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CenturyLink and Level 3 in merger talks
28 Oct 2016

CenturyLink is in advanced conversations with Level 3 Communications about a potential merger that would create a telecoms player worth more than $50 billion, according to reports.

ANALYSIS: 20,000 leagues under the Brexit, without a rudder
14 Jul 2016

The UK's imminent departure from the European Union has injected a vast sea of uncertainty and instability into the telco ocean. Bill Boyle looks at the Brexit aftermath. Agnes Stubbs looks at the impact on roaming and wholesale

MARKET STRATEGY: Store wars go online
22 Apr 2016

Retail chains are investing heavily to streamline their businesses and target new consumers. Carriers can play a role in this transformation, not just with connectivity solutions but by helping retail organisations use the potential of IoT, big data analytics, A2P and other growth-enabling technologies.

Top telecoms deals of 2015
10 Mar 2016

Capacity analyses the largest telecoms deals in each region. Data provided by Capacity Intelligence.

SDN and NFV in 2016
10 Mar 2016

A changing market for network services is bringing about a dramatic shift in carrier buying trends. As technologies like SDN and NFV impact the industry, they may also be altering the relationship between carriers and vendors.

Telecoms M&A activity in 2016
10 Mar 2016

Away from the headline deals, some of the most interesting M&A activity has indicated a growing focus on new business segments.

Can carriers balance data sovereignty?
09 Mar 2016

As governments adopt a tougher stance on data protection and exert greater control online, dramatic legislative battles are unfolding that could result in a rather unforgiving world for telecoms operators. Alex Hawkes investigates.

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.

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.

ANALYSIS: Zayo embarks on Christmas shopping spree
13 Jan 2016

Zayo Group made two major acquisitions in November – snapping up European telecoms provider Viatel and Canadian fibre-optic company Allstream – as it continues its fierce investment in fibre.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL REPORT: East meets West at SubOptic 2016
08 Jan 2016

The ninth SubOptic conference will be held in Dubai in April. Alice Shelton, programme chair for SubOptic 2016 as well as technical area manager for Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, shares a preview of the key themes and issues that will be addressed throughout the event.

Recruitment in telecoms: A call for greater diversity
05 Jan 2016

Capacity held its first ever Women in Telco panel session at Capacity Europe in Paris in November 2015. Gender diversity is gaining acknowledgement and recognition in the market, but how far off is the finish line? Laura Hedges investigates.