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Consortium launches neutral hub in Italy
24 Nov 2015

A consortium of eight telcos has today launched the Open Hub Med (OHM), a neutral hub for the exchange of data communications in the Mediterranean, in Sicily, Italy.

DoCoMo and Ericsson join forces for 5G
24 Nov 2015

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo is trying out Ericsson’s 5G radio test bed, in advance of other operators which are expected to start field trials in 2016.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Steve Spengler, CEO, Intelsat
12 Nov 2015

Half a century after Intelsat launched its first telecoms satellite, the company is about to embark on its next, most innovative generation. CEO Steve Spengler talks to Capacity about its EpicNG satellites.

Telstra launches SaaS portfolio for enterprises
10 Nov 2015

Telstra has today revealed the launch of its Applications portfolio for the delivery of a range of digital tools and software as a service (SaaS) solutions to enterprise customers.

Operators unite for narrowband IoT
09 Nov 2015

Seven operators and a range of vendors, as well as the mobile industry’s GSM Association, have laid the foundations for a new industry forum aimed at accelerating the ecosystem around narrowband internet of things technology.

UK watchdog approves BT/EE deal
28 Oct 2015

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally approved British incumbent BT’s £12.5 billion acquisition of mobile operator EE.

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?

Chorus and Alcatel-Lucent pen managed services deal
27 Oct 2015

New Zealand’s Chorus has signed a five year managed services deal with Alcatel-Lucent, which will see the French vendor monitor and analyse Chorus’ nationwide copper and fibre wholesale networks.

DEN Networks selects Alcatel-Lucent for ultra-broadband services
26 Oct 2015

DEN Networks, India’s largest cable TV distribution company, has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent for the delivery of ultra-broadband internet connectivity to homes and businesses, via the French vendor’s IP routing and aggregation technologies.

France-IX releases 100G members’ ports
26 Oct 2015

France-IX has today made it possible for its members to connect with 100Gbps ports on its triple core in Paris, as well as its two PoPs in Marseille.

Deutsche Telekom partners with Wandera
20 Oct 2015

Deutsche Telekom has signed a strategic partnership with Wandera for the delivery of its mobile gateway services to the operator’s business customers.

AT&T switches on LTE in Mexico
14 Oct 2015

US giant AT&T has revealed its first roll-out of a 4G LTE network in Mexico, in six locations across the country.

Thailand brings forward 4G auction
13 Oct 2015

Thailand’s telecoms regulator plans to bring forward the date for its second auction of 4G mobile spectrum to November 12, according to local reports.

ASN to deploy Angola subsea route
05 Oct 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) is to construct the Sonangol Offshore Optical Cable (SOOC) which will connect landing points across the coast of Angola.

NTT Com Japan-US route hits 1Tbps
25 Sep 2015

NTT Communications has revealed that the section of its global IP network between Japan and the US exceeded 1Tbps of capacity in September.

MARKET STRATEGY: Tuning in to broadcast trends
14 Sep 2015

Carriers are moving towards cloud-based end-to-end video options that allow faster distribution of content. Will it strengthen their position in the global broadcast market?

Ericsson to develop AT&T’s TV service
10 Sep 2015

AT&T has selected Ericsson to work on its TV platforms — both the existing U-verse broadband service and the satellite-delivered network it has acquired by buying DirecTV.

Netflix set to heighten focus on Asia
09 Sep 2015

Netflix has confirmed that it will be launching its video-streaming services in a number of major Asian markets as it aims to strengthen its presence across the region.

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.

Ghana telecoms market
03 Sep 2015

Situated on Africa’s west coast between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo, Ghana was the first black African colony to achieve independence in 1957, and the country’s telecoms sector today is continuing the forward-thinking attitude of its ancestors.

BICS increases IPoSAT portfolio
03 Sep 2015

BICS has added Routeflex to its IP over satellite (IPoSAT) service portfolio, designed to meet the growing demands for seamless connectivity in Africa.

Europe's single market: The digital countdown
28 Aug 2015

Europe has set itself an ambitious target of 2020 for its Digital Single Market proposal. The building blocks are in place, but will it deliver? Laura Hedges investigates.

Reliance and Jasper pen IoT partnership
28 Aug 2015

Reliance Communications has partnered with global internet of things (IoT) platform Jasper, to enable enterprises in India to launch, manage and monetise next-generation IoT businesses.

Epsilon completes Singapore fibre roll-out
27 Aug 2015

Epsilon has rolled out fibre infrastructure in Singapore in a bid to strengthen its local reach for cloud and communication service provider customers across Asia-Pacific.

Superloop launches Project Red Lion
26 Aug 2015

Superloop’s board of directors has approved the initial phase of Project Red Lion; an initiative designed to extend the company’s network to commercial buildings in Singapore.

BT accuses US rivals of harming competition
24 Aug 2015

A BT executive has accused its US rivals of harming competition with the large fees they charge for using their infrastructure, according to the Financial Times.

Magyar Telekom’s energy joint venture approved
21 Aug 2015

T-Mobile’s Hungarian subsidiary Magyar Telekom has received approval from the European Commission for its energy joint venture with Swiss-based sales and trading group MET Holding.

AT&T and NSA in decade-long partnership
17 Aug 2015

US conglomerate AT&T has worked closely with the country’s national security agency (NSA) for a decade, helping the government to spy on vast quantities of internet traffic in the US, according to local reports.

SEACOM appoints chief of sales
07 Aug 2015

African network provider SEACOM has appointed Steven van der Linde as chief sales officer (CSO) at the company.

Blue Planet reveals broadband service
07 Aug 2015

Managed network operator Blue Planet has launched its high availability broadband services, designed to provide end-users with redundancy at minimal cost.

Alcatel-Lucent completes PCCS route
04 Aug 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) – the subsea cable subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent – has completed commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS).

SK Telecom plans LTE-Maritime network
03 Aug 2015

SK Telecom is set to launch what it claims will be the world’s first LTE-Maritime (LTE-M) network as part of a research project led by the country’s ministry of oceans and fisheries (MOF).

Tele Columbus to buy PrimaCom
16 Jul 2015

German cable network operator Tele Columbus is to acquire PrimaCom for €711 million ($778 million), in a move which will combine the country’s third and fourth largest cable companies.

Telecom Italia rebrands as TIM
16 Jul 2015

Telecom Italia has officially adopted the TIM mobile brand across its fixed, mobile and internet business.

Airtel Kenya to invest $186 million in upgrades
07 Jul 2015

Airtel Kenya has this week revealed an investment strategy totalling approximately $186 million (KES19 billion) for its operations in the country over the next three years, according to local reports.

Claro Peru to launch TD-LTE network
06 Jul 2015

Claro Peru is preparing to launch broadband services in remote areas of the country using time division long-term evolution (TD-LTE) technology, according to local reports.

du and Huawei pen mobile broadband deal
06 Jul 2015

Dubai’s du has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese vendor Huawei for the construction of what they claim will be the most advanced mobile broadband network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Mongolia telecoms market
03 Jul 2015

Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, but despite its predominantly basic telecoms setup, the country, like many across Asia, is making moves towards a more data-centric future.

BIG INTERVIEW: Clint Heiden, CCO, EdgeConneX
02 Jul 2015

EdgeConneX has built a name for itself in the US data centre market by localising content in Tier 2 markets. The company’s CCO Clint Heiden reveals how it plans to bring its unique distribution model to Europe.

Level 3 acquires DDoS mitigation firm
02 Jul 2015

Level 3 Communications has acquired Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation company Black Lotus in a bid to enhance its security offering.

NTT DoCoMo selects Gemalto for IoT
02 Jul 2015

NTT DoCoMo has selected digital security provider Gemalto to enable connectivity for internet of things (IoT) applications.

BIG INTERVIEW: Deng Xiaofeng, CEO, China Telecom Global
30 Jun 2015

Chinese investment continues to pour overseas, presenting a major opportunity for the international arm of China Telecom to support Chinese enterprises. Agnes Stubbs exclusively talks to China Telecom Global CEO Deng Xiaofeng.

Telstra extends capabilities of Ooyala
30 Jun 2015

Telstra’s video platform subsidiary Ooyala has acquired Nativ, a provider of cloud-based media logistics and workflow software and services.

Vodafone Spain and Huawei trial LTE broadcast
24 Jun 2015

Vodafone Spain and Huawei have teamed up for what they claim is the first trial of LTE broadcast eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) technology in Spain.

Alcatel chief to join Altice?
11 Jun 2015

Alcatel-Lucent’s chief executive Michel Combes is exiting his role to join cable company Altice, according to local reports.

Apple eyes high-speed data network
09 Jun 2015

Apple is working on the construction of a high-speed data network in a bid to better compete with rivals Amazon, Google and Microsoft, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the plans.

Robi selects Alcatel-Lucent OSS
08 Jun 2015

Bangladeshi mobile operator Robi Axiata has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent for its Motive OSS software portfolio.

Huawei upgrades TDC network
03 Jun 2015

Chinese vendor Huawei has completed the upgrade of Danish operator TDC’s mobile network in Denmark.

Telkom Indonesia to acquire GTA
02 Jun 2015

Telkom Indonesia is to acquire Guam-based GTA from Japanese private equity firm Advantage Partners, according to local reports.

Telecom Egypt replaces CEO
28 May 2015

The Egyptian government has dismissed Mohamed El-Nawawy from his role as CEO at Telecom Egypt, and allegedly replaced him with Osama Yasin.

Finding healthcare remedies in telecoms
26 May 2015

The healthcare market will present multiple opportunities for carriers in the coming years, as medical providers seek to improve communication and the flow of information through means such as cloud services and the internet of things.

Chile telecoms market
26 May 2015

One of the most open and mature telecoms markets in Latin America, Chile has become a target of both national and international investment.

Paolo Campoli, Cisco: The sky's the limit
21 May 2015

Capacity talks to Paolo Campoli, head of Middle East & Africa of service provider sales and service provider CTO for the EMEA sales region at Cisco, about the opportunities for service providers in cloud services and the internet of things.

MTN launches pan-African IoT platform
15 May 2015

African operator MTN has launched what it claims is the first pan-African internet of things platform (IoT) aimed to provide the region's enterprises with greater control and management features for their connected devices.

Huawei to launch European Research Institute
07 May 2015

Huawei has today revealed plans to launch its European Research Institute (ERI) at the European Business Summit (EBS), further cementing its commitment to the region.

Windstream selects Alcatel-Lucent for IPTV
07 May 2015

Alcatel-Lucent has enabled Windstream to launch Kinetic, a next-generation television service – alternative to satellite and cable – offering high-quality IPTV services to customers across Nebraska, US.

vXchnge acquires Sungard data centres
06 May 2015

Carrier-neutral co-location services provider vXchnge has acquired eight data centres from Sungard Availability Services (AS), in line with its strategy to purchase high-quality assets across the US.

InComm deploys Cataleya Orchid One platform
05 May 2015

Integrated point-of-sale (PoS) technology solution provider InComm has deployed Cataleya’s Orchid One session and application manager to improve its operational efficiency.

Midweek Mergers: April 29
29 Apr 2015

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Verizon announces move to SDN
29 Apr 2015

Verizon is to implement a software defined networking (SDN) infrastructure that it claims will lay the groundwork for upcoming services and applications and transform its network.

HKT and Huawei demo 450Mbps LTE-A
24 Apr 2015

PCCW’s mobile subsidiary HKT has teamed up with Chinese vendor Huawei to demonstrate what is claimed to be the world’s first IP-RAN-based LTE-A 450Mbps solution.

CenturyLink acquires Orchestrate
21 Apr 2015

US operator CenturyLink has acquired database service provider Orchestrate in a bid to enhance its cloud platform.

Telefonica selects NEC for SMB cloud services
15 Apr 2015

Telefonica Business Solutions has today revealed a four-year partnership with NEC for the delivery of cloud services to SMB customers across Europe and Latin America.

EE launches Wifi calling
07 Apr 2015

UK mobile operator EE has launched what it claims is the country’s first Wifi calling service, designed to benefit the UK’s increasingly mobile workforce.

South Sudan to lay fibre-optic cables within two years
01 Apr 2015

South Sudan’s minister for telecommunications and postal services, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, has said that the government will lay a fibre-optic cable in the country within the next two years, Reuters reports.

Telefonica to triple broadband speeds
31 Mar 2015

Spanish operator Telefonica is set to triple the speed of its fastest broadband connections, in a bid to better compete with rivals, according to local reports.

Syniverse appoints CFO and development EVP
20 Mar 2015

Service provider Syniverse has appointed Robert Reich as chief financial officer; as his predecessor David Hitchcock moves on to the position of EVP of global product management and development at the company.

Telstra to acquire Globecast Australia
18 Mar 2015

Australia’s Telstra today reveals that it is to acquire Globecast Australia; a leading provider of media services for broadcasters in Australasia.

CenturyLink selects Cyan for NFV
13 Mar 2015

US operator CenturyLink has selected Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator for the delivery of NFV-enhanced services to enterprise and SMB customers.

UK’s Ofcom to launch digital telecoms review
12 Mar 2015

British regulator Ofcom said today that it will undertake an “overarching review of the UK’s digital communications market”, in a bid to ensure that the demands of enterprises and consumers are being met.

MTN to splash $2.5 billion on infrastructure
05 Mar 2015

South Africa’s MTN will invest approximately $2.5 billion (R30 billion) this year on growing its infrastructure in the 23 countries where it operates, the company told local reporters yesterday.

United Arab Emirates telecoms market
04 Mar 2015

Since its first discovery of oil over 30 years ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has transformed from its humble roots as a barren sand desert to one of the region’s most prominent economic hubs.

KT and Ericsson sign MoU for 5G
04 Mar 2015

South Korea’s KT has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ericsson to collaborate on 5G research and technologies related to next-generation networks.

Top six innovation facilities
02 Mar 2015

With operators under more pressure then ever before to innovate in order to get ahead of market demand, facilities dedicated to innovation have been cropping up in abundance over the last 18 months.

MARKET STRATEGY: The war on fraud
27 Feb 2015

The rising frequency and sophistication of fraudulent activity on networks is putting carriers under pressure to take action. Capacity investigates how much progress the industry has made in the last year.

FCC approves strong net neutrality rules
27 Feb 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 in favour of net neutrality rules which will categorise cable and mobile companies as utilities.

Qualcomm extends LTE to unlicensed spectrum
27 Feb 2015

Qualcomm Technologies has today revealed the extension of LTE to unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U), in a bid to help operators meet the ever-increasing demand for mobile data.

Orange and Nokia pen Telco Cloud partnership
27 Feb 2015

France’s Orange and Finnish vendor Nokia Networks have signed a ‘Telco Cloud partnership’, designed to focus on the virtualisation of IP multimedia core network subsystem (IMS).

Megaport joins OpenDaylight Project
25 Feb 2015

Australia’s Megaport has today revealed that it has joined the OpenDaylight Project; an initiative focussed on accelerating the development of open source SDN and NFV.

Tata launches roaming intelligence service
18 Feb 2015

Tata Communications has today launched its RoamPulse platform; a real-time roaming intelligence solution designed to enable mobile operators to offer a better roaming experience to their customers.

Unitel and Ericsson demonstrate LTE-A CA in Angola
13 Feb 2015

Angolan operator Unitel and Swedish vendor Ericsson have completed the successful demonstration of an LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation (LTE-A CA) solution, capable of supporting data speeds of up to 450Mbps.

Chinese official denies merger claims
12 Feb 2015

An official at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has refuted rumours that China Unicom and China Telecom are set to merge.

MARKET STRATEGY: A telecoms gold mine?
09 Feb 2015

How can carriers help the mining community streamline operations and drive revenues? Alex Hawkes takes a look at some of the companies that have made the step beyond being basic connectivity providers.

FCC chairman backs strong net neutrality rules
05 Feb 2015

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed regulating internet service as a public utility to ensure so-called net neutrality, or an open internet.

Vodafone enters quad-play market
04 Feb 2015

Vodafone is set to launch home broadband in the UK, in its first move into the multi-play market, the Financial Times reports.

Kerala to be India’s first optical fibre state
12 Jan 2015

Kerala will be the first state in India to be fully covered by broadband connectivity under India’s National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project, reported India’s Business Standard.