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South Korea plans to launch 5G by 2020
20 Dec 2013

The South Korean government has announced that it plans to launch 5G services in 2020, following demonstrations of pre-5G mobile network service in 2015 and network trials in 2018.

GTS delivers network services to LUKOIL
19 Dec 2013

GTS Central Europe has signed a contract with oil and gas company LUKOIL, which will see the telecoms provider deliver network services to LUKOIL’s facilities in Poland.

Frontier to acquire AT&T Connecticut operations
18 Dec 2013

The second largest operator in the US, AT&T, has announced the sale of its local exchange operations in Connecticut to regional operator Frontier Communications for $2 billion in cash.

EU to provide €700 million for 5G research
18 Dec 2013

The European Commission, together with the 5G Infrastructure Association, today launched a 5G public-private partnership (PPP) to stimulate research for the technology in Europe.

Copper theft leaves London disconnected
13 Dec 2013

Thousands of Sky broadband users in London, UK, have been knocked offline after copper cables were cut on UK incumbent BT’s infrastructure.

Friday Network News: December 13
13 Dec 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Vodafone Australia CEO to head up NBN Co
12 Dec 2013

Bill Morrow, head of Vodafone Australia, has been appointed as CEO of the organisation rolling out the country’s national broadband network (NBN).

Vodacom Nigeria launches SaaS
11 Dec 2013

Vodacom Business Nigeria has launched its software as a service (SaaS) system, enabling businesses in the country to maintain their communication efficiently and cost-effectively.

AT&T plans to extend fibre-optic network roll-out
11 Dec 2013

US telco AT&T is reportedly planning to extend the roll-out of its high-speed fibre-optic broadband service to additional cities in the US, following its launch in Austin, Texas, according to CEO Randall Stephenson.

Akamai continues expansion of EMEA operations
10 Dec 2013

Content delivery specialist Akamai Technologies has announced three appointments to its EMEA management team, in a bid to support increasing levels of business in the region.

Equinix announces Chinese interconnect
10 Dec 2013

Chinese content provider Tencent has deployed in Equinix’s Hong Kong data centre, with plans for expansion in additional markets worldwide.

ONO considers IPO in Spain
10 Dec 2013

Spanish cable operator ONO is reportedly considering an IPO for some of its shares for the first half of 2014, with the move expected to speed up consolidation in the Spanish telecoms market.

Telstra and Ericsson trial LTE-A
09 Dec 2013

Telstra has become the latest carrier to explore LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology, after it tested speeds of 300Mbps on its 4G network in collaboration with Ericsson.

IX Reach enables 100GbE speeds on LINX
06 Dec 2013

IX Reach has claimed it has enabled the London Internet Exchange (LINX) to become the first reseller of its services to connect at 100GbE speeds.

INNOVATION BUSINESS BRIEFING 2013: Bigger, Better, Faster, More
06 Dec 2013

What might life be like for network providers in the 2020’s? With only two US presidential elections, seven Super Bowls and 12 total solar eclipses to go before we find out, Richard Irving asks where innovation is taking the wholesale sector.

Friday Network News: December 6
06 Dec 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Three scraps roaming charges in the US
05 Dec 2013

UK operator Three is to stop charging its customers extra for using their mobile phones in the US, as part of a bid to end roaming fees in other countries across the world.

SpaceX launches SES satellite
05 Dec 2013

US-based SpaceX has launched a satellite for SES which will allow the operator to serve its growing customer base in India and south east Asia.

Chema Alonso, Eleven Paths: The security guru
03 Dec 2013

A former poster boy for the hacking community, Chema Alonso is bringing his huge expertise on security to the telecoms community. Capacity catches up with the CEO and founder of Eleven Paths.

AIRCOM acquired by TEOCO
03 Dec 2013

Telecoms solution provider TEOCO has today completed its acquisition of AIRCOM International.

David Jan Aris, Liberty Global: The next Euro star
29 Nov 2013

Liberty Global has emerged as a major player in the European wholesale market in 2013. Alex Hawkes speaks exclusively to the company’s director of enterprise and wholesale, David Jan Aris, about how M&A activity is transforming the continent.

Tom Fallon, Infinera Q&A: Delivering on time
29 Nov 2013

Optical transport company Infinera has been deploying its DTN-X platform with vigour across the globe over the last year. Capacity catches up with the company’s CEO Tom Fallon to find out more about its forward-thinking strategy.

Friday Network News: November 29
29 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

ANALYSIS: Huawei takes on Europe
28 Nov 2013

Shunned from both the US and Australia, Huawei has turned to Europe to prove its worth in the vendor market – and with enormous success. Capacity explores the repercussions of this for both the Chinese conglomerate and Europe itself.

Citadel100 joins METRO2C Alliance
28 Nov 2013

Irish data centre provider Citadel100 has joined the METRO2C Alliance, a group of European data centre operators, internet exchanges and connectivity providers designed to support the new wave of online media companies investing in Ireland.

Midweek Mergers: November 27
27 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Len Padilla, NTT Europe Q&A: Migrating to the cloud
27 Nov 2013

NTT Europe is aiming to leverage its extensive background in the cloud market to help carriers and enterprises alike with their migration to the cloud. Here, the company’s VP of product strategy, Len Padilla, shares his vision and strategy for the cloud.

China Mobile conducts VoLTE network trial
26 Nov 2013

China Mobile has conducted a demonstration of international HD voice and video calls between China Mobile’s VoLTE trial networks in Chengdu and Hangzhou, in partnership with Huawei.

Level 3 chairman to resign
26 Nov 2013

Walter Scott Jr has announced he will retire from his position as chairman of the board of directors at Level 3 Communications.

Ericsson enhances smart metering in Australia
26 Nov 2013

Australian energy distribution firm SP AusNet has selected Ericsson’s 3G network-enabled solution to develop, implement and support the company’s smart meter program in Victoria, Australia.

ANALYSIS: The ripple effect
26 Nov 2013

As one of the biggest M&A deals in history comes to a close, is the industry set to experience a ripple effect, causing widespread consolidation across the global marketplace?

Where east MEETS west
25 Nov 2013

It has been a big year for datamena. Since launching one of the Middle East’s first carrier-neutral hubs, the company has now set its sights on expanding connectivity into the region through a new terrestrial cable link to Europe.

DNA appoints CEO
25 Nov 2013

Finnish operator DNA has appointed Jukka Leinonen as CEO, following the departure of Riitta Tiuraniemi in August this year.

Friday Network News: November 22
22 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Full list of Capacity Global Carrier Awards 2013 winners
21 Nov 2013

Attended by over 340 members of the industry, the 2013 Capacity Global Carrier Awards ceremony showcased the companies that had demonstrated the greatest innovation and drive over the last 12 months to deliver successful services and products to the global marketplace.

T-Mobile Netherlands sells broadband unit
20 Nov 2013

T-Mobile Netherlands has announced plans to sell its broadband business Euronet/T-Mobile Online to the Canal Digitaal Satelliet Group (CanalDigitaal).

Coriant and Netia to trial 400G in Poland
20 Nov 2013

Optical transport solutions provider Coriant has announced a project with Poland-based fixed-line operator Netia, to trial DWDM technology and deploy 400G in the region.

European telecoms dividend decline continues
20 Nov 2013

European telecoms dividend pay-outs in the sector are set to fall by a sixth this year, due to continued struggles with demand and competition, according to reports released yesterday.

Level 3 upgrades network across South America
19 Nov 2013

Level 3 has announced various upgrades and expansions for its network infrastructure in Latin America to accommodate integrated IP solutions in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

DREAM move for Interoute
19 Nov 2013

Interoute plans to expand deeper into the Russian enterprise segment, following its successful partnership with MegaFon on the DREAM (Diverse Route for European and Asian Markets) project.

AMS-IX to launch US data centre operations
19 Nov 2013

Dutch internet exchange AMS-IX has reached definitive agreements with Digital Realty, DuPont Fabros Technology, Sabey Data Centers and 325 Hudson in New York to build and operate a distributed internet exchange in the city.

Belgacom CEO dismissed
19 Nov 2013

The Belgian government has dismissed Belgacom CEO, Didier Bellens, from his position, partly due to his repeated criticism of the authorities.

Orixcom first to partner with UAE-IX
18 Nov 2013

Orixcom has today announced that it has become the first to partner with UAE Internet Exchange (UAE-IX), the region’s internet exchange, located in the datamena transit zone in Dubai.

MTN connects into Etisalat SmartHub
18 Nov 2013

Middle Eastern operator Etisalat has partnered with African company MTN Group to extend the African company’s regional network reach via Etisalat SmartHub.

Friday Network News: November 15
15 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Telstra expands data centre capabilities
14 Nov 2013

Telstra Global has announced the expansion of its "Connected Colocation" capability and coverage, in response to growing demand for robust and high-performance cloud solutions across the world.

Midweek Mergers: November 13
13 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

SES and Comcast Wholesale enhance partnership
13 Nov 2013

Satellite provider SES has announced that Comcast Wholesale has renewed and expanded key agreements for 650MHz of C-band capacity to deliver a range of content and management solutions to media companies in North America.

Telecom Egypt hopes for mobile licence
13 Nov 2013

Telecom Egypt has revealed a successful set of third-quarter financial results today, and expects to receive a mobile licence from the country’s government by the end of the year.

GMA adds SoftBank, Bell Mobility to membership list
13 Nov 2013

The Global M2M Association (GMA), a body promoting co-operation within the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sector, has announced the admission of Softbank Mobile and Bell Mobility to its alliance.

Liberty Global may acquire US pay-TV service
12 Nov 2013

European cable operator Liberty Global is in talks with US chipmaker Intel to acquire its online pay-TV service, three people close to the situation told Bloomberg today.

Mitel to acquire rival Aastra
12 Nov 2013

Unified communications solutions provider Mitel Networks is set to acquire rival Aastra Technologies in a $374 million deal.

MTN upgrades 3G network in Nigeria
11 Nov 2013

African operator MTN is to upgrade its 3G network in Nigeria in partnership with Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), according to local reports today.

Türk Telekom and Akamai to launch Turkish CDN
11 Nov 2013

Türk Telekom and Akamai announced at a press conference in London today that they have signed a strategic partnership for the deployment of an Operator Content Delivery Network (OCDN) in Turkey.

Pacnet to invest in Asian data centres
11 Nov 2013

Asian telecoms provider Pacnet will invest $100 million annually in the expansion of its data centre footprint for this year and the next, the company’s CEO confirmed to Reuters today.

TSF supports UN disaster recovery in the Philippines
08 Nov 2013

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) has supported the United Nation’s Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) agency to provide crucial telecoms infrastructure ahead of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines today.

Uninor CEO resigns
08 Nov 2013

Yogesh Malik, CEO of Indian mobile operator Uninor, has resigned from his position after less than a year in the role.

Telecom Italia to sell Argentine unit
08 Nov 2013

Telecom Italia will sell its Argentinean arm, as well as a number of other assets, as part of a strategy to raise roughly €4 billion.

Friday Network News: November 8
08 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Six startups to watch
07 Nov 2013

As operators continue to look at ways to innovate, startups across the globe are crying out for hefty carrier investment. Capacity looks at six startups to watch.

Level 3 expands global CDN footprint
07 Nov 2013

Level 3 Communications has today announced a groundbreaking expansion to its content delivery network (CDN) in many locations across the globe.

Swisscom names new CEO
07 Nov 2013

Swisscom has named Urs Schaeppi as its new CEO, succeeding Carsten Schloter, who died in July.

Midweek Mergers: November 6
06 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Pakistan telecoms market
06 Nov 2013

Pakistan is located at the crossroads of south Asia, central Asia, China and the Middle East. Bordering Afghanistan, China, India and Iran, as well as the Arabian Sea to the south, it represents the fulcrum of a regional market with a vast population, large and diverse resources, and untapped potential for trade.

Safaricom delays M-Pesa upgrade
06 Nov 2013

Kenyan operator Safaricom today announced that the enhancement of its M-Pesa mobile payment platform has been pushed back to 2015.

NORTH AMERICA SPECIAL: Turf war in rural Canada
06 Nov 2013

Efforts to improve connectivity in Canada’s Northwest Territories have sparked an unlikely turf war, pitting a clutch of local startups against an incumbent operator that had been enjoying a state-approved monopoly for decades.

Batelco appoints CFO
05 Nov 2013

Bahraini operator Batelco has today announced the appointment of Faisal Qamhiyah as CFO, Reuters reports.

IPSec: Securing LTE longevity
04 Nov 2013

Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a technology protocol suite designed to secure IP communications, through authentication or encryption of the IP packet in a communication session.

NSN and China Mobile enhance research MoU
04 Nov 2013

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and the research and development arm of China Mobile, the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), have expanded the terms of their MoU, first signed in 2010.

Friday Network News: November 1
01 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Christine Pop, Allstream: Allstream ahead
31 Oct 2013

With Allstream's proposed sale to Accelero Capital Holdings recently blocked by the Canadian government, Capacity catches up with the company’s general manager for global carrier solutions, Christine Pop, to discover how it is finding a competitive edge in the Canadian market.

PCCW extends connectivity on WACS to DRC
31 Oct 2013

PCCW Global has established a direct connection to the WACS cable at Kinshasa, to provide international undersea cable access to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The EU single market: Will 28 become one?
30 Oct 2013

Operators hold opposing views to Neelie Kroes' plans to create a European single market, but are the commissioner's proposals really the answer to the continent's problems? Kavit Majithia investigates.

Midweek Mergers: October 30
30 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Samsung opens fourth Polish office
30 Oct 2013

Samsung Electronics has today announced the opening of its fourth office in Poland, in one of the county’s largest technology hubs, Krakow.

Telenor CEO to chair GSMA
28 Oct 2013

Jon Frederik Baksaas, president and CEO at Norway’s Telenor, has been elected to serve as chairman of the GSMA, the company revealed today.

NTT Communications to acquire Virtela
28 Oct 2013

Japanese telecoms company NTT Communications will acquire Virtela Technology Services and one other US-based cloud-computing firm, a statement revealed today.

Africa's gold mine: Mobile money
28 Oct 2013

Mobile money has become a well-established revenue driver for carriers across Africa. Laura Hedges speaks to the key players in this thriving marketplace to find out why, and where it is heading next.

LIME delivers cloud storage to Jamaican ministry
24 Oct 2013

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC), operating as LIME in Jamaica, is to deliver cloud-based services to the country’s ministry of science, technology, energy and mining (MSTEM).

Unitel and BICS roam with royalty in Africa
23 Oct 2013

BICS and Angolan mobile operator Unitel have today facilitated what BICS claims to be its first 4G video roaming call in Africa, in the presence of European royalty.

ANALYSIS: Addressing the peering problem
23 Oct 2013

The North American internet exchange market has a peering problem that must be addressed. And with a largely fragmented market of internet exchanges in the region that do not offer carrier or data centre-neutral services, something needs to change.

Midweek Mergers: October 23
23 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Pacnet expands data centre services in China
23 Oct 2013

Pacnet plans to launch data centre network services in Chongqing, China, after securing an Internet Data Center (IDC) licence from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT).

ANALYSIS: Does Europe need AT&T?
22 Oct 2013

AT&T's experience in creating 4G networks could be the welcome boost European telecoms needs to compete with other markets, according to leading analysts.

Ziggo reports Q3 profit decline
18 Oct 2013

Dutch cable provider Ziggo said it has recorded a decline in third-quarter core profits, despite winning a significant number of customers during the period.

Friday Network News: October 18
18 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Level 3 launches enterprise cloud solutions
17 Oct 2013

Level 3 Communications has today launched its Cloud Connect Solutions, designed to allow enterprises to further integrate cloud services into their IT infrastructure.

Midweek Mergers: October 16
16 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

TTK launches 100G in Russia
15 Oct 2013

TransTeleCom (TTK) has commercially launched its 100G network in Russia, in collaboration with equipment vendor Cisco.

Midweek Mergers: October 9
09 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Telecom Italia CEO resigns
04 Oct 2013

Franco Bernabè has resigned from his position as CEO of Telecom Italia following a board meeting yesterday (October 3).

Friday Network News: October 4
04 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Midweek Mergers: October 2
02 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

NTT Com expands IP network into Indonesia
02 Oct 2013

NTT Communications (NTT Com) has extended its global IP network footprint into Indonesia, with the launch of two PoPs in the country’s capital, Jakarta.

Ciena expands packet network portfolio
01 Oct 2013

Network specialist Ciena has today launched several additions to its packet network solutions portfolio, designed to help operators accelerate the adoption of 10GbE services.

EdgeCast partners with Vodien
01 Oct 2013

EdgeCast Networks has partnered with Singapore-based cloud provider Vodien to improve its content services delivery platform.

Philip Marnick, Ofcom
30 Sep 2013

UK communications regulator Ofcom has appointed Philip Marnick as group director in charge of spectrum.

Friday Network News: September 27
27 Sep 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Volta launches London data centre
25 Sep 2013

UK-based Volta Data Centres will officially launch its first central London data centre in Great Sutton Street today.

FRAUD & SECURITY BUSINESS BRIEFING 2013: Buyer beware?
23 Sep 2013

It is an oft-quoted truism among fraud investigators that in order to stop a crook, you must first stop the flow of money. In the case of the global wholesale telecoms market, this is much easier said than done.

Midweek Mergers: September 18
18 Sep 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

DE-CIX launches US operation
18 Sep 2013

Germany’s DE-CIX has today marked the beginning of its operations in the US with the launch of a carrier and data centre-neutral internet exchange in New York.

FRAUD & SECURITY BUSINESS BRIEFING 2013: The definitive guide to fraud types
16 Sep 2013

There are an estimated 400 different types of fraud permeating the wholesale telecoms markets. As schemes become more sophisticated and the crooks harder to catch, carriers are increasingly finding themselves outmanoeuvred and footing the bill. Here Capacity identifies the types of fraud they are up against.

Friday Network News: September 13
13 Sep 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Critics slam European telecoms reform bill
10 Sep 2013

The EU telecoms reform bill could be redrawn after critics claimed the new plans could give operators an unfair advantage, according to a senior EU Commission official.

Top 10 deals to watch
09 Sep 2013

M&A activity has been widespread in 2013, with telecoms dominating business news headlines worldwide. And there is plenty more to come.

Friday Network News: September 6
06 Sep 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Djibouti telecoms market
06 Sep 2013

Djibouti is a small country in a strategically important location. On land, it shares its borders with Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. At sea, it is situated between the continents of Africa and Asia and at the crossroads of major shipping routes.

Myanmar: High opportunity, high risk
05 Sep 2013

Over 90 operators were interested in entering the Myanmar market. Just two were selected to champion a new era of connectivity for the country. But is Myanmar ready?

Kcom joins METRO2C Alliance
05 Sep 2013

Sea Fibre Networks – owner and operator of CeltixConnect – has today revealed that Kcom is now a member of the METRO2C Alliance.

SDN SPECIAL: The $35 billion SDN question
03 Sep 2013

The telecoms industry agrees that Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a good thing. But network operators will need convincing before they divert capex budgets to yet another untried "bleeding edge" technology. So how can the wholesale market make money out of SDN?