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Pareteum launches global MVNO service
22 Dec 2016

Pareteum has expanded its global cloud platform services agreement with Vodafone Enabler, which will allow the first mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to eliminate geographic limitations in creating and deploying international mobile services.

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.

Juniper platforms added to AWS marketplace
01 Dec 2016

Juniper Networks’ virtual routing and security platforms are now available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace, accelerating enterprises’ migration to the cloud.

Ooredoo selects Ericsson for billing solution
16 Nov 2016

Ooredoo Group has struck a five-year contract with Ericsson to implement the Swedish firm’s revenue management system across its networks in the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia.

NBTC strikes partnerships with Japan and Bhutan
15 Nov 2016

Thailand’s National Broadcasting Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has inked agreements with Japan and Bhutan to collaborate in the information, communication and technology (ICT) sector.

BT plans SD-WAN launch for early 2017
10 Nov 2016

BT is to invest more and integrate new technologies to its network services to better enable its customers’ digital transformation journeys to cloud-based IT consumption models.

BroadSoft passes 15m phone lines in the cloud
09 Nov 2016

BroadSoft says it now delivers more than 15 million cloud unified communications (UC) lines around the world, and says its total is three times that of its nearest competitor.

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.

Telefónica deploys Nokia's VSR solution
04 Nov 2016

Telefónica deployed Nokia’s virtualised service router in a live network, in an attempt to increase its network reach and accelerate deployment of virtual private network (VPN) services.

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.

AT&T launches roaming services in Cuba
21 Oct 2016

AT&T has launched roaming services in Cuba almost two months after signing agreements for roaming and direct interconnection with Cuban authorities.

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.

Tata Communications launches into CEE with 3 PoPs
19 Oct 2016

Tata Communications has expanded its white-labelled services to telecoms operators in central and eastern Europe (CEE) after establishing three points of presence (PoPs) in the region.

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.

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.

CRTC slashes ‘unreasonable’ ISP wholesale rates
07 Oct 2016

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has slashed the fees charged by large incumbent internet service providers (ISPs) for wholesale high-speed access services.

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.

FCC streamlines foreign ownership rules
03 Oct 2016

The Federal Communications Commission has adopted to new rules that will streamline the process by which foreign owners can buy US broadcast properties.

Hawaiki Cable signs up Oregon partner
30 Sep 2016

Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP has signed a long-term agreement with Alaska Communications to be its landing and operating activities partner in Oregon.

Samsung, HPE seal OpenNFV deal for carriers
29 Sep 2016

Samsung Electronics and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have signed an open architecture agreement which will provide carriers with integrated network functions virtualisation (NFV) infrastructure and virtual network functions (VNF) applications.

Vanrise Solutions launches xbooster
27 Sep 2016

Vanrise Solutions has developed a new collection of cloud-based tools for carriers looking for more in-depth modular tools for different teams without having to bear the burden of large scale capital investment.

Nokia sets up global cloud design centre
19 Sep 2016

Nokia has set up a global cloud design centre to work with telecoms carriers on 5G and internet of things (IoT) but then to expand to other industry sectors.

Aviat wins $28m project to create Colorado network
13 Sep 2016

Aviat Networks has been awarded a three-year project worth $28 million to implement a network throughout Colorado using its microwave, IP/MPLS routers, management software and full turnkey services.

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.

Google Fiber wins access to AT&T, Comcast utility poles
08 Sep 2016

Google Fiber is one step closer to gaining faster access to utility poles in Nashville after Metro Council officials preliminary approved the “One Touch Make Ready” ordinance opposed by rival internet service providers (ISPs) AT&T and Comcast.

Colt launches IP access service in Singapore
01 Sep 2016

Colt has launched its IP access service in Singapore, adding to a range of other offers the company has in the country. Colt says its coverage extends to approximately 90% of commercial buildings in Singapore.

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.

Rivada hires executive number six from Sprint
18 Aug 2016

US wholesale wireless company Rivada Networks has hired yet another former Sprint executive, this time Stephen Bye, who was CTO at Sprint until a year ago and will now be CTO at Rivada.

China Mobile selects Nokia for 100G deployment
17 Aug 2016

Nokia has been awarded over 30% of China Mobile's project to construct a 100G optical network in support of its “Broadband China” strategic rollout of mobile broadband services.

Infinera upgrades MENA subsea cable network
17 Aug 2016

Infinera has successfully deployed its DTN-X XTC series to upgrade the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) submarine cable system's subsea network to provide differentiated wholesale international capacity.

Deutsche Telekom goes live with first all-IP production site
10 Aug 2016

Deutsche Telekom has started its all-IP transformation across Europe by launching what it calls its first production site, in Hungary. This site, in Budapest, will be used to deliver services to all other operations in the group.

Singtel’s Optus in M2M and GPS wholesale pact
04 Aug 2016

The wholesale division of Australian operator Optus has announced an alliance with 2SG Wholesale to distribute machine-to-machine (M2M) and internet of things (IoT) products and capability into the wholesale reseller market, as well as GPS products.

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.

Daisy launches new hosted voice service
28 Jul 2016

Daisy Group has launched the Hosted Voice Select (HV.Select) platform, a brand new fully hosted and managed, high definition (HD) IP telephony service to both its direct and indirect routes to market.

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.

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.

O3b supports Digicel Samoa LTE launch
20 Jul 2016

O3b Networks is supporting Digicel Samoa’s LTE services rollout by providing core connectivity services via its satellite-enabled network.

AT&T launches global NFV enterprise service
18 Jul 2016

AT&T has rolled out the third service on its Network on Demand platform, which uses a single universal piece of equipment at a customer’s premise to deliver virtualised functions and enables businesses to flexibly manage their network services.

ANALYSIS: 20,000 leagues under the Brexit, without a rudder
14 Jul 2016

The UK's imminent departure from the European Union has injected a vast sea of uncertainty and instability into the telco ocean. Bill Boyle looks at the Brexit aftermath. Agnes Stubbs looks at the impact on roaming and wholesale

Tele2 appoints international chief
28 Jun 2016

Tele2 has appointed former Orange and EE executive Guillaume van Gaver to lead its global operations as EVP effective July 5, 2016.

Capacity survey says Brexit bad for business
27 Jun 2016

Despite Brexit causing uncertainty in the telecoms market, with Spanish telecoms giant Telefónica now reviewing and delaying the sale of its UK wireless unit O2 over fears of market volatility, there is still an air of optimism.

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”.

Telin achieves the ‘Wholesale Service Innovation’ Award
27 Jun 2016

The innovative business scheme, New Equilibrium for Wholesale Voice Business, developed by Telin and implemented with Maxis as operator partners, has won the Wholesale Service Innovation award category in the tenth Global Telecoms Business Telecoms Innovation and Technology Awards. Co-sponsored feature: Telin

3GPP completes standardisation of NB-IoT
27 Jun 2016

3GPP has completed the standardisation of narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT), the narrowband radio technology developed for the IoT over mobile networks using licensed spectrum.

Telstra launches mining unit
24 Jun 2016

Telstra has partially acquired mine networking specialist CBO Telecommunications to form Telstra Mining Services.

Facebook joins the CTO organisation
17 Jun 2016

Facebook has joined the ranks of ICT industry members at the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), the membership organisation engaged in multilateral ICT collaboration.

Stop grumbling about OTTs, conference hears
15 Jun 2016

Stop complaining about the ‘free ride’ the OTT players are getting and start building alliances and finding new business opportunities, was the solid advice of the panel of wholesale experts debating what is driving future investment in Central and Eastern Europe in Warsaw today.

Czech market displays combined but uneven development
15 Jun 2016

Speaking at the Capacity Central and Eastern Europe conference this week, Jaromir Novak, chairman of the council of the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU) said that the legacy burden of old networks was proving to be a mixed blessing and the skills shortage was worrying. However, he claimed that both were being tackled with creativity.

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.

Cisco shuffles roles of execs
02 Jun 2016

Cisco Systems has expanded the responsibilities of its security unit chief and changed the roles of three other executives.

Ericsson forecasts 16bn IoT devices by 2021
01 Jun 2016

Devices connected to the internet of things (IoT) will overtake the number of mobile phones by 2018 and the total number of IoT devices will reach 16 billion by 2021.

Ar Telecom to boost global cloud connectivity
01 Jun 2016

Portugal’s Ar Telecom has selected Epsilon to deliver its Cloud Link eXchange (CloudLX) platform to support the growth of its enterprise customers’ cloud services with scalable and flexible connectivity delivered from a user friendly online portal.

Sonera selects Teleste Luminato to renovate backbone
25 May 2016

Teleste has announced the deployment of its Luminato headend platform to Sonera’s cable TV network in Finland to help upgrade its backbone and boost its delivery of high-value services from versatile sources to consumers.

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”.

Guyana’s GTT and Digicel to rollout 4G
04 May 2016

Guyana’s two mobile carriers Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) and Digicel have announced that they are to rollout 4G broadband services in the country having both been granted approval.

Verizon reveals biggest OpenStack cloud build
26 Apr 2016

Verizon has revealed further details of its 18-month long NFV (network functions virtualization) architecture build, said to be the largest NFV OpenStack cloud deployment yet across five major data centres in the US.

Vodafone M-Pesa reaches 25 million users
26 Apr 2016

Vodafone has announced that its M-Pesa mobile money transfer service has reached 25 million customers across its markets in Africa, Asia and Europe.

MARKET STRATEGY: Store wars go online
22 Apr 2016

Retail chains are investing heavily to streamline their businesses and target new consumers. Carriers can play a role in this transformation, not just with connectivity solutions but by helping retail organisations use the potential of IoT, big data analytics, A2P and other growth-enabling technologies.

ETSI signs MoU with Eurosmart for 5G security
20 Apr 2016

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Eurosmart to enhance the security robustness of 5G networks.

Cloud services push IBM revenues up
19 Apr 2016

IBM has reported first-quarter earnings that were better than expected due to a strong performance from its cloud services division.

Europe passes 'landmark' GDPR
15 Apr 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has passed final approval in the European Parliament, putting an end to over four years of negotiations.

SoftBank and Verizon in race for Yahoo
14 Apr 2016

Japanese operator SoftBank – which owns Sprint – and US operator Verizon are believed to be competing to buy Yahoo, the search company whose revenues are declining steeply. Potential bidders have until April 18 to submit bids.

Italtel to upgrade Iran’s TCI network
14 Apr 2016

Italian telecoms equipment manufacturer Italtel has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and modernise the telecoms network of Telecommunication Company of Iran (TCI).

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.

Mexico to establish Telecom Investment Promotion Agency
16 Mar 2016

Mexico is set to establish the Telecommunications Investment Promotion Agency, which will be responsible for the installation of the government’s proposed shared network and provision of telecommunications services.

GlobeNet launch virtualisation service in Americas
15 Mar 2016

Globenet has announced the launch of its virtualisation service to support network expansion and enhancement by providing connection at critical Points of Presence (PoPs) in the Americas.

BIG INTERVIEW: Michael Ourabah, CEO, BSO Networks
09 Mar 2016

BSO Networks has ambitious plans to become the low latency provider of choice for financial institutions looking for access to emerging markets. Co-founder and CEO Michael Ourabah explains to Alex Hawkes how the operator is responding fast to market demand.

SoftBank to split into two businesses
08 Mar 2016

SoftBank has announced that it will reorganise the organisation into two subsidiaries, with its global investment business separated from its domestic operations.

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.

Optus and Huawei trial 4.5G
22 Feb 2016

Optus and Huawei have announced a trial of 4.5G, resulting in download speeds of 1.41Gbps, reaching theoretical maximum speeds of 1.43Gbps.

Q&A: Hunter Newby, CEO, Allied Fiber
15 Feb 2016

Hunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber, talks to Capacity about Allied Fiber's opportunities for expansion in 2016, and the importance of developing Ethernet and internet exchange points within its colocation facilities

Belgium's Mobistar to rebrand as Orange
04 Feb 2016

Belgian operator Mobistar, which is 53% owned by the French group Orange, is to rebrand itself as Orange, 15 years after the name was dropped by KPN subsidiary.

AT&T shuffles executives in shift towards mobile video
03 Feb 2016

AT&T has appointed mobile chief Ralph de la Vega vice chairman and placed him in charge of its business and international units while John Stankey, who led DirecTV, internet and TV units, was named CEO of the entertainment group.

KT and Nokia conduct LTE-M trial
29 Jan 2016

South Korea’s KT Corp has partnered with Nokia Networks to conduct what is claimed to be the industry’s first enhanced machine type communications (eMTC) field trial.

TI Sparkle adds Iran to Seabone network
28 Jan 2016

Telecom Italia Sparkle has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC) for the expansion of its Seabone global IP backbone to Iran via a new IP PoP.

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.

Telstra invests in cloud and apps firms
21 Jan 2016

Telstra has expanded its services operations by buying a managed services company and investing in an application delivery provider on the same day.

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.

Rossabi appointed MD of Telx
20 Jan 2016

Anthony “Tony” Rossabi has been appointed managing director of Telx following Digital Realty’s acquisition of the company last year.

PCCW Global joins NEXTDC ecosystem
15 Jan 2016

PCCW Global has signed a co-location agreement with Australian technology firm NEXTDC which will see the former join NEXTDC’s independent community of carriers and service providers.

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.

TeliaSonera appoints COO
12 Jan 2016

TeliaSonera has appointed Anders Olsson, present EVP of strategic projects, as COO and head of global services and operations as well as member of the group’s executive management team.

BT appoints Clive Selley as CEO of Openreach
11 Jan 2016

BT Group has appointed Clive Selley, its present chief information officer and CEO of its BT technology, service and operations (TSO) business to lead Openreach.

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.