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ANALYSIS: Zayo embarks on Christmas shopping spree
22 Dec 2015

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.

Colt appoints CTO
21 Dec 2015

Colt Technology Services has appointed Rajiv Datta as chief technology officer, effective January 1, 2016.

MTN wins licences in West Africa
17 Dec 2015

South Africa’s MTN Group has secured two licences in West Africa – in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire – for a combined cost of R3.5 billion (approximately $235 million).

Megaport starts trading on ASX
17 Dec 2015

Megaport has commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), following a successful IPO which raised $25 million.

Midweek Mergers: December 16
16 Dec 2015

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TDC appoints CFO
16 Dec 2015

Danish telco TDC has appointed Stig Pastwa as chief financial officer and member of the company’s executive committee.

Midweek Mergers: December 9
09 Dec 2015

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New Zealand’s Spark acquires CCL
07 Dec 2015

Kiwi telco Spark – formerly Telecom New Zealand – has signed a conditional agreement to acquire cloud services firm Computer Concepts (CCL) for NZ$50 million ($33.3 million).

Neotel CFO resigns
30 Nov 2015

Neotel CFO Steve Whiley has quit after being cleared of misconduct following an investigation into alleged bribery and corruption involving a Transnet deal worth 1.8 billion rand ($125 million).

Midweek Mergers: November 25
25 Nov 2015

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CSG appoints CEO
25 Nov 2015

CSG International has appointed Bret Griess as president and chief executive at the company, following the retirement of existing CEO Peter Kalan.

Telecom Italia to sell stake in Inwit
25 Nov 2015

Telecom Italia is to sell part of its stake in Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (Inwit), with the intention to retain a 15%-20% holding.

Iraq extends deadline for mobile licence
24 Nov 2015

Iraqi officials have extended the deadline for companies to apply for participation in bidding for its fourth mobile licence to next month, according to local reports.

Vodacom and Neotel merger to be revised
23 Nov 2015

The $500 million merger between South Africa’s Vodacom and Tata’s Neotel is allegedly being revised following a request for postponement from both companies over the weekend.

Megaport announces IPO
23 Nov 2015

Megaport has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities Commission (ASIC) to raise capital for an expansion into North America and Western Europe, and has also applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Telkom withdraws Cell C acquisition talks
20 Nov 2015

South Africa’s Telkom has terminated talks to purchase Cell C, two weeks after it confirmed that it was in acquisition discussions with the company.

Telenor appoints Denmark CEO
20 Nov 2015

Telenor has appointed Jesper Hansen as chief executive officer of its Danish operations, following his temporary appointment in June this year.

Openreach CEO steps down
16 Nov 2015

Joe Garner, CEO of BT’s broadband arm Openreach, has stepped down from his position less than two years into the role.

Ooredoo reveals management reshuffle
13 Nov 2015

Sheikh Saud bin Nasser al-Thani has replaced Nasser Marafih as group chief executive at Qatari telco Ooredoo in a senior management reshuffle.

Mexican regulators fine Telefonica over quality
10 Nov 2015

Mexico’s telecoms regulator, the federal institute of telecommunications (IFT), has fined Telefonica’s Mexican unit 410.9 million pesos ($25 million) for not complying with quality controls, Reuters reports.

Dabengwa resigns as MTN CEO
09 Nov 2015

Sifiso Dabengwa, chief executive at MTN Group, has resigned from his position following a $5.2 billion fine from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

Telus to cut 1,500 jobs
06 Nov 2015

Telus is cutting 1,500 jobs in a bid to reduce costs and further grow its business.

VimpelCom sets aside $900 million in bribe probe
03 Nov 2015

VimpelCom is making a provision of $900 million in its third-quarter financial statements because of the potential impact of alleged corruption investigations concerning the group’s business in Uzbekistan.

Midweek Mergers: October 28
28 Oct 2015

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UK watchdog approves BT/EE deal
28 Oct 2015

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally approved British incumbent BT’s £12.5 billion acquisition of mobile operator EE.

SDN: A new dawn
27 Oct 2015

The race to deploy software defined networking is underway. But which major global carriers are starting to pull away from the pack?

UK’s TalkTalk site hit by hackers
23 Oct 2015

Hackers have hit the website of UK telecoms operator TalkTalk, and the company has warned that all its four million customers’ personal and bank data could be at risk.

Verizon reports Q3 earnings growth
21 Oct 2015

Verizon has posted revenues of $33.2 billion for its third quarter, helped by strong growth in connections amid increasing competition in the US market.

América Móvil posts Q3 loss
20 Oct 2015

Mexico’s América Móvil has posted its first quarterly loss in nearly 14 years following the harsh deprecation of the Mexican peso.

Telecom Italia to begin Metroweb talks
19 Oct 2015

A joint venture to build fibre-to-the-home networks across Italy has come closer after Telecom Italia’s board accepted a proposal from rival operator Metroweb to take part in talks.

Eutelsat announces CEO reshuffle
19 Oct 2015

Michel de Rosen, chief executive at satellite provider Eutelsat, has told the company’s board of directors that he will step down from his position in March 2016.

Bolivian telcos spend big on LTE in 2015
16 Oct 2015

Bolivian operators Entel, Tigo and Viva have invested a combined total of $360 million in rolling out 4G LTE technology in the country over the first nine months of 2015, according to local reports.

Brightstar appoints EMEA president
15 Oct 2015

Service provider Brightstar has appointed Benoit Scheen as president of its operations in Europe, the Middle East, Turkey and Africa.

Spanish watchdog fines Telefonica
15 Oct 2015

Spanish anti-trust watchdog Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) has fined Telefonica €5 million for non-compliance of regulation for renting its broadband connections to competitors, Reuters reports.

Hurricane Electric enters South Korea
15 Oct 2015

Hurricane Electric has made its entrance into South Korea with its first connection at the Korea Internet Neutral Exchange (KINX) in Seoul.

Midweek Mergers: October 14
14 Oct 2015

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AT&T switches on LTE in Mexico
14 Oct 2015

US giant AT&T has revealed its first roll-out of a 4G LTE network in Mexico, in six locations across the country.

Thailand brings forward 4G auction
13 Oct 2015

Thailand’s telecoms regulator plans to bring forward the date for its second auction of 4G mobile spectrum to November 12, according to local reports.

Superloop to acquire APEXN
08 Oct 2015

Asia-Pacific infrastructure provider Superloop has agreed to acquire Australia-based APEXnetworks (APEXN) for $5.8 million.

Midweek Mergers: October 7
07 Oct 2015

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Digicel withdraws IPO
07 Oct 2015

Caribbean operator Digicel has decided to withdraw its plans to go public in New York, citing market volatility.

Mexico's Alfa to acquire Axtel
02 Oct 2015

Mexico’s Alfa has agreed to purchase a majority stake in Axtel in a move to take on market leader America Movil.

Liquid Telecom set for IPO next year
29 Sep 2015

Liquid Telecom is expected to launch a European initial public offering next year after turning down several offers in recent months.

Myanmar delays fourth mobile licence
29 Sep 2015

The government of Myanmar — formerly Burma — has postponed announcement of the winner of its fourth mobile licence from the end of September until mid October.

Digicel ‘to use $400m of IPO for acquisitions’
28 Sep 2015

Mobile operator Digicel has allocated $400 million of its share flotation funds to be used for acquisitions, according to reports in Dublin, where the company’s owner, Denis O’Brien, is based.

Altice to halt spending spree
25 Sep 2015

Altice CEO Dexter Goei has said the company will put on pause its spending spree, after agreeing to buy Cablevision Systems for $17.7 billion last week.

Telecom Egypt chairman resigns
21 Sep 2015

Mohamed Salem, chairman of state-owned Telecom Egypt, resigned from his position on Saturday as a new government was sworn in by president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.

Hutchison considers listing O2
21 Sep 2015

Hutchison Holdings is considering listing O2, following its acquisition of the UK operator in March 2015.

Bahamas mobile auction delayed
18 Sep 2015

The Bahamas Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has postponed a mobile spectrum auction scheduled for this week, according to local reports.

Tele2 appoints interim CFO
18 Sep 2015

Swedish operator Tele2 has appointed James Maclaurin as interim group chief financial officer (CFO) while the process for a permanent candidate continues.

TeliaSonera to exit Eurasia
17 Sep 2015

Nordic operator TeliaSonera plans to exit its Eurasian operations and focus instead on growing its business in Sweden and Europe.

Tigo Ghana improves voice quality
07 Sep 2015

Tigo Ghana has improved the quality of its voice offering, according to a recent survey conducted by the industry regulator.

Ciena appoints COO
04 Sep 2015

Ciena has appointed François Locoh-Donou as its chief operating officer, effective November 2015.

Ghana telecoms market
03 Sep 2015

Situated on Africa’s west coast between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo, Ghana was the first black African colony to achieve independence in 1957, and the country’s telecoms sector today is continuing the forward-thinking attitude of its ancestors.

Spain to launch mobile auction
01 Sep 2015

Spain is preparing to launch an auction of mobile frequencies in the 2.6GHz band in a bid to help operators improve their 4G coverage, the country’s government has said.

Europe's single market: The digital countdown
28 Aug 2015

Europe has set itself an ambitious target of 2020 for its Digital Single Market proposal. The building blocks are in place, but will it deliver? Laura Hedges investigates.

Ciena appoints CTO for EMEA
28 Aug 2015

Ciena has appointed Joe Marsella as chief technology officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

AMS-IX appoints CFO
27 Aug 2015

Dutch internet exchange AMS-IX has appointed Saskia Poelman as its chief financial officer.

Turkey raises €3.35 billion in 4G tender
26 Aug 2015

Turkey has reportedly raised a record €3.35 billion in its 4G spectrum auction, with Vodafone offering the highest bid of €390 million for the A1 800MHz bandwidth.

Midweek Mergers: August 26
26 Aug 2015

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Superloop launches Project Red Lion
26 Aug 2015

Superloop’s board of directors has approved the initial phase of Project Red Lion; an initiative designed to extend the company’s network to commercial buildings in Singapore.

BT accuses US rivals of harming competition
24 Aug 2015

A BT executive has accused its US rivals of harming competition with the large fees they charge for using their infrastructure, according to the Financial Times.

China Mobile appoints chairman
24 Aug 2015

China Mobile has appointed Shang Bing, vice president at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information, as chairman.

Magyar Telekom’s energy joint venture approved
21 Aug 2015

T-Mobile’s Hungarian subsidiary Magyar Telekom has received approval from the European Commission for its energy joint venture with Swiss-based sales and trading group MET Holding.

Vodafone ends talks over Lebanese contracts
21 Aug 2015

The UK’s Vodafone Group has dropped out of the potential acquisition of a management contract to run one of Lebanon’s two state-owned mobile operators, the company has said.

Orange completes Jazztel buyout
19 Aug 2015

Orange has completed the acquisition of its remaining 5.25% of shares in Jazztel, giving it full ownership of the broadband company.

AT&T and NSA in decade-long partnership
17 Aug 2015

US conglomerate AT&T has worked closely with the country’s national security agency (NSA) for a decade, helping the government to spy on vast quantities of internet traffic in the US, according to local reports.

Tele Columbus reports Q2 revenue increase
14 Aug 2015

Germany’s Tele Columbus has reported a 2.3% revenue increase year-on-year to €54.3 million ($60.57 million) for Q2 2015, according to local reports.

TDC appoints group CEO
14 Aug 2015

Danish operator TDC has appointed Pernille Erenbjerg as group CEO and president at the company.

US authorities to seize $1 billion in assets
14 Aug 2015

US regulators have reportedly called on their European counterparts to seize over $1 billion in assets of three telecoms companies in an alleged corruption scandal linked to the daughter of the Uzbekistan president.

Orange pays Partner €15 million compensation
13 Aug 2015

Israel’s Partner Communications has received an initial payment of €15 million as part of the companies’ agreement to assess the use of the Orange brand in the country.

Turkcell considers Lebanon tender
12 Aug 2015

Turkcell is considering its participation in a tender for the management of state-owned mobile networks in Lebanon, the company said in a statement.

Vodacom appoints head of Tanzania
11 Aug 2015

Vodacom Group, the South African unit of Vodafone Group, has appointed Ian Ferrao as managing director of its Tanzania subsidiary.

KT and NEC to collaborate on 5G
07 Aug 2015

South Korean operator KT has signed an agreement with Japanese vendor NEC to collaborate on the development of 5G networks.

Sprint reshuffles senior management
04 Aug 2015

US giant Sprint has reshuffled its senior management team with the appointment of new finance, operation and technology chiefs.

Alcatel-Lucent completes PCCS route
04 Aug 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) – the subsea cable subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent – has completed commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS).

Ciena completes Cyan acquisition
04 Aug 2015

Ciena has completed its acquisition of next-gen software provider Cyan, and revealed its initial integration plan.

T-Mobile reports 14% growth in Q2 revenue
31 Jul 2015

T-Mobile US has posted a 14% increase in quarterly revenue to $8.18 billion while raising its 2015 subscriber forecast for the second time this year.

KPN posts Q2 2015 results
29 Jul 2015

KPN has reported its Q2 results for 2015, in which adjusted revenues decreased 3.8% to €1.75 billion compared to the same period last year.

Canadian regulator says big players must share fibre networks
23 Jul 2015

Canada’s telecoms regulator, the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), has decided that the country’s largest operators must open up their last mile fibre-optic connections to smaller competitors.

Vodafone restructures European management
21 Jul 2015

Philipp Humm, Vodafone’s chief executive officer for Europe, is to resign from his position, and four CEOs from the operator's European operations will join its executive board.

No sale for Slovenia Telekom before September
21 Jul 2015

Slovenia is unlikely to reach a decision on the sale of state-owned Telekom Slovenia before the summer holidays, a state secretary at the finance ministry told local reporters.

Three bidders in running for Lebanese mobile tender
20 Jul 2015

Lebanese telecoms minister Boutros Harb has told local reporters that the government has received two formal applications in its public tender for management of its state-owned mobile networks, and is expecting a third.

Tele Columbus to buy PrimaCom
16 Jul 2015

German cable network operator Tele Columbus is to acquire PrimaCom for €711 million ($778 million), in a move which will combine the country’s third and fourth largest cable companies.

Midweek Mergers: July 15
15 Jul 2015

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Far EasTone to buy China Network Systems
10 Jul 2015

Taiwan’s Far EasTone and Morgan Stanley’s private equity unit are reportedly set to buy Taiwanese cable TV operator China Network Systems (CNS) for $2.3 billion.

Airtel Kenya to invest $186 million in upgrades
07 Jul 2015

Airtel Kenya has this week revealed an investment strategy totalling approximately $186 million (KES19 billion) for its operations in the country over the next three years, according to local reports.

Tata Teleservices appoints CFO
07 Jul 2015

Tata Teleservices has appointed Anuraag Srivastava as chief financial officer at the company, according to local reports.

Mongolia telecoms market
03 Jul 2015

Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, but despite its predominantly basic telecoms setup, the country, like many across Asia, is making moves towards a more data-centric future.

Level 3 acquires DDoS mitigation firm
02 Jul 2015

Level 3 Communications has acquired Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation company Black Lotus in a bid to enhance its security offering.

Midweek Mergers: July 1
01 Jul 2015

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BIG INTERVIEW: Deng Xiaofeng, CEO, China Telecom Global
30 Jun 2015

Chinese investment continues to pour overseas, presenting a major opportunity for the international arm of China Telecom to support Chinese enterprises. Agnes Stubbs exclusively talks to China Telecom Global CEO Deng Xiaofeng.

Sky calls for Ofcom inquiry into BT
30 Jun 2015

Sky has called for a full competition inquiry into BT’s Openreach, citing issues surrounding competition and its quality of service.

Digicel plans IPO in New York
29 Jun 2015

Caribbean operator Digicel has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.

Arqiva appoints chief executive
23 Jun 2015

Infrastructure group Arqiva has appointed Simon Beresford-Wylie as chief executive at the company, following the departure of John Cresswell earlier this month.

Fidelity confirms offer for Colt is final
23 Jun 2015

Fidelity, the US investor that owns two-thirds of shares in Colt, says it is sticking by its 190p-a-share offer for the remaining minority shares and will not increase it under any circumstances.

Colt shareholder makes buyout offer
19 Jun 2015

Colt’s majority shareholder Fidelity has offered £570 million ($900 million) to buyout the remaining minority shares in the company that it does not already own.

Telekom Austria CEO to join Vodafone
19 Jun 2015

Following the announcement of his departure from Telekom Austria earlier this week, Hannes Ametsreiter is now set to join Vodafone as head of its German operations.

Vodafone CTO joins FireEye board
18 Jun 2015

Steve Pusey, chief technology officer at Vodafone Group, has joined the board of directors at cybersecurity firm FireEye.

MTNL appoints chairman
17 Jun 2015

Indian state-run operator MTNL has reportedly appointed Narenda Kumar Yadav as chairman and managing director (CMD) of the company.

Midweek Mergers: June 17
17 Jun 2015

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Vodacom gets ICASA approval for Neotel deal
16 Jun 2015

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has approved Vodacom’s 7 billion rand offer to purchase internet provider Neotel, subject to conditions.

Alcatel chief to join Altice?
11 Jun 2015

Alcatel-Lucent’s chief executive Michel Combes is exiting his role to join cable company Altice, according to local reports.

Vodafone NZ acquires Worldxchange
11 Jun 2015

Vodafone New Zealand (NZ) has acquired Auckland-based communications company Worldxchange (WXC) for an undisclosed sum.

Midweek Mergers: June 10
10 Jun 2015

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Deutsche Telekom to acquire BT?
10 Jun 2015

Deutsche Telekom is said to be eyeing a takeover of BT, following reports that it is close to selling its stake in T-Mobile US.

Etisalat to sell Zantel stake
05 Jun 2015

Etisalat is to sell its 85% stake in Tanzania’s Zanzibar Telecom (Zantel) to Swedish telco Millicom.

Superloop lists on ASX
04 Jun 2015

International telecoms infrastructure provider Superloop announced today that it has commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Midweek Mergers: June 3
03 Jun 2015

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Euskaltel plans IPO in 2015
03 Jun 2015

Euskaltel is to proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) on the Spanish stock exchange in late 2015.

Telkom Indonesia to acquire GTA
02 Jun 2015

Telkom Indonesia is to acquire Guam-based GTA from Japanese private equity firm Advantage Partners, according to local reports.

PPF to request $1.29 billion loan from CETIN
01 Jun 2015

Czech financial firm PPF will ask for a loan of $1.29 billion (32.2 billion crowns) from CETIN – the firm created from the spin-off of O2 Czech Republic’s infrastructure arm – Reuters reports.

Telecom Egypt replaces CEO
28 May 2015

The Egyptian government has dismissed Mohamed El-Nawawy from his role as CEO at Telecom Egypt, and allegedly replaced him with Osama Yasin.

Midweek Mergers: May 27
27 May 2015

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Finding healthcare remedies in telecoms
26 May 2015

The healthcare market will present multiple opportunities for carriers in the coming years, as medical providers seek to improve communication and the flow of information through means such as cloud services and the internet of things.

Chile telecoms market
26 May 2015

One of the most open and mature telecoms markets in Latin America, Chile has become a target of both national and international investment.

Charter and Time Warner Cable discuss sky high bid
22 May 2015

Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable (TWC) are in talks over a bid that looks set to exceed the $170 per share predicted by industry analysts, according to the Wall Street Journal.

ANALYSIS: The billion dollar telco club
21 May 2015

In April 2015, Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman reinstated his ambitions for the telecoms industry when he announced plans to invest in telecoms and technology companies across the US and Europe with his private equity fund LetterOne Technology (L1Technology).

Sprint appoints CMO
21 May 2015

Sprint has announced the appointment of Kevin Crull as chief marketing officer (CMO) at the company.

Nokia Networks profits tumble
01 May 2015

Finland’s Nokia Networks has revealed Q1 2015 results significantly lower than market forecasts, raising concerns over its planned acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.

Grivner makes jump from Pacnet to Colt
01 May 2015

Colt Technology Services has today revealed the appointment of Carl Grivner as executive vice president of its network services business.

Telstra reshuffles management board
30 Apr 2015

Telstra is reshuffling its management board with the appointment of Warwick Bray as chief financial officer, replacing Andrew Penn who will take on the role of chief executive at the company from May 1, 2015.

Midweek Mergers: April 29
29 Apr 2015

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Superloop announces IPO
29 Apr 2015

Asian infrastructure provider Superloop has today announced plans to raise $17.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) and has applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Turkey minister could cancel 4G tender
28 Apr 2015

Turkey may cancel its 4G tender – set for May this year – as the country instead moves to accelerate the launch of 5G, Reuters reports.

Slovak Telekom launches IPO
22 Apr 2015

The Slovak government has launched an initial public offering of its 49% stake in Slovak Telekom as it seeks to raise up to €1 billion.

European Commission to address OTT competition
21 Apr 2015

The European Commission (EC) is set to call for a “level playing field” between telecoms operators and OTT providers in its proposed reform of the telecoms sector next month.

Equinix expands in UK and Canada
17 Apr 2015

Equinix has made two key expansions this week with the launch of its sixth data centre in London, UK – named LD6 – as well as its TR2 data centre in Toronto, Canada.

Superloop appoints CFO
16 Apr 2015

Megaport’s Superloop has made a further addition to its team with the appointment of Greg Bryant as chief financial officer.

Midweek Mergers: April 15
15 Apr 2015

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Omantel fined $13 million
15 Apr 2015

Omani operator Omantel has been fined 5 million rials (approximately £13 million) by the country’s regulator, Reuters reports.

Thuraya appoints board member
14 Apr 2015

Mobile satellite operator Thuraya Telecommunications Company has appointed Stephen O’Neill to its board of directors.

Cell C to invest $670 million in LTE network
13 Apr 2015

South Africa’s Cell C is set to invest R8 billion (approximately $670 million) in the deployment of its LTE network over the next three years, according to local reports.

InfoVista acquires Ipanema Technologies
10 Apr 2015

Network optimisation and service assurance firm InfoVista has acquired French network performance company Ipanema Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Viettel to acquire Beeline Cambodia
09 Apr 2015

Vietnam’s Viettel is to acquire the complete assets of Beeline Cambodia; the first time that a Vietnamese firm has acquired an active overseas telecoms operator.

Megaport spin-off appoints CEO
08 Apr 2015

Megaport’s dedicated infrastructure company, Superloop, has appointed Daniel Abrahams as chief executive officer at the company.

IIX acquires IX Reach
08 Apr 2015

Software-defined interconnection company IIX has acquired global network solutions provider IX Reach.

Abertis to spin off telecoms arm
07 Apr 2015

Spanish infrastructure firm Abertis will spin off its telecoms business into a publicly listed company with a value of €4 billion, The Financial Times reports.

Midweek Mergers: April 1
01 Apr 2015

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South Sudan to lay fibre-optic cables within two years
01 Apr 2015

South Sudan’s minister for telecommunications and postal services, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, has said that the government will lay a fibre-optic cable in the country within the next two years, Reuters reports.

Midweek Mergers: March 25
25 Mar 2015

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Wind Mobile shakes up executive board
24 Mar 2015

Canada's Wind Mobile has appointed former head of Public Mobile Alek Krstajic as CEO, in a shake-up of its board which also includes the departure of founder Anthony Lacavera.

Orange to acquire Cloudwatt
23 Mar 2015

Orange is to acquire all remaining shares of Cloudwatt; the cloud computing joint venture it set up with the French government, according to local reports.

Syniverse appoints CFO and development EVP
20 Mar 2015

Service provider Syniverse has appointed Robert Reich as chief financial officer; as his predecessor David Hitchcock moves on to the position of EVP of global product management and development at the company.

Telecom Italia approves media buyout
20 Mar 2015

Telecom Italia has approved the takeover of Telecom Italia Media, its media division, which has been a publicly traded unit for over a decade.

Midweek Mergers: March 18
18 Mar 2015

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Zimbabwe 'to shut down' Telecel Zimbabwe
12 Mar 2015

Zimbabwe plans to shut down Telecel Zimbabwe for allegedly operating without a licence and failing to comply with the country’s ownership laws.

MTN to splash $2.5 billion on infrastructure
05 Mar 2015

South Africa’s MTN will invest approximately $2.5 billion (R30 billion) this year on growing its infrastructure in the 23 countries where it operates, the company told local reporters yesterday.

United Arab Emirates telecoms market
04 Mar 2015

Since its first discovery of oil over 30 years ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has transformed from its humble roots as a barren sand desert to one of the region’s most prominent economic hubs.

Top six innovation facilities
02 Mar 2015

With operators under more pressure then ever before to innovate in order to get ahead of market demand, facilities dedicated to innovation have been cropping up in abundance over the last 18 months.

SES appoints chief development officer
02 Mar 2015

Luxembourg’s SES has appointed Christophe De Hauwer as chief development officer (CDO) at the company, and member of its executive committee.

MARKET STRATEGY: The war on fraud
27 Feb 2015

The rising frequency and sophistication of fraudulent activity on networks is putting carriers under pressure to take action. Capacity investigates how much progress the industry has made in the last year.

China issues 4G licences
27 Feb 2015

The Chinese government has issued 4G licences to China Telecom and China Unicom, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said today.

COVER STORY: Risky business
26 Feb 2015

With telecoms fast-becoming one of the most powerful industries in the world, how large is the threat of corruption? Laura Hedges investigates.

ANALYSIS: US operators - divesting for success
26 Feb 2015

In early February this year, US conglomerate Verizon announced that it will be selling its fixed-line assets to Frontier Communications, and leasing several mobile towers to American Tower, in two separate deals for a total of $15.6 billion. And with AT&T also rumoured to be selling o¬ff a significant portion of its data centre assets, what are the country’s two largest players hoping to gain?

Syniverse appoints CEO
26 Feb 2015

Syniverse has appointed Stephen Gray as president and chief executive at the company, effective immediately.

HP in talks to acquire Aruba Networks?
26 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard is said to be in talks to purchase Aruba Networks and a deal could be announced as early as next week, Bloomberg reports.

Mobily sacks suspended CEO
25 Feb 2015

Saudi Arabia’s Mobily has discharged its suspended chief executive, Khalid Omar al-Kaftook.

Spain’s Euskaltel considers IPO
23 Feb 2015

Spanish cable firm Euskaltel has allegedly hired Rothschild as advisor for a potential listing on the country’s stock exchange.

Ciena appoints CMO
19 Feb 2015

US vendor Ciena has appointed Marcus Starke as SVP and chief marketing officer at the company.

NCC fines APT and Taiwan Mobile for partnership
17 Feb 2015

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) said yesterday that Asia Pacific Telecom (APT) and Taiwan Mobile have each been fined NT$300,000 (approximately $9,494) for failing to report their 4G roaming alliance within the required time-frame.

Huawei appoints non-executives to UK board
16 Feb 2015

China’s Huawei has appointed an independent non-executive chairman of its UK subsidiary, Huawei Technologies, as well as two independent non-executive directors.

MTN eyes Telkom SA acquisition
13 Feb 2015

Africa’s MTN Group is allegedly mulling the acquisition of a majority stake in South Africa’s fixed-line incumbent Telkom, in a bid to better compete with rival Vodacom.

Chinese official denies merger claims
12 Feb 2015

An official at China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has refuted rumours that China Unicom and China Telecom are set to merge.

Jamaica telecoms market
11 Feb 2015

Jamaica is the third-largest of the Caribbean islands and has a small and open economy. Despite its relative political stability, rich culture and successful tourist industry, it has long struggled with low economic growth and high levels of crime, poverty and public debt.

Sunrise IPO raises $2.2 billion
06 Feb 2015

Swiss telecoms company Sunrise Communications raised $2.2 billion (2 billion Swiss francs) in a strong trading debut on the SIX Swiss Exchange on Friday.

Orange considers African Airtel assets purchase
05 Feb 2015

France’s Orange is considering the acquisition of a number of Bharti Airtel’s African assets, in a bid to strengthen its business in the region, people close to the matter told Bloomberg.

Global Telecom sells Djezzy stake
02 Feb 2015

Egypt’s Global Telecom has sold its 51% stake in Algerian mobile operator Djezzy to the Algerian National Investment Fund for $2.6 billion.

Midweek Mergers: January 28
28 Jan 2015

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Midweek Mergers: January 21
21 Jan 2015

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Tata to take capacity on Seabras-1
19 Jan 2015

Tata Communications has acquired “significant” capacity on Seaborn Networks’ US-Brazil cable, which is due to go operational in Q4 2016.

COVER STORY: The pursuit of fresh talent
15 Jan 2015

Is possessing the magic black book of contacts any longer enough to be a stand-out candidate in wholesale? Alex Hawkes investigates the steep recruitment challenge facing the industry.

Midweek Mergers: January 14
14 Jan 2015

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ANALYSIS: BT to face regulatory showdown?
13 Jan 2015

It was the appropriate finale to a record year for mergers among European cable and telecoms providers. In what will arguably become the biggest shake-up in the UK mobile market, BT announced mid-December 2014 that it has entered into exclusive talks to buy EE for £12.5 billion.

Israel awards 1800MHz band for 4G
13 Jan 2015

Israel has awarded 4G frequencies in the 1800MHz band following the announcement of results for the country’s frequency tender yesterday.

Facebook acquires video startup QuickFire
12 Jan 2015

Facebook has acquired QuickFire Networks, a video compression specialist, as the social media giant continues to focus on improving its video delivery.

Telstra targets finance sector
12 Jan 2015

Telstra has launched a low-latency trading network and range of ITC solutions targeting the finance sector.

Mexico fines Dish and Telmex for undisclosed deals
12 Jan 2015

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) in Mexico has fined satellite TV provider Dish Mexico and Carlos Slim’s fixed-line unit Telmex for failing to divulge, in full, a series of agreements between the two companies.

Orixcom secures private funding round
12 Jan 2015

Network and cloud platform provider Orixcom has secured private funding as it aims to grow its business in the Middle East and Africa.

Midweek Mergers: January 7
07 Jan 2015

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