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Verizon to trial LTE-U system
11 Feb 2016

Verizon has announced plans to trial a LTE-Unlicensed system to enhance capacity over the unlicensed 5GHz band.

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.

Telenor Serbia names CEO
05 Feb 2016

Telenor has appointed Ingeborg Øfsthus as CEO of Serbia and EVP of the Telenor group effective March 2016.

AAE-1 consortium picks Xtera for supply agreement
02 Feb 2016

AAE-1 consortium, the group between the Asia-Africa-Europe 1 submarine cable system project, has signed a supply contract with Xtera to equip three terrestrial segments of its network.

KT and Nokia conduct LTE-M trial
29 Jan 2016

South Korea’s KT Corp has partnered with Nokia Networks to conduct what is claimed to be the industry’s first enhanced machine type communications (eMTC) field trial.

HKNet implements NFV and launches PoP
29 Jan 2016

HKNet Company – a subsidiary of NTT Communications – has integrated network functions virtualisation (NFV) technology into its internet access service vIP-net.

TI Sparkle adds Iran to Seabone network
28 Jan 2016

Telecom Italia Sparkle has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC) for the expansion of its Seabone global IP backbone to Iran via a new IP PoP.

Digicel Vanuatu launches LTE network
25 Jan 2016

Digicel has become Vanuatu’s first LTE service provider with the launch of a 4G LTE network in the country, according to a local news source.

du hit by cable cuts
25 Jan 2016

A number of subsea cable cuts took place around Egypt last weekend, with du customers’ thought to be worst affected, according to local reports.

BICS reveals 70% increase in global LTE roaming
21 Jan 2016

Wholesale carrier service provider BICS has today revealed a 70% increase in the number of countries that have adopted LTE roaming in the last year, with availability in 126 countries worldwide.

PCCW Global joins NEXTDC ecosystem
15 Jan 2016

PCCW Global has signed a co-location agreement with Australian technology firm NEXTDC which will see the former join NEXTDC’s independent community of carriers and service providers.

Bristol to become UK’s next Gigabit City
14 Jan 2016

CityFibre has today revealed that Bristol is to become the UK’s next Gigabit City with the deployment of a commercial 82km pure fibre network in and around the city.

PCCW Global and Telstra sign IPX agreement
14 Jan 2016

PCCW Global and Telstra International have signed an IPX multi-service interconnection agreement aimed at the development of new markets and initiatives.

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.

Nigeria-Cameroon cable goes live
12 Jan 2016

The Nigeria-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) has now gone live, connecting Lagos, Nigeria and Kribi, Cameroon.

HKT and Huawei complete VoLTE network migration
08 Jan 2016

PCCW’s mobile subsidiary, Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), has completed what it claims to be the world’s first VoLTE network migration in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL REPORT: East meets West at SubOptic 2016
08 Jan 2016

The ninth SubOptic conference will be held in Dubai in April. Alice Shelton, programme chair for SubOptic 2016 as well as technical area manager for Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, shares a preview of the key themes and issues that will be addressed throughout the event.

EE's Swantee to depart
04 Jan 2016

Olaf Swantee, CEO of EE, will step down shortly after the completion of BT’s acquisition of the company.