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Cavern Technologies expands underground data centre
31 Dec 2014

US data centre provider Cavern Technologies has increased the footprint of its underground facility near Kansas City by 60,000 square feet, as part of an ongoing expansion project to meet increasing client growth.

Equinix board approves REIT conversion
24 Dec 2014

Equinix’s board of directors have unanimously approved the data centre operator’s conversion to a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes from January 1 2015.

CSL makes LTE-A upgrade
23 Dec 2014

Hong Kong mobile operator CSL has revealed the commercial upgrade of its 4G network to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), using carrier aggregation across two 20MHz bands.

Midweek Mergers: December 17
17 Dec 2014

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.

Telstra in talks over Pacnet acquisition
17 Dec 2014

Australia’s Telstra has confirmed it is in talks to acquire subsea cable operator Pacnet, in a deal with an estimated price tag of US$1 billion.

Cisco launches Internet of Everything analytics
12 Dec 2014

Cisco has today revealed a comprehensive data and analytics strategy and solutions portfolio, designed to help customers across all industries extract value from data generated by the rapidly expanding Internet of Everything (IoE).

Daisy appoints CEO
11 Dec 2014

Unified communications provider Daisy has appointed Neil Muller, UK MD of Computacenter, as its CEO.

Orange to deliver cloud platform for 3M
10 Dec 2014

Orange Business Services is delivering its cloud platform to medical and oral care systems provider 3M to host its medical applications and patient information.

Vip completes VoLTE over NFV trial
10 Dec 2014

Telekom Austria Group’s Macedonian subsidiary Vip claims to have completed the region’s first VoLTE call based on Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV).

Swisscom acquires ICT firm
09 Dec 2014

Swisscom has today announced the acquisition of Swiss-based ICT service provider Veltigroup and a number of its subsidiaries.

ITU gives final approval to G.fast
08 Dec 2014

The International Telecoms Union (ITU) has given final approval for its new broadband standard, G.fast, which is designed to deliver access speeds of up to 1Gbps over existing telephone wires.

Viatel plans next stage of network investment
08 Dec 2014

The operator will make network enhancements in Marseille in France, Frankfurt in Germany, Amsterdam in Holland, Milan in Italy and Zurich in Switzerland, utilising its existing 8,500km fibre network.

Huawei and Red Hat partner for cloud solutions
05 Dec 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei and software solutions provider Red Hat have today revealed a partnership for the global deployment of the latter’s OpenStack based cloud solutions.

Midweek Mergers: December 3
03 Dec 2014

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.

Q&A: Justin Williams, AT&T – Total disaster recovery
02 Dec 2014

In a top-secret location in England’s south west, AT&T houses its network disaster recovery (NDR) unit. During an exclusive visit to the facility, Capacity spoke to Justin Williams, director of NDR team international at AT&T, about the uses for such a facility.

Belgacom appoints CFO
02 Dec 2014

Belgium’s Belgacom has appointed Sandrine Dufour as chief financial officer at the company.

Vodafone Qatar drops QNBN bid
01 Dec 2014

Vodafone Qatar has abandoned its bid to buy state-owned wholesale internet provider Qatar National Broadband Network (QNBN).

DATA: Carrier economics report
26 Nov 2014

Dell’Oro Group has tracked revenue and capex trends for carriers accounting for more than 80% of worldwide capex and revenue.

Canada telecoms market
26 Nov 2014

Canada is the second-largest country in the world. It is made up of three territories and 10 provinces, each with its own separate capital city.

Genband partners with Nokia
25 Nov 2014

Nokia Networks is to offer Genband’s evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG) as part of its voice evolution solutions, under a new partnership.

Hibernia adds PoP in Ireland
25 Nov 2014

Hibernia Networks has added a PoP at one of TelecityGroup’s Dublin-based data centres in Ireland.

Top five joint ventures
25 Nov 2014

2014 has seen the launch of a large number of joint ventures, as telcos increase collaboration to offer a more unified communications network across the globe. <i>Capacity</i> investigates five of the most eye-catching partnerships.

COVER STORY: 2020 vision
24 Nov 2014

5G is in sight and the industry has set itself a very ambitious target. Kavit Majithia reports.

The Scilly super-cable is complete
24 Nov 2014

Superfast broadband services have arrived on the Isles of Scilly in the UK following completion of the revitalisation of a disused subsea cable.

EU to “unbundle” Google?
24 Nov 2014

The European parliament is said to be considering splitting Google’s search engine operations in Europe, in an attempt to end its dominance in the region’s search market.

MARKET STRATEGY: A unified approach
21 Nov 2014

Enterprises all over the world are migrating from on-premises to cloud-based unified communications. What role can providers play in this market?

Zayo signs deal with IX Reach
21 Nov 2014

Zayo Group will provide co-location and dark fibre for IX Reach, connecting the wholesale carrier solutions provider’s data centres in the New York and New Jersey areas.

European aviation network edges closer to take-off
20 Nov 2014

Plans for Europe’s first major aviation network aimed at delivering broadband services to aircraft passengers are further underway, following a partnership between Inmarsat and Alcatel-Lucent.

ZTE joins NFV initiative
20 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 3 – Two senior experts from Chinese telecoms equipment maker ZTE have joined Open Platform NFV (OPNFV) to help guide the development of the technology globally.

Midweek Mergers: November 19
19 Nov 2014

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.

New Megaport CEO to drive global expansion
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Megaport has appointed Denver Maddux as CEO at the company and expects this to drive its strategy of making aggressive international expansions over the next 18 months.

Q&A: Jim Fagan, Pacnet – Reaping the benefits of SDN
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Pacnet scooped the award for best Asian wholesale carrier at the recent Global Carrier Awards 2014. Jim Fagan, president of managed services, explains how the carrier has used software-defined networking (SDN) to bolster its offering.

StarHub offers 1Gbps broadband speeds
19 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 2 – Singapore’s second-largest operator StarHub has boosted its residential broadband speeds to 1Gbps, in a bid to meet increasing demands.

KPN to fully acquire Reggefiber
18 Nov 2014

KPN has agreed to pay €610 million to acquire the remaining 40% of Reggefiber that it does not already own.

Q&A: Michael Wheeler, NTT Communications – Wholesale success
18 Nov 2014

Capacity Asia day 1 – NTT Communications took the awards for best North American wholesale carrier and global wholesale data carrier at the Global Carrier Awards. Michael Wheeler, EVP and head of the global IP network business, explains the secrets of the company’s success in the wholesale arena.

ANALYSIS: Revenue sharing model brings alternate route to the Middle East
14 Nov 2014

Numerous projects have tried and failed to establish an alternative terrestrial route for traffic between Europe and the Middle East that avoids the Suez Canal. But has the Alternative Middle East & European Route (AMEER) finally navigated its way successfully round the region’s political hurdles, by means of an innovative new consortium model?

ANALYSIS: CRTC looks to untangle Canada’s regulatory red tape
13 Nov 2014

Forbearance is the term applied by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to denote services exempt from regulation. But it could just as easily describe the wait-and-see attitude adopted by many of the nation’s carriers as mobile and broadband wholesale proceedings unfold.

Midweek Mergers: November 12
12 Nov 2014

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.

Katia Gonzalez, BICS and i3forum: Spreading the word
11 Nov 2014

Katia Gonzalez has been working tirelessly to raise awareness of fraud in the wholesale sector, both in her role as head of i3forum’s Fraud Workstream and as head of fraud operations at BICS.

Vodafone takes on BT in broadband battle
11 Nov 2014

Vodafone has announced plans to launch residential broadband services in the UK in 2015, in a bid to better compete against rival operator BT and the wider British market.

Juniper Networks CEO departs
11 Nov 2014

Juniper Networks CEO Shaygan Kheradpir resigned on Monday November 10, following a review by the networking company’s board into his handling of negotiations with an unnamed customer.

KPN appoints CCO
11 Nov 2014

The Netherlands’ KPN has today announced the appointment of Frank van der Post as chief commercial officer at the company.

BICS launches IP over satellite services
11 Nov 2014

BICS has launched a range of IP over Satellite (IPoSat) services designed to enhance connectivity for landlocked countries and act as a back-up for fibre and subsea networks.

Swiss telcos ink net neutrality deal
07 Nov 2014

Four telcos in Switzerland, as well as the country’s cable operator association Swisscable, have collaborated to form an official code of conduct for net neutrality in the country.

Equinix to launch fifth Tokyo data centre
07 Nov 2014

Equinix has announced plans to launch its fifth data centre in Tokyo, Japan, as it moves to meet strong demand from its financial services customers.

FarEasTone selects Ericsson for IT transformation
07 Nov 2014

Taiwan’s FarEasTone has extended its partnership with Ericsson, which will see the Swedish vendor become prime integrator for the lead-to-service domain of the mobile operator’s IT transformation.

dtac selects Ericsson for LTE upgrade
06 Nov 2014

dtac TriNet has signed a five-year agreement with Swedish vendor Ericsson for its LTE technology, as the operator looks to expand its 4G services across Thailand.

Jonathan Wright, Interoute: Adding depth
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – With its buyout of network operator Vtesse, Interoute now has the UK footprint it has long desired and a new customer base for its VDC cloud services, says VP service provider Jonathan Wright.

Q&A: Frank Orlowski, DE-CIX – Upgrading the Frankfurt hub
05 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 3 – Germany’s DE-CIX has upgraded its Apollon internet exchange platform in Frankfurt, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent. Capacity speaks to Frank Orlowski, CMO at DE-CIX, to find out the finer details of the project and the impact he expects it to have.

Q&A: Leonardo Cerciello, TI Sparkle – TI Sparkles with new African PoPs
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – In June 2014, Telecom Italia Sparkle launched a PoP in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in partnership with TTCL (Tanzania Telecoms Company). Capacity catches up with Leonardo Cerciello, VP of MEA and Asia-Pacific at the company, to discover some of the reasons behind the launch.

Rob Bath, Digital Realty: Realty check
04 Nov 2014

Europe is set to be a major focus for Digital Realty over the next couple of years, says VP engineering EMEA Rob Bath. Alex Hawkes gets the inside story from one of the architects of the company’s success.

TTI joins AMS-IX partner programme
04 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 2 – Türk Telekom International (TTI) has today announced that it has joined the AMS-IX partner programme, as it moves to increase its presence and services in western Europe.

Security to keep telcos relevant in connected world
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – Network security could play a major role in keeping telcos relevant in the connected world, Wired editor David Rowan told delegates this morning at Capacity Europe.

David Rowan, Wired magazine: Totally wired
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – When Wired editor David Rowan talks about the future, people listen. Today's keynote speaker at Capacity Europe offers Guy Matthews some insights into where telcos can fit in to a connected universe.

KPN gets green light for Reggefiber takeover
03 Nov 2014

Capacity Europe day 1 – Dutch telco KPN has received approval from the Netherland’s Autoriteit Consument & Markt (ACM) regulatory body to acquire a further 9% of FTTH operator Reggefiber, bringing its total hold in the company to 60%.

Amerimar Enterprises targets Chicago market
31 Oct 2014

Amerimar Enterprises has acquired a 100,000 square foot fibre-rich building in Chicago in the US, as part of its latest redevelopment project with Hunter Newby.

Ericsson launches OPNFV certification programme
30 Oct 2014

Swedish vendor Ericsson, a platinum member of the open platform for network functions virtualisation (OPNFV), has today launched a certification programme for the initiative.

FRAUD & SECURITY BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: Fighting fraud together
29 Oct 2014

As fraudulent activity becomes smarter, companies are urged to share experiences and knowledge to counter threats together. Capacity identifies the top five fraud associations and companies that are promoting collaboration for collective security.

Midweek Mergers: October 29
29 Oct 2014

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.

O3b prepares for December launch
28 Oct 2014

O3b has confirmed that its third group of four satellites will be launched from Le Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) at Kourou in French Guiana on December 18.

ITU wraps up elections
27 Oct 2014

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has concluded its elections to select candidates for the organisation’s five elected posts, the 12 members of the Radio Regulations Board and the 48 members of the ITU Council.

Level 3 gets go-ahead to buy tw telecom
27 Oct 2014

Level 3 has received approval from US regulator the Federal Communications Commission for the acquisition of US managed-services provider tw telecom.

BT boosts Ethernet presence
27 Oct 2014

BT has established three more PoPs in UK data centres in a bid to grow its Ethernet fibre footprint. The new sites, which include TelecityGroup and Equinix data centres, are located in Leeds, Manchester and Slough, and will go live this month.

Vivo and ISPM to build smart city in Brazil
23 Oct 2014

Telefónica’s Brazilian subsidiary Vivo and software management company ISPM have announced a project to turn Aguas de São Pedro in São Paulo into the country’s first smart city.

O2 and Zayo pen UK network upgrade
23 Oct 2014

The UK’s O2 has today announced a partnership with Zayo Group for the upgrade of its nationwide infrastructure into a fully resilient core fibre network.

Midweek Mergers: October 22
22 Oct 2014

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.

IIX acquires Allegro Networks
22 Oct 2014

IIX today announced its acquisition of UK-based software and interconnection company Allegro Networks.

Interoute opens VDC in Madrid
22 Oct 2014

Interoute has opened its latest Virtual Data Centre zone (VDC) in Madrid as part of its continuing platform expansion.

Alcatel-Lucent launches broadband solutions
21 Oct 2014

French vendor Alcatel-Lucent is launching a TWDM-PON (Time and Wavelength Division Multiplexed Passive Optical Networks) solution, in what it claims is an industry first.

euNetworks acquires Fibrelac
20 Oct 2014

European bandwidth infrastructure provider euNetworks has acquired Swiss dark fibre network operator Fibrelac.

Colt appoints CFO
17 Oct 2014

Colt Group has today announced the appointment of Hugo Eales as chief financial officer at the company, effective November 1 2014.

Q&A: Onno Bos, AMS-IX – Into Africa
16 Oct 2014

Capacity catches up with AMS-IX’s Onno Bos, sales director at the company, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to talk about their recently launched internet exchange in Mombasa, Kenya: the AMS-IX East Africa Exchange Point.

GTT acquires UNSi
16 Oct 2014

GTT Communications has completed the $40-million acquisition of data service provider UNSi.

Midweek Mergers: October 15
15 Oct 2014

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.

Global Cloud Xchange rolls out cloud platform
15 Oct 2014

Global Cloud Xchange (GCX) has launched its cloud platform, offering enterprise cloud services, applications and content across the operator’s privately owned global fibre-optic network.

Liquid Telecom invests in Rwanda expansion
15 Oct 2014

Liquid Telecom has today revealed a $34 million investment strategy for Rwanda, which includes the expansion of its network in the country, as well as what is claimed to be the first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) service in Rwanda.

Coriant launches SDN solution portfolio
14 Oct 2014

Coriant has launched an SDN solution portfolio which claims to leverage its expertise in packet optical transport, mobile backhaul and cloud networking.

KT and Alcatel-Lucent to accelerate NFV adoption
14 Oct 2014

Korea’s KT and multinational vendor Alcatel-Lucent have signed a technical agreement pledging to drive innovation and the faster adoption of network functions virtualisation (NFV).

Tata and PCCW ink HD video conferencing deal
14 Oct 2014

Asian operators Tata Communications and PCCW Global have today revealed a high-definition video conferencing (HDVC) agreement for the interconnection of their IPX and MPLS networks.

OneAccess partners with Axiros
13 Oct 2014

OneAccess Networks is to pair its access routers with auto-configuration solutions provider Axiros’ managed-service platform software solution as part of a new partnership.

GSMA issues IoT guidelines
13 Oct 2014

The GSMA has issued guidelines for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, aimed at outlining how devices and applications should communicate via mobile networks.

BT and Huawei reach 3Tbps in field trial
08 Oct 2014

The UK’s BT and Chinese vendor Huawei have reached up to 3Tbps in field trials, thought to be the fastest real-time super channel speeds ever achieved over an existing fibre link in a real-world environment.

Kenya telecoms market
07 Oct 2014

Situated on the equator on Africa’s east coast, Kenya is well-positioned for both national and international connectivity to neighbouring countries Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Laying siege to the carrier pipe
07 Oct 2014

Are carriers threatened by the investment from tech companies in telecoms infrastructure? Kavit Majithia investigates.

Telstra and Tata sign Indian NNI
07 Oct 2014

Australia’s Telstra has today revealed a network-to-network interconnection (NNI) deal with Tata Communications to extend its reach into India.

Hyperoptic doubles UK broadband reach
06 Oct 2014

British broadband provider Hyperoptic has more than doubled its high-speed fibre broadband reach to homes in the UK, as it looks to compete against rival player BT.

BT mobile network faces possible delays
06 Oct 2014

The UK’s BT Group has said that technical hurdles will make it difficult for the company to return to the consumer mobile market before the end of the financial year.

SMS WHOLESALE SPECIAL REPORT 2014: Monetising A2P messaging
03 Oct 2014

Global carriers and enterprises are seeking higher-quality routes, introducing exchanges and enhancing hubbing services to accommodate the growing interest in application-to-person (A2P) SMS. Making more effective use of their partnerships and seizing control of traffic on their networks to optimise revenue could be key to making the most of this market.

Huawei to increase France R&D
03 Oct 2014

China’s Huawei has revealed plans to increase its R&D investments in France, and expand its industry co-operation with French partners.

Kroes urges telcos to change
03 Oct 2014

Departing European Commission VP, Neelie Kroes, has warned telcos that they must change their attitude if Europe is to become a single telecoms market.

MARKET STRATEGY: VoLTE and PCRF
02 Oct 2014

As if there was not already enough for carriers to consider when upgrading their networks to support VoLTE, modifications must be also made to the Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF).

Ericsson acquires smart grid provider
02 Oct 2014

Ericsson has completed the acquisition of US-based smart grid communications provider, Ambient Corporation, as the Swedish vendor looks to grow its utilities service offering.

Geoff Bennett, Infinera Q&A: Xpress delivery
01 Oct 2014

Infinera launched its Cloud Xpress portfolio last month, in a bid to better enable network operators to deliver cloud-based services worldwide. Here, Geoff Bennett – director of solutions and technology at Infinera – speaks exclusively to Capacity about the thought process behind the launch.

Midweek Mergers: October 1
01 Oct 2014

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.

INNOVATION BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: The generation gap
30 Sep 2014

With 5G on the horizon, how is investment stepping up in research and development? Are carriers taking an active role, or is the drive coming largely from the vendor community? Guy Matthews reports from the frontiers of cellular innovation.

Tele Columbus to launch IPO
30 Sep 2014

Germany’s third-largest cable operator, Tele Columbus, is to launch an IPO by the end of the year in a bid to raise $380 million.

Pacnet rolls out CDN
30 Sep 2014

Pacnet has selected CDN provider OnApp to deploy a CDN platform across its data centre and subsea cable network in Asia-Pacific.

NEED TO KNOW: 4K video – Life in HD
11 Sep 2014

4K video is the next generation of high-definition (HD) digital video, named as such because it employs 4,000 pixels for horizontal resolution. It claims to deliver four times the resolution of 1080 pixels, totalling 8.3 megapixels, and delivering higher-quality image definition and larger projection surface visibility.

Nick Clarke, Spark: A bright spark
11 Sep 2014

Ideas man Nick Clarke, GM of wholesale and international at Spark (formerly Telecom NZ), is using his philosophy to drive the company’s rebrand into the digital age.

NTT speeds up Honda
11 Sep 2014

NTT Communications has claimed that its enterprise cloud service has helped car manufacturer Honda reduce its annual operating costs by 30%.

ANALYSIS: Hibernia keeps faith with Express cable
11 Sep 2014

Bjarni Thorvardason, CEO at Hibernia Networks, has told Capacity that the operator did not contemplate "abandoning the Hibernia Express project for even a second", after work resumed on the subsea cable project in August.

ANALYSIS: The Scilly super-cable
09 Sep 2014

Plans are in motion for the revitalisation of a disused subsea cable to connect Cornwall – in the UK’s south west – to the remote Isles of Scilly, as the country edges closer to reaching its target of nationwide broadband coverage.

Ofcom aims to support SMEs
05 Sep 2014

UK regulator Ofcom has outlined a policy to help SMEs benefit from communications services across the country.

Tata CFO to depart
05 Sep 2014

Tata Communications has announced that its CFO, Sanjay Baweja, will be leaving the organisation to pursue other opportunities.

Telehouse expands reach in New York
05 Sep 2014

Data centre company Telehouse has announced that its New York Internet Exchange (NYIIX) has expanded its reach through CoreSite’s capabilities in New York.

COVER STORY: Telecoms in the post-Snowden era
04 Sep 2014

Revelations about US government surveillance are widely believed to be costing US telecoms and tech firms revenue. It is difficult to determine, however, whether perceptions match reality.

Nokia Networks appoints LatAm head
04 Sep 2014

Nokia Networks has appointed Dimitri Diliani as VP of Latin America at the company, following the resignation of Almir Narcizo.

Midweek Mergers: September 3
03 Sep 2014

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.

Orange to provide satellite services for BW Offshore
02 Sep 2014

Orange Business Services will supply satellite solutions to BW Offshore – a provider of floating production services to the oil and gas industry – under a new five-year $12 million contract.

Dtac appoints Brekke as interim CEO
02 Sep 2014

Thai mobile operator Total Access Communication (Dtac) has announced vice chairman Sigve Brekke will take over as acting CEO following the resignation of Eddy Abdullah.

Telefónica to exit Telecom Italia
02 Sep 2014

Telefónica has reportedly revealed plans to exit its 14.8% stake in Telecom Italia upon completion of its deal to acquire GVT from Vivendi.

South Korean data traffic is 92% 4G
01 Sep 2014

South Korea’s Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning has released figures stating that 4G accounts for 92% of all data traffic in the country.

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: In the fast lane – part 2
28 Aug 2014

As SDN moves from tentative sandbox trial to real-life deployment, we put the spotlight on some of the carriers showing the way forward. In partnership with vendors, these players are helping to forge the networking services market of tomorrow.

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: In the fast lane – part 1
27 Aug 2014

As SDN moves from tentative sandbox trial to real-life deployment, we put the spotlight on some of the carriers showing the way forward. In partnership with vendors, these players are helping to forge the networking services market of tomorrow.

Midweek Mergers: August 27
27 Aug 2014

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.

TE Connectivity upgrades antenna systems to 4G
26 Aug 2014

TE Connectivity has announced it has upgraded its antenna systems to 4G, in a bid to allow customers that presently use 2G and 3G services to deliver more capacity over their networks.

Pacnet data centres receive 2.0 certification
26 Aug 2014

Pacnet’s CloudSpace data centres in Sydney (SYCS1), Hong Kong (HKCS1 and HKCS2) and Singapore (SGCS2) have been awarded PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 2.0 Certification and Attestation of Compliance.

Midweek Mergers: August 13
13 Aug 2014

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.

Moldcell secures mobile licences
13 Aug 2014

The National Regulatory Agency for Electronic Communications and Information Technology (ANRCETI) in Moldova has awarded three mobile licences to Moldcell.

Avanti to launch new satellite in 2017
12 Aug 2014

British satellite operator Avanti Communications is to launch its new HYLAS 4 satellite in 2017 and complete its coverage in Europe and Africa.

Telekom Malaysia and Huawei develop next-gen technology
12 Aug 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has partnered with Telekom Malaysia (TM) subsidiary Telekom Research and Development (TM R&D) to co-develop next-generation access technologies for fixed-line and mobile operators in Malaysia.

Neil McRae, BT: Driving force
11 Aug 2014

He's never happier than when he's got his hands covered in motor oil. So what is Neil McRae going to make of a clean, well-ordered world where everything is seamlessly driven by software? Guy Matthews interviews BT's chief network architect.

Bite to launch LTE-A network
11 Aug 2014

Lithuanian mobile operator Bite is reportedly set to invest approximately €50 million ($66.7 million) in the deployment of an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network over the next few years.

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: The great equaliser
08 Aug 2014

SDN is being talked of as a great leveller among the different tiers of the carrier community. But is it really the battlefield on which Tier-2 and Tier-3 players could go after Tier-1 carriers?

NTT strengthens Arcstar brand
07 Aug 2014

NTT Com has established a reseller agreement between two of its subsidiaries – NTT America and Arkadin – to offer services under the Arcstar Conferencing brand.

Midweek Mergers: August 6
06 Aug 2014

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

No "crazy offers" in Brazil, says Telecom Italia CEO
06 Aug 2014

Marco Patuano, CEO at Telecom Italia, told reporters this morning that the company will not make any “crazy offers” in Brazil, following the news that Telefónica placed a bid for Brazilian internet provider GVT.

SDN BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: A two-track market?
06 Aug 2014

Is there a first-mover benefit for carriers adopting early-to-market SDN strategies? If so, does this mean a future where pioneers will only want to do business with other SDN-enabled organisations?

Intelsat posts Q2 results
05 Aug 2014

Intelsat said its Q2 results were in line with expectations, despite experiencing a drop in revenues.

Indonesia telecoms market
04 Aug 2014

A sovereign state and the largest archipelagic nation in the world, Indonesia is the world’s fourth most populous country and – after a period of political instability – its developing telecommunications market is beginning to reflect this.

NTT expands data centre partnership with NVIDIA
04 Aug 2014

Visual computing technologies provider NVIDIA has extended its partnership with NTT Communications, selecting the carrier’s Hong Kong data centre facilities as its hub for the Asia-Pacific region.

FCC looks to prevent joint airwave bids in 2015 auction
04 Aug 2014

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has said it does not want joint bids from nationwide carriers in the US wireless airwave auction, which could scupper plans for a joint venture between Sprint and T-Mobile US.

Friday Network News: August 1
01 Aug 2014

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.

Ashok Rao, O3b Networks: Quick Thinking
30 Jul 2014

Can satellite really be the "fibre of the sky"? Ashok Rao, VP of product development at O3b Networks, explains how the operator is revolutionising satellite speeds through utilising medium earth orbit.

Midweek Mergers: July 30
30 Jul 2014

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.

NBN extends Ericsson contract
30 Jul 2014

Australia’s National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) has extended a fixed and mobile managed-service contract with Swedish vendor Ericsson.

Windstream to spin off part of network
30 Jul 2014

US operator Windstream has made plans to spin-off parts of its telecoms network into an independent, publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT).

Vodafone Australia boosts 4G network
29 Jul 2014

Vodafone Australia is reallocating half of its mobile spectrum for 3G to 4G, and plans to expand the latter network to cover 95% of the urban population by the year end, according to local reports.

Nokia Networks trials LTE for TV
29 Jul 2014

Finnish vendor Nokia Networks is trialling LTE Broadcast technology in its latest bid to open up new revenue sources for operators.

Wateen Telecom appoints CEO
28 Jul 2014

Wateen Telecom, sister company of Warid Telecom in Pakistan, has announced the appointment of Rizwan Tiwana as CEO.

TrueView – big opportunity?
25 Jul 2014

TrueView is YouTube’s online video ad format which is based on an interactive model. The service allows the viewer to skip the advertisement or select to watch an ad from a choice of different ads. The company is only charged if the viewer watches the video ad.

Colt to launch network for London Metal Exchange
25 Jul 2014

Colt is working with the London Metal Exchange (LME) to launch a dedicated high-speed network to provide market participants with a secure connection to the exchange’s electronic systems.

Friday Network News: 25 July
25 Jul 2014

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.

Infinera posts Q2 results
24 Jul 2014

Infinera has posted its second quarter results for 2014, recording revenues of $165.4 million, compared with $142.8 million in Q1.

Midweek Mergers: July 23
23 Jul 2014

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ANALYSIS: Verizon expands CDN reach
23 Jul 2014

Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) and EdgeCast have revealed a rapid expansion strategy that will see the CDN provider add an additional 20 PoPs to its footprint across major cities in the world.

ANALYSIS: Level 3 makes its biggest move yet
22 Jul 2014

It would be very easy for Level 3 Communications to rest on its laurels. However, the temptation to add tw telecom to its growing list of subsidiaries appeared too good to miss.

América Móvil hit by Mexican telecoms reforms
22 Jul 2014

América Móvil has claimed that Mexico’s revolutionary telecoms reforms are already beginning to take its toll, after the company revealed a slightly poorer performance than predicted in its core market.

Friday Network News: July 18
18 Jul 2014

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Midweek Mergers: July 16
16 Jul 2014

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FIFA World Cup breaks data traffic records
16 Jul 2014

Sunday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup final in Brazil broke records for the amount of data sent by fans at the ground, according to the National Union of Telephone Companies (SindiTelebrasil).

ANALYSIS: Vodafone puts M2M in the fast lane
15 Jul 2014

As Vodafone continues to invest billions across the world in its mobile and cable TV network, it has been easy to overlook the small but significant advancements it has made with its M2M division.

Dish urges FCC to block Comcast-TWC merger
11 Jul 2014

US satellite provider Dish Network has urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block Comcast’s bid to acquire Time Warner Cable (TWC) on competition grounds.

Friday Network News: July 11
11 Jul 2014

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Telstra invests in TeleSign
04 Jul 2014

Australian operator Telstra has announced a strategic investment in mobile identity services company TeleSign.

Friday Network News: July 4
04 Jul 2014

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Zayo files for IPO
03 Jul 2014

US-based fibre provider Zayo has announced plans to raise $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO).

Tele2 inks M2M deal with NetComm Wireless
03 Jul 2014

Tele2 AB has announced an agreement with service provider NetComm Wireless for the delivery of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) opportunities to vertical markets.

ZTE reveals roadmap to 5G
02 Jul 2014

Chinese vendor ZTE has revealed its pre-5G concept plan, claiming that under some conditions it can provide a 5G-like user experience on 4G terminals without changing the air interface standards.

Midweek Mergers: July 2
02 Jul 2014

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Ericsson 5G technology reaches 5Gbps
02 Jul 2014

Ericsson has achieved speeds of 5Gbps in live, over-the-air demonstrations of its pre-standard 5G network technology, the Swedish vendor claims.

Friday Network News: June 27
27 Jun 2014

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Zain and Nokia demonstrate HD VoLTE
26 Jun 2014

Zain Kuwait and Nokia Networks claim to have successfully completed Kuwait’s first ever voice over LTE (VoLTE) call, using Zain’s commercial LTE network.

Midweek Mergers: June 25
25 Jun 2014

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Zain Kuwait selects NSN OSS solution
23 Jun 2014

Zain Kuwait has signed a partnership with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) for the deployment of the equipment vendor’s operations support systems (OSS) solution.

Friday Network News: June 20
20 Jun 2014

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FCC says ISP network performance is improving
19 Jun 2014

Internet service providers (ISPs) across the US are improving their overall network performance, according to a new report by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Ofcom releases pricing proposals for BT fibre
19 Jun 2014

Ofcom, the UK’s telecoms regulator, has today proposed a set of guidelines for margins that BT will have to uphold when wholesaling its superfast fibre offering to rivals.

Angola Cables and DE-CIX sign collaboration agreement
19 Jun 2014

Fibre-optic provider Angola Cables has signed a collaboration agreement with internet exchange DE-CIX to establish the foundations for a neutral interconnection environment between Angola and southern Africa.

Midweek Mergers: June 18
18 Jun 2014

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Cellcom to launch OTT TV services in Israel
17 Jun 2014

Israel-based Cellcom will provide television coverage over the internet for the first time, as mobile operators in the country continue to look for new ways to generate revenue.

Rene Dufrene, AT&T Business Solutions: Ahead in the cloud
17 Jun 2014

Has AT&T developed a solution that addresses the barriers to cloud adoption without compromising on any of the dynamic values of the cloud? Capacity talks to Rene Dufrene, AVP of network-enabled cloud at AT&T Business Solutions, to find out.

CLOUD SPECIAL REPORT 2014: Cloud formation
13 Jun 2014

The past year has seen a rapid rise in the number of carriers developing cloud solution portfolios targeted at enterprise customers. Guy Matthews investigates.

Colombia telecoms market
13 Jun 2014

Colombia’s telecoms sector has witnessed a rapid increase in infrastructure investment in recent years, opening up significant potential for economic growth from technological advancements.

Friday Network News: June 13
13 Jun 2014

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Satellite takes centre stage at World Cup
12 Jun 2014

Intelsat has revealed details of the news and sports programmers using its global satellite services and terrestrial network to televise the 2014 World Cup, which starts today in Brazil.

Deutsche Telekom focussing on GTS integration
12 Jun 2014

Deutsche Telekom has revealed it is focussing on integrating fibre-optic provider GTS Central Europe within its operations and is not planning additional acquisitions in eastern Europe.

Midweek Mergers: June 11
11 Jun 2014

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Huawei increases enterprise sales target
11 Jun 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has announced that it has raised sales targets across its enterprise business, and now expects sales to increase by 40% year-on-year.

SEACOM partners with CDNetworks in Tanzania
11 Jun 2014

SEACOM has announced a partnership with content delivery company CDNetworks to deploy content clusters and caching nodes on its pan-African IP network in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Shawn Henry, CrowdStrike: The cybercrime buster
11 Jun 2014

Telcos are uniquely positioned to play a key part in the global battle against cybercrime, says former FBI man Shawn Henry. Capacity hears about his tireless battle against a relentless tide of “adversaries”.

Pete Oliver, BT CSR Q&A: Right Click
06 Jun 2014

Pete Oliver, commercial director of BT’s consumer division, talks to Capacity about the Right Click initiative set up by BT and UNICEF UK.

Huawei launches mobile money solution
06 Jun 2014

Huawei has launched a mobile money (MM) solution, designed to enable operators worldwide to develop a robust mobile financial ecosystem.

NBN appoints two new executives
06 Jun 2014

Australia’s state-owned National Broadband Network Company (NBN) has named two new executives as part of CEO Bill Morrow’s plans to restructure the company.

Friday Network News: June 6
06 Jun 2014

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Midweek Mergers: June 4
04 Jun 2014

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Turkey lifts two-month YouTube ban
04 Jun 2014

Turkey has lifted its ban on video-sharing website YouTube after the constitutional court ruled the ban to be a violation of the Turkish constitution’s freedom-of-expression clause.

Vipnet completes NFV trial
04 Jun 2014

Telekom Austria-owned Vipnet has been announced as the first operator in the group to complete a successful network functions virtualisation (NFV) trial.

Vodafone to open new development centre in London
03 Jun 2014

Vodafone has announced plans to move its Vodafone xone technology development hub from Silicon Valley to London, in an effort to boost its emerging technologies division in Europe, Africa and India.

Telefónica finalises deal for DTS
03 Jun 2014

Spanish incumbent Telefónica has finalised its deal to acquire a 56% stake in Distribuidora de Televisión (DTS) from media group Prisa.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee: The founder of the World Wide Web
02 Jun 2014

The principle of an open internet is facing its biggest ever threat. Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the World Wide Web and VIP keynote speaker at ITW 2014, talks to Capacity about the evolution of his creation 25 years on.

Friday Network News: May 30
30 May 2014

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NEC upgrades TTCL network in Tanzania
29 May 2014

Integrated IT and network technologies firm NEC has signed a $1.6 million agreement with Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL) to upgrade its microwave links in six rural and island locations across Tanzania.

SDN and NFV: AT&T's root-and-branch approach
28 May 2014

To many, AT&T epitomises all that is wrong with today’s top-tier telcos: cautious, conservative and conformist. Not anymore. The top brass are backing an audacious root-and-branch network revamp.

Midweek Mergers: May 28
28 May 2014

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Phil Meeks, TWC Business Services: A new chapter
27 May 2014

The merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast has some major implications for wholesale as well as cable. Capacity speaks to the COO and EVP of TWC Business Services, Phil Meeks.

NTT DoCoMo completes NFV trials
27 May 2014

Japanese operator NTT DoCoMo has successfully completed proof-of-concept (PoC) trials for the feasibility of network functions virtualisation (NFV).

Swedish cable operator to launch IPO
23 May 2014

Swedish cable operator Com Hem is reportedly planning to launch an initial public offering (IPO) to list its shares on the Stockholm stock exchange.

Friday Network News: May 23
23 May 2014

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UK consortium to launch IoT network
22 May 2014

A consortium of UK technology firms, including BT and Neul, have today announced an agreement to build a city-wide, open-access internet of things (IoT) network in Milton Keynes, UK.

Dyn acquires Renesys
22 May 2014

Internet performance solutions provider Dyn has acquired internet intelligence provider Renesys for an undisclosed sum.

ANALYSIS: EU data protection proposals fall short
22 May 2014

The GSMA has hit out at the latest draft of the EU’s data protection regulation (GDPR), claiming that the proposals will not create one harmonised approach to data protection across Europe.

Midweek Mergers: May 21
21 May 2014

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ANALYSIS: Financing a Facebook future
20 May 2014

Facebook’s plans to launch mobile money services this month could be the company’s first step into entering the wider financial services industry, Capacity can reveal.

Ciena to upgrade Nordic research community network
19 May 2014

Ciena has partnered with NORDUnet – an international collaboration between the Nordic national computer networks for research and education (R&E) – to provide improved networking to the Nordic National Research and Education Networks (NREN) community.

AT&T agrees on DirecTV deal
19 May 2014

AT&T has announced that it has agreed to acquire satellite TV provider DirecTV for $48.5 billion.

Zayo to acquire Geo Networks
19 May 2014

Zayo has further solidified its presence in the UK after striking a deal to acquire London dark fibre provider Geo Networks.

Friday Network News: May 16
16 May 2014

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Friday Network News: May 9
09 May 2014

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Nokia and NTT DoCoMo drive 5G development
08 May 2014

Nokia and NTT DoCoMo have agreed to collaborate on the research and standardisation of 5G technology, building on a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in January this year.

Midweek Mergers: May 7
07 May 2014

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Ciena and Brocade partner to launch cloud solution
07 May 2014

Network specialist Ciena has partnered with Brocade to jointly develop a network-sharing solution, allowing service providers to benefit from a more agile and automated cloud data centre infrastructure.

Vodafone and SFR renew global alliance
07 May 2014

The UK’s Vodafone Group and French operator SFR have today announced the renewal of their strategic global alliance for another four years.

Friday Network News: May 2
02 May 2014

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Equinix launches cloud exchange service
01 May 2014

Equinix has launched the Equinix Cloud Exchange, an advanced interconnection solution designed to allow on-demand access to multiple clouds and networks worldwide.

Midweek Mergers: April 30
30 Apr 2014

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Verizon and Netflix sign streaming deal
29 Apr 2014

Verizon has signed a deal with OTT content provider Netflix for the delivery of direct connectivity from Netflix to Verizon’s broadband customers.

Huawei completes LTE-A trial
29 Apr 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has today announced the successful completion of an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) test, which reached download speeds of up to 300Mbps.

MegaFon completes Scartel integration
28 Apr 2014

Russian telco MegaFon has confirmed that the integration into of LTE service provider Scartel – which it acquired in October last year in a $1.2 billion deal – has been completed.

Friday Network News: April 25
25 Apr 2014

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Midweek Mergers: April 23
23 Apr 2014

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AT&T to expand US fibre network
22 Apr 2014

AT&T has announced that it expects to expand its ultra-fast fibre network and TV services to include an additional 21 cities across the US.

Friday Network News: April 18
18 Apr 2014

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Partnerships key to growth in West Africa, say operators
17 Apr 2014

Panellists at West Africa Connect 2014 in Dakar, Senegal, have said the telecoms industry in the country needs to focus on collaboration, as the country bids to increase the industry’s importance to stimulate economic growth.

6DG establishes PoP with Volta
16 Apr 2014

Volta Data Centres has announced that managed services provider 6DG has established a PoP at its London facility.

Midweek Mergers: April 16
16 Apr 2014

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Kalaam Telecom acquires Lightspeed
16 Apr 2014

Alternative Bahraini operator Kalaam Telecom is reported to have acquired Lightspeed Communications, a subsidiary of Jordan Telecommunications.

Huawei and LG Uplus partner for LTE-A backhaul solution
16 Apr 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei and South Korean operator LG Uplus have announced a partnership to deploy WDM/OTN technology for Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) backhaul on the mobile provider’s LTE-A network.

UK joint venture to rival BT Openreach
15 Apr 2014

TalkTalk, Sky and CityFibre have revealed plans for a joint venture that will deliver ultra-fast broadband services across York in the UK.

Facebook plans mobile payment service
15 Apr 2014

Internet giant Facebook is close to being granted an electronic money licence for payment and remittance services, in the company's latest effort to boost mobile services.

Huawei launches metro network solution
11 Apr 2014

Chinese vendor Huawei has upgraded its portfolio by adding a solution designed to increase efficiency and reduce costs for operators of metro networks.

Friday Network News: April 11
11 Apr 2014

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Midweek Mergers: April 9
09 Apr 2014

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EU court rules data retention law is invalid
08 Apr 2014

The EU’s highest court, the European Court of Justice, has ruled that the EU Data Retention Directive – which obliges telcos to retain communications data of their users for up to two years – is invalid.

Weibo files for US IPO
07 Apr 2014

Chinese messaging service Weibo has filed for an IPO on the Nasdaq market.

Level 3 launches Video Cloud Services
07 Apr 2014

Level 3 Communications has announced the launch of Video Cloud Services, based on moving, storing and delivering broadcast and internet video globally.

Friday Network News: April 4
04 Apr 2014

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Kenya reveals plans for 4G
02 Apr 2014

The Kenyan government has confirmed plans to build a 4G network next year and is in talks with operators to roll out the network.

Midweek Mergers: April 2
02 Apr 2014

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Top 5 industry verticals
01 Apr 2014

Businesses are becoming ever more reliant on telecoms to support their operations. Capacity looks at five industry verticals primed to expand over the coming years.

BT set to launch mobile quad-play offering
01 Apr 2014

BT is set to launch an offensive against mobile operators in the UK by offering bundled packages for consumers, utilising its broadband network and 4G spectrum.

BT Openreach adds 100Gbps solution to portfolio
01 Apr 2014

BT’s subsidiary Openreach has today announced the extension of its high-bandwidth, optical services portfolio for communications provider (CP) customers, in partnership with Ciena.

Europe set for net neutrality vote this week
01 Apr 2014

Europe is set to vote on whether telecoms operators can charge content providers to deliver services at faster speeds, which could restrict how much revenue operators can make from over-the-top application providers.

TELUS CEO to step down
01 Apr 2014

Darren Entwistle, CEO of Canadian operator TELUS, has announced his resignation from the role. He will remain in the company as executive chair of the board, following the retirement of chairman Brian Canfield.

APIs: a clear commercial return?
31 Mar 2014

Carriers have been exploring the ins and outs of opening their programming interfaces to outside developers, such as OTTs. Capacity considers the upside of making APIs accessible.

Dish and DirecTV in merger talks
31 Mar 2014

Dish Network is reportedly in talks with DirecTV – the largest satellite TV operator in the US – regarding a possible merger between the two companies.

C4L reveals technology partner
31 Mar 2014

Data centre co-location provider C4L has today revealed solution provider Digital Realty as what it describes as its first technology partner.

Belgacom to launch cloud service
31 Mar 2014

Belgian operator Belgacom is set to launch new cloud service Belgacom Cloud, following successful trials with 4,500 users since mid-December last year.

Vodafone targets M-Pesa growth across Europe
31 Mar 2014

UK-based Vodafone is seeking to bring mobile payment services to Europe, in a bid to replicate the same business model for the platform that has had so much success in Africa.

Taiwan to release LTE spectrum blocks by 2015
28 Mar 2014

Taiwan’s telecoms regulator, the National Communications Commission (NCC), has announced plans to release three blocks of spectrum in the 2600MHz band suitable for LTE.

Slim slams new Mexican telecoms regulations
28 Mar 2014

Tycoon Carlos Slim has criticised Mexico’s new telecoms bill and demanded that the country’s officials review the proposals, the Financial Times reports.

Telekom Austria completes 400G trial
28 Mar 2014

Telekom Austria has today announced that it has successfully completed a trial of 400Gbps technology between Zagreb, Croatia and Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Video caching – a cache-rich opportunity?
28 Mar 2014

Video caching, like traditional caching, speeds up response time by storing the most popular internet content and delivering it from the operator’s network rather than repeatedly retrieving it from the remote source.

Friday Network News: March 28
28 Mar 2014

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SoftBank to sell eAccess to Yahoo! Japan
27 Mar 2014

Japanese operator SoftBank is to sell off its mobile internet service provider eAccess to Yahoo! Japan in a deal worth ¥324 billion ($3.2 billion).

NBN Co to upgrade satellite service
26 Mar 2014

Australian state-owned broadband wholesaler NBN Co is set to invest A$18.4 million ($16.8 million) to revive its interim satellite service.

Dutch regulator requests final decision on Ziggo deal
26 Mar 2014

The ACM, the Dutch consumer and markets regulator, has requested that it, rather than the European Commission (EC), should decide on the outcome of Liberty Global’s acquisition of cable operator Ziggo.

Midweek Mergers: March 26
26 Mar 2014

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Phil Twist, NSN Q&A: Enhancing network performance
25 Mar 2014

In February, Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) extended its service portfolio to help telecoms operators enhance network performance. Phil Twist, head of portfolio marketing at NSN, talks Capacity through some of its latest solutions.

Global Cloud Xchange: Upgrading the Middle East
24 Mar 2014

Global Cloud Xchange – formerly Reliance Globalcom – is one of the Middle East’s largest providers of subsea cable connectivity. Rory Cole, CFO of the company’s three business units, shares his views on the regional market with Capacity.

Steve Alexander, Ciena Q&A: Growth in the Gulf
24 Mar 2014

Steve Alexander, SVP and CTO at Ciena, talks to Capacity about how operators in the Middle East are advancing their networks further than ever before, in a bid to address the expected surge in data demand from the region during the next decade.

Cisco to launch cloud service
24 Mar 2014

Network equipment vendor Cisco has announced plans to launch a cloud computing service, to be called Cisco Cloud Services.

HKNet launches new cloud solution
24 Mar 2014

HKNet, a subsidiary of NTT Communications, has announced the launch of a new IaaS cloud service aimed at enabling businesses of all sizes to benefit from cloud services.

Eircom deploys vectoring technology
21 Mar 2014

Irish operator Eircom has deployed vectoring technology at 150 out of its 3,000 fibre broadband cabinets, to boost speeds across its network.

Telecom Italia considering Metroweb stake
21 Mar 2014

Telecom Italia is reportedly mulling over the potential acquisition of a stake in Italian fibre network provider Metroweb, in an effort to boost its broadband service.

Friday Network News: March 21
21 Mar 2014

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Mexico set to send telecoms reforms to congress
20 Mar 2014

The Mexican government will send new legislation to congress this week, in a bid get the country’s telecoms laws reformed and limit the power of Carlos Slim and top broadcaster Televisa.

SNAP to offer connections to Amazon Web Services
20 Mar 2014

Internet exchange platform The Southeast Network Access Point (SNAP) has announced that it is now offering connections to Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) capabilities in northern Virginia.

Midweek Mergers: March 19
19 Mar 2014

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TeliaSonera launches PoP in Florida, US
19 Mar 2014

TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has launched a PoP in the city of Boca Raton, Florida, in an effort to increase its connectivity into South America.

BT launches cybersecurity solution in Brazil
18 Mar 2014

UK-based BT has launched its Assure Threat Monitoring service in Brazil, in a move designed to alleviate security concerns over cloud computing and BYOD services.

Friday Network News: March 14
14 Mar 2014

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Midweek Mergers: March 12
12 Mar 2014

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Dominican Republic telecoms market
12 Mar 2014

The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles. It lies between the Caribbean Sea to the south and the Atlantic Ocean to the north.

DT ICSS and iBasis sign LTE roaming agreement
12 Mar 2014

Deutsche Telekom International Carrier Sales & Solutions (DT ICSS) – the Germany-based carrier's wholesale arm – and iBasis have today announced an LTE roaming peering agreement for MNOs.

Telstra fined for data leak
12 Mar 2014

Telstra has been fined by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for leaking nearly 16,000 sets of private customer details.

The fall and rise of bandwidth trading
11 Mar 2014

With the bandwidth trading market showing signs of revival, does any of the current crop of players look to have the right formula? Guy Matthews investigates.

TI Sparkle to invest in SEA-ME-WE 5
11 Mar 2014

Telecom Italia Sparkle has today announced that it is among the initial investors for the deployment of the SEA-ME-WE 5 cable connecting Europe and Singapore.

Colt deploys ADVA 100G Core
11 Mar 2014

European data centre provider Colt has deployed ADVA Optical Networking’s 100G Core to address the growing demand for bandwidth from enterprise customers in the UK.

Ciena expands network solutions portfolio
10 Mar 2014

Network specialist Ciena has today unveiled several additions to its network solutions portfolio, designed to give operators greater visibility and control over the network.

Inmarsat deploys CSG billing solution
10 Mar 2014

London-based satellite provider Inmarsat has deployed CSG International’s billing solution to support the new Inmarsat Global Xpress service.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL 2014: A subsea scramble down under
10 Mar 2014

The SEA-ME-WE 3 cable that currently provides the only direct connectivity between Singapore and Australia was lit back in 2000. Regular upgrades have kept it in business, but the route has been crying out for some time for the diversity that a high-bandwidth alternative would provide.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL 2014: Protect and survive
07 Mar 2014

As the central role of subsea cable systems in the global economy grows, could more be done by governments and regulators to secure these vital arteries? Guy Matthews investigates.

UPDATE: Consortium formed to build SEA-ME-WE 5 subsea cable
07 Mar 2014

Following the signing ceremony for the SEA-ME-WE-5 cable in Malaysia last Friday, Capacity was saddened to learn that a group of telecoms executives may have been on board the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Our thoughts are with those families affected at this difficult time.

SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL 2014: Dangerous waters
07 Mar 2014

Egypt’s subsea cables have been in the news again, for all the wrong reasons. Is it time to switch vital east-to-west connectivity to land-based alternatives?

Friday Network News: March 7
07 Mar 2014

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Oman telecoms market
06 Mar 2014

The Sultanate of Oman is located in south west Asia at the entrance of the Persian Gulf. Like many Gulf countries, Oman has been focussing on reducing its economy's dependency on oil through diversification, industrialisation and privatisation.

BICS launches remote peering solution
06 Mar 2014

Belgian telco BICS has launched a remote peering solution to allow smaller communication service providers (CSPs) to cost-effectively expand their network footprints.

Tata expands reach into Turkey
06 Mar 2014

Tata Communications has expanded its global footprint by signing an agreement with Turkish operator Turkcell for improved connectivity in the region.

Midweek Mergers: March 5
05 Mar 2014

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Orixcom launches IaaS platform
04 Mar 2014

Network and cloud platform provider Orixcom has launched wholesale infrastructure as a service (IaaS) from its cloud platform in the UAE at Capacity Middle East 2014.

Djibouti Data Center launches IXP
04 Mar 2014

Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has strengthened its position as hub for East Africa by launching an internet exchange point.

Infinera and Telefónica demonstrate NaaS capabilities
28 Feb 2014

Optical transport provider Infinera and Spanish network operator Telefónica have collaborated to demonstrate the use of software defined networking (SDN) to support Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) capabilities in a multi-layer environment.

Huawei appoints Kenya CEO
27 Feb 2014

Chinese equipment vendor Huawei has appointed Dean Yu as CEO of its Kenyan operations.

NTT to launch PoP in Luxembourg
27 Feb 2014

Japanese telecoms company NTT Communications is set to expand its global footprint with the launch of an additional PoP in Luxembourg by the end of March this year.

Geo Networks connects Coreix sites
27 Feb 2014

UK-based Geo Networks has announced a partnership with service provider Coreix to connect its two primary facilities in London.

Dimension Data opens cloud data centre in London
27 Feb 2014

Service provider Dimension Data has launched its new cloud data centre in London, bringing the presence of Dimension’s managed cloud platforms (MCP) to 10 locations worldwide.

Midweek Mergers: February 26
26 Feb 2014

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SUBSEA CABLE SPECIAL 2014: Sea change
26 Feb 2014

The market for subsea capacity is evolving. Guy Matthews considers some of the innovations that new cable projects are adopting in their business models to achieve the required backing.

Sanjay Nayak, Pacnet: A fundamental shift
25 Feb 2014

Sanjay Nayak says Pacnet wants to bring harmony and consistency to Asia’s market for Carrier Ethernet. Guy Matthews interviews an evangelist and strategiser.

CARRIER ETHERNET BUSINESS BRIEFING 2014: World service
24 Feb 2014

The standardisation of Ethernet services and operations has taken a back seat while networks have been streamlined. But now the service side is being reinvented to create vital efficiencies for carriers.

Friday Network News: February 21
21 Feb 2014

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Midweek Mergers: February 19
19 Feb 2014

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Tata announces Q3 results
14 Feb 2014

Tata Communications has announced its results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31 2013.

Chad to privatise incumbent operator
14 Feb 2014

The central African country of Chad is in the process of privatising its state-owned telecoms company, Groupe SOTEL, officials revealed in a statement this week.

Friday Network News: February 14
14 Feb 2014

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Midweek Mergers: February 12
12 Feb 2014

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Cyan announces solution upgrades
12 Feb 2014

US vendor Cyan is upgrading two of its solutions, expected to be available at the end of this year's first quarter.

DE-CIX New York expands its reach
12 Feb 2014

German internet exchange DE-CIX has announced that its New York facility has gained 111 access points across Manhattan, New Jersey and Long Island in the US.

Amdocs launches SON solution
11 Feb 2014

Service provider Amdocs has launched its self-optimising networks (SON) solution, designed to automate the optimisation of radio access networks (RANs).

NSN releases cloud application management service
10 Feb 2014

Finnish vendor Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) is launching an automated cloud application management service, designed to support operators running network functions on cloud-based infrastructure.

Wind Hellas upgrades mobile network
10 Feb 2014

Greek operator Wind Hellas has upgraded its core network infrastructure, in partnership with Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson.

Vodafone bids for ONO
10 Feb 2014

The UK’s Vodafone Group has put forward a €7 billion takeover bid for Spanish operator ONO, according to local reports.

Friday Network News: February 7
07 Feb 2014

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Interoute opens new Spanish data centre
06 Feb 2014

London-based cloud operator Interoute has announced the opening of a new data centre in Madrid, Spain, which is built into the operator’s European network.

Deutsche Telekom to invest in Greek arm
05 Feb 2014

Deutsche Telekom plans to inject €1.2 billion into its Greek subsidiary OTE over the next four years, following an investment of €2 billion over the past five years in the Greek market, a company statement has revealed.

Iran reveals details of telecoms satellite
05 Feb 2014

Iran has unveiled a domestically designed and manufactured telecoms satellite, designed to provide secure national and international satellite mobile connections.

STC and NSN renew managed services contract
05 Feb 2014

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has renewed its managed services contract with Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) to improve operational efficiency, network performance and quality of service.

TATT to launch Trinidad and Tobago IXP
05 Feb 2014

The Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (TATT) will launch its own IXP in the country, an executive officer revealed at Capacity Caribbean 2014 in the Dominican Republic yesterday morning.

Alcatel-Lucent to build 1,000km cable in Libya
04 Feb 2014

French vendor Alcatel-Lucent has signed an agreement with the Libyan International Telecommunication Company (LITC) to build a new 1,000km subsea cable linking Tripoli to Benghazi.

Mexico moves closer to telecoms reform
03 Feb 2014

Mexico is set for landmark reforms to its telecoms and energy sectors, after President Enrique Pena Nieto confirmed he will set out secondary laws to flesh out the rulings.

ANALYSIS: The grey route of the problem
30 Jan 2014

Technology experts have warned that the advent of the cloud has led to an increase in grey routes, particularly as a result of cloud-based bulk SMS solutions.

NSN and Mobily announce upgrade agreements
24 Jan 2014

Saudi Arabian operator Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has partnered with Finnish equipment vendor NSN to enhance its mobile offering and offer improved data and voice services in the country.

AMS-IX selects Zayo as fibre provider in US
23 Jan 2014

AMS-IX USA has selected Zayo to supply fibre connectivity between multiple data centres in the US, where the internet exchange company operates its peering platform.

MENA secures Egypt link for submarine cable
23 Jan 2014

MENA Submarine Cable Systems, a subsidiary of Orascom Telecom Media and Technology, has announced that it has signed a $30 million agreement to use part of Telecom Egypt’s infrastructure.

Midweek Mergers: January 22
22 Jan 2014

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Tata partners with Ciena for 100G upgrades
22 Jan 2014

Tata Communications has announced a partnership with network specialist Ciena to upgrade its submarine cable systems connecting US to Japan, as well as three routes in markets across Asia.

Fibertech expands into Michigan
22 Jan 2014

US provider Fibertech Networks has announced plans to deploy over 750 miles of fibre-optic cable in Detroit and its suburbs.

Pacnet enhances wavelength service
22 Jan 2014

Asian service provider Pacnet has today announced the upgrade of its Wavelength Premium International Private Line (Wave Premium) service.

Alcatel-Lucent and BT achieve commercial fibre speed record
21 Jan 2014

Alcatel-Lucent and BT have today announced the successful speed trial of up to 1.4Tbps on an existing core fibre connection, claimed to be the fastest speed ever achieved on commercial hardware in a real-world environment.

NSN delivers 4G for TELE Greenland
21 Jan 2014

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has completed construction of an LTE network for TELE Greenland, to deliver the first 4G service in the country.

TI Sparkle and iBasis pen peering deal
21 Jan 2014

Wholesale voice carrier iBasis and Telecom Italia Sparkle have today announced an LTE roaming peering agreement, for the delivery of a consistent user experience to LTE roaming subscribers.

COVER STORY: Cable in demand
20 Jan 2014

With a growing interest in wholesale and access to rich-media content, are cablecos becoming a threat to carriers?

GlobeNet eyes Colombian potential
20 Jan 2014

The completed extension of GlobeNet’s subsea network into Colombia is expected to significantly drive telecoms and broader economic growth in the country, according to the company’s president.

Alcatel-Lucent improves IPTV for TTNET
17 Jan 2014

Turkish broadband service provider TTNET has selected Alcatel-Lucent to track and improve the performance of customer communication devices.

Friday Network News: January 17
17 Jan 2014

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Midweek Mergers: January 15
15 Jan 2014

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Pacnet opens Singapore data centre
14 Jan 2014

Pacnet has opened its $90 million data centre in Singapore, as it continues to aggressively pursue data centre opportunities across Asia-Pacific.

Telkom CEO to cut third of workforce
13 Jan 2014

The CEO of South Africa’s Telkom, Sipho Maseko, plans to slash as many as 1,000 managerial roles at the company and reduce his 21,000-strong workforce by almost a third over the next five years.

Alcatel-Lucent to sell enterprise unit
13 Jan 2014

France-based vendor Alcatel-Lucent is in talks to divest its enterprise unit, which sells telecommunications equipment and services to companies.

Belgacom to announce new CEO
09 Jan 2014

The Belgian government is set to announce Dominique Leroy as the CEO of state-owned Belgacom, according to local reports.

Epsilon expands operations in the Middle East
09 Jan 2014

Carrier neutral exchange company Epsilon has established a sales office in Dubai, to cope with growing demand from operators in the Middle East for IPX services and local access solutions.

Vodafone and EE to connect Channel tunnel
09 Jan 2014

British operators Vodafone and EE are close to signing a deal with Eurotunnel, which will enable the use of mobile phones and tablets under the sea during the Channel tunnel crossing, the Financial Times reports.

LDeX merges with Ping Networks
09 Jan 2014

The UK-based data centre and network operator London Data Exchange (LDeX) has merged with Ping Networks to form LDeX Group.

Midweek Mergers: January 8
08 Jan 2014

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4G price war in France hots up
08 Jan 2014

Leading French operator Orange is set to reduce its 4G price plan this week and will be closely followed by rival mobile company SFR.

Irish regulator receives no bids for 1800MHZ spectrum
08 Jan 2014

Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) has announced that it did not receive any offers from operators for the three lots of spectrum in the 1800MHz band that were put up for auction last year.

AIS boosts 3G investment
08 Jan 2014

Thai operator AIS has increased its investment in 3G for the 2013-2015 period from 70 billion baht to 90 billion baht ($2.7 billion), according to local reports.

India amends spectrum auction rules
06 Jan 2014

India’s telecom regulator DoT has amended the rules of the spectrum auction in the 900MHz and 1800MHz bands, scheduled to place in February.