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Juniper platforms added to AWS marketplace
01 Dec 2016

Juniper Networks’ virtual routing and security platforms are now available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace, accelerating enterprises’ migration to the cloud.

Singtel launches Hooq OTT movie and TV services
25 Nov 2016

Singtel has launched over-the-top (OTT) movie and TV service Hooq to its customers in Singapore, 22 months after the company announced the joint venture with Sony and Warner Bros.

BT plans SD-WAN launch for early 2017
10 Nov 2016

BT is to invest more and integrate new technologies to its network services to better enable its customers’ digital transformation journeys to cloud-based IT consumption models.

The 2016 Global Carrier Awards winners are ...
08 Nov 2016

The 12th Global Carrier Awards saw more than 400 members of the community wined and dined at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, celebrating industry achievements over the last year.

FCC approves customer data privacy rules
28 Oct 2016

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted rules that will force Internet Service Providers to ask customer permission before they use or share their personal data.

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.

Tata Communications launches into CEE with 3 PoPs
19 Oct 2016

Tata Communications has expanded its white-labelled services to telecoms operators in central and eastern Europe (CEE) after establishing three points of presence (PoPs) in the region.

Ericsson expands C&W Caribbean and Panama networks
18 Oct 2016

After teaming up with Ericsson, C&W Communications has finished a complete network expansion of its operations in the Caribbean and Panama, addressing increasing data traffic demands by boosting speeds and network performance.

Level 3 announces new CTO and CIO
11 Oct 2016

Level 3 Communications has named Andrew Dugan as chief technology officer (CTO) and Atilla Tinic chief information officer, effective immediately.

Windstream in 39GHz drive to expand metro fibre networks
11 Oct 2016

Windstream has partnered with Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) and Straight Path Communications to enhance last-mile fixed wireless options, capacity and provide licensed bandwidth to US businesses in 40 markets.

CRTC slashes ‘unreasonable’ ISP wholesale rates
07 Oct 2016

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has slashed the fees charged by large incumbent internet service providers (ISPs) for wholesale high-speed access services.

Google Fiber wins access to AT&T, Comcast utility poles
08 Sep 2016

Google Fiber is one step closer to gaining faster access to utility poles in Nashville after Metro Council officials preliminary approved the “One Touch Make Ready” ordinance opposed by rival internet service providers (ISPs) AT&T and Comcast.

Sprint and T-Mobile US drop data limits on LTE
19 Aug 2016

Deutsche Telekom’s US subsidiary, T-Mobile US, has dropped data limits on its latest package of LTE offers – and rival operator Sprint, owned by SoftBank, responded within minutes by introducing its offer.

Facebook joins the CTO organisation
17 Jun 2016

Facebook has joined the ranks of ICT industry members at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), the membership organisation engaged in multilateral ICT collaboration.

BSG publishes UK’s open internet code
09 Jun 2016

The UK Government’s advisory group on broadband, the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), has published its new open internet code to bring the UK into line with the EU connected continent regulation.

TRAI issues net neutrality consultation papers
20 May 2016

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued consultation papers on “free data” and “issues related to quality of services in digital addressable system and consumer protection”.

BT pledges £6bn broadband investment
05 May 2016

BT has announced its Openreach and EE businesses will spend £6 billion to upgrade its fibre broadband and 4G networks, increasing speeds up to 500Mbps, over the next three years.

EE to boosts 4G network to 95% of UK
25 Apr 2016

EE has revealed its ambitions to expand 4G coverage from 60% of the UK to 95% by 2020, in an announcement certain to boost rural UK.

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.

Vumatel borrows R3bn for FTTH
20 Apr 2016

South African fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) specialist Vumatel has announced it has reached a significant finance deal with Standard Bank and will spend R3bn (USD208.6 million) over the next two years to dramatically increase its operations.

ETSI signs MoU with Eurosmart for 5G security
20 Apr 2016

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Eurosmart to enhance the security robustness of 5G networks.

Verizon to trial LTE-U system
11 Feb 2016

Verizon has announced plans to trial a LTE-Unlicensed system to enhance capacity over the unlicensed 5GHz band.

AT&T shuffles executives in shift towards mobile video
03 Feb 2016

AT&T has appointed mobile chief Ralph de la Vega vice chairman and placed him in charge of its business and international units while John Stankey, who led DirecTV, internet and TV units, was named CEO of the entertainment group.

Digicel Vanuatu launches LTE network
25 Jan 2016

Digicel has become Vanuatu’s first LTE service provider with the launch of a 4G LTE network in the country, according to a local news source.

du hit by cable cuts
25 Jan 2016

A number of subsea cable cuts took place around Egypt last weekend, with du customers’ thought to be worst affected, according to local reports.

BICS reveals 70% increase in global LTE roaming
21 Jan 2016

Wholesale carrier service provider BICS has today revealed a 70% increase in the number of countries that have adopted LTE roaming in the last year, with availability in 126 countries worldwide.

PCCW Global joins NEXTDC ecosystem
15 Jan 2016

PCCW Global has signed a co-location agreement with Australian technology firm NEXTDC which will see the former join NEXTDC’s independent community of carriers and service providers.

Bristol to become UK’s next Gigabit City
14 Jan 2016

CityFibre has today revealed that Bristol is to become the UK’s next Gigabit City with the deployment of a commercial 82km pure fibre network in and around the city.

Nigeria-Cameroon cable goes live
12 Jan 2016

The Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) has now gone live, connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroon.

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.