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European data centre colocation up 27%, says CBRE
24 May 2017

The core European colocation hubs of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris had a strong start to the year, with 26.6MW of take-up and 38MW of new supply in Q1 2017, according to global real estate advisor, CBRE.

SEACOM launches PoPs in Rwanda and Botswana
22 May 2017

SEACOM continues to extend the geographical reach of its network with the launch of new points of presence (PoPs) in Rwanda and Botswana through partnerships with strong local providers.

Growing partnerships and enhancing cooperation
14 May 2017

Mehmet Toros took over as CEO of Türk Telekom International (TTI) Group from Cengiz Oztelcan in November 2016, who left after four years in the role. Jason McGee-Abe interviewed him for Capacity about his first few months in the role and TTI’s strategic priorities in 2017

A big global adventure
11 May 2017

NxtVn welcomed in 2017 by launching its second data centre park, in Eemshaven in the Groningen region of the Netherlands – but its first two launches are just the beginning. The company has a whole roadmap of data centre parks planned to bring its forward-looking concept to customers of all types around the world, says founder and CEO Khaled Sedrak

Telefónica selects Nuage Networks for next-gen SD-WAN services
10 May 2017

Nuage Networks, the Nokia venture focused on software-defined networking (SDN) solutions, has today announced a partnership with Telefónica Group that will deliver automated end-to-end services leveraging next-generation cloud technology to thousands of global enterprises.

TRA signs MoU with du and Etisalat
10 May 2017

The Telecoms Regulatory Authority (TRA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with operators du and Etisalat aimed at development of ICT services in the United Arab Emirates.

Seaborn and Spread Networks in Seabras-1 partnership
09 May 2017

Seaborn Networks and Spread Networks have signed a partnership which will see the latter become the exclusive channel partner for sales to the financial vertical on Seabras-1, Brazil’s first dedicated ultra-low latency subsea route, between New Jersey and São Paulo.

Prysmian wins $300m Verizon optical cable deal
08 May 2017

Prysmian Group has been awarded a three-year $300 million optical cable supply contract from Verizon Communications, which will see the Group supply more than 17 million fibre km of ribbon and loose tube cables.

NTT Com acquires international telecom licence in India
05 May 2017

NTT Communications has announced that it has acquired a virtual network operator – international long distance (VNO-ILD) licence in India through its subsidiary, NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS).

Open Hub Med data centre goes live
04 May 2017

Open Hub Med (OHM), the European technological consortium, has activated a data centre to make Italy the bridge between the internet networks of Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the rest of the world.

Axiata to lease 1Gbps HTS capacity on IPSTAR-1 satellite
04 May 2017

Axiata has signed a four-year, multi-transponder contract with Thaicom to better connect underserved areas in Indonesia with high throughput satellite (HTS) coverage through leased capacity and teleport services on the IPSTAR-1 satellite.

MEF introduces Third Network certification framework
03 May 2017

MEF today introduces the Third Network professional certification framework to help accelerate the worldwide transition to on-demand Third Network services that provide user-directed control over service capabilities.

Colt establishes new PoP in Marseille
27 Apr 2017

Colt Technology Services has established a new point of presence in Marseille, as it looks to address increasing demand for bandwidth transit between Europe and Asia Pacific.

Tata Communications picked to host VICE Media's network
26 Apr 2017

Tata Communications has been selected by VICE Media to build and host a completely cloud-based platform for global media asset management, storage, content contribution and distribution on its global network.

Orange to provide mobile roaming for Telecom Egypt
24 Apr 2017

Orange Egypt is to provide rival operator Telecom Egypt with national roaming services for 2G, 3G and 4G. But Telecom Egypt is also building its own mobile network under a licence granted in August 2016.

GTC signs up fifth ISP for FTTH network
24 Apr 2017

GTC’s fibre to the home (FTTH) open access network has signed up its fifth independent service provider (ISP), becoming the first in the UK to support five operators.

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.

Green House Data acquires Cirracore
13 Apr 2017

Cloud hosting and colocation services provider Green House Data has acquired Cirracore, an Atlanta-based infrastructure provider of enterprise-ready infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud products.

Thuraya, ELSE team up to expand satellite services
13 Apr 2017

Mobile satellite service operator, Thuraya, and Swiss space startup, ELSE, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance long-term collaborative efforts enhancing satellite connectivity.

Interoute, ShoreTel in UC partnership
10 Apr 2017

Interoute and ShoreTel have teamed up to serve international markets with ShoreTel ConnectTM unified communications (UC) solutions deployed on Interoute’s enterprise digital platform with SIP trunking.

Virtual1 to launch UK-wide network in 2017
10 Apr 2017

Virtual1 has announced it is to expand its network across the UK and aims to provide the "largest and most advanced wholesale-only UK network" by the end of 2017.

NTT Com to deploy 400G optical transmission system
07 Apr 2017

NTT Communications has today announced that they will begin deploying an ultra-large-capacity, space-saving and energy-saving 400Gbps optical transmission system in data centres for network connection.

Telia Carrier launches PoP in Berlin
06 Apr 2017

Telia Carrier has added a new point of presence (PoP) to its IP backbone network, providing high-speed, low latency connectivity services in Berlin, Germany.

Batelco upgrades Salmaniya data centre
04 Apr 2017

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Batelco has upgraded and enhanced its Salmaniya data centre facility with new enhanced services to address enterprise and global customer demand for cutting edge hosting solutions.

KOSC Telecom launches B2B network
03 Apr 2017

KOSC Telecom has launched its new nationwide B2B network and has ambitions to become the third biggest fixed-network operator in the French wholesale market.

Ofcom to cut wholesale broadband prices
31 Mar 2017

The UK’s Ofcom has today proposed measures to cut wholesale prices on fibre broadband products by 40% to encourage more investment and competition in full-fibre networks.

Thuraya appoints acting CEO
30 Mar 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has today announced that Ahmed Al Shamsi, chief technology officer has been appointed as temporary acting chief executive officer of the company, effective immediately.

Dell EMC joins Cisco and HPE in cloud infrastructure battle
20 Mar 2017

Against the backdrop of surging cloud usage, the recently formed Dell EMC has joined HPE and Cisco in a long-standing market leadership battle for cloud infrastructure equipment, according to new Q4 data from Synergy Research Group.

MCT subsea cable system launches
20 Mar 2017

The 1,300km Malaysia-Cambodia-Thailand (MCT) subsea cable system has launched, with an initial capacity of 1.5Tbps, marking a new era of improved and secured internet connection for Cambodia and related countries.

LINX selects Ciena for data centre interconnect
16 Mar 2017

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has deployed Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data centre interconnect (DCI) platform, connecting its 11 points of presence (PoPS) throughout London.

Malaysia launches first mass rapid transit line
14 Mar 2017

Nokia has provided Korea-based systems integrator LG CNS with a “mission-critical” communications network to support railway operations on Malaysia's rapid transit line.

TIM to build Italy’s first 5G network in Turin
13 Mar 2017

TIM has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Municipality of Turin that will see the Italian operator build Italy’s first 5G network in the urban area of the Piedmont capital.

BT to offer customers encryption service for data
10 Mar 2017

BT is to offer transparent encryption to its customers in 180 countries, in order to protect corporate information and critical data – including big data – that is held in the cloud and elsewhere.

Unlimited possibilities, unlimited mayhem?
07 Mar 2017

As carriers wait for cost efficiencies from SDN and NFV to appear, security professionals and vendors continue to debate the right approach to cloud-based security, writes Peter Kirwan.

Virtual will become real in 2017
07 Mar 2017

Virtualisation is the buzzword across the wholesale industry, whether it be SDN or NFV. James Pearce asks if it is virtual insanity, or is it finally becoming a reality?

GBI appoints Mohamed Saro as CCO
07 Mar 2017

Gulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler, has strengthened its leadership team by announcing the appointment of Mohamed Saro as chief commercial officer.

Content is driving GCX’s network
07 Mar 2017

Global Cloud Xchange has invested in its Cumulous Network for Indian cloud services to support technology and finance customers in Chennai and Mumbai.

Telenor sells Indian operations to Bharti Airtel
07 Mar 2017

Bharti Airtel is to buy Telenor India from its Norwegian owner for an undisclosed price, giving the combined company a total of 311 million subscribers in the country. Airtel is already the largest operator in India.

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.

Retelit, BICS launch new premium route to Europe through Italy for AAE-1
07 Mar 2017

Infrastructure and data services provider Retelit and BICS, a global international communications enabler, have announced an innovative joint connectivity solution that will bridge Europe, via Bari in Italy, to Singapore and Hong Kong through the AAE-1 subsea cable system.

du selects GENBAND for SBC VNF deployment
06 Mar 2017

UAE operator du has become the first Middle East provider to enable seamless connectivity between disparate communications networks in the region after partnering with GENBAND.

Ooredoo launches 10Gbps FTTH service
02 Mar 2017

Ooredoo has today launched its 10Gbps fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in Qatar and is targeting a wider commercial rollout later this year.

Turkcell selects TEOCO’s HELIX 9.0 to upgrade network
01 Mar 2017

Turkcell is set to use TEOCO’s HELIX 9.0 unified service assurance suite to reduce costs and increase the efficiency of its multi-vendor network, which is being upgraded to a next-generation cross-domain hybrid network architecture.

Telia Carrier boosts backbone with two new PoPs
21 Feb 2017

Telia Carrier has established two new points of presence (PoPs) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to bolster its network backbone in a region experiencing a surge in traffic growth and customer demand.

Metaswitch sets VoLTE sights with OpenCloud acquisition
17 Feb 2017

Metaswitch has acquired OpenCloud, telecoms software innovator OpenCloud, enabling the cloud communications provider to further accelerate mobile virtualisation and offer pure-play software VoLTE solution.

Intelsat boosts Caribbean broadband satellite service
15 Feb 2017

The third of Intelsat’s new broadband satellites has gone into orbit, just a year after the first of the new fleet – called EpicNG – was launched and weeks after the second went into service.

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).

Snapchat signs $1bn cloud deal with AWS
10 Feb 2017

Snapchat has struck a deal with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to offer redundancy for its messaging platform, at the cost of $1 billion over the next five years.

TIM and Swisscom unit defend Italian FTTH joint venture
10 Feb 2017

TIM and Swisscom’s Italian subsidiary Fastweb have both defended their joint fibre investment strategy in Italy in the face of an announcement by the country’s competition authority that it is investigating the €1.2 billion project.

AMS-IX, Sify launch Mumbai IX
07 Feb 2017

AMS-IX and Sify have launched AMS-IX India, a carrier-neutral, open internet exchange (IX) in Mumbai, India, which aims to accelerate internet growth throughout India.

Openreach launches mapping tool for carriers
07 Feb 2017

Openreach has launched a digital mapping tool aimed at helping carriers looking to plan and build their own infrastructure connect to its own nationwide network.

Digicel exec re-elected as CANTO chairman
07 Feb 2017

Julian Wilkins, government relations and public affairs director at Digicel Group, has been re-elected as chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications (CANTO).

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.

Thuraya opens new US location
06 Feb 2017

Mobile satellite services (MSS) operator Thuraya Telecommunications has today announced that it has opened offices in the US, bringing the provider closer to key partners, commercial customers and investors.

AWS continues to dominate cloud services market
03 Feb 2017

Amazon Web Services continues to dominate the cloud services market place, while rivals such as Microsoft, Google and IBM are gaining ground at the expense of smaller players.

NJFX announces new strategic location
01 Feb 2017

The New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) has announced a new strategic location just steps away from its subsea cable landing station campus.

Rumoured Verizon bid for Charter will be test for Trump
27 Jan 2017

Donald Trump’s industrial policy for the telecoms industry may face its first big test soon, following widespread rumours that Verizon is talking about combining with US cable operator Charter Communications.

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.

H5 acquires Cleveland data centre
27 Jan 2017

H5 Data Centers has expanded its 1.5 million sq ft footprint by acquiring the Cleveland Technology Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

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.

CNMC approves Telefónica wholesale regulations
20 Jan 2017

Comision Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC) has approved new regulations for the wholesale fibre market, applying a 40% reduction to tariffs payable by Telefónica’s rivals to the incumbent.

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.

Level 3 launches DDoS scrubbing centres in APAC
16 Jan 2017

Level 3 Communications has expanded its security service functionality by opening regional distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation scrubbing centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

DE-CIX appoints Stephan Rohloff as new CMO
12 Jan 2017

DE-CIX, named best internet exchange at the 2016 Global Carrier Awards, has announced Stephan Rohloff has been appointed into the newly created position of chief marketing officer (CMO).

Telenor reshuffles organisational structure
12 Jan 2017

Telenor Group has reshuffled its organisational structure and executive management team to deliver its digital strategy and transition into a more integrated global company.

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.

Sprint enhances Ethernet access coverage
06 Jan 2017

Sprint has added Ethernet over copper and DOCSIS technologies to its Ethernet access coverage and increased its US IP/MPLS nodes by more than 50%.

PTCL selects Viptela to deliver SD-WANs
05 Jan 2017

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) has partnered with technology provider Viptela to help deliver software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs).

Ezentis wins €100m Telefónica contract in Peru
04 Jan 2017

Spanish network services firm Ezentis has signed a four-year contract worth €100 million with Telefónica Peru for the maintenance, operation and construction of the fixed and mobile network.

Telefónica deploys Nokia virtualised service router
03 Jan 2017

Telefónica Business Solutions has installed Nokia’s virtualised router technology in a live network, which will enable Telefónica to faster deploy future virtual private network (VPN) services and accelerate the introduction of new points of presence (PoPs).