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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.

Canada telecoms market
26 Nov 2014

Canada is the second-largest country in the world. It is made up of three territories and 10 provinces, each with its own separate capital city.

The Scilly super-cable is complete
24 Nov 2014

Superfast broadband services have arrived on the Isles of Scilly in the UK following completion of the revitalisation of a disused subsea cable.

EU to “unbundle” Google?
24 Nov 2014

The European parliament is said to be considering splitting Google’s search engine operations in Europe, in an attempt to end its dominance in the region’s search market.

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.

Swiss telcos ink net neutrality deal
07 Nov 2014

Four telcos in Switzerland, as well as the country’s cable operator association Swisscable, have collaborated to form an official code of conduct for net neutrality in the country.

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.

Kenya telecoms market
07 Oct 2014

Situated on the equator on Africa’s east coast, Kenya is well-positioned for both national and international connectivity to neighbouring countries Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Laying siege to the carrier pipe
07 Oct 2014

Are carriers threatened by the investment from tech companies in telecoms infrastructure? Kavit Majithia investigates.

Hyperoptic doubles UK broadband reach
06 Oct 2014

British broadband provider Hyperoptic has more than doubled its high-speed fibre broadband reach to homes in the UK, as it looks to compete against rival player BT.

Kroes urges telcos to change
03 Oct 2014

Departing European Commission VP, Neelie Kroes, has warned telcos that they must change their attitude if Europe is to become a single telecoms market.

02 Oct 2014

As if there was not already enough for carriers to consider when upgrading their networks to support VoLTE, modifications must be also made to the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF).

MARKET STRATEGY: The second coming of voice
02 Oct 2014

Although Voice over LTE (VoLTE) trials are gathering pace, operators face major technical challenges in upgrading networks to support the service. Alex Hawkes questions whether there is an advantage in being a fast mover.

NEED TO KNOW: 4K video – Life in HD
11 Sep 2014

4K video is the next generation of high-definition (HD) digital video, named as such because it employs 4,000 pixels for horizontal resolution. It claims to deliver four times the resolution of 1080 pixels, totalling 8.3 megapixels, and delivering higher-quality image definition and larger projection surface visibility.

NTT speeds up Honda
11 Sep 2014

NTT Communications has claimed that its enterprise cloud service has helped car manufacturer Honda reduce its annual operating costs by 30%.

ANALYSIS: The Scilly super-cable
09 Sep 2014

Plans are in motion for the revitalisation of a disused subsea cable to connect Cornwall – in the UK’s south west – to the remote Isles of Scilly, as the country edges closer to reaching its target of nationwide broadband coverage.

Ofcom aims to support SMEs
05 Sep 2014

UK regulator Ofcom has outlined a policy to help SMEs benefit from communications services across the country.

COVER STORY: Telecoms in the post-Snowden era
04 Sep 2014

Revelations about US government surveillance are widely believed to be costing US telecoms and tech firms revenue. It is difficult to determine, however, whether perceptions match reality.

South Korean data traffic is 92% 4G
01 Sep 2014

South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has released figures stating that 4G accounts for 92% of all data traffic in the country.

Pacnet data centres receive 2.0 certification
26 Aug 2014

Pacnet’s CloudSpace data centres in Sydney (SYCS1), Hong Kong (HKCS1 and HKCS2) and Singapore (SGCS2) have been awarded PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 2.0 Certification and Attestation of Compliance.

LIME upgrades Caribbean network
19 Aug 2014

Cable&Wireless’ Caribbean arm LIME is upgrading its network in St. Kitts and Nevis as part of Project Marlin, a $1.05 billion capital investment programme.

Televisa buys remaining Cablecom shares
15 Aug 2014

Mexico’s Grupo Televisa has spent $653.96 million on acquiring the remaining shares of Mexican cable firm Cablecom that is does not already own.

Telstra acquires US-based video platform
12 Aug 2014

Australian operator Telstra has acquired Silicon Valley’s video platform company Ooyala for $270 million, in a bid to increase its presence in the digital media market.

CSG extends Comcast partnership
01 Aug 2014

CSG Systems International has extended its partnership to provide residential billing services to Comcast Cable in the US.

Ashok Rao, O3b Networks: Quick Thinking
30 Jul 2014

Can satellite really be the "fibre of the sky"? Ashok Rao, VP of product development at O3b Networks, explains how the operator is revolutionising satellite speeds through utilising medium earth orbit.

NBN extends Ericsson contract
30 Jul 2014

Australia’s National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has extended a fixed and mobile managed-service contract with Swedish vendor Ericsson.

EE adds 1.3 million subscribers to 4G network
29 Jul 2014

Mobile operator EE has announced the addition of 1.3 million customers to its 4G network in Q2 this year and claimed that take-up of its mobile broadband service was the fastest in Europe.

TrueView – big opportunity?
25 Jul 2014

TrueView is YouTube’s online video ad format which is based on an interactive model. The service allows the viewer to skip the advertisement or select to watch an ad from a choice of different ads. The company is only charged if the viewer watches the video ad.

Aviva extends contract with Vodafone
24 Jul 2014

Global insurance firm Aviva has extended its contract with Vodafone to provide a range of communications services, including cloud storage.

Friday Network News: July 18
18 Jul 2014

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

FIFA World Cup breaks data traffic records
16 Jul 2014

Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup final in Brazil broke records for the amount of data sent by fans at the ground, according to the National Union of Telephone Companies (SindiTelebrasil).

Dish urges FCC to block Comcast-TWC merger
11 Jul 2014

US satellite provider Dish Network has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block Comcast’s bid to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC) on competition grounds.

Friday Network News: July 4
04 Jul 2014

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

The SMS renaissance
01 Jul 2014

Traditional SMS revenues declined for the first time last year, but that has not stopped carriers exploring new ways to revive the messaging service.

Michel Guyot, Tata Communications: Taking the lead
30 Jun 2014

The next generation of wholesale needs good leaders, combining vision with operational aptitude, says Michel Guyot, president of global voice solutions at Tata Communications. But what sort of landscape will they be operating in?

Germany’s FNA told to amend MTRs
23 Jun 2014

The European Commission (EC) has told German telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency (FNA) that it has three months to take action on mobile termination rates (MTRs) in the country, according to local reports.

EE targets growth in voice
20 Jun 2014

UK operator EE has begun trialling a voice-over-Wifi service as part of a £275 million investment in voice.

FCC says ISP network performance is improving
19 Jun 2014

Internet service providers (ISPs) across the US are improving their overall network performance, according to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Colombia telecoms market
13 Jun 2014

Colombia’s telecoms sector has witnessed a rapid increase in infrastructure investment in recent years, opening up significant potential for economic growth from technological advancements.

Satellite takes centre stage at World Cup
12 Jun 2014

Intelsat has revealed details of the news and sports programmers using its global satellite services and terrestrial network to televise the 2014 World Cup, which starts today in Brazil.

Midweek Mergers: June 11
11 Jun 2014

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.

Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike: The cybercrime buster
11 Jun 2014

Telcos are uniquely positioned to play a key part in the global battle against cybercrime, says former FBI man Shawn Henry. Capacity hears about his tireless battle against a relentless tide of “adversaries”.

Ooredoo facing potential boycott in Myanmar
09 Jun 2014

Qatar-based Ooredoo could face a potential boycott of its services in Myanmar before it has even launched operations after nationalists raised concerns over its ties to a Muslim state.

Pete Oliver, BT CSR Q&A: Right Click
06 Jun 2014

Pete Oliver, commercial director of BT’s consumer division, talks to Capacity about the Right Click initiative set up by BT and UNICEF UK.

Turkey lifts two-month YouTube ban
04 Jun 2014

Turkey has lifted its ban on video-sharing website YouTube after the constitutional court ruled the ban to be a violation of the Turkish constitution’s freedom-of-expression clause.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: The founder of the World Wide Web
02 Jun 2014

The principle of an open internet is facing its biggest ever threat. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web and VIP keynote speaker at ITW 2014, talks to Capacity about the evolution of his creation 25 years on.

Friday Network News: May 23
23 May 2014

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

ANALYSIS: EU data protection proposals fall short
22 May 2014

The GSMA has hit out at the latest draft of the EU’s data protection regulation (GDPR), claiming that the proposals will not create one harmonised approach to data protection across Europe.

ANALYSIS: Financing a Facebook future
20 May 2014

Facebook’s plans to launch mobile money services this month could be the company’s first step into entering the wider financial services industry, Capacity can reveal.

Friday Network News: May 9
09 May 2014

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Midweek Mergers: April 30
30 Apr 2014

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.

MegaFon completes Scartel integration
28 Apr 2014

Russian telco MegaFon has confirmed that the integration into of LTE service provider Scartel – which it acquired in October last year in a $1.2 billion deal – has been completed.

Facebook plans mobile payment service
15 Apr 2014

Internet giant Facebook is close to being granted an electronic money licence for payment and remittance services, in the company's latest effort to boost mobile services.

FTC approves Facebook-WhatsApp deal
11 Apr 2014

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Facebook’s $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp, according to reports.

EU court rules data retention law is invalid
08 Apr 2014

The EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice, has ruled that the EU Data Retention Directive – which obliges telcos to retain communications data of their users for up to two years – is invalid.

Midweek Mergers: April 2
02 Apr 2014

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.

Top 5 industry verticals
01 Apr 2014

Businesses are becoming ever more reliant on telecoms to support their operations. Capacity looks at five industry verticals primed to expand over the coming years.

BT set to launch mobile quad-play offering
01 Apr 2014

BT is set to launch an offensive against mobile operators in the UK by offering bundled packages for consumers, utilising its broadband network and 4G spectrum.

Europe set for net neutrality vote this week
01 Apr 2014

Europe is set to vote on whether telecoms operators can charge content providers to deliver services at faster speeds, which could restrict how much revenue operators can make from over-the-top application providers.

Vodafone targets M-Pesa growth across Europe
31 Mar 2014

UK-based Vodafone is seeking to bring mobile payment services to Europe, in a bid to replicate the same business model for the platform that has had so much success in Africa.

Video caching – a cache-rich opportunity?
28 Mar 2014

Video caching, like traditional caching, speeds up response time by storing the most popular internet content and delivering it from the operator’s network rather than repeatedly retrieving it from the remote source.

Friday Network News: March 28
28 Mar 2014

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

NBN Co to upgrade satellite service
26 Mar 2014

Australian state-owned broadband wholesaler NBN Co is set to invest A$18.4 million ($16.8 million) to revive its interim satellite service.

Friday Network News: March 21
21 Mar 2014

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Mexico set to send telecoms reforms to congress
20 Mar 2014

The Mexican government will send new legislation to congress this week, in a bid get the country’s telecoms laws reformed and limit the power of Carlos Slim and top broadcaster Televisa.

Telstra fined for data leak
12 Mar 2014

Telstra has been fined by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for leaking nearly 16,000 sets of private customer details.

Telkom and MTN in network sharing talks
07 Mar 2014

South African fixed-line provider Telkom is reportedly in talks to outsource the management of its radio access network to mobile operator MTN.

Apple CFO to retire
06 Mar 2014

Apple’s SVP and CFO Peter Oppenheimer has announced plans to retire at the end of September this year.

True subsidiary launches LTE in Thailand
26 Feb 2014

Real Future, a subsidiary of True Corporation, has completed the roll-out of its 4G LTE network in Thailand, in partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson.

SK Telekom to expand 4G network
18 Feb 2014

South Korean operator SK Telecom has announced that it will build additional base stations in an effort to ensure nationwide 4G coverage by the end of this year.

FCC doubtful about Sprint/T-Mobile merger
05 Feb 2014

Tom Wheeler, chairman of US telecoms regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has reportedly expressed doubts over a possible merger between Sprint and T-Mobile US.

Three Ireland to respond to EU concerns
05 Feb 2014

Hutchison Whampoa’s subsidiary Three Ireland has announced that it will put forward a strong case addressing the European Commission’s concerns regarding its $1 billion bid for O2 Ireland.

Mexico moves closer to telecoms reform
03 Feb 2014

Mexico is set for landmark reforms to its telecoms and energy sectors, after President Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed he will set out secondary laws to flesh out the rulings.

ANALYSIS: The grey route of the problem
30 Jan 2014

Technology experts have warned that the advent of the cloud has led to an increase in grey routes, particularly as a result of cloud-based bulk SMS solutions.

3 Ireland to launch 4G services
22 Jan 2014

Hutchison Whampoa subsidiary 3 Ireland has announced that its 4G services will go live next week, on January 27.

South Korea to invest $1.5 billion in 5G launch
22 Jan 2014

South Korea's ministry of science and technology told local reporters today that it will invest $1.5 billion in the deployment of a 5G wireless network, due to be operational in 2020.

Fibertech expands into Michigan
22 Jan 2014

US provider Fibertech Networks has announced plans to deploy over 750 miles of fibre-optic cable in Detroit and its suburbs.

NSN delivers 4G for TELE Greenland
21 Jan 2014

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has completed construction of an LTE network for TELE Greenland, to deliver the first 4G service in the country.

Vodafone and EE to connect Channel tunnel
09 Jan 2014

British operators Vodafone and EE are close to signing a deal with Eurotunnel, which will enable the use of mobile phones and tablets under the sea during the Channel tunnel crossing, the Financial Times reports.