2015

Telefonica has confirmed to Capacity that the PCCS subsea cable, which aims to link Jacksonville in Florida to Manta in Ecuador, has landed in Isla Verde beach in Puerto Rico.

BICS launches EasyConnect SMS
13 May 2015

BICS has launched EasyConnect SMS, a solution designed to enable smaller service providers to launch international SMS services quickly and cost-effectively.

Hutchison and BT pen major IPX agreement
13 May 2015

Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) and British incumbent BT have agreed to establish IPX network interconnection between their respective IPX networks.

AMEER to be extended to Singapore
12 May 2015

Turk Telecom International (TTI) has revealed that the AMEER cable is to be extended to Singapore by the end of this year’s second quarter.

PCCW Global, CTG and CHTI launch unified IPX platform
12 May 2015

PCCW Global, China Telecom Global (CTG) and Chunghwa Telecom International (CHTI) have signed agreements to facilitate the interconnection of their IPX communities to create a unified IPX platform for Greater China.

RCN reveals commercial launch of phase one
12 May 2015

The RCN (regional cable network) consortium – comprising Etisalat, Zain Jordan, Turkcell Superonline, Mobily Saudi Arabia, Orange Jordan and Syrian Telecom – has launched phase one of the system between Fujairah, UAE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Amman, Jordan.

TSIC increases data centre reach in US
12 May 2015

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has added 100 service provider customers over the last 18 months, and consequently increased its reach to 62 major US data centres.

DE-CIX to launch IX in Turkey
11 May 2015

DE-CIX has today revealed plans to launch an internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey, in a bid to provide neutral interconnection and peering points for ISPs across Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus region and the Middle East.

SPONSORED Q&A: Vincent Nicolay, CEO, Telecom Luxembourg
11 May 2015

Telecom Luxembourg Private Operator (TLPO) has recently acquired the international network activities of LuxConnect, creating a secure network between Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London and Zurich. Capacity speaks to Vincent Nicolay, Telecom Luxembourgh's CEO, about the acquisition.

Telefonica joins Chicago agreement
11 May 2015

Telefonica has joined the Chicago agreement; the initiative designed for global collaboration on voice and data networks originally formed by Orange, Ooredoo, Bharti Airtel and Telenor.

Telinta and Voxbone extend partnership
11 May 2015

Telinta has upgraded its integration with the Voxbone API to enable VoIP service providers to streamline the provisioning of Voxbone DIDs via Telinta’s hosted softswitch platform.

Movistar Chile partners with Huawei for 4G
16 Mar 2015

Telefonica’s Movistar Chile has partnered with Chinese vendor Huawei for the deployment of LTE technology in the 700MHz band on its network spanning 13 regions in the country.

Telstra joins Etisalat SmartHub
11 Mar 2015

Telstra today reveals that it has launched a PoP in Etisalat’s SmartHub facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Etisalat and TSIC sign global framework agreement
10 Mar 2015

Etisalat and TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) have signed a global framework agreement which has seen the latter selected as Etisalat’s preferred global internet backbone provider.

MENA-SCS selects Fastweb for backhaul capacity
10 Mar 2015

MENA Submarine Cable System (SCS) has signed an agreement with Fastweb, which will see the Italian operator implement a backhaul capacity connection along the entire Italian peninsula to the Caldera business park in Milan, Italy.

Q&A: Andrew Grenville, CEO, Orixcom
10 Mar 2015

Capacity Middle East Day 2: Andrew Grenville, CEO at Orixcom, talks about operating in the region and the practical implementation of the cloud.

Telstra launches PoP with datamena in UAE
10 Mar 2015

Australia’s Telstra has launched a PoP at du’s datamena open and neutral data centre and connectivity platform in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Global Cloud Xchange connects to UAE-IX
10 Mar 2015

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) reveals today at Capacity Middle East in Dubai, UAE, that it has joined the UAE-IX; the first carrier-neutral internet traffic exchange platform in the region.

Zain partners with datamena
10 Mar 2015

The UAE-based carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform datamena has entered into a partnership with the Zain Group.

Ooredoo joins Sea-Me-We5 consortium
10 Mar 2015

Ooredoo has become the latest Middle Eastern carrier to join the Sea-Me-We5 cable consortium, which will link the region to South East Asia and Western Europe.

Q&A: Andreas Hipp, CEO, Cataleya
09 Mar 2015

Capacity Middle East Day 1: Andreas Hipp, CEO at Cataleya, discusses how the company is helping operators in the Middle East migrate to IP.