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Orange steps up IoT strategy
26 Nov 2015

Orange will roll out its Internet of Things (IoT) network in 17 French cities in the first quarter of 2016.

Iraq extends deadline for mobile licence
24 Nov 2015

Iraqi officials have extended the deadline for companies to apply for participation in bidding for its fourth mobile licence to next month, according to local reports.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Steve Spengler, CEO, Intelsat
12 Nov 2015

Half a century after Intelsat launched its first telecoms satellite, the company is about to embark on its next, most innovative generation. CEO Steve Spengler talks to Capacity about its EpicNG satellites.

SDN: A new dawn
27 Oct 2015

The race to deploy software defined networking is underway. But which major global carriers are starting to pull away from the pack?

MARKET STRATEGY: Taking a spin into the future
27 Oct 2015

The era of the ‘connected’ car is providing new opportunities for telecoms operators in the automotive sector. Which carriers are positioning themselves in the fast lane?

Ericsson launches 5GEx project
27 Oct 2015

Ericsson has launched its 5G Exchange (5GEx) project, designed to enable a unified European 5G infrastructure service market that integrates multiple operators and technologies.

TELEHOUSE and DataGryd ink co-location partnership
27 Oct 2015

Data centre company TELEHOUSE has signed an agreement with wholesale data centre DataGryd in New York for the delivery of co-location, enterprise-grade services and connectivity options to both sets of customers.

Chorus and Alcatel-Lucent pen managed services deal
27 Oct 2015

New Zealand’s Chorus has signed a five year managed services deal with Alcatel-Lucent, which will see the French vendor monitor and analyse Chorus’ nationwide copper and fibre wholesale networks.

France-IX releases 100G members’ ports
26 Oct 2015

France-IX has today made it possible for its members to connect with 100Gbps ports on its triple core in Paris, as well as its two PoPs in Marseille.

Deutsche Telekom partners with Wandera
20 Oct 2015

Deutsche Telekom has signed a strategic partnership with Wandera for the delivery of its mobile gateway services to the operator’s business customers.

Hurricane Electric enters South Korea
15 Oct 2015

Hurricane Electric has made its entrance into South Korea with its first connection at the Korea Internet Neutral Exchange (KINX) in Seoul.

AT&T switches on LTE in Mexico
14 Oct 2015

US giant AT&T has revealed its first roll-out of a 4G LTE network in Mexico, in six locations across the country.

Equinix to launch Dallas IBX
08 Oct 2015

Equinix has revealed it is to launch an international business exchange (IBX) data centre in Dallas, US later this year.

ASN to deploy Angola subsea route
05 Oct 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) is to construct the Sonangol Offshore Optical Cable (SOOC) which will connect landing points across the coast of Angola.

Tele2 signs M2M and IoT deals
30 Sep 2015

Tele2 has announced a series of partnerships in the machine-to-machine (M2M) and internet of things (IoT) space within the Benelux region.

Cell C launches LTE network
25 Sep 2015

South Africa’s Cell C has launched its LTE network in Gauteng and Durban, with plans to have 200 LTE-enabled sites live by the end of the year.

NTT Com Japan-US route hits 1Tbps
25 Sep 2015

NTT Communications has revealed that the section of its global IP network between Japan and the US exceeded 1Tbps of capacity in September.

Zayo expands data centre in Miami
15 Sep 2015

Zayo Group’s data centre and colocation business zColo is set to expand its Miami data centre, with plans to double its capacity by early 2016.

Ciena appoints COO
04 Sep 2015

Ciena has appointed François Locoh-Donou as its chief operating officer, effective November 2015.

Ghana telecoms market
03 Sep 2015

Situated on Africa’s west coast between Cote d’Ivoire and Togo, Ghana was the first black African colony to achieve independence in 1957, and the country’s telecoms sector today is continuing the forward-thinking attitude of its ancestors.

Telinta launches TeliSIM Africa
03 Sep 2015

Cloud-based VoIP switching and billing provider Telinta has launched TeliSIM Africa, an MVNO solution designed to enable telecoms service providers to offer mobile roaming services to their customers.

BICS increases IPoSAT portfolio
03 Sep 2015

BICS has added Routeflex to its IP over satellite (IPoSAT) service portfolio, designed to meet the growing demands for seamless connectivity in Africa.

Europe's single market: The digital countdown
28 Aug 2015

Europe has set itself an ambitious target of 2020 for its Digital Single Market proposal. The building blocks are in place, but will it deliver? Laura Hedges investigates.

Reliance and Jasper pen IoT partnership
28 Aug 2015

Reliance Communications has partnered with global internet of things (IoT) platform Jasper, to enable enterprises in India to launch, manage and monetise next-generation IoT businesses.

SMS SPECIAL REPORT: Confronting SMS fraud
26 Aug 2015

As the industry struggles to combat grey routes, fraud prevention is becoming an increasing necessity. Guy Matthews investigates the new solutions and services helping operators prevent SMS fraud.

Greg Wyler, OneWeb: Shooting for the stars
26 Aug 2015

Satellite entrepreneur Greg Wyler has made it his mission to connect the most remote parts of the world. He speaks to Agnes Stubbs about his latest venture OneWeb and what it takes to fulfil the mission.

Superloop launches Project Red Lion
26 Aug 2015

Superloop’s board of directors has approved the initial phase of Project Red Lion; an initiative designed to extend the company’s network to commercial buildings in Singapore.

BT accuses US rivals of harming competition
24 Aug 2015

A BT executive has accused its US rivals of harming competition with the large fees they charge for using their infrastructure, according to the Financial Times.

Thailand’s AIS and DTAC to share towers
13 Aug 2015

Thailand’s Advanced Info Service (AIS) and Total Access Communication (DTAC) are to share some of their telecoms towers in the country in a bid to strengthen their nationwide service, according to local reports.

Alcatel-Lucent completes PCCS route
04 Aug 2015

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) – the subsea cable subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent – has completed commissioning of the Pacific Caribbean Cable System (PCCS).

Ciena completes Cyan acquisition
04 Aug 2015

Ciena has completed its acquisition of next-gen software provider Cyan, and revealed its initial integration plan.

Canadian regulator says big players must share fibre networks
23 Jul 2015

Canada’s telecoms regulator, the Canadian Radio Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), has decided that the country’s largest operators must open up their last mile fibre-optic connections to smaller competitors.

DE-CIX to launch Dallas exchange
23 Jul 2015

DE-CIX North America has announced that it is to launch an internet exchange in Dallas, Texas, due to be ready for service in January 2016.

China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent complete live NFV trial
13 Jul 2015

China Mobile and Alcatel-Lucent have allegedly conducted the industry’s first live field trial of virtualised radio access network architecture, based on network functions virtualisation (NFV) technology.

Airtel Kenya to invest $186 million in upgrades
07 Jul 2015

Airtel Kenya has this week revealed an investment strategy totalling approximately $186 million (KES19 billion) for its operations in the country over the next three years, according to local reports.

du and Huawei pen mobile broadband deal
06 Jul 2015

Dubai’s du has reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese vendor Huawei for the construction of what they claim will be the most advanced mobile broadband network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Mongolia telecoms market
03 Jul 2015

Mongolia is one of the least densely populated countries in the world, but despite its predominantly basic telecoms setup, the country, like many across Asia, is making moves towards a more data-centric future.

NTT DoCoMo selects Gemalto for IoT
02 Jul 2015

NTT DoCoMo has selected digital security provider Gemalto to enable connectivity for internet of things (IoT) applications.

Six Big Data solutions to watch
01 Jul 2015

Enterprises and carriers alike are looking to monetise their Big Data assts. Capacity explores the top solutions available to help unlock their potential.

BIG INTERVIEW: Deng Xiaofeng, CEO, China Telecom Global
30 Jun 2015

Chinese investment continues to pour overseas, presenting a major opportunity for the international arm of China Telecom to support Chinese enterprises. Agnes Stubbs exclusively talks to China Telecom Global CEO Deng Xiaofeng.

Vodafone Spain and Huawei trial LTE broadcast
24 Jun 2015

Vodafone Spain and Huawei have teamed up for what they claim is the first trial of LTE broadcast eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services) technology in Spain.

Apple eyes high-speed data network
09 Jun 2015

Apple is working on the construction of a high-speed data network in a bid to better compete with rivals Amazon, Google and Microsoft, Bloomberg reports, citing people familiar with the plans.

Robi selects Alcatel-Lucent OSS
08 Jun 2015

Bangladeshi mobile operator Robi Axiata has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent for its Motive OSS software portfolio.

KT and Ericsson to collaborate on IoT
05 Jun 2015

South Korea’s KT and Ericsson have agreed to expand their existing collaboration to include the further development of 5G for the evolution of the internet of things (IoT).

Huawei upgrades TDC network
03 Jun 2015

Chinese vendor Huawei has completed the upgrade of Danish operator TDC’s mobile network in Denmark.

Viva and BT launch GIPX in Bahrain
02 Jun 2015

Viva Bahrain and British incumbent BT have teamed up for the launch of what is claimed to be the region’s first global IP exchange (GIPX) interoperability hub.

DE-CIX customers increase capacity in Q1
01 Jun 2015

DE-CIX has announced that many of its customers have increased their port size and capacity in the first quarter of this year, in a bid to keep up with growing data traffic volumes.

Zayo names COOs
29 May 2015

Zayo Group has today revealed the appointment of two chief operating officers.

Chile telecoms market
26 May 2015

One of the most open and mature telecoms markets in Latin America, Chile has become a target of both national and international investment.

NFV: Virtually ready?
21 May 2015

With NFV now moving out of its early experimental phase, what has the industry learned so far? Capacity asks what conclusions can be drawn from early NFV proofs of concepts.

Paolo Campoli, Cisco: The sky's the limit
21 May 2015

Capacity talks to Paolo Campoli, head of Middle East & Africa of service provider sales and service provider CTO for the EMEA sales region at Cisco, about the opportunities for service providers in cloud services and the internet of things.

Huawei launches SDN-based IoT solution
21 May 2015

Chinese vendor Huawei has today revealed the launch of what it claims is the world’s first SDN-based internet of things (IoT) solution.

MTN launches pan-African IoT platform
15 May 2015

African operator MTN has launched what it claims is the first pan-African internet of things platform (IoT) aimed to provide the region's enterprises with greater control and management features for their connected devices.

DE-CIX to launch IX in Turkey
11 May 2015

DE-CIX has today revealed plans to launch an internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey, in a bid to provide neutral interconnection and peering points for ISPs across Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus region and the Middle East.

Huawei to launch European Research Institute
07 May 2015

Huawei has today revealed plans to launch its European Research Institute (ERI) at the European Business Summit (EBS), further cementing its commitment to the region.

vXchnge acquires Sungard data centres
06 May 2015

Carrier-neutral co-location services provider vXchnge has acquired eight data centres from Sungard Availability Services (AS), in line with its strategy to purchase high-quality assets across the US.

InComm deploys Cataleya Orchid One platform
05 May 2015

Integrated point-of-sale (PoS) technology solution provider InComm has deployed Cataleya’s Orchid One session and application manager to improve its operational efficiency.

Ciena to acquire Cyan
05 May 2015

Ciena has today announced its intention to acquire Cyan in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $400 million.

Midweek Mergers: April 29
29 Apr 2015

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.

Turkey minister could cancel 4G tender
28 Apr 2015

Turkey may cancel its 4G tender – set for May this year – as the country instead moves to accelerate the launch of 5G, Reuters reports.

HKT and Huawei demo 450Mbps LTE-A
24 Apr 2015

PCCW’s mobile subsidiary HKT has teamed up with Chinese vendor Huawei to demonstrate what is claimed to be the world’s first IP-RAN-based LTE-A 450Mbps solution.

CenturyLink acquires Orchestrate
21 Apr 2015

US operator CenturyLink has acquired database service provider Orchestrate in a bid to enhance its cloud platform.

Equinix expands in UK and Canada
17 Apr 2015

Equinix has made two key expansions this week with the launch of its sixth data centre in London, UK – named LD6 – as well as its TR2 data centre in Toronto, Canada.

InfoVista acquires Ipanema Technologies
10 Apr 2015

Network optimisation and service assurance firm InfoVista has acquired French network performance company Ipanema Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Viettel to acquire Beeline Cambodia
09 Apr 2015

Vietnam’s Viettel is to acquire the complete assets of Beeline Cambodia; the first time that a Vietnamese firm has acquired an active overseas telecoms operator.

EE launches Wifi calling
07 Apr 2015

UK mobile operator EE has launched what it claims is the country’s first Wifi calling service, designed to benefit the UK’s increasingly mobile workforce.

South Sudan to lay fibre-optic cables within two years
01 Apr 2015

South Sudan’s minister for telecommunications and postal services, Rebecca Joshua Okwaci, has said that the government will lay a fibre-optic cable in the country within the next two years, Reuters reports.

NextComm selects Telarix for voice management
01 Apr 2015

US-based Next Communications (NextComm) has selected Telarix’s iXTools, iXLink and AVYDA solutions for the management of its international voice and video traffic operation.

Telefonica to triple broadband speeds
31 Mar 2015

Spanish operator Telefonica is set to triple the speed of its fastest broadband connections, in a bid to better compete with rivals, according to local reports.

Equinix launches IBX in Melbourne
24 Mar 2015

Equinix today revealed that its first international business exchange (IBX) in Melbourne, Australia, is now fully operational.

2015: The year of enterprise
23 Mar 2015

Wholesale carriers increasingly target the enterprise as a source of growth. The technology may be right, but account management is just as important.

MANAGED SERVICES SPECIAL REPORT 2015: Managing the internet of things
19 Mar 2015

The industry has grown accustomed to seductive analyst projections denoting the game-changing immensity of the M2M opportunity. But little practical guidance yet exists to help the would-be M2M service provider negotiate this smorgasbord of potential and convert it into edible profit.

Top five telecoms projects
19 Mar 2015

Some major telecoms projects worldwide are due for completion in 2015. Capacity examines their potential impact on the market.

CenturyLink selects Cyan for NFV
13 Mar 2015

US operator CenturyLink has selected Cyan’s Blue Planet NFV Orchestrator for the delivery of NFV-enhanced services to enterprise and SMB customers.

Wateen Telecom and TICI sign regional interconnect deal
12 Mar 2015

Pakistan’s Wateen Telecom signed a regional interconnect deal with Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TICI) today at Capacity Middle East 2015 in Dubai, UAE, for the provisioning of data and voice services in the region.

UK’s Ofcom to launch digital telecoms review
12 Mar 2015

British regulator Ofcom said today that it will undertake an “overarching review of the UK’s digital communications market”, in a bid to ensure that the demands of enterprises and consumers are being met.

Telstra joins Etisalat SmartHub
11 Mar 2015

Telstra today reveals that it has launched a PoP in Etisalat’s SmartHub facility in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Q&A: Andrew Grenville, CEO, Orixcom
10 Mar 2015

Capacity Middle East Day 2: Andrew Grenville, CEO at Orixcom, talks about operating in the region and the practical implementation of the cloud.

United Arab Emirates telecoms market
04 Mar 2015

Since its first discovery of oil over 30 years ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has transformed from its humble roots as a barren sand desert to one of the region’s most prominent economic hubs.

KT and Ericsson sign MoU for 5G
04 Mar 2015

South Korea’s KT has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Ericsson to collaborate on 5G research and technologies related to next-generation networks.

Top six innovation facilities
02 Mar 2015

With operators under more pressure then ever before to innovate in order to get ahead of market demand, facilities dedicated to innovation have been cropping up in abundance over the last 18 months.

China issues 4G licences
27 Feb 2015

The Chinese government has issued 4G licences to China Telecom and China Unicom, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) said today.

FCC approves strong net neutrality rules
27 Feb 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted 3-2 in favour of net neutrality rules which will categorise cable and mobile companies as utilities.

Qualcomm extends LTE to unlicensed spectrum
27 Feb 2015

Qualcomm Technologies has today revealed the extension of LTE to unlicensed spectrum (LTE-U), in a bid to help operators meet the ever-increasing demand for mobile data.

Orange and Nokia pen Telco Cloud partnership
27 Feb 2015

France’s Orange and Finnish vendor Nokia Networks have signed a ‘Telco Cloud partnership’, designed to focus on the virtualisation of IP multimedia core network subsystem (IMS).

ANALYSIS: US operators - divesting for success
26 Feb 2015

In early February this year, US conglomerate Verizon announced that it will be selling its fixed-line assets to Frontier Communications, and leasing several mobile towers to American Tower, in two separate deals for a total of $15.6 billion. And with AT&T also rumoured to be selling o¬ff a significant portion of its data centre assets, what are the country’s two largest players hoping to gain?

Tata launches roaming intelligence service
18 Feb 2015

Tata Communications has today launched its RoamPulse platform; a real-time roaming intelligence solution designed to enable mobile operators to offer a better roaming experience to their customers.

Unitel and Ericsson demonstrate LTE-A CA in Angola
13 Feb 2015

Angolan operator Unitel and Swedish vendor Ericsson have completed the successful demonstration of an LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation (LTE-A CA) solution, capable of supporting data speeds of up to 450Mbps.

Jamaica telecoms market
11 Feb 2015

Jamaica is the third-largest of the Caribbean islands and has a small and open economy. Despite its relative political stability, rich culture and successful tourist industry, it has long struggled with low economic growth and high levels of crime, poverty and public debt.

MARKET STRATEGY: A telecoms gold mine?
09 Feb 2015

How can carriers help the mining community streamline operations and drive revenues? Alex Hawkes takes a look at some of the companies that have made the step beyond being basic connectivity providers.

DE-CIX New York signs MoU with Open-IX
06 Feb 2015

DE-CIX North America has today started the process of becoming Open-IX-certified by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Open-IX Association (OIX).

FCC chairman backs strong net neutrality rules
05 Feb 2015

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed regulating internet service as a public utility to ensure so-called net neutrality, or an open internet.

Vodafone enters quad-play market
04 Feb 2015

Vodafone is set to launch home broadband in the UK, in its first move into the multi-play market, the Financial Times reports.

Zayo targets Ireland network expansion
04 Feb 2015

Zayo Group is to extend its European long-haul network offering to Dublin, Ireland, as well as three new cities in the UK: Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

Midweek Mergers: January 28
28 Jan 2015

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.

Vodacom selects Alcatel-Lucent GPON solution
26 Jan 2015

South Africa’s Vodacom has opted for French vendor Alcatel-Lucent’s gigabit passive optical networking (GPON) solution for the upgrade of its network in the country.

Sri Lanka Telecom appoints chairman
23 Jan 2015

The Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Group has appointed PG Kumarasinghe – brother of the Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena – as chairman at the company, according to local reports.

SK Telecom and Nokia sign 5G deal
23 Jan 2015

South Korea’s SK Telecom and Nokia Networks have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the development of 5G services.

Top six cloud platforms
21 Jan 2015

Carriers worldwide are experimenting with ways of enabling enterprises to exploit the cloud’s full potential. Capacity looks at six of the leading platforms.

Midweek Mergers: January 21
21 Jan 2015

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.

Huawei launches NFV open lab in China
21 Jan 2015

Huawei has launched a network functions virtualisation (NFV) open lab in Xi’an, China, focussed on the development of NFV infrastructure, platforms and services.

Tata to take capacity on Seabras-1
19 Jan 2015

Tata Communications has acquired “significant” capacity on Seaborn Networks’ US-Brazil cable, which is due to go operational in Q4 2016.

KVH joins Telarix community
16 Jan 2015

Data centre service provider KVH has joined the Telarix user community by investing in the interconnect company’s iXTools and iXLink solutions.

Midweek Mergers: January 14
14 Jan 2015

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.

ANALYSIS: The world’s first south Atlantic route
14 Jan 2015

Given the wealth of connectivity between North America and Europe, it is perhaps an oddity that no cable yet spans the south Atlantic. Any traffic between Latin America and Africa must travel indirectly via North America and Europe, or use satellite.

Kerala to be India’s first optical fibre state
12 Jan 2015

Kerala will be the first state in India to be fully covered by broadband connectivity under India’s National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) project, reported India’s Business Standard.

Anam targets African growth with new appointment
12 Jan 2015

A2P mobile software service provider Anam Technologies has appointed Francois Van Zyl as regional director for Africa at the company, in a bid to drive its presence in the region.

Facebook acquires video startup QuickFire
12 Jan 2015

Facebook has acquired QuickFire Networks, a video compression specialist, as the social media giant continues to focus on improving its video delivery.

Telstra targets finance sector
12 Jan 2015

Telstra has launched a low-latency trading network and range of ITC solutions targeting the finance sector.

Orixcom secures private funding round
12 Jan 2015

Network and cloud platform provider Orixcom has secured private funding as it aims to grow its business in the Middle East and Africa.

Midweek Mergers: January 7
07 Jan 2015

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.

FCC to vote on net neutrality in February
05 Jan 2015

US telecoms regulators at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are expected to vote on new net neutrality rules as early as February 26, according to a report by The Washington Post.

ADVA appoints CFO
05 Jan 2015

ADVA Optical Networking has appointed Ulrich Dopfer as chief financial officer at the company; effective January 1 2015.