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Three files £167m lawsuit in EE phone mast row
24 May 2016

Three has reportedly filed a £167 million lawsuit against EE over losses it claims it has incurred since 2010 over a deal to share the latter’s mobile internet infrastructure.

Cellcom Israel still in negotiations with Golan Telecom
17 May 2016

Following reports in the Israeli media over the potential takeover of Golan Telecom, Cellcom Israel has announced that following the regulators’ opposition to its proposed acquisition the parties are still negotiating an agreement.

Telenor directors resign after VimpelCom probe
29 Apr 2016

Telenor has announced that two executives are resigning after a probe uncovered “internal weaknesses” and “insufficient” handling of corruption allegations at part-owned VimpelCom.

MásMovil offers €550m for Yoigo
26 Apr 2016

Spanish multi-services operator MásMovil has reportedly offered €550 million to acquire a 75% stake in Telia-owned mobile operator Yoigo.

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.

Telecom Italia’s Inwit approves merger
20 Apr 2016

Shareholders of Telecom Italia’s tower unit Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (Inwit) have approved the merger of fully-owned Revi Immobili, Gestione Due and Gestione Immobili into Inwit.

Axiata appoints Ncell MD
13 Apr 2016

After Axiata’s $1.03bn acquisition of a 60.4% stake in Ncell, its board of directors have appointed Simon Perkins as the managing director the Nepalese operator, effective April 12.

Huawei carrier services revenues doubled to $12bn
12 Apr 2016

Huawei has announced financial results for 2015. Its carrier services unit generated $12.06 billion in annual revenue worldwide, with a CAGR increase of 19% in the past five years totaling 33% of the carrier business group revenues.

Airtel acquires Aircel's 4G spectrum for $525m
11 Apr 2016

India’s Bharti Airtel is set to become a pan-Indian operator after agreeing to acquire Aircel’s 4G spectrum in eight circles for a fee of $525.9mn (Rs 3,500 crore), according to a stock exchange filing.

Angola-Brazil subsea cable gains Japanese funding
04 Apr 2016

The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is to provide a $65.8 million loan to Angola’s state-run development bank to finance the construction of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), an optical submarine cable system between Angola and Brazil.

Telecom Egypt reshuffles board
01 Apr 2016

Telecom Egypt has appointed a chairman, CEO and CFO as part of a board revamp by the Egyptian government.

Mexico to establish Telecom Investment Promotion Agency
16 Mar 2016

Mexico is set to establish the Telecommunications Investment Promotion Agency, which will be responsible for the installation of the government’s proposed shared network and provision of telecommunications services.

Top telecoms deals of 2015
10 Mar 2016

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

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.

SoftBank to split into two businesses
08 Mar 2016

SoftBank has announced that it will reorganise the organisation into two subsidiaries, with its global investment business separated from its domestic operations.

MTN pays $250 million in Nigeria fine dispute
25 Feb 2016

South African telecoms company MTN has paid $250 million to Nigerian authorities to reach a potential settlement over a $3.9 million fine it faces from the government.

BT finance director to step down
08 Feb 2016

BT has confirmed that it has begun the search for a finance director following reports that Tony Chanmugam is resigning.

Hutchison chairman steps up fight to acquire O2 UK
05 Feb 2016

Three UK’s chairman Canning Fok is fighting back against comments from regulators in London and Brussels that hint that Three’s planned £10.25 billion takeover of O2 UK will be blocked.

Cisco executive steps down
02 Feb 2016

Cisco’s EVP and chief development officer Pankaj Patel is to step down from his position in the second half of 2016.

BT restructures divisions after EE takeover
01 Feb 2016

BT has restructured itself into six divisions following the completion last week of its purchase of UK mobile operator EE. One of the divisions is EE, which continues under its old name, but parts of EE will be moved into other units of BT.

Virgin Media to axe 900 jobs
22 Jan 2016

Virgin Media is planning to cut 900 jobs in the UK over the next two years as part of the company’s restructuring plans.

Midweek Mergers: January 20
20 Jan 2016

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

Midweek Mergers: January 13
13 Jan 2016

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

Cinia completes C-Lion1 cable
13 Jan 2016

Finnish ICT solutions provider Cinia Group has completed construction of its C-Lion1 subsea cable between Rostock, Germany and Helsinki, Finland.

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.

TeliaSonera nominates board members
13 Jan 2016

TeliaSonera’s nomination committee has proposed the election of Susanna Campbell, Anna Settman and Olaf Swantee as board members.

NetIX appoints CEO and CFO
11 Jan 2016

NetIX Communications has appointed Ken Lefkowitz and Mariyan Rangelov as respective CEO and CFO of the company.

XL Axiata to sell 2,500 telecoms towers
06 Jan 2016

Indonesia’s XL Axiata is preparing to sell between 2,000 to 2,500 telecoms towers in a bid to repay some of its debt, the company’s CFO has told reporters.

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.

MTN Nigeria appeals against $3.9bn fine
05 Jan 2016

MTN is appealing against the Nigerian regulator’s $3.9 billion fine on the company, but a Nigerian lawyer is challenging MTN’s right to contest the judgment.

Batelco appoints CEO
04 Jan 2016

Bahrain’s Batelco has appointed Ihab Hinnawi as chief executive at the company.