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500 hyperscale data centres by 2019, predicts Synergy
21 Dec 2017

The number of large data centres operated by hyperscale providers is rapidly approaching the 400 mark, according to new data from Synergy Research Group, which added that we will pass the 500 milestone before the end of 2019.

Bharti Airtel’s Ajay Chitkara: Why companies should invest in India & SAARC
07 Dec 2017

Ahead of the inaugural Capacity India & SAARC event in New Delhi (7 & 8 February 2018), Capacity spoke to Ajay Chitkara, director and CEO of global voice and data business at Bharti Airtel, to find out how the carrier is helping to make India an IP hub and why companies should invest in the region.

VoIPX traffic to hit $2.1bn by year-end, reveals BICS
21 Nov 2017

A BICS study into wholesale telecoms has found that that while traditional voice is declining, VoIPX traffic is expected to increase by more than 22%, reaching $2.1 billion in value by the year's end.

EdgeConneX joins Dutch DCA
15 Nov 2017

EdgeConneX has signed up to become a member of the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) amid its plans for future edge data centre deployments in Amsterdam.

NTT Com and Dimension Data seal cloud IaaS partnership
14 Nov 2017

NTT Communications and Dimension Data have teamed up to create a single ‘cloud powerhouse', bringing their cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities and ‘cloud experts’ together under NTT Com’s management.

Global Carrier Awards 2017 winners are...
25 Oct 2017

The 13th Global Carrier Awards saw around 400 members of the community celebrating industry achievements over the last year, with Interoute and Colt Technology Services among the big winners at this year’s event.

Metro Optic launches MetroIX
25 Oct 2017

Metro Optic, a provider of fibre optic networks, has just launched MetroIX, an interconnection platform hosted at Metro Optic’s carrier-neutral data centre in downtown Montreal.

DE-CIX enters Indian market with Mumbai IX launch
25 Oct 2017

DE-CIX has created a joint venture (JV) to serve the Indian market with its 12th internet exchange globally. It will offer data and carrier centre neutral premium interconnection services to all local and global small, mid-size and large market actors.

Khazna to double capacity by year-end 2019
09 Oct 2017

Khazna Data Centers is set to double its capacity by the end of 2019 with its facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai expected to deliver a combined 24MW+ of IT power.

Daisy adds Price for enhanced GDPR wisdom
09 Oct 2017

Daisy Group’s specialist data management solution arm, Daisy Wisdom, has welcomed Danielle Price to the helm of its sales division at a pivotal time for data protection.

STT GDC gains control of Virtus data centres
06 Oct 2017

ST Telemedia Global Data Centres (STT GDC) says Virtus Data Centres is now a fully-owned subsidiary after it acquired Brockton Capital’s stake in the business.

Interxion CFO Josh Joshi resigns
05 Oct 2017

Interxion chief financial officer Josh Joshi has notified the company that he has resigned due to personal reasons, effective as of 31 January 2018.

Nokia deploys DCI tech with Thailand's INET
27 Sep 2017

Nokia has provided its data centre interconnect (DCI) solution to Internet Thailand PCL (INET), marking one of the first long-haul DCI solution deployments in the country and giving Nokia an important foothold.

DigitalRoute names Andreas Zartmann as CEO
27 Sep 2017

DigitalRoute, a provider of data management and digital transformation enablement solutions globally, has named Andreas Zartmann as its chief executive officer.

Sprint launches US carrier hotel PoP strategy
27 Sep 2017

Sprint has announced that it is establishing new points of presence (PoP) in major carrier hotels as part of its plan to expand its network and provide access at the lowest cost.

Colt expands Nordic PrizmNet footprint
25 Sep 2017

Verne Global has today announced that Colt has expanded its presence within its Icelandic data centre by adding Colt PrizmNet as part of its on-net offering.

Edgemesh announces CDN milestone
20 Sep 2017

Edgemesh, the web acceleration company, has announced a global milestone for its pioneering content delivery network (CDN).

Green Mountain CEO steps down
11 Sep 2017

Green Mountain, a Norwegian wholesale colocation data centre company, has announced that its CEO, Knut Molaug, is set to step down and has named his successor.

Hoffman named as Megaport CTO
05 Sep 2017

Megaport, a provider of elastic interconnection services has named Tim Hoffman as its new chief technology officer, effective as of 1 October.

US politicians scrap net neutrality hearing
31 Aug 2017

US politicians have cancelled a hearing that was due to take place on 7 September over the future of internet access rules after no companies agreed to appear before the House of Representatives.

Infomart doubles Dallas BMMR capacity
31 Aug 2017

Infomart, the US wholesale data centre provider, has announced that it is doubling the capacity of its carrier-neutral building meet-me room (BMMR) in Dallas.

Appleby to step down from Digital Realty
30 Aug 2017

Digital Realty has announced a management transition which will see chief operating officer (COO) Jarrett Appleby leave the company, effective 15 September 2017.

DCN to build Tier III data centre in Fargo
22 Aug 2017

Dakota Carrier Network (DCN) is set to build a 14,000 sq ft Tier III data centre in Fargo to meet growing demand from customers for secure, reliable data storage space.

Richmond-IX deploys node in EdgeConneX EDC
16 Aug 2017

EdgeConneX has teamed up with Richmond Internet Exchange (Richmond-IX), which is part of Ninja-IX, by building a connectivity node directly into its Richmond edge data centre (EDC).

Interxion unveils European data centre expansion plans
01 Aug 2017

European provider of carrier and cloud-neutral colocation data centre services, Interxion, has announced it will construct new data centres in Frankfurt (FRA13) and Marseille (MRS2) and will also further expand in Vienna.

STHIX selects Coriant to scale interconnect capacity
24 Jul 2017

Stockholm Internet eXchange (STHIX) has chosen Coriant’s Groove G30 Network Disaggregation platform to enhance its metro network to support the rapidly growing traffic demands of its end-user ISP customers and over 100 connected networks.

Verizon admits to throttling video traffic
24 Jul 2017

In a statement to Ars Techinca and The Verge, Verizon has admitted to capping traffic to all video content, in a move the company said was to “optimise the performance of video applications on our network”.

Trump backs Pai's plans to repeal net neutrality rules
20 Jul 2017

The net neutrality issue is rearing its ugly head in the US again, but it seems FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s plans to roll back rules introduced by his predecessor have received backing right from the top.

AIMS Group to offer direct connection to AWS
17 Jul 2017

The AIMS Group, a carrier neutral data services provider, has launched a private network connection to support Amazon Web Services Direct Connect service for customers in Malaysia.

Apple set to open data centre in China
13 Jul 2017

In a bid to comply with tougher cyber-security laws, Apple has recently announced that it will be building a new data centre in the southern Guizhou province of China and run by a company owned by the Chinese government.

Green data centre innovation from Athens
11 Jul 2017

Data centre firm Lamda Hellix has been recognised for its Athens, Greece campus with a Bravo Sustainability award for “International Innovation in Green Technology”.

Axtel unveils $68m data centre investment plan for Mexico
10 Jul 2017

Axtel has unveiled plans to invest up to $68 million to build data centre facilities in Mexico, having already spent $24.7 million on a facility at the Parque Tecnológico Innovación Querétaro, in the Latin American country.

Equinix launches $113m IBX in Amsterdam
05 Jul 2017

Global interconnection and data centre company, Equinix, has today announced the opening of its new $113 million International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in Amsterdam’s Science Park campus.

Iridium to launch next 10 satellites on Sunday
22 Jun 2017

Iridium is due to launch 10 new satellites for its new fleet on Sunday. If successful, the launch with mean the company will be a quarter of the way through its programme to replace its 20-year-old fleet.

Edward Kennedy named as president and CEO of CENX
22 Jun 2017

CENX announced the appointment of Edward Kennedy as its new president and CEO. Kennedy has over 30 years of leadership experience having held executive positions at numerous telecommunications companies.

TierPoint to build second Tulsa data centre
02 Jun 2017

Data centre solutions provider TierPoint has announced plans to build a new state-of-the-art data centre in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, representing its fourth facility in Oklahoma.

LOGIX Communications to acquire Alpheus
31 May 2017

LOGIX Communications has completed definitive agreements to acquire Alpheus Communications from its current private equity owners, The Gores Group and Scott Widham, creating one of the largest metro fibre operators in Texas.

Orixcom doubles port capacity on UAE-IX
30 May 2017

Orixcom and the UAE-IX Internet Exchange, powered by DE-CIX, have today signed a deal to double Orixcom’s port capacity on the Dubai-based UAE-IX.

Year-long countdown begins for GDPR implementation
25 May 2017

The General Data Protection Rule (GDPR) is set to come into play in exactly a year, but a number of experts are warning business leaders and telcos are completely unprepared for the “game-changing” EU legislation.

European data centre colocation up 27%, says CBRE
24 May 2017

The core European colocation hubs of Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam and Paris had a strong start to the year, with 26.6MW of take-up and 38MW of new supply in Q1 2017, according to global real estate advisor, CBRE.

A big global adventure
11 May 2017

NxtVn welcomed in 2017 by launching its second data centre park, in Eemshaven in the Groningen region of the Netherlands – but its first two launches are just the beginning. The company has a whole roadmap of data centre parks planned to bring its forward-looking concept to customers of all types around the world, says founder and CEO Khaled Sedrak

NTT Com acquires international telecom licence in India
05 May 2017

NTT Communications has announced that it has acquired a virtual network operator – international long distance (VNO-ILD) licence in India through its subsidiary, NTT Communications India Network Services (NTTCINS).

Open Hub Med data centre goes live
04 May 2017

Open Hub Med (OHM), the European technological consortium, has activated a data centre to make Italy the bridge between the internet networks of Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe and the rest of the world.

Cataleya secures DDCL deal under new management
04 May 2017

Cataleya has been selected by Dockland Data Centre Limited (DDCL), a Tier 2-3 modern data centre facility, to deploy its next-generation Orchid One session border controller (SBC).

Green House Data acquires Cirracore
13 Apr 2017

Cloud hosting and colocation services provider Green House Data has acquired Cirracore, an Atlanta-based infrastructure provider of enterprise-ready infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and hybrid cloud products.

NTT Com to deploy 400G optical transmission system
07 Apr 2017

NTT Communications has today announced that they will begin deploying an ultra-large-capacity, space-saving and energy-saving 400Gbps optical transmission system in data centres for network connection.

Telia Carrier launches PoP in Berlin
06 Apr 2017

Telia Carrier has added a new point of presence (PoP) to its IP backbone network, providing high-speed, low latency connectivity services in Berlin, Germany.

Batelco upgrades Salmaniya data centre
04 Apr 2017

The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Batelco has upgraded and enhanced its Salmaniya data centre facility with new enhanced services to address enterprise and global customer demand for cutting edge hosting solutions.

LINX selects Ciena for data centre interconnect
16 Mar 2017

The London Internet Exchange (LINX) has deployed Ciena’s Waveserver stackable data centre interconnect (DCI) platform, connecting its 11 points of presence (PoPS) throughout London.

Unlimited possibilities, unlimited mayhem?
07 Mar 2017

As carriers wait for cost efficiencies from SDN and NFV to appear, security professionals and vendors continue to debate the right approach to cloud-based security, writes Peter Kirwan.

Telenor sells Indian operations to Bharti Airtel
07 Mar 2017

Bharti Airtel is to buy Telenor India from its Norwegian owner for an undisclosed price, giving the combined company a total of 311 million subscribers in the country. Airtel is already the largest operator in India.

Edging closer to better connectivity
07 Mar 2017

A plethora of announcements were made at the 16th Metro Connect conference, which brought together over 540 senior representatives within the metro fibre market across the US. Jason McGee-Abe highlights some of the companies enhancing connectivity.

Telia Carrier boosts backbone with two new PoPs
21 Feb 2017

Telia Carrier has established two new points of presence (PoPs) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to bolster its network backbone in a region experiencing a surge in traffic growth and customer demand.

H5 acquires Cleveland data centre
27 Jan 2017

H5 Data Centers has expanded its 1.5 million sq ft footprint by acquiring the Cleveland Technology Center in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.

DataBank acquires C7 Data Centers
19 Jan 2017

DataBank has signed a definitive agreement to acquire data centre service provider C7 Data Centers, immediately making it a leading provider in Salt Lake City.

DE-CIX strikes MoU with Interwire
19 Jan 2017

DE-CIX has struck memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Interwire Internet Services, the owner of the Mumbai Convergence Hub, to develop interconnections in the Indian market.

Level 3 launches DDoS scrubbing centres in APAC
16 Jan 2017

Level 3 Communications has expanded its security service functionality by opening regional distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation scrubbing centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.

DE-CIX appoints Stephan Rohloff as new CMO
12 Jan 2017

DE-CIX, named best internet exchange at the 2016 Global Carrier Awards, has announced Stephan Rohloff has been appointed into the newly created position of chief marketing officer (CMO).

GI acquires KOMO Plaza for $276m
06 Jan 2017

Alternative asset manager GI Partners has acquired Seattle-based carrier hotel and data centre facility KOMO Plaza for $276 million.