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Vodacom surpasses 80% coverage on 4G
20 Apr 2018

Vodacom, the South African Vodafone subsidiary, has become the first African mobile network to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G.

Telin launches data centre in Hong Kong
12 Apr 2018

Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, a subsidiary of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia International, has just launched a data centre in Hong Kong.

3W Infra adds Asteroid IXP to its ecosystem
12 Apr 2018

Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) hosting provider 3W Infra has added the Asteroid Internet Exchange Point (IXP) to its ecosystem of network infrastructure providers as part of a cooperation agreement.

France's Interdata picks Zayo for dark fibre
29 Mar 2018

Paris-based systems and infrastructure integrator Interdata has selected Zayo Group as the provider of its dark fibre infrastructure in France, adding around 50km of new fibre to its existing network.

Etisalat deploys Netcracker's NaaS solution
16 Mar 2018

Etisalat has deployed Netcracker’s network-as-a-service (NaaS) solution as part of its residential virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) rollout – the first in the Middle East and Africa.

Nokia and Orange deploy 4G LTE in Africa
09 Mar 2018

Nokia and Orange Middle East and Africa (MEA) are deploying a single radio access network and network management technology across seven African countries.

Cataleya unveils wholesale business PaaS
06 Mar 2018

Cataleya has announced the launch of its new wholesale business platform as a service (PaaS) which integrates switching, rating, routing and billing cloud solutions, enabling wholesalers to start operating within a matter of days.

Omantel Wholesale announces partnership with DE-CIX
06 Mar 2018

Omantel Wholesale has struck a partnership with German internet exchange DE-CIX, becoming its first partner in the Gulf to provide direct access to seven DE-CIX Exchanges across Europe and the US.

GTT buys Interoute for $2.3 billion
26 Feb 2018

GTT Communications has entered into a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Interoute, one of Europe’s largest independent fibre network operators, for $2.3 billion.

Equinix acquires Infomart Dallas hub for $800m
15 Feb 2018

Equinix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Infomart Dallas, including its operations and tenants, from ASB Real Estate Investments, in an $800 million debt and cash transaction.

TRAI aims for $100bn of communication investment by 2022
08 Feb 2018

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) would like to attract $100 billion of investment in the country’s communication sector by 2022, it has revealed amongst its National Telecom Policy 2018 proposals.

TCI set to share its networks with ISPs
05 Feb 2018

Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) has entered into two agreements with Shatel and HiWeb, the local internet service providers, to share its networks with them

A conversation with Paul Scott of C&W Networks
02 Feb 2018

Capacity talks with president of C&W Networks Paul Scott on the presence of OTTs in the subsea cable market, the death of the cable landing station and the company roadmap for 2018.

Liquid Telecom launches expanded SADC facilities
01 Feb 2018

Africa Data Centres, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has launched newly-expanded carrier-grade data centres facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.

Superloop unveils INDIGO integration plans
24 Jan 2018

Superloop has unveiled plans to fully integrate the INDIGO subsea cable - which will connect Australia, Singapore and Indonesia – into a number of its metropolitan fibre networks.

Colt names Edison as new VP of wholesale
23 Jan 2018

Colt Technology Services has named former Level 3 SVP Andrew Edison as vice president - wholesale in order to accelerate partnerships and global networking solutions for the wholesale segment.

TE SubCom to build 10,000km Curie subsea cable
17 Jan 2018

TE SubCom has been awarded the contract to build Google’s Curie subsea cable system, which will connect the US to Chile and includes a branching unit for future connectivity to Panama.

Behind NTT Com's network security roadmap
12 Jan 2018

Michael Wheeler, EVP of the NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America, spoke to Jason McGee-Abe to discuss how automation is the final piece of the puzzle for its DDoS Protection Services (DPS) offering

RETN launches two new PoPs in Seoul
10 Jan 2018

RETN, the international service provider, has expanded its global footprint by deploying two new points of presence (PoPs) in Seoul, South Korea.

Paraguay raises $84m in 700MHz spectrum auction
08 Jan 2018

Millicom's Tigo unit, America Móvil’s Claro and Personal’s Nucleo were the mobile operator winners in Paraguay’s 700MHz spectrum auction, which raised around $84 million.

SEA-ME-WE 5: Going strong, a year on
06 Jan 2018

As the SEA-ME-WE 5 subsea cable hits its first anniversary, the consortium reflects on how its flexible approach has helped open up the telecommunications market

Why unknown ISQ bought HGC for $1.9bn
05 Jan 2018

A private-equity investor you’ve probably never heard of now owns HGC. Alan Burkitt-Gray asks CEO Andrew Kwok about the changes and the opportunities this brings

LOGIX closes acquisition of Alpheus Communications
04 Jan 2018

LOGIX Communications has closed its acquisition of Texas-based network provider Alpheus Communications from private equity owners The Gores Group and Scott Widham, creating one of the largest independent metro fibre providers in the US state.

M&A data centre deals topped $20bn in 2017
03 Jan 2018

The total value of significant data centre-orientated M&A deals that closed in 2017 surged to $20 billion, almost doubling the figure from 2016, according to new data from Synergy Research Group.

Windstream to acquire MassComm
02 Jan 2018

Windstream Communications is set to acquire New York-based Mass Communications (MassComm) in an all-cash transaction, according to an FCC filing.