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New Zealand’s Spark acquires CCL
07 Dec 2015

Kiwi telco Spark – formerly Telecom New Zealand – has signed a conditional agreement to acquire cloud services firm Computer Concepts (CCL) for NZ$50 million ($33.3 million).

Myanmar ready to license 4G services
27 Nov 2015

Myanmar will license 4G spectrum as soon as the country’s operators are ready to introduce services, according to the deputy telecoms minister.

Consortium launches neutral hub in Italy
24 Nov 2015

A consortium of eight telcos has today launched the Open Hub Med (OHM), a neutral hub for the exchange of data communications in the Mediterranean, in Sicily, Italy.

DoCoMo and Ericsson join forces for 5G
24 Nov 2015

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo is trying out Ericsson’s 5G radio test bed, in advance of other operators which are expected to start field trials in 2016.

Vodacom and Neotel merger to be revised
23 Nov 2015

The $500 million merger between South Africa’s Vodacom and Tata’s Neotel is allegedly being revised following a request for postponement from both companies over the weekend.

Megaport announces IPO
23 Nov 2015

Megaport has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities Commission (ASIC) to raise capital for an expansion into North America and Western Europe, and has also applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

NTT extends IP reach in Africa
17 Nov 2015

NTT Communications has set up a partnership with pan-African terrestrial network provider Workonline Communications to provide IP network connectivity services in the region.

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.

CenturyLink selects Nuage Networks SDN technology
11 Nov 2015

CenturyLink has selected Nuage Networks’ software defined networking (SDN) technology to provide networking functionality for the US operator’s programmable services backbone (PSB) network architecture.

Mexican regulators fine Telefonica over quality
10 Nov 2015

Mexico’s telecoms regulator, the federal institute of telecommunications (IFT), has fined Telefonica’s Mexican unit 410.9 million pesos ($25 million) for not complying with quality controls, Reuters reports.

Telstra launches SaaS portfolio for enterprises
10 Nov 2015

Telstra has today revealed the launch of its Applications portfolio for the delivery of a range of digital tools and software as a service (SaaS) solutions to enterprise customers.

Operators unite for narrowband IoT
09 Nov 2015

Seven operators and a range of vendors, as well as the mobile industry’s GSM Association, have laid the foundations for a new industry forum aimed at accelerating the ecosystem around narrowband internet of things technology.

Vodafone and Synchronoss extend cloud deal
03 Nov 2015

Vodafone and Synchronoss Technologies have extended their existing secure cloud hosting agreement to support the global growth in demand for carrier-grade cloud services.

Cinia’s Helsinki to Rostock route hits 200km
02 Nov 2015

Finnish ICT solutions provider Cinia Group has today revealed that it has laid 200km of fibre as part of its Sea Lion data cable between Helsinki, Finland and Rostock, Germany.

UK watchdog approves BT/EE deal
28 Oct 2015

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally approved British incumbent BT’s £12.5 billion acquisition of mobile operator EE.

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?

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.

DEN Networks selects Alcatel-Lucent for ultra-broadband services
26 Oct 2015

DEN Networks, India’s largest cable TV distribution company, has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent for the delivery of ultra-broadband internet connectivity to homes and businesses, via the French vendor’s IP routing and aggregation technologies.

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.

Hackers hit Thailand’s CAT Telecom
23 Oct 2015

International hacking group Anonymous claims to have gained access to Thailand’s state-run CAT Telecom, according to German news service Deutsche Presse Agentur (DPA).

Management reshuffle at Epsilon as Hipp departs
20 Oct 2015

Andreas Hipp has resigned as group CEO of Epsilon Group with Jerzy Szlosarek and Madhigubba Gopal Jayasimha taking over as CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications and Cataleya respectively.

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.

Bolivian telcos spend big on LTE in 2015
16 Oct 2015

Bolivian operators Entel, Tigo and Viva have invested a combined total of $360 million in rolling out 4G LTE technology in the country over the first nine months of 2015, according to local reports.

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.

Thailand brings forward 4G auction
13 Oct 2015

Thailand’s telecoms regulator plans to bring forward the date for its second auction of 4G mobile spectrum to November 12, according to local reports.

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.

Superloop to acquire APEXN
08 Oct 2015

Asia-Pacific infrastructure provider Superloop has agreed to acquire Australia-based APEXnetworks (APEXN) for $5.8 million.

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.

Orange defines strategy with reappointments
02 Oct 2015

Orange has defined its priorities for the next five years through its strategic plan Essentials2020, with a series of appointments and a focus on Africa, the Middle East and Spain.

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.

Level 3 opens EMEA security centre in London
25 Sep 2015

Level 3 Communications has announced the official opening of its EMEA security operations centre in a bid to focus on its security offerings for the region's enterprises.

Ooredoo appoints acting CCO
23 Sep 2015

Ooredoo has appointed Haroon Shahul Hameed as acting chief commercial officer in place of Cynthia Gordon.

Aircel to roll out 4G by end-2015
22 Sep 2015

India’s Aircel is set to roll out 4G services by the end of 2015, following announcements by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular.

Telecom Egypt chairman resigns
21 Sep 2015

Mohamed Salem, chairman of state-owned Telecom Egypt, resigned from his position on Saturday as a new government was sworn in by president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi.

Bahamas mobile auction delayed
18 Sep 2015

The Bahamas Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA) has postponed a mobile spectrum auction scheduled for this week, according to local reports.

Tele2 appoints interim CFO
18 Sep 2015

Swedish operator Tele2 has appointed James Maclaurin as interim group chief financial officer (CFO) while the process for a permanent candidate continues.

TeliaSonera to exit Eurasia
17 Sep 2015

Nordic operator TeliaSonera plans to exit its Eurasian operations and focus instead on growing its business in Sweden and Europe.

MARKET STRATEGY: Tuning in to broadcast trends
14 Sep 2015

Carriers are moving towards cloud-based end-to-end video options that allow faster distribution of content. Will it strengthen their position in the global broadcast market?

Tigo Ghana improves voice quality
07 Sep 2015

Tigo Ghana has improved the quality of its voice offering, according to a recent survey conducted by the industry regulator.

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.

Spain to launch mobile auction
01 Sep 2015

Spain is preparing to launch an auction of mobile frequencies in the 2.6GHz band in a bid to help operators improve their 4G coverage, the country’s government has said.

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: Taking on the OTT world
27 Aug 2015

Roy Timor-Rousso, general manager of the fring Alliance, tells Capacity's Agnes Stubbs why service providers should join the global federated platform to take on OTT players.

Ocean Networks and Alcatel-Lucent to extend SAPL
27 Aug 2015

Ocean Networks has teamed up with the submarine arm of Alcatel-Lucent, Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN), to extend the South America Pacific Link (SAPL) from Panama to Florida.

Epsilon completes Singapore fibre roll-out
27 Aug 2015

Epsilon has rolled out fibre infrastructure in Singapore in a bid to strengthen its local reach for cloud and communication service provider customers across Asia-Pacific.

Q&A: Perry Offer, CEO, Dialogue
27 Aug 2015

Perry Offer, CEO at Dialogue, explains how operators and aggregators can work more effectively together to tap into new A2P messaging opportunities.

SMS SPECIAL REPORT: A hub of SMS activity
26 Aug 2015

A new wave of SMS hubs have been launched by leading carriers aiming to serve their own customers and provide a much needed service for others. Guy Matthews investigates.

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.

Myanmar receives bids for fourth mobile licence
26 Aug 2015

As many as 17 local companies have reportedly applied to join a venture that would operate Myanmar’s fourth mobile phone network, according to an official from the country’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

HAUD appoints technical specialist
25 Aug 2015

Security solutions provider HAUD has today appointed Marko Skomersic as its technical solutions specialist as the company looks to develop its fraud prevention offering.

Magyar Telekom’s energy joint venture approved
21 Aug 2015

T-Mobile’s Hungarian subsidiary Magyar Telekom has received approval from the European Commission for its energy joint venture with Swiss-based sales and trading group MET Holding.

Bridge Alliance appoints chief executive
18 Aug 2015

Bridge Alliance, the mobile association comprising 36 leading operators across Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa, has appointed Eileen Tan as CEO, effective September 1 2015.

Regulator rejects Telkom-MTN roaming deal
18 Aug 2015

South Africa’s competition commission has rejected a proposed network sharing and roaming agreement between Telkom and MTN, citing competition concerns.

TeliaSonera and Telenor offer concessions to merger
18 Aug 2015

The European Commission (EC) has extended the deadline for its decision on the proposed merger of Denmark’s TeliaSonera and Telenor, following the submission of their proposed concessions.

US authorities to seize $1 billion in assets
14 Aug 2015

US regulators have reportedly called on their European counterparts to seize over $1 billion in assets of three telecoms companies in an alleged corruption scandal linked to the daughter of the Uzbekistan president.

Telstra posts 2015 results
13 Aug 2015

Telstra has revealed its financial results for 2015, with revenues increasing by 1.2% to $26.6 billion and EBITDA decreasing 3.5% to $10.7 billion.

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.

Sprint's Shentel to acquire nTelos for $640m
12 Aug 2015

Sprint wholesale partner Shenandoah Telecommunications (Shentel) is set to acquire fellow Sprint partner nTelos in a deal valued at approximately $640 million, including net debt.

Entwistle to return as Telus CEO
11 Aug 2015

Telus has announced that president and CEO Joe Natale is leaving the position he held for less than 18 months with immediate effect.

KT and NEC to collaborate on 5G
07 Aug 2015

South Korean operator KT has signed an agreement with Japanese vendor NEC to collaborate on the development of 5G networks.

Blue Planet reveals broadband service
07 Aug 2015

Managed network operator Blue Planet has launched its high availability broadband services, designed to provide end-users with redundancy at minimal cost.

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.

SK Telecom plans LTE-Maritime network
03 Aug 2015

SK Telecom is set to launch what it claims will be the world’s first LTE-Maritime (LTE-M) network as part of a research project led by the country’s ministry of oceans and fisheries (MOF).

Myanmar invites bids for fourth licence
31 Jul 2015

Myanmar has formally invited proposals from local public companies to become its fourth mobile operator in partnership with a foreign company.

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.

Vodafone restructures European management
21 Jul 2015

Philipp Humm, Vodafone’s chief executive officer for Europe, is to resign from his position, and four CEOs from the operator's European operations will join its executive board.

Tele Columbus to buy PrimaCom
16 Jul 2015

German cable network operator Tele Columbus is to acquire PrimaCom for €711 million ($778 million), in a move which will combine the country’s third and fourth largest cable companies.

Telecom Italia rebrands as TIM
16 Jul 2015

Telecom Italia has officially adopted the TIM mobile brand across its fixed, mobile and internet business.

Midweek Mergers: July 15
15 Jul 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

Nokia Networks reveals SON solution
13 Jul 2015

Nokia Networks has launched a self-organising networks (SON) functionality, following the acquisition of Eden Rock in May this year.

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.

HKNet secures MEF CE 2.0 certification
09 Jul 2015

HKNet – an NTT Communications subsidiary – has been awarded MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for its SecureNet Ethernet services.

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.

AHEAD OF THE CURVE: The rise of mobile money in Asia
06 Jul 2015

Home to more than half of the world’s mobile phone subscriptions, the potential for mobile money services in the Asia-Pacific region, especially in its developing countries, is significant. Agnes Stubbs investigates.

MARKET STRATEGY: Serving digital governments
06 Jul 2015

The digitisation of the public sector in many countries around the world means that governments’ methods for running IT services and storing data are undergoing major transformations. Carriers have the chance to play a central part in driving these changes.

Claro Peru to launch TD-LTE network
06 Jul 2015

Claro Peru is preparing to launch broadband services in remote areas of the country using time division long-term evolution (TD-LTE) technology, according to local reports.

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.

BIG INTERVIEW: Clint Heiden, CCO, EdgeConneX
02 Jul 2015

EdgeConneX has built a name for itself in the US data centre market by localising content in Tier 2 markets. The company’s CCO Clint Heiden reveals how it plans to bring its unique distribution model to Europe.

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.

A life in the day of…Jesse Moore, managing director and co-founder, M-KOPA Solar
01 Jul 2015

Kenyans collectively spend more than $1 billion each year on off-grid energy substitutes; kerosene fuel for lighting, for example. That is, until October 2012 when Jesse Moore and his team launched M-KOPA Solar; a ‘pay-per-use’ solar system and mobile payment service created to effectively make solar energy the cheapest power option.

TSF in Nepal
01 Jul 2015

Alexander James Thomas, head of communications and internal relations at Telecoms Sans Frontieres (TSF) talks to Capacity about the charity’s activities in Nepal following two devastating earthquakes.

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.

Sky calls for Ofcom inquiry into BT
30 Jun 2015

Sky has called for a full competition inquiry into BT’s Openreach, citing issues surrounding competition and its quality of service.

SK Telecom and Nokia claim 5G breakthrough
30 Jun 2015

SK Telecom and Nokia are claiming to have successfully verified the performance of a user plane and control plane separation technique, which they say is a key enabling technology for 5G.

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.

Coriant hits field trial milestones with Orange and TeliaSonera
23 Jun 2015

Solutions provider Coriant has completed a multi-terabit field trial in partnership with France’s Orange, as well as demonstrated optical transmission speeds of up to 400G in a field trial with TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC).

Virgin Media to begin £3 billion cable expansion
23 Jun 2015

Virgin Media will begin the roll-out of its cable network this week, in what it says is the single largest investment in broadband digital infrastructure in the UK in over a decade.

Xtera upgrades HUGO subsea route
22 Jun 2015

Xtera Communications has upgraded the high-capacity, undersea Guernsey optical-fibre (HUGO) subsea cable system connecting Porthcurno and Guernsey in the UK to Lannion in France.

Vodacom gets ICASA approval for Neotel deal
16 Jun 2015

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) has approved Vodacom’s 7 billion rand offer to purchase internet provider Neotel, subject to conditions.

Alcatel chief to join Altice?
11 Jun 2015

Alcatel-Lucent’s chief executive Michel Combes is exiting his role to join cable company Altice, according to local reports.

Deutsche Telekom to acquire BT?
10 Jun 2015

Deutsche Telekom is said to be eyeing a takeover of BT, following reports that it is close to selling its stake in T-Mobile US.

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).

Singtel launches SDN service
05 Jun 2015

Singtel has launched an SDN service designed to help enterprises in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US simplify the management of their networks.

Telecom Italia selects Alcatel-Lucent 100G technology
04 Jun 2015

Telecom Italia has partnered with Alcatel-Lucent for its 100Gbps optical networking technology which will enable the operator to deliver high-speed internet and TV services to both its enterprise and consumer customers.

Superloop lists on ASX
04 Jun 2015

International telecoms infrastructure provider Superloop announced today that it has commenced trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

Huawei upgrades TDC network
03 Jun 2015

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

Telkom Indonesia to acquire GTA
02 Jun 2015

Telkom Indonesia is to acquire Guam-based GTA from Japanese private equity firm Advantage Partners, according to local reports.

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.

Ericsson opens lab to focus on SDN and NFV
28 May 2015

Ericsson has launched a cloud lab designed to enable faster innovation and co-creation among telecoms operators on deploying software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV).

Telekom Austria appoints chairman
28 May 2015

Telekom Austria has named Wolfgang Ruttenstorfer, former head of energy group OMV, as chairman of its supervisory board.

Finding healthcare remedies in telecoms
26 May 2015

The healthcare market will present multiple opportunities for carriers in the coming years, as medical providers seek to improve communication and the flow of information through means such as cloud services and the internet of things.

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.

ANALYSIS: The billion dollar telco club
21 May 2015

In April 2015, Russian billionaire Mikhail Fridman reinstated his ambitions for the telecoms industry when he announced plans to invest in telecoms and technology companies across the US and Europe with his private equity fund LetterOne Technology (L1Technology).

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.

FUTURE OF VOICE SPECIAL REPORT: Building a quality future
21 May 2015

A new focus on quality looks poised to reinvigorate the voice market. As opportunities such as VoLTE, HD voice and voice over Wifi come down the pipeline, can these new services drive traffic and boost revenues? Guy Matthews investigates.

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.

Interoute wins CIMPA deal
20 May 2015

Interoute is deploying an MPLS VPN with integrated internet access and VoIP for Airbus subsidiary CIMPA.

BigNet signs broadband deal with Kacific
18 May 2015

Indonesian satellite service provider BigNet has signed a $78 million agreement with Kacific Broadband Satellites for the provision of a high-speed broadband service.

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.

Comcast and Lenovo join OpenDayLight in SDN, NFV push
14 May 2015

Comcast and Lenovo are the latest companies to join the OpenDayLight Project, a community-led and industry supported open source platform to support the development of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV).

BICS launches EasyConnect SMS
13 May 2015

BICS has launched EasyConnect SMS, a solution designed to enable smaller service providers to launch international SMS services quickly and cost-effectively.

Hutchison and BT pen major IPX agreement
13 May 2015

Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) and British incumbent BT have agreed to establish IPX network interconnection between their respective IPX networks.

AMEER to be extended to Singapore
12 May 2015

Turk Telecom International (TTI) has revealed that the AMEER cable is to be extended to Singapore by the end of this year’s second quarter.

PCCW Global, CTG and CHTI launch unified IPX platform
12 May 2015

PCCW Global, China Telecom Global (CTG) and Chunghwa Telecom International (CHTI) have signed agreements to facilitate the interconnection of their IPX communities to create a unified IPX platform for Greater China.

RCN reveals commercial launch of phase one
12 May 2015

The RCN (regional cable network) consortium – comprising Etisalat, Zain Jordan, Turkcell Superonline, Mobily Saudi Arabia, Orange Jordan and Syrian Telecom – has launched phase one of the system between Fujairah, UAE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Amman, Jordan.

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.

Windstream selects Alcatel-Lucent for IPTV
07 May 2015

Alcatel-Lucent has enabled Windstream to launch Kinetic, a next-generation television service – alternative to satellite and cable – offering high-quality IPTV services to customers across Nebraska, US.

HP launches NFV platform
07 May 2015

HP has launched an NFV platform designed to help communication service providers accelerate production NFV deployments.

CWC announces new corporate and consumer brands
07 May 2015

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has announced revised corporate and consumer brands following the completion of its $1.85 billion acquisition of Barbados-based Columbus International.

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.

Turkcell CEO targets Ukraine
01 May 2015

Turkcell is focussing on regional expansion and may even look at opportunities in Ukraine, Reuters reports.

Grivner makes jump from Pacnet to Colt
01 May 2015

Colt Technology Services has today revealed the appointment of Carl Grivner as executive vice president of its network services business.

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

Superloop announces IPO
29 Apr 2015

Asian infrastructure provider Superloop has today announced plans to raise $17.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO) and has applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX).

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.

Tele2's senior exec departs
28 Apr 2015

Tele2 has announced that Joachim Horn, its group chief technology information officer and EVP, will leave his role to join an unnamed telecoms company in Asia.

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.

European Commission to address OTT competition
21 Apr 2015

The European Commission (EC) is set to call for a “level playing field” between telecoms operators and OTT providers in its proposed reform of the telecoms sector next month.

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.

Superloop appoints CFO
16 Apr 2015

Megaport’s Superloop has made a further addition to its team with the appointment of Greg Bryant as chief financial officer.

Zayo launches live video service
16 Apr 2015

Zayo Group has launched a live video service targeting customers in the broadcast, production, video distribution, sports and live event industries.

Telefonica selects NEC for SMB cloud services
15 Apr 2015

Telefonica Business Solutions has today revealed a four-year partnership with NEC for the delivery of cloud services to SMB customers across Europe and Latin America.

Cell C to invest $670 million in LTE network
13 Apr 2015

South Africa’s Cell C is set to invest R8 billion (approximately $670 million) in the deployment of its LTE network over the next three years, according to local reports.

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.

IIX acquires IX Reach
08 Apr 2015

Software-defined interconnection company IIX has acquired global network solutions provider IX Reach.

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.

Telekom Slovenije targets voice and 4G LTE
31 Mar 2015

Voice will be an increasing focus for Telekom Slovenije as it seeks to generate top-line growth, said Tomaž Tomšic, director of international carrier services.

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.

BT set to launch 4G arm
23 Mar 2015

BT is set to launch its 4G network this week, marking its return to the consumer market nearly 15 years after it sold its mobile unit.

Orange to acquire Cloudwatt
23 Mar 2015

Orange is to acquire all remaining shares of Cloudwatt; the cloud computing joint venture it set up with the French government, according to local reports.

Ethiopia launches 4G service in capital
23 Mar 2015

Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms company, has launched a 4G mobile service in the country’s capital of Addis Ababa, following a three-month trial.

Syniverse appoints CFO and development EVP
20 Mar 2015

Service provider Syniverse has appointed Robert Reich as chief financial officer; as his predecessor David Hitchcock moves on to the position of EVP of global product management and development at the company.

Telecom Italia approves media buyout
20 Mar 2015

Telecom Italia has approved the takeover of Telecom Italia Media, its media division, which has been a publicly traded unit for over a decade.

Ofcom enforces BT margin rule
20 Mar 2015

Ofcom has introduced a pricing rule which will require BT to maintain a sufficient margin between its wholesale and retail ultra-fast broadband charges.

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.

19 Mar 2015

Network operators are evolving fast as providers of cloud-based ICT services for the enterprise segment, with 2014 seeing a range of public and private cloud solutions enter the market. Guy Matthews considers where cloud-based managed services must evolve next.

SDN & NFV: Disruptive influences
18 Mar 2015

Will 2015 be as seismic as 2014 in the transformation of the connectivity market? Guy Matthews investigates the technologies set to transform networks.

Telstra to acquire Globecast Australia
18 Mar 2015

Australia’s Telstra today reveals that it is to acquire Globecast Australia; a leading provider of media services for broadcasters in Australasia.

Huawei, ONOS and ONF to develop SDN ecosystem
13 Mar 2015

Chinese vendor Huawei has teamed up with Open Network Operating System (ONOS) and Open Networking Foundation (ONF) in a bid to develop an open and innovative SDN industry ecosystem.

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.

Zimbabwe 'to shut down' Telecel Zimbabwe
12 Mar 2015

Zimbabwe plans to shut down Telecel Zimbabwe for allegedly operating without a licence and failing to comply with the country’s ownership laws.

GBI CEO exits role
12 Mar 2015

Ahmed Mekky, chief executive at Gulf Bridge International (GBI), has stepped down from his position, the company said today.

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.

Turkcell ready to launch 4G in Turkey
06 Mar 2015

Turkcell has announced that it is ready to launch 4G services in Turkey following the government’s announcement of a tender process to be completed by May 2015.

PCCW Global expands into Benin
05 Mar 2015

PCCW Global has expanded into Benin as part of an interconnection agreement with local operator Isocel Telecom.

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.

CSG launches digital services platform
03 Mar 2015

CSG International has today launched CSG Ascendon; a platform designed to enable service providers to transform their operations and capitalise on digital opportunities.

MARKET STRATEGY: The war on fraud
27 Feb 2015

The rising frequency and sophistication of fraudulent activity on networks is putting carriers under pressure to take action. Capacity investigates how much progress the industry has made in the last year.

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.

Megaport joins OpenDaylight Project
25 Feb 2015

Australia’s Megaport has today revealed that it has joined the OpenDaylight Project; an initiative focussed on accelerating the development of open source SDN and NFV.

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.

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.

Dixons Carphone to launch MVNO
03 Feb 2015

Dixons Carphone has entered into a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) agreement with Three, with plans to launch mobile services in spring this year.

PTC elects officers for 2015
29 Jan 2015

The 2015 Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) has elected its board of governors and advisory council.

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

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.

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

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.

Inmarsat targets maritime sector
15 Jan 2015

Satellite service provider Inmarsat is to launch a global connectivity solution to support the maritime industry.

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

Cloudmark appoints CEO
14 Jan 2015

Security solutions provider Cloudmark has appointed George Riedel as chief executive at the company.

ANALYSIS: Satellite – the new fibre?
13 Jan 2015

Fresh from the launch of its latest four satellites on December 18 2014, O3b Networks has revealed plans to increase its network capacity to a terabit.

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.

Telstra targets finance sector
12 Jan 2015

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

Mexico fines Dish and Telmex for undisclosed deals
12 Jan 2015

The Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT) in Mexico has fined satellite TV provider Dish Mexico and Carlos Slim’s fixed-line unit Telmex for failing to divulge, in full, a series of agreements between the two companies.

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

ADVA appoints CFO
05 Jan 2015

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