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Cable ONE expands network with Seattle-based PoP
20 Dec 2016

Cable ONE Business has expanded its US-wide network with the launch of a new point of presence (PoP) in Equinix’s data centre inside the Westin Building Exchange in Seattle, Washington.

Akamai acquires Cyberfend in all-cash deal
19 Dec 2016

Global content delivery network (CDN) services provider Akamai Technologies has today acquired Cyberfend in an all cash transaction to further strengthen its existing bot management and mitigation services.

Collinear to release high-capacity wireless tech in 2017
19 Dec 2016

After a two-and-a-half year ongoing collaboration with Lockheed Martin, Silicon Valley-based Collinear Networks is set to commercially release global high-capacity wireless data transmission technology for network operators, carriers and enterprise users in 2017.

Q&A with Anthony Voscarides, chief executive officer of Djibouti Data Center
06 Dec 2016

As Capacity learns that China Telecom Global has selected Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as a strategic hub for its pan-African expansion and has just installed its equipment, Jason McGee-Abe sat down with Anthony Voscarides, DDC’s CEO to find out more about the ever-growing opportunities of connecting Asia and Africa.

EU ministers back higher wholesale data caps
05 Dec 2016

The EU Council has backed a move to lower the caps on mobile roaming charges across Europe, but has pushed for limits more than double those that were recommended by the European Parliament.

NL-ix rolls out complete Interconnect portfolio across Europe
09 Nov 2016

NL-ix has announced at Capacity Europe it has rolled out its complete interconnect portfolio across its pan-European fabric, adding: transport, routing and cloud connect services to its already available European distributed peering service.

DE-CIX expands portfolio to DirectCLOUD product
09 Nov 2016

DE-CIX is expanding its product portfolio, with immediate effect, to include DirectCLOUD and will enable customers to access cloud service provider connected to DE-CIX. The first provider to become available is Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the largest cloud providers world-wide.

The 2016 Global Carrier Awards winners are ...
08 Nov 2016

The 12th Global Carrier Awards saw more than 400 members of the community wined and dined at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, celebrating industry achievements over the last year.

FCC approves customer data privacy rules
28 Oct 2016

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted rules that will force Internet Service Providers to ask customer permission before they use or share their personal data.

Beeks connects global network to Equinix HK1 IBX
27 Oct 2016

Beeks Financial Cloud has expanded its global network by fully deploying its hosting, colocations, and low-latency connectivity offerings in Equinix’s international business exchange (IBX), HK1, in Hong Kong.

BICS launches voice roaming firewall service
20 Oct 2016

BICS has today launched what it claims to be the “first of its kind in the industry” voice roaming firewall service, helping its customers to block outbound roamer fraudulent voice call attempts in real-time.

Level 3 announces new CTO and CIO
11 Oct 2016

Level 3 Communications has named Andrew Dugan as chief technology officer (CTO) and Atilla Tinic chief information officer, effective immediately.

FCC to hold vote on ISP customer data on 27 October
11 Oct 2016

The Federal Communications Commission is set to impose privacy regulations that will force broadband providers to get customer permission before using and sharing geolocation, browsing history and other personal information.

Windstream in 39GHz drive to expand metro fibre networks
11 Oct 2016

Windstream has partnered with Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL) and Straight Path Communications to enhance last-mile fixed wireless options, capacity and provide licensed bandwidth to US businesses in 40 markets.

Altice USA introduces faster connection speeds
07 Oct 2016

Altice USA has introduced faster internet services offering speeds of up to 300 Mbps for consumers and 350Mbps for businesses, fulfilling regulatory obligations made following its acquisition of Cablevision.

China Telecom signs up to AMS-IX
06 Oct 2016

China Telecom has become an AMS-IX partner, enabling remote access to the Amsterdam internet exchange’s peering service to over 800 parties to their customers.

MNF signs 4G wholesale deal with Telstra
04 Oct 2016

MNF Group has signed a mobile virtual network operator agreement with Telstra Wholesale which will see the retail and wholesale voice-over-IP provider launch 3G and 4G services.

Equinix to launch IX in Finland
30 Sep 2016

Equinix will help increase internet connectivity for Finnish businesses from Q1 2017 with the launch of an Internet Exchange (IX) in Helsinki, Finland.

DE-CIX signs up 60 networks in Madrid IX
29 Sep 2016

DE-CIX’s internet exchange (IX) in Madrid, Spain, has become the fastest growing IX globally after 60 networks have signed up in four months of operations.

I.C.E. Toronto data centre launched
28 Sep 2016

I.C.E. Datacenters has opened a new 41,000 sq ft data centre in Markham to provide a “real alternative” to downtown Toronto, Canada.

Australian ISP Exetel launches in the UK
26 Sep 2016

Australia’s largest internet service provider (ISP) Exetel has launched broadband data and voice over IP (VoIP) services in the UK, targeting SMEs.

PLDT to launch second VITRO facility
14 Sep 2016

Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT) is expanding its commercial data centre operations with the construction of its second data centre in Cebu, expected to complete by Q4 2017.

Equinix selected to support 60Tbps Monet subsea cable
13 Sep 2016

Equinix has been selected by Monet Submarine Cable investors to provide US facilities and services for the cable landing station architecture to support the Monet subsea cable system between Miami and São Paulo.

EdgeConneX adds edge data centre in Phoenix
13 Sep 2016

EdgeConneX has added the Phoenix Internet Exchange to its list of edge data centres (EDCs) with which it partners. Phoenix-IX joins MASS-IX in Boston, MICE in Minneapolis and NWAX in Portland.

Avelacom launches PoP for MoEx access
09 Sep 2016

Russian low-latency network operator Avelacom has established a point of presence (PoP) in DataSpace’s Moscow data centre facility, which is the primary provider of the Moscow Exchange (MoEx).

Huawei Marine to deploy SeaX-1 subsea cable
09 Sep 2016

Huawei Marine Networks has been selected by Super Sea Cable Networks to deploy SEA Cable Exchange-1 (SeaX-1), a subsea cable system linking Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

SEACOM boosts IP/MPLS network with UK PoP
07 Sep 2016

Pan-African telecom operator, SEACOM, has strengthened its international IP/MPLS network by going live with a point of presence (PoP) in Slough, 33km west of London.

KPN creates new company in colocation drive
06 Sep 2016

Dutch operator KPN has announced that six of its data centres, which offer colocation services, are to be moved into a new separate company, operating independently within the KPN Group.

Zain Iraq, Ericsson sign new 3G mobile network deal
31 Aug 2016

Zain Iraq and Ericsson have extended a managed services deal which will see the vendor further optimise network and IT operations for Zain’s nationwide 3G network for another three years.

Telstra launches PoPs in London and Chicago
15 Aug 2016

Telstra has today announced further investment plans to expand its global network, including the deployment of points of presence (PoPs) in London and Chicago.

GTC signs colocation agreement with Colo Atl
29 Jul 2016

Georgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) has signed a deal to make it among the first Fibre Network Alliance (FNA) members to interconnect with Colo Atl’s Atlanta data centre and carrier hotel.

Vodafone UK and Huawei trialling 4.5G TDD+ with LTE TDD
27 Jul 2016

Vodafone UK and Huawei have disclosed that they are conducting technical trials of 4.5G (TDD+) with LTE TDD to significantly increase the capacity and efficiency of the operator’s 4G network in urban areas, as well as lay the foundations for the introduction of 5G by 2020.

Telstra COO Kate McKenzie quits telco
25 Jul 2016

Telstra has today announced that its COO, Kate McKenzie, also a former group MD of Telstra Wholesale, is to retire after 12 years at the telco and “will leave Telstra in the coming weeks”.

Vodafone UK goes live with Cisco’s SON technology
21 Jul 2016

Vodafone UK has announced that it has become the first mobile company in the UK to go live with Cisco’s self-optimising network (SON) technology to boost voice quality and reduce network congestion.

London Internet Exchange cuts port fees by 40%
20 Jul 2016

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has reduced the cost of peering in London for the second time in seven months, cutting 40% off its LON2 port fees and 10% on its LON1 network, effective August 1, 2016.

Luminet and CCS to roll out London network
04 Jul 2016

Luminet and CCS have partnered to help mobile operators cope with London’s mobile data traffic growth by announcing the roll out of a small cell backhaul and enterprise network.

PCCW launches global data centre alliance
27 Jun 2016

PCCW Solutions has teamed up with data centre providers to launch a global alliance to provide “one-stop-shop data centre services across worldwide locations”.

BSG publishes UK’s open internet code
09 Jun 2016

The UK Government’s advisory group on broadband, the Broadband Stakeholder Group (BSG), has published its new open internet code to bring the UK into line with the EU connected continent regulation.

Trident Subsea Cable seals Global Switch PoP deal
08 Jun 2016

Trident Subsea Cable is to locate points of presence (PoPs) within Global Switch’s data centres in Sydney and Singapore as it plans to build its Asian cable network, being readied for service in mid-2018.

Spark NZ sells international voice business to MNF
03 Jun 2016

Spark New Zealand has announced that after attaining governmental approval it has concluded the sale of its international voice business to retail and wholesale voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider MNF Group for AU$22 million.

Tech giants to build 160Tbps transatlantic cable
31 May 2016

Tech giants Microsoft and Facebook have teamed up to build a 6,600km submarine cable system the firms claim “will be the highest-capacity subsea cable to ever cross the Atlantic” with speeds of 160Tbps.

EU states free up 700MHz band
27 May 2016

The European Council has approved plans to free up mobile broadband spectrum in the 700MHz band across the 28-nation bloc to provide faster mobile broadband speeds and improve access to internet services, particularly in remote areas.

TEOCO launches ASSET Capacity mobile network tool
26 May 2016

TEOCO, the provider of engineering, assurance and analytics solutions to communications service providers (CSPs) worldwide, has announced the launch of ASSET Capacity, its newly rebranded network capacity planning tool.

Kalaam Telecom establishes PoP at Etisalat SmartHub
24 May 2016

Kalaam Telecom has announced that it has sealed a partnership with Etisalat Carrier and Wholesale Services, which will see it establish a point of presence (PoP) at Etisalat’s SmartHub in the UAE.

TRAI issues net neutrality consultation papers
20 May 2016

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has issued consultation papers on “free data” and “issues related to quality of services in digital addressable system and consumer protection”.

Telefónica to build transoceanic fibre cable station
19 May 2016

Telefónica International Wholesale Services is to build, what it claims to be, the first transoceanic fibre cable station in the mid-Atlantic. The fibre cables will connect Brazil to North America at an installation planned in Virginia Beach.

TRAI to start net neutrality pre-consultation
18 May 2016

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) is to start a pre-consultation on net neutrality this week amid calls from the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) to lift a ban on differential pricing of data services.

Nokia claim 10Gbps symmetical speeds over HFC
17 May 2016

Nokia Bell Labs has claimed a “significant breakthrough” in the effort to meet surging data demand by demonstrating 10Gbps symmetrical data speeds over traditional cable access networks.

Mega cloud players squeezing out competition
21 Apr 2016

Innovation is thriving in the cloud services market, and machine-learning and meta clouds are just over the horizon. Enterprises are queueing up to adopt off-premises cloud services because they have to increase business agility and reduce costs.

Intel in executive leadership shakeup
21 Apr 2016

Intel has announced that its Internet of Things (IoT) head, Doug Davis, is to retire and its head of its client computing group (CCG), Kirk Skaugen, has left the company.

Ooredoo and TI Sparkle sign strategic deal
13 Apr 2016

Ooredoo’s global wholesale arm and TI Sparkle have signed a strategic memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop new telecommunication services and share knowledge

NTT buys Dell’s IT services business for $3bn
29 Mar 2016

NTT Data, the Japanese operator’s systems integration unit, is to buy the former Perot Systems from Dell for $3.06 billion as part of a major expansion into cloud services for vertical industries.

Q&A: Juan Revilla, CEO, Wholesale Business Unit, Telefónica
15 Mar 2016

Telefónica’s CEO of wholesale business, Juan Revilla, tells Capacity what its strategic priorities are in Latin America for 2016. Additionally, he explains what major trends he sees surfacing in the Latin American market this year and the key challenges being faced.

SDN and NFV in 2016
10 Mar 2016

A changing market for network services is bringing about a dramatic shift in carrier buying trends. As technologies like SDN and NFV impact the industry, they may also be altering the relationship between carriers and vendors.

Zayo appoints CTO and general counsel
23 Feb 2016

Zayo has announced that Dave Jones and Wendy Cassity will take on roles as CTO and general counsel respectively, effective immediately.

Digicel Vanuatu launches LTE network
25 Jan 2016

Digicel has become Vanuatu’s first LTE service provider with the launch of a 4G LTE network in the country, according to a local news source.

BICS reveals 70% increase in global LTE roaming
21 Jan 2016

Wholesale carrier service provider BICS has today revealed a 70% increase in the number of countries that have adopted LTE roaming in the last year, with availability in 126 countries worldwide.

Bristol to become UK’s next Gigabit City
14 Jan 2016

CityFibre has today revealed that Bristol is to become the UK’s next Gigabit City with the deployment of a commercial 82km pure fibre network in and around the city.

HKT and Huawei complete VoLTE network migration
08 Jan 2016

PCCW’s mobile subsidiary, Hong Kong Telecom (HKT), has completed what it claims to be the world’s first VoLTE network migration in partnership with Chinese vendor Huawei.