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$300m Hawaiki subsea cable goes live
20 Jul 2018

The Hawaiki Submarine Cable System, which links Australia, New Zealand, Pacific islands and the United States, is now ready-for-service.

Bridging the work skills gap
20 Jul 2018

Capacity speaks to Cartesian's Massimo Fatato on the cultural shift the wholesale industry greatly needs and how employee evolution is key to virtualisation.

Hispasat agrees to invest in LeoSat
10 Jul 2018

Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has agreed to invest in LeoSat Enterprises, which is due to launch a constellation of low-earth-orbit communications satellites.

SEACOM lights up the N3
10 Jul 2018

SEACOM has partnered with FibreCo, an open access carrier services provider, to light up its dark fibre route that runs from Johannesburg to Durban.

NTT Com adds new PoP in Dublin
09 Jul 2018

NTT Communications has launched a new point of presence in Ireland, located at Equinix’s DB1 data centre in Dublin, marking its first PoP in the city.

Seaborn names Akcin to board of advisors
09 Jul 2018

Seaborn Networks has added former Yahoo director Mehmet Akcin to its board of advisors to work on a variety of strategic, commercial and technical opportunities.

China Tower $10bn IPO approved
06 Jul 2018

China Tower, a Chinese mobile mast operator, has received approval for an IPO in Hong Kong that could potentially raise $10 billion in funds.

EETT approves €118 million Vodafone-Cyta deal
06 Jul 2018

The Hellenic Telecommunications & Post Commission - Ethniki Epitropi Tilepikoinonion kai Tachydromeion (EETT) has greenlit Vodafone Greece’s acquisition of Cyta Hellas with a total enterprise value of €118 million.

BIPT greenlights wholesale fibre access regulations
03 Jul 2018

Belgian Institute for Postal services and Telecommunications (BIPT) has approved the proposed fixed market regulations in a bid to create competition and offer more choice in broadband and broadcasting.

Huawei demos 600G transmission tech
27 Jun 2018

Huawei has completed what it claims is the industry’s first live demonstration of a 600G single-wavelength ultra-high-speed transmission system.

SD-WAN market to reach $2.5bn by 2021
26 Jun 2018

Research and analysis technology company Futuriom has revealed that the SD-WAN market is to top $1.5 billion by 2019 and $2.5 billion by the year 2021.

Virtual chaos is still chaos
26 Jun 2018

“Just because you’ve moved to virtualisation, if you haven’t changed the operating model, automated and made things simpler, it’s still chaos,” says Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks.

On the journey to become a digital wholesale carrier
20 Jun 2018

Telefónica as a group is focussed on innovation, Juan Carlos Bernal, the CEO of the international wholesale business unit, tells James Pearce. It is on a journey to become a ‘digital wholesale carrier’

Telia Carrier is PoPping up everywhere
19 Jun 2018

Telia Carrier has recently launched points of presence in Mexico, Serbia and Rome. CEO Steffan Göjeryd talks the move into Mexico and what is next for the carrier

IRIDEOS buys Enter
18 Jun 2018

IRIDEOS, the Italian ICT business and public administration provider, has acquired Enter, the Italian network and cloud services provider.

Exclusive: ITW 2019 confirmed for 23-26 June
15 Jun 2018

International Telecoms Week (ITW), the leading annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms industry, has confirmed the event taking place in Atlanta next year will be held on 23-26 June.

NBTC launches spectrum reshuffle option
15 Jun 2018

The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has permitted the winners of the upcoming spectrum auction to swap with other operators in 1800MHz slots.

GARR picks Infinera to power research and education network
12 Jun 2018

Gruppo per l'Armonizzazione delle Reti della Ricerca (GARR), Italy's national research and education network, has deployed Infinera’s Cloud Xpress 2 to meet the growing bandwidth demands of science computing applications.

Digicel rolls out $3m LTE network in Anguilla
11 Jun 2018

Pan-Caribbean operator Digicel has launched its 4G LTE network on the island of Anguilla to meet the growing demands for improved wireless and broadband connectivity.

FCC grants SES O3b fleet expansion
08 Jun 2018

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has granted SES permission to expand its US O3b fleet in the Medium Earth Orbit (MEO).

SEAX-1 cable now ready for service
08 Jun 2018

SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SEAX-1) linking Tanah Merah in Singapore to both Batam, Indonesia and Mersing, Malaysia, is now ready for service.

Orange completes 200G backbone in Spain
04 Jun 2018

Orange has completed the construction of its national fibre network in Spain, using Huawei equipment to build what it claims is the largest capacity long distance transmission network in the world.

Intelsat expands partnership with Myanmar
01 Jun 2018

Intelsat has struck a partnership with the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar to deploy wireless communications infrastructure in the Asian country.

Capacity's 20 Innovators to Watch 2018 Nomination Form
31 May 2018

Who are really the minds behind the leading innovation in the wholesale carrier market? We want nominations from our readers, from the industry at large, from those who supply the industry and those who use it. Don’t just nominate someone from your team. Think creatively: who is really the most innovative in 2018?

PAIX and NSIA to develop data centres in Africa
30 May 2018

PAIX Data Centres and NSIA Technologies, the technology services provider, are to jointly develop carrier neutral data centres in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire and Dakar, Senegal.

Kao Data secures LINX via Ai Networks
29 May 2018

Kao Data has expanded its high-speed network capabilities with its connection to the London Internet Exchange (LINX) through its partnership with Ai Networks.

Trump and Senate fight over the fate of ZTE
24 May 2018

The fate of ZTE, China’s second biggest telecoms equipment supplier, is being fought out between US President Donald Trump and leading senators on Capitol Hill.

Angola Cables to become new DE-CIX reseller
24 May 2018

Angola Cables enters into a reseller relationship with DE-CIX to offer connectivity and remote peering solutions to its customers, at DE-CIX hubs in North America and Europe.

The perfectly timed expansion
24 May 2018

As GlobeNet expands its subsea cable network into Argentina for the first time, Erick W Contag, GlobeNet’s executive chairman, talks to Capacity about the significance of the expansion and what’s next for the company.

What's NEXT for Southern Cross Cable Network?
24 May 2018

Craige Sloots, director of marketing and sales at Southern Cross Cable Network, speaks to Capacity about the company’s NEXT project and the distinct regional differences of operating a subsea network in the Trans-Pacific region

Massive Networks expands Colorado fibre footprint
23 May 2018

Massive Networks, an enterprise-class data transport solution provider, has boosted its fibre footprint to additional business locations within the Boulder County areas of Colorado.

Avelacom adds second PoP in Warsaw
18 May 2018

Avelacom is expanding its footprint in Warsaw by launching a new point of presence at the Atman Data Center colocation facility.

FiberLight launches new cloud connect service
16 May 2018

FiberLight has launched a new cloud connect service, offering customers dedicated connectivity to cloud providers including the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM, Oracle and Google Cloud.

RETN expands its Asia-Pacific network
09 May 2018

RETN is expanding its global network with an increased presence in Asia-Pacific and connecting Europe and North America to the region.

TE SubCom launches Ocean Control suite
09 May 2018

TE SubCom has announced the launch of its Ocean Control suite, a solution that enables automated control of terrestrial and undersea networks via an external controller.

Marseille is the gateway to the East
07 May 2018

Interxion is about to go live with its second data centre facility in Marseille, with plans to add a third in motion, and Colt is already announced as a key partner. James Pearce spoke to Interxion’s Mike Hollands and Colt’s Andrew Edison about why companies are investing in Marseille

Cloud is the new normal
06 May 2018

As one of the market leaders in cloud technology, Ian Massingham, chief EMEA evangelist at AWS, speaks to Natalie Bannerman about the trends driving cloud consumption and his thoughts on the future of infrastructure providers

Final splice on completed on Hawaiki cable
04 May 2018

Hawaiki Submarine Cable and TE SubCom have made the final splice of the $350m Hawaiki Submarine Cable, connecting Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii to the US mainland.

West 7 Data Center supports OTT and IoT
03 May 2018

Rising Realty Partners (Rising) reports that it’s West 7 Center is experiencing increased demand from over-the-top (OTT) content providers and internet of things (IoT) developers.

Telia Carrier expands into Mexico
03 May 2018

Telia Carrier has unveiled plans to expand into Mexico, bringing its wholesale IP transit, Ethernet, IPX, and cloud connect services to regional operators.

Operators' AI spend to reach $36bn by 2025
01 May 2018

Telecoms operators are set to invest up to $36 billion in artificial intelligence software, hardware, and services annually by 2025, according to a report from Tractica.

BICS and Fastweb announce strategic partnership
26 Apr 2018

BICS and Italian telecoms operator Fastweb have announced a strategic partnership that will see them offer combined connectivity solutions offering enhanced capacity and customer service.

Josh Snowhorn leaves CyrusOne
23 Apr 2018

Josh Snowhorn, vice president and general manager of interconnection at CyrusOne, has resigned to join new company EdgeMicro.

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.