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Egypt to issue unified telecom licence
31 Dec 2013

Egypt's telecom regulator, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has announced that it will issue unified telecom licences.

EuNetworks renews contract with Huk-Coburg
20 Dec 2013

UK-based euNetworks has announced that it has renewed a multi-year contract with German insurance company Huk-Coburg to provide Ethernet services to over 47 locations across Germany.

Canada to cap domestic roaming rates
19 Dec 2013

Canadian government has announced plans to draw up new legislation to cap wireless roaming rates charged by the three largest providers for smaller rivals using their network.

Frontier to acquire AT&T Connecticut operations
18 Dec 2013

The second largest operator in the US, AT&T, has announced the sale of its local exchange operations in Connecticut to regional operator Frontier Communications for $2 billion in cash.

LightSquared receives $3.3billion bid
12 Dec 2013

Wireless telecoms group LightSquared could be subject to a takeover, after receiving a $3.3billion bid from private equity firm Centerbridge Partners.

Rostelecom to sell shares in 2014
10 Dec 2013

Russian operator Rostelecom may sell up to $1.4 billion worth of shares in 2014 as it works to reduce its debt, Reuters reports.

AIRCOM acquired by TEOCO
03 Dec 2013

Telecoms solution provider TEOCO has today completed its acquisition of AIRCOM International.

Orange sticks to planned price increase for 4G
03 Dec 2013

Orange has said it will maintain plans to raise prices for superfast 4G mobile in February, despite rival operator Iliad stating it will offer the same 4G service speeds to customers without a hike in the cost.

David Jan Aris, Liberty Global: The next Euro star
29 Nov 2013

Liberty Global has emerged as a major player in the European wholesale market in 2013. Alex Hawkes speaks exclusively to the company’s director of enterprise and wholesale, David Jan Aris, about how M&A activity is transforming the continent.

Midweek Mergers: November 27
27 Nov 2013

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.

ANALYSIS: The ripple effect
26 Nov 2013

As one of the biggest M&A deals in history comes to a close, is the industry set to experience a ripple effect, causing widespread consolidation across the global marketplace?

Telefónica eyes Mexican investments
22 Nov 2013

Telefónica is open to mergers, acquisitions and network-sharing deals in Mexico, the company’s COO said at a conference in Barcelona, Spain yesterday.

T-Mobile Netherlands sells broadband unit
20 Nov 2013

T-Mobile Netherlands has announced plans to sell its broadband business Euronet/T-Mobile Online to the Canal Digitaal Satelliet Group (CanalDigitaal).

European telecoms dividend decline continues
20 Nov 2013

European telecoms dividend pay-outs in the sector are set to fall by a sixth this year, due to continued struggles with demand and competition, according to reports released yesterday.

Friday Network News: November 15
15 Nov 2013

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: November 13
13 Nov 2013

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.

Telecom Egypt hopes for mobile licence
13 Nov 2013

Telecom Egypt has revealed a successful set of third-quarter financial results today, and expects to receive a mobile licence from the country’s government by the end of the year.

Liberty Global may acquire US pay-TV service
12 Nov 2013

European cable operator Liberty Global is in talks with US chipmaker Intel to acquire its online pay-TV service, three people close to the situation told Bloomberg today.

Mitel to acquire rival Aastra
12 Nov 2013

Unified communications solutions provider Mitel Networks is set to acquire rival Aastra Technologies in a $374 million deal.

SES retains strong 2013 forecast
08 Nov 2013

Satellite operator SES has repeated its growth forecast for 2013 following a slight increase in Q3 financial results.

Telecom Italia to sell Argentine unit
08 Nov 2013

Telecom Italia will sell its Argentinean arm, as well as a number of other assets, as part of a strategy to raise roughly €4 billion.

Six startups to watch
07 Nov 2013

As operators continue to look at ways to innovate, startups across the globe are crying out for hefty carrier investment. Capacity looks at six startups to watch.

Midweek Mergers: November 6
06 Nov 2013

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.

Pakistan telecoms market
06 Nov 2013

Pakistan is located at the crossroads of south Asia, central Asia, China and the Middle East. Bordering Afghanistan, China, India and Iran, as well as the Arabian Sea to the south, it represents the fulcrum of a regional market with a vast population, large and diverse resources, and untapped potential for trade.

Safaricom delays M-Pesa upgrade
06 Nov 2013

Kenyan operator Safaricom today announced that the enhancement of its M-Pesa mobile payment platform has been pushed back to 2015.

BlackBerry abandons sale
05 Nov 2013

BlackBerry has called off its sale plans and yesterday announced that its CEO, Thorsten Heins, would be stepping down.

AT&T could buy out Vodafone next year
01 Nov 2013

AT&T is reportedly strategising for a potential takeover of Vodafone next year, with the US operator presently mapping out how it will complete a complex deal for the European carrier.

Christine Pop, Allstream: Allstream ahead
31 Oct 2013

With Allstream's proposed sale to Accelero Capital Holdings recently blocked by the Canadian government, Capacity catches up with the company’s general manager for global carrier solutions, Christine Pop, to discover how it is finding a competitive edge in the Canadian market.

Midweek Mergers: October 30
30 Oct 2013

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.

New Zealand awards 700MHz spectrum
30 Oct 2013

Vodafone, Telecom NZ and 2degrees have been awarded 4G mobile spectrum in the 700MHz band in New Zealand’s auction, according to local reports today.

Taiwan awards 4G licences
30 Oct 2013

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) said today that six companies are set to pay more than triple the original offer price for 12 4G mobile spectrum licences in the country.

Vodafone to invest $1.6 billion in India
30 Oct 2013

Vodafone has confirmed its intention to invest $1.6 billion to buy out minority investors in its Indian operation, following changes to Indian foreign ownership rules.

NTT Communications to acquire Virtela
28 Oct 2013

Japanese telecoms company NTT Communications will acquire Virtela Technology Services and one other US-based cloud-computing firm, a statement revealed today.

Africa's gold mine: Mobile money
28 Oct 2013

Mobile money has become a well-established revenue driver for carriers across Africa. Laura Hedges speaks to the key players in this thriving marketplace to find out why, and where it is heading next.

LIME delivers cloud storage to Jamaican ministry
24 Oct 2013

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), operating as LIME in Jamaica, is to deliver cloud-based services to the country’s ministry of science, technology, energy and mining (MSTEM).

Midweek Mergers: October 23
23 Oct 2013

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.

Kazim appointed as du CFO
22 Oct 2013

UAE operator du announced today that it has selected Amer Kazim to replace Mark Shuttleworth as CFO.

ANALYSIS: Does Europe need AT&T?
22 Oct 2013

AT&T's experience in creating 4G networks could be the welcome boost European telecoms needs to compete with other markets, according to leading analysts.

SoftBank to acquire Brightstar
21 Oct 2013

Japanese operator SoftBank has agreed to purchase a majority stake in private US cellphone company Brightstar.

VTB sells 50% stake in Tele2 Russia
18 Oct 2013

Russian bank VTB has sold 50% of mobile operator Tele2 Russia to billionaire Yuri Kovalchuk and partners, the Financial Times reports.

Ziggo reports Q3 profit decline
18 Oct 2013

Dutch cable provider Ziggo said it has recorded a decline in third-quarter core profits, despite winning a significant number of customers during the period.

Midweek Mergers: October 16
16 Oct 2013

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.

SoftBank in talks to acquire Brightstar
16 Oct 2013

Japan-based operator SoftBank has said it held talks to purchase a stake in US wireless device company Brightstar Corp, but a decision has not been made on whether it will complete the deal.

Midweek Mergers: October 9
09 Oct 2013

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.

Rostelecom to enter banking market?
07 Oct 2013

Russian operator Rostelecom may acquire a unit of Bank Rossiya as part of its latest strategy to develop a banking services business, Reuters reports.

Midweek Mergers: October 2
02 Oct 2013

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.

PTCL bids for Warid Telecom
02 Oct 2013

Pakistani operator Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) has submitted an official takeover bid for rival operator Warid Telecom.

EdgeCast partners with Vodien
01 Oct 2013

EdgeCast Networks has partnered with Singapore-based cloud provider Vodien to improve its content services delivery platform.

Axiata Group to buy majority stake in Axis
26 Sep 2013

The Indonesian unit of Malaysian mobile operator Axiata Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in PT Axis Telekom Indonesia (Axis) from Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Reuters reports.

FRAUD & SECURITY BUSINESS BRIEFING 2013: Buyer beware?
23 Sep 2013

It is an oft-quoted truism among fraud investigators that in order to stop a crook, you must first stop the flow of money. In the case of the global wholesale telecoms market, this is much easier said than done.

Midweek Mergers: September 18
18 Sep 2013

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.

FRAUD & SECURITY BUSINESS BRIEFING 2013: The definitive guide to fraud types
16 Sep 2013

There are an estimated 400 different types of fraud permeating the wholesale telecoms markets. As schemes become more sophisticated and the crooks harder to catch, carriers are increasingly finding themselves outmanoeuvred and footing the bill. Here Capacity identifies the types of fraud they are up against.

Top 10 deals to watch
09 Sep 2013

M&A activity has been widespread in 2013, with telecoms dominating business news headlines worldwide. And there is plenty more to come.

KPN Foundation blocks Slim’s takeover bid
30 Aug 2013

Carlos Slim’s €7.2 billion takeover bid for KPN has been blocked by the KPN Foundation, an independent entity in the Netherlands formed to protect the Dutch operator.

NTT DoCoMo eyes overseas acquisitions
04 Jul 2013

Japanese mobile operator NTT DoCoMo is said to be eyeing overseas acquisitions in a bid to keep pace with rival Softbank, according to the Financial Times.