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T-Mobile Austria buys UPC in €1.9bn deal
22 Dec 2017

Deutsche Telekom has struck a €1.9 billion deal to buy Austrian cable provider UPC from Liberty Global, which will be merged with T-Mobile Austria to form a quad play provider.

500 hyperscale data centres by 2019, predicts Synergy
21 Dec 2017

The number of large data centres operated by hyperscale providers is rapidly approaching the 400 mark, according to new data from Synergy Research Group, which added that we will pass the 500 milestone before the end of 2019.

Etisalat unveils Open Innovation Center
21 Dec 2017

Etisalat has launched its Open Innovation Center in Dubai, showcasing innovative solutions and helping to drive digital transformation through the use of new technologies.

Vodafone appoints new IoT director
19 Dec 2017

Stefano Gastaut, Vodafone’s current chief executive of Vodafone Egypt, has been named as the company’s new internet of things global director, effective as of 1 January 2018.

Zain and Cisco expand MPLS network
18 Dec 2017

Zain Group and Cisco have reached a new milestone together extending the former’s IP/MPLS network with the latest Cisco technologies.

The FCC kills net neutrality
15 Dec 2017

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Euromoney acquires TowerXchange business
13 Dec 2017

Capacity Media's parent company has added to its telecoms portfolio by acquiring TowerXchange, the business behind telecom tower events such as Meetup Asia 2017 in Singapore.

Colt names Louisa Gregory as chief of staff
11 Dec 2017

Colt Technology Services has named corporate director for Asia Louisa Gregory as chief of staff for the entire company, reporting directly to CEO Carl Grivner.

Globecomm agrees MoU with LeoSat
06 Dec 2017

Globecomm has struck a memorandum of understanding with LeoSat Enterprises to explore a potential service agreement to expand its existing network capabilities.

The Monet subsea cable is ready for service
05 Dec 2017

Algar Telecom, Angola Cables, Antel, Google and TE SubCom have announced that the Monet Cable System (Monet) is now ready for service with commercial traffic due to begin shortly.

Data traffic in China grows by 148%
27 Nov 2017

According to figures by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China, mobile data traffic in the country has risen by an astounding 148% year-on-year.

BSNL to sign MoU with Ericsson
27 Nov 2017

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the Indian state-run operator, will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish vendor Ericsson next month.

TIM to become a “digital player”
24 Nov 2017

Telecom Italia (TIM) has confirmed its attentions to become a “pure digital player and not a telecoms operator” said its CEO Amos Genish at an event in Turin.

5G: The network of networks
23 Nov 2017

Kalpak Gude, president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance talks to Capacity about the future of 5G, explains what WiGig and the next-generation internet is, and how the DSA hopes to solve the spectrum crisis.

Battery power meets virtualization
20 Nov 2017

In the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Chris Mangum, CEO Servato talks to Capacity about the battery management solutions that support data centres in the wake of natural disasters

Interoute cloud to open in Sydney
16 Nov 2017

Global cloud network provider, Interoute, has today announced the opening of a new point of presence (PoP) in Sydney, Australia.

EdgeConneX joins Dutch DCA
15 Nov 2017

EdgeConneX has signed up to become a member of the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) amid its plans for future edge data centre deployments in Amsterdam.

MEF unveils new global services framework
14 Nov 2017

MEF (Metro Ethernet Forum) has unveiled a new global services framework aimed at defining, delivering and certifying orchestrated services across automated networks.

AT&T, Verizon and Tillman ink cell tower partnership
14 Nov 2017

AT&T, Verizon and Tillman Infrastructure have entered into a collaborative agreement to build hundreds of cell towers, with the potential for significantly more new site locations in the future.

Tata Communications expands footprint to Brazil
13 Nov 2017

Tata Communications has extended its emerging markets reach by expanding to Brazil, connecting carriers and enterprises to and from Latin America using its global network and Seabras-1 system.

The future of IXP’s will be service driven
09 Nov 2017

The future of internet exchange points is collaboration, “the point is not to be the biggest, it’s to be clever enough to make sure you facilitate the entry of a new network, instead of wanting to be the only one connecting this new network,” says France-IX CEO, Franck Simon.

DNA to increase data volumes on its network
07 Nov 2017

DNA, the Finnish telecommunications group, has confirmed that it is going to replace backbone devices with ones that have better efficiency and high transfer capacity.

Global Carrier Awards 2017 winners are...
25 Oct 2017

The 13th Global Carrier Awards saw around 400 members of the community celebrating industry achievements over the last year, with Interoute and Colt Technology Services among the big winners at this year’s event.

FCC certifies Padtec subsea equipment
25 Oct 2017

The US telecoms regulator has approved Padtec’s submarine line terminal equipment, including its transponder for ultra-long distances.

DE-CIX enters Indian market with Mumbai IX launch
25 Oct 2017

DE-CIX has created a joint venture (JV) to serve the Indian market with its 12th internet exchange globally. It will offer data and carrier centre neutral premium interconnection services to all local and global small, mid-size and large market actors.

Zayo announces three routes out of Marseille
24 Oct 2017

Zayo has announced three new diverse network routes that will run out of Marseille, offering businesses and carriers with connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers throughout Western Europe and North America.

Vodafone UK chief claims BT is delaying 5G
20 Oct 2017

The CEO of Vodafone UK has slammed rivals for potentially delaying the deployment of 5G by launching legal action against Ofcom's spectrum auction rules.

Ofcom chief defends decision on Sky
11 Oct 2017

Sharon White, Ofcom chief executive, has defended the decision made by the regulator over 21st Century Fox’s proposed takeover of Sky.

Khazna to double capacity by year-end 2019
09 Oct 2017

Khazna Data Centers is set to double its capacity by the end of 2019 with its facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai expected to deliver a combined 24MW+ of IT power.

Interxion CFO Josh Joshi resigns
05 Oct 2017

Interxion chief financial officer Josh Joshi has notified the company that he has resigned due to personal reasons, effective as of 31 January 2018.

$34bn CenturyLink-Level 3 merger cleared by US Justice Department
03 Oct 2017

The US Department of Justice has agreed to clear CenturyLink’s pending acquisition of Level 3 Communications, subject to conditions outlined in a consent decree, including court approval of certain provisions, and other customary closing conditions.

Nokia deploys DCI tech with Thailand's INET
27 Sep 2017

Nokia has provided its data centre interconnect (DCI) solution to Internet Thailand PCL (INET), marking one of the first long-haul DCI solution deployments in the country and giving Nokia an important foothold.

Sprint launches US carrier hotel PoP strategy
27 Sep 2017

Sprint has announced that it is establishing new points of presence (PoP) in major carrier hotels as part of its plan to expand its network and provide access at the lowest cost.

Djibouti Telecom connects IP network to LINX
26 Sep 2017

East African telecom operator, Djibouti Telecom, has joined the London Internet Exchange (LINX), one of the largest, global operators of Internet Exchange Points (IXPs).

Edgemesh announces CDN milestone
20 Sep 2017

Edgemesh, the web acceleration company, has announced a global milestone for its pioneering content delivery network (CDN).

Colt appoints CTO Datta as COO
19 Sep 2017

Colt Technology Services has named current CTO Rajiv Datta as its new chief operating officer, reporting directly to CEO Carl Grivner.

Green Mountain CEO steps down
11 Sep 2017

Green Mountain, a Norwegian wholesale colocation data centre company, has announced that its CEO, Knut Molaug, is set to step down and has named his successor.

Cellnex Telecom acquires Alticom
06 Sep 2017

Cellnex Telecom has completed its acquisition of Alticom, a Dutch infrastructure provider, in a deal worth €133 million.

Hoffman named as Megaport CTO
05 Sep 2017

Megaport, a provider of elastic interconnection services has named Tim Hoffman as its new chief technology officer, effective as of 1 October.

Bankai names new CTO
04 Sep 2017

Bankai has announced the appointment of Jay Jayasimha, as chief technology officer.

Djibouti telecom: a gateway to the world
01 Sep 2017

The Republic of Djibouti, on the Horn of Africa, is 23,000km square with a population of fewer than a million citizens. The country’s regional importance, however, is in disproportion to its size.

Appleby to step down from Digital Realty
30 Aug 2017

Digital Realty has announced a management transition which will see chief operating officer (COO) Jarrett Appleby leave the company, effective 15 September 2017.

Mixed rulings for TDC on wholesale access regulations
24 Aug 2017

TDC has faced mixed news after a decision by the Danish Business Authority ruled it will continue to face wholesale access regulation on copper and fibre, but has been freed of regulation on some cable and fibre assets.

Vodafone Australia reveals NBN offerings
22 Aug 2017

Vodafone Australia, which begins selling National Broadband Network (NBN) services by the end of the year, has unveiled its price and service plans.

Versa Networks added to Verizon’s SDN ecosystem
22 Aug 2017

Versa Networks, an innovative vendor in the SD-WAN and SD-Security market, has today announced that it has been added to Verizon’s software-defined networking (SDN) platform for its new Software-Defined Secure Branch (SD-Branch) managed service.

DCN to build Tier III data centre in Fargo
22 Aug 2017

Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) is set to build a 14,000 sq ft Tier III data centre in Fargo to meet growing demand from customers for secure, reliable data storage space.

Towerstream launches new US wholesale division
21 Aug 2017

Towerstream Corporation, a fixed wireless fibre alternative provider, has today announced it has created a new wholesale division that will provide last-mile services to telecommunications carriers in North America.

Angonix becomes third largest African IXP
17 Aug 2017

Luanda-based Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Angonix has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP, hitting peak traffic of 10.8Gbps.

Richmond-IX deploys node in EdgeConneX EDC
16 Aug 2017

EdgeConneX has teamed up with Richmond Internet Exchange (Richmond-IX), which is part of Ninja-IX, by building a connectivity node directly into its Richmond edge data centre (EDC).

Israel's Partner Comm expands fibre network project
14 Aug 2017

Israeli communications operator Partner Communications has commenced the commercial phase and deployment of an independent fixed-line fibre-optic network, amid plans to become a “comprehensive telecommunications group”.

E-Marine restores EASSy connectivity
14 Aug 2017

Etisalat’s E-Marine has restored service on the 10,000km sub-Saharan Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) that runs the length of Africa’s east coast.

Vivendi: ‘We don’t control Telecom Italia’
08 Aug 2017

Vivendi, the media company that is the largest shareholder in TIM, has told regulators “that it does not exercise any de facto control” over the company, even though it has put its nominees on to the board and into top management positions.

Nokia Oceania MD to step into nbn CTO role
04 Aug 2017

Nokia’s managing director for Oceania, Ray Owen, is leaving the company to take up an executive position as chief technology officer at the National Broadband Network (nbn).

Interxion unveils European data centre expansion plans
01 Aug 2017

European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, Interxion, has announced it will construct new data centres in Frankfurt (FRA13) and Marseille (MRS2) and will also further expand in Vienna.

SSE launches Cloud Connect service
01 Aug 2017

SSE Enterprise Telecoms announces the launch of its newest service offering – Cloud Connect, which links business clients’ directly with their preferred cloud service provider.

Market leaders run away with cloud market in Q2
31 Jul 2017

Figures from Synergy Research Group have revealed that the four leading cloud providers – Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft, IBM and Google – continued to grow market share in Q2 2017.

OPT, ASN sign 2,500km NATITUA subsea cable deal
24 Jul 2017

French Polynesia’s OPT and Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a turn-key agreement for the deployment of the NATITUA subsea cable system, which will have an ultimate design capacity of over 10Tbps.

Verizon admits to throttling video traffic
24 Jul 2017

In a statement to Ars Techinca and The Verge, Verizon has admitted to capping traffic to all video content, in a move the company said was to “optimise the performance of video applications on our network”.

Bidders circle as Hutchison offers HGC for sale
19 Jul 2017

Private equity companies are competing with Chinese and US state-backed institutions to buy Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) from Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong.

MTN opens up its fibre network
19 Jul 2017

MTN will, as part of wholesale service agreements, open its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to independent internet service providers (ISPs) from 1 September.

Apple set to open data centre in China
13 Jul 2017

In a bid to comply with tougher cyber-security laws, Apple has recently announced that it will be building a new data centre in the southern Guizhou province of China and run by a company owned by the Chinese government.

Deep Blue Cable, TE SubCom to build new fibre-optic subsea system
12 Jul 2017

Deep Blue Cable, the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the-art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas, has announced that it has contracted with TE SubCom to build and deploy the Deep Blue subsea cable system.

Infinera XTS-3300 Meshponder delivers 19Tb of capacity on trans-Atlantic route
12 Jul 2017

Infinera has announced the successful completion of a subsea field trial with a major subsea network provider on a modern trans-Atlantic route. The field trial was conducted with the Infinera XTS-3300 meshponder and demonstrated the potential of 19 terabits per second (19T) per fibre pair, delivering the highest spectral efficiency on a major trans-Atlantic route to operate with stable, commercial-ready performance margin.

Final splice completed for Seabras-1
11 Jul 2017

Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine cable systems, announced it has completed the final splice for Seabras-1, which is the only direct PoP to PoP submarine cable system between São Paulo, Brazil, and New York, US.

Belgium regulators propose open networks
10 Jul 2017

In an attempt to manage competition in the wholesale broadband and TV market, Belgium’s telecom regulator BIPT and the regional media regulators have called for the opening up of networks further to include also fixed telephony.

ARMM approves TierOne $60m telecoms investment
07 Jul 2017

TierOne Communications confirm that the proposed 3 billion pesos ($60 million) telecommunications investment has been approved by the Regional Board of Investors (RBOI) of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

Equinix launches $113m IBX in Amsterdam
05 Jul 2017

Global interconnection and data centre company, Equinix, has today announced the opening of its new $113 million International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Amsterdam’s Science Park campus.

PCCW Global, Nilesat sign Egyptian GTVN deal
03 Jul 2017

PCCW Global has signed a memorandum of intention with Nilesat, a leading satellite operator in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, to deliver TV channels into and out of Egypt.

Nokia 4.9G technology on path to 5G
29 Jun 2017

Nokia has announced that during this year’s Mobile World Congress Shanghai, it is to demonstrate its AirScale base station using 4.9G technology greatly reducing network latency to less than two milliseconds which is in line with 5G expectations.

Consolidation faces Millicom and Tele2, says report
27 Jun 2017

Swedish-owned Tele2 and Millicom may face consolidation with other telecoms and technology businesses in the Kinnevik empire, according to a report – but may also benefit from further investment.

TIM launches ultrabroadband speeds
26 Jun 2017

TIM has out its ultrabroadband services reaching speeds of up to 1,000Mbps and is launching mobile at 700Mbps on its 4.5G network.

Mexico’s SCT director general shares telecoms roadmap
21 Jun 2017

Ezequiel Gil Huerta, director general of telecommunications, policy and broadcasting at the Secretaria De Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), has shared the ministry’s transformation vision of Mexico’s telecommunication sector to an audience at Mexico Connect attended by around 300 delegates.

Out-of-pocket Orange sells most of its BT shares
20 Jun 2017

Orange is reducing its 4% holding in BT to 1.33% in order to reduce its exposure to the UK company’s falling share price – on which it has lost more than €1 billion in the past year.

Ruckus expands network infrastructure offering
15 Jun 2017

Ruckus, a part of Brocade, has announced that it now offers both wired and wireless networking for enterprise, hospitality, service provider, government and small-and-medium-sized business customers worldwide.

TE SubCom wins five-year SPMMA contract
14 Jun 2017

TE SubCom has been awarded the South Pacific Marine Maintenance Agreement (SPMMA), a five-year service agreement between SubCom and 14 cable operators in the region.

Equinix seals partnership with Alibaba Cloud
13 Jun 2017

Equinix has today announced a collaboration which will see it provide enterprises with direct, scalable access to Alibaba Cloud via the Equinix Cloud Exchange in multiple markets across EMEA APAC and the Americas.

Etisalat launches 170Mbps VSAT service
13 Jun 2017

Etisalat has announced the launch of a new class of high throughput satellite (HTS) service to provide high capacity and multi-band connectivity to address business segments in remote locations or harsh environment.

SSE looking at creating broadband network
12 Jun 2017

Energy giant SSE is reportedly exploring major investments in ultrafast broadband infrastructure and is looking to create its own network, according to the Telegraph.

Dalkom Somalia, Intelsat seal satellite partnership
09 Jun 2017

Intelsat has signed a multi-year agreement with Dalkom Somalia for satellite services that will expand its broadband enterprise and direct-to-home (DTH) services in East and Central Africa and the Middle East.

NEC and Netcracker to enhance Colt network
06 Jun 2017

NEC Corporation and Netcracker Technology have announced today that Colt has selected them to enable and support its large-scale OSS transformation and optimise it for virtualisation.

SEACOM sets out last-mile fibre plans
02 Jun 2017

SEACOM has unveiled plans to invest in last-mile fibre assets with access to a significant number of end users, according to a report.

TierPoint to build second Tulsa data centre
02 Jun 2017

Data centre solutions provider TierPoint has announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art data centre in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, representing its fourth facility in Oklahoma.

IOX Cable and ASN to build 8,850km subsea system
01 Jun 2017

IOX Cable Ltd and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed a turnkey agreement to build the first open subsea cable connecting Mauritius and the island of Rodrigues to South Africa and India.

LOGIX Communications to acquire Alpheus
31 May 2017

LOGIX Communications has completed definitive agreements to acquire Alpheus Communications from its current private equity owners, The Gores Group and Scott Widham, creating one of the largest metro fibre operators in Texas.

NJFX launches Market PoP portal
31 May 2017

New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) has launched a new virtual community portal offering best of breed connectivity and service options to the carrier community.

Orixcom doubles port capacity on UAE-IX
30 May 2017

Orixcom and the UAE-IX Internet Exchange, powered by DE-CIX, have today signed a deal to double Orixcom’s port capacity on the Dubai-based UAE-IX.

New Zealand commits to universal broadband coverage
26 May 2017

The New Zealand government has promised that 99% of the population will get ultra-fast broadband by 2025 – an increase on the current target of 84% – and the other 1% will still get 10Mbps.

SACS on course for 2018 completion
26 May 2017

Angola Cables has revealed that it’s South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), which is the first subsea cable that will directly connect Africa and Latin America, is on track for completion next year.

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).