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Global Carrier Awards 2017 winners are...
25 Oct 2017

The 13th Global Carrier Awards saw around 400 members of the community celebrating industry achievements over the last year, with Interoute and Colt Technology Services among the big winners at this year’s event.

$34bn CenturyLink-Level 3 merger cleared by US Justice Department
03 Oct 2017

The US Department of Justice has agreed to clear CenturyLink’s pending acquisition of Level 3 Communications, subject to conditions outlined in a consent decree, including court approval of certain provisions, and other customary closing conditions.

Colt expands Nordic PrizmNet footprint
25 Sep 2017

Verne Global has today announced that Colt has expanded its presence within its Icelandic data centre by adding Colt PrizmNet as part of its on-net offering.

CenturyLink delays completion of $34bn Level 3 merger
14 Sep 2017

CenturyLink has pushed back the deadline to close its takeover of Level 3 Communications as it awaits approvals from the Federal Communications Commission, the Justice Department, and the state of California.

Openreach reveals next steps for BT split
11 Jul 2017

Openreach has revealed the next steps of its separation from BT, including new branding that is completely distinct from the BT Group, a symbolic step for the company.

Zayo Group closes $300m senior notes offering
07 Jul 2017

Zayo Group has closed its previously announced private offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of its 5.750% senior notes due 2027, through an add-on to its existing issue.

Mexico’s SCT director general shares telecoms roadmap
21 Jun 2017

Ezequiel Gil Huerta, director general of telecommunications, policy and broadcasting at the Secretaria De Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), has shared the ministry’s transformation vision of Mexico’s telecommunication sector to an audience at Mexico Connect attended by around 300 delegates.

GBI strikes $285m loan refinancing deal
15 May 2017

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) has struck a loan refinancing agreement that it claims will allow the company to explore new business opportunities.

KWAP takes $100m stake in Axiata’s edotco
19 Apr 2017

Axiata and its subsidiary, edotco, have announced that the second largest pension fund in Malaysia, Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (KWAP), has taken a $100 million stake in the telecoms infrastructure services unit.

EC approves AT&T's $85bn Time Warner deal
15 Mar 2017

European regulators have given the thumbs-up to AT&T’s proposed $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, leaving American regulators to rubber stamp the deal.

European Union cuts roaming rates
07 Mar 2017

From June this year wholesale roaming rates are set to be capped across all of the European Union. We look at how this will affect wholesale service and prices.

FirstLight announces Finger Lakes acquisition
07 Mar 2017

FirstLight Fiber has agreed to buy data, Internet and voice solutions provider Finger Lakes Technologies Group (FLTG), expanding its reach in the North East United States.

PCCW to raise $1.1bn in HKT sale
15 Feb 2017

PCCW has announced that it plans to dispose of an 11.1% stake in telecommunications company HKT Trust (HKT), raising HK$8.5 billion ($1.1bn).

Uganda Telecom, Airtel resolve interconnection dispute
06 Feb 2017

Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) and Airtel have resolved an interconnection agreement over accumulated debts, which would have seen customers from either company unable to make calls to one another from 3 February.

FCC votes to expand New York broadband deployment
27 Jan 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken its first action under new chairman Ajit Pai, by voting to provide up to $170 million to expand broadband deployment in under-served rural areas of New York State.

Saudi telecom spending to hit $36.8bn in 2017
26 Jan 2017

Abdulaziz Salem Al-Ruwais, governor of the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) in Saudi Arabia, has reportedly said spending on the Kingdom’s telecom sector should grow to SR138 billion ($36.8bn) this year.

Avaya granted $425m loan from US court
23 Jan 2017

Avaya has successfully bid to tap into $425 million of a $725 million loan as it attempts to carry through a restructuring process following a bankruptcy filing.

DataBank acquires C7 Data Centers
19 Jan 2017

DataBank has signed a definitive agreement to acquire data centre service provider C7 Data Centers, immediately making it a leading provider in Salt Lake City.

China seeks outside investment in telecoms
16 Jan 2017

The Chinese government has challenged private firms to get involved in the country’s telecommunications industry to increase competitiveness and reduce costs and fees.

GI acquires KOMO Plaza for $276m
06 Jan 2017

Alternative asset manager GI Partners has acquired Seattle-based carrier hotel and data centre facility KOMO Plaza for $276 million.