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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).