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Egypt to issue unified telecom licence
31 Dec 2013

Egypt's telecom regulator, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) has announced that it will issue unified telecom licences.

South Korea plans to launch 5G by 2020
20 Dec 2013

The South Korean government has announced that it plans to launch 5G services in 2020, following demonstrations of pre-5G mobile network service in 2015 and network trials in 2018.

Canada to cap domestic roaming rates
19 Dec 2013

Canadian government has announced plans to draw up new legislation to cap wireless roaming rates charged by the three largest providers for smaller rivals using their network.

Frontier to acquire AT&T Connecticut operations
18 Dec 2013

The second largest operator in the US, AT&T, has announced the sale of its local exchange operations in Connecticut to regional operator Frontier Communications for $2 billion in cash.

EU to provide €700 million for 5G research
18 Dec 2013

The European Commission, together with the 5G Infrastructure Association, today launched a 5G public-private partnership (PPP) to stimulate research for the technology in Europe.

NSN pens 4G deal with Chunghwa Telecom
16 Dec 2013

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has signed a deal with Taiwan’s largest operator, Chunghwa Telecom, to roll-out LTE infrastructure in the country.

TeliaSonera to adopt new operating model
16 Dec 2013

Nordic operator TeliaSonera has announced a change to its operating model, in a bid to increase customer focus through a clearer governance structure.

Friday Network News: December 13
13 Dec 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Vodafone Australia CEO to head up NBN Co
12 Dec 2013

Bill Morrow, head of Vodafone Australia, has been appointed as CEO of the organisation rolling out the country’s national broadband network (NBN).

LightSquared receives $3.3billion bid
12 Dec 2013

Wireless telecoms group LightSquared could be subject to a takeover, after receiving a $3.3billion bid from private equity firm Centerbridge Partners.

Vodafone Ireland launches 4G
11 Dec 2013

Vodafone Ireland has announced the launch of 4G services in six cities and 31 towns across the country.

Telstra and Ericsson trial LTE-A
09 Dec 2013

Telstra has become the latest carrier to explore LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) technology, after it tested speeds of 300Mbps on its 4G network in collaboration with Ericsson.

INNOVATION BUSINESS BRIEFING 2013: Bigger, Better, Faster, More
06 Dec 2013

What might life be like for network providers in the 2020’s? With only two US presidential elections, seven Super Bowls and 12 total solar eclipses to go before we find out, Richard Irving asks where innovation is taking the wholesale sector.

Friday Network News: December 6
06 Dec 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

ANALYSIS: The missed QoS bullseye
05 Dec 2013

With Vodafone named and shamed by Ofcom for not hitting its 3G targets, how accessible are reports for quality of service (QoS) standards across the industry? Capacity investigates.

Three scraps roaming charges in the US
05 Dec 2013

UK operator Three is to stop charging its customers extra for using their mobile phones in the US, as part of a bid to end roaming fees in other countries across the world.

Chema Alonso, Eleven Paths: The security guru
03 Dec 2013

A former poster boy for the hacking community, Chema Alonso is bringing his huge expertise on security to the telecoms community. Capacity catches up with the CEO and founder of Eleven Paths.

AIRCOM acquired by TEOCO
03 Dec 2013

Telecoms solution provider TEOCO has today completed its acquisition of AIRCOM International.

Orange sticks to planned price increase for 4G
03 Dec 2013

Orange has said it will maintain plans to raise prices for superfast 4G mobile in February, despite rival operator Iliad stating it will offer the same 4G service speeds to customers without a hike in the cost.

Tom Fallon, Infinera Q&A: Delivering on time
29 Nov 2013

Optical transport company Infinera has been deploying its DTN-X platform with vigour across the globe over the last year. Capacity catches up with the company’s CEO Tom Fallon to find out more about its forward-thinking strategy.

H3G sees growth following Orange merger
29 Nov 2013

Hutchison Whampoa’s Austrian subsidiary H3G has won customers at a faster rate after merging with Orange Austria, which it acquired at the start of 2013.

Friday Network News: November 29
29 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

ANALYSIS: Huawei takes on Europe
28 Nov 2013

Shunned from both the US and Australia, Huawei has turned to Europe to prove its worth in the vendor market – and with enormous success. Capacity explores the repercussions of this for both the Chinese conglomerate and Europe itself.

Midweek Mergers: November 27
27 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

China Mobile conducts VoLTE network trial
26 Nov 2013

China Mobile has conducted a demonstration of international HD voice and video calls between China Mobile’s VoLTE trial networks in Chengdu and Hangzhou, in partnership with Huawei.

Ericsson enhances smart metering in Australia
26 Nov 2013

Australian energy distribution firm SP AusNet has selected Ericsson’s 3G network-enabled solution to develop, implement and support the company’s smart meter program in Victoria, Australia.

ANALYSIS: The ripple effect
26 Nov 2013

As one of the biggest M&A deals in history comes to a close, is the industry set to experience a ripple effect, causing widespread consolidation across the global marketplace?

Where east MEETS west
25 Nov 2013

It has been a big year for datamena. Since launching one of the Middle East’s first carrier-neutral hubs, the company has now set its sights on expanding connectivity into the region through a new terrestrial cable link to Europe.

DNA appoints CEO
25 Nov 2013

Finnish operator DNA has appointed Jukka Leinonen as CEO, following the departure of Riitta Tiuraniemi in August this year.

Telefónica eyes Mexican investments
22 Nov 2013

Telefónica is open to mergers, acquisitions and network-sharing deals in Mexico, the company’s COO said at a conference in Barcelona, Spain yesterday.

Friday Network News: November 22
22 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Full list of Capacity Global Carrier Awards 2013 winners
21 Nov 2013

Attended by over 340 members of the industry, the 2013 Capacity Global Carrier Awards ceremony showcased the companies that had demonstrated the greatest innovation and drive over the last 12 months to deliver successful services and products to the global marketplace.

T-Mobile Netherlands sells broadband unit
20 Nov 2013

T-Mobile Netherlands has announced plans to sell its broadband business Euronet/T-Mobile Online to the Canal Digitaal Satelliet Group (CanalDigitaal).

Coriant and Netia to trial 400G in Poland
20 Nov 2013

Optical transport solutions provider Coriant has announced a project with Poland-based fixed-line operator Netia, to trial DWDM technology and deploy 400G in the region.

European telecoms dividend decline continues
20 Nov 2013

European telecoms dividend pay-outs in the sector are set to fall by a sixth this year, due to continued struggles with demand and competition, according to reports released yesterday.

Belgacom CEO dismissed
19 Nov 2013

The Belgian government has dismissed Belgacom CEO, Didier Bellens, from his position, partly due to his repeated criticism of the authorities.

Friday Network News: November 15
15 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Midweek Mergers: November 13
13 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Telecom Egypt hopes for mobile licence
13 Nov 2013

Telecom Egypt has revealed a successful set of third-quarter financial results today, and expects to receive a mobile licence from the country’s government by the end of the year.

GMA adds SoftBank, Bell Mobility to membership list
13 Nov 2013

The Global M2M Association (GMA), a body promoting co-operation within the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) sector, has announced the admission of Softbank Mobile and Bell Mobility to its alliance.

MTN upgrades 3G network in Nigeria
11 Nov 2013

African operator MTN is to upgrade its 3G network in Nigeria in partnership with Cambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), according to local reports today.

TSF supports UN disaster recovery in the Philippines
08 Nov 2013

Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) has supported the United Nation’s Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) agency to provide crucial telecoms infrastructure ahead of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines today.

Uninor CEO resigns
08 Nov 2013

Yogesh Malik, CEO of Indian mobile operator Uninor, has resigned from his position after less than a year in the role.

Telecom Italia to sell Argentine unit
08 Nov 2013

Telecom Italia will sell its Argentinean arm, as well as a number of other assets, as part of a strategy to raise roughly €4 billion.

Friday Network News: November 8
08 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Six startups to watch
07 Nov 2013

As operators continue to look at ways to innovate, startups across the globe are crying out for hefty carrier investment. Capacity looks at six startups to watch.

Swisscom names new CEO
07 Nov 2013

Swisscom has named Urs Schaeppi as its new CEO, succeeding Carsten Schloter, who died in July.

Midweek Mergers: November 6
06 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Pakistan telecoms market
06 Nov 2013

Pakistan is located at the crossroads of south Asia, central Asia, China and the Middle East. Bordering Afghanistan, China, India and Iran, as well as the Arabian Sea to the south, it represents the fulcrum of a regional market with a vast population, large and diverse resources, and untapped potential for trade.

Safaricom delays M-Pesa upgrade
06 Nov 2013

Kenyan operator Safaricom today announced that the enhancement of its M-Pesa mobile payment platform has been pushed back to 2015.

Orange France and SFR sued over 4G speeds
06 Nov 2013

French consumer group UFC Que Choisir told reporters today that it had filed a legal complaint against mobile operators Orange France and SFR, over their 4G marketing claims.

NORTH AMERICA SPECIAL: Turf war in rural Canada
06 Nov 2013

Efforts to improve connectivity in Canada’s Northwest Territories have sparked an unlikely turf war, pitting a clutch of local startups against an incumbent operator that had been enjoying a state-approved monopoly for decades.

EE launches UK LTE-A pilot
05 Nov 2013

EE announced today that it has launched a pilot phase for the UK’s first LTE-Advanced network.

Batelco appoints CFO
05 Nov 2013

Bahraini operator Batelco has today announced the appointment of Faisal Qamhiyah as CFO, Reuters reports.

E-Plus selects NSN for network security
05 Nov 2013

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) has signed a deal with E-Plus to protect the German mobile operator’s LTE network from security threats.

BlackBerry abandons sale
05 Nov 2013

BlackBerry has called off its sale plans and yesterday announced that its CEO, Thorsten Heins, would be stepping down.

IPSec: Securing LTE longevity
04 Nov 2013

Internet Protocol Security (IPSec) is a technology protocol suite designed to secure IP communications, through authentication or encryption of the IP packet in a communication session.

KT CEO to resign
04 Nov 2013

The CEO of South Korea’s second-largest mobile operator has offered to resign, following a raid of the company’s headquarters and the CEO’s home.

NSN and China Mobile enhance research MoU
04 Nov 2013

Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) and the research and development arm of China Mobile, the China Mobile Research Institute (CMRI), have expanded the terms of their MoU, first signed in 2010.

AT&T could buy out Vodafone next year
01 Nov 2013

AT&T is reportedly strategising for a potential takeover of Vodafone next year, with the US operator presently mapping out how it will complete a complex deal for the European carrier.

Friday Network News: November 1
01 Nov 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

The EU single market: Will 28 become one?
30 Oct 2013

Operators hold opposing views to Neelie Kroes' plans to create a European single market, but are the commissioner's proposals really the answer to the continent's problems? Kavit Majithia investigates.

Midweek Mergers: October 30
30 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Samsung opens fourth Polish office
30 Oct 2013

Samsung Electronics has today announced the opening of its fourth office in Poland, in one of the county’s largest technology hubs, Krakow.

New Zealand awards 700MHz spectrum
30 Oct 2013

Vodafone, Telecom NZ and 2degrees have been awarded 4G mobile spectrum in the 700MHz band in New Zealand’s auction, according to local reports today.

Taiwan awards 4G licences
30 Oct 2013

Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) said today that six companies are set to pay more than triple the original offer price for 12 4G mobile spectrum licences in the country.

Vodafone to invest $1.6 billion in India
30 Oct 2013

Vodafone has confirmed its intention to invest $1.6 billion to buy out minority investors in its Indian operation, following changes to Indian foreign ownership rules.

Telenor CEO to chair GSMA
28 Oct 2013

Jon Frederik Baksaas, president and CEO at Norway’s Telenor, has been elected to serve as chairman of the GSMA, the company revealed today.

Africa's gold mine: Mobile money
28 Oct 2013

Mobile money has become a well-established revenue driver for carriers across Africa. Laura Hedges speaks to the key players in this thriving marketplace to find out why, and where it is heading next.

Unitel and BICS roam with royalty in Africa
23 Oct 2013

BICS and Angolan mobile operator Unitel have today facilitated what BICS claims to be its first 4G video roaming call in Africa, in the presence of European royalty.

Midweek Mergers: October 23
23 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Kazim appointed as du CFO
22 Oct 2013

UAE operator du announced today that it has selected Amer Kazim to replace Mark Shuttleworth as CFO.

EE’s Q3 results boosted by 4G
22 Oct 2013

British mobile operator EE has added half a million customers to its 4G service in the third financial quarter of this year, Reuters reports.

ANALYSIS: Does Europe need AT&T?
22 Oct 2013

AT&T's experience in creating 4G networks could be the welcome boost European telecoms needs to compete with other markets, according to leading analysts.

Samara Hammond, AMREF UK Q&A: Mobilising Africa’s CHWs
21 Oct 2013

AMREF is in the pilot phase of its mobile health training programme in Kenya, Africa. Samara Hammond, CEO of AMREF’s UK branch talks to Capacity about the huge impact of mobile health services in the region.

SoftBank to acquire Brightstar
21 Oct 2013

Japanese operator SoftBank has agreed to purchase a majority stake in private US cellphone company Brightstar.

SFR trials LTE-A in France
18 Oct 2013

French operator SFR has completed what it claims to be the first LTE-Advanced trial in France, in the city of Marseille.

VTB sells 50% stake in Tele2 Russia
18 Oct 2013

Russian bank VTB has sold 50% of mobile operator Tele2 Russia to billionaire Yuri Kovalchuk and partners, the Financial Times reports.

Friday Network News: October 18
18 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Telekom Austria expands M2M offering
17 Oct 2013

Telekom Austria Group has launched an M2M platform for remote monitoring, automation and control for metering devices, industrial plants and machines in the field.

Midweek Mergers: October 16
16 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

SoftBank in talks to acquire Brightstar
16 Oct 2013

Japan-based operator SoftBank has said it held talks to purchase a stake in US wireless device company Brightstar Corp, but a decision has not been made on whether it will complete the deal.

GTA launches LTE in Guam
14 Oct 2013

GTA, a Guam-based telecommunications provider, has launched its 4G LTE network in the northern and central regions of the country.

Midweek Mergers: October 9
09 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Telecom Italia CEO resigns
04 Oct 2013

Franco Bernabè has resigned from his position as CEO of Telecom Italia following a board meeting yesterday (October 3).

Midweek Mergers: October 2
02 Oct 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

PTCL bids for Warid Telecom
02 Oct 2013

Pakistani operator Pakistan Telecommunication Company (PTCL) has submitted an official takeover bid for rival operator Warid Telecom.

Philip Marnick, Ofcom
30 Sep 2013

UK communications regulator Ofcom has appointed Philip Marnick as group director in charge of spectrum.

Czech 4G auction sparks controversy
30 Sep 2013

Czech Telefónica has filed a lawsuit against the country’s regulators over its upcoming 4G auction, after criticising the body for reserving spectrum for new applicants.

Friday Network News: September 27
27 Sep 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Axiata Group to buy majority stake in Axis
26 Sep 2013

The Indonesian unit of Malaysian mobile operator Axiata Group has agreed to acquire a majority stake in PT Axis Telekom Indonesia (Axis) from Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Reuters reports.

Ericsson to deploy LTE network in Iraq
26 Sep 2013

Swedish equipment vendor Ericsson has signed a contract with Iraqi internet and communications provider Tishknet for the deployment of an LTE TDD network in the country.

Batelco selects Ericsson for LTE upgrade
25 Sep 2013

Batelco has partnered with Ericsson in a deal which will see the Swedish equipment vendor upgrade and expand the operator’s network in Bahrain.

FRAUD & SECURITY BUSINESS BRIEFING 2013: Buyer beware?
23 Sep 2013

It is an oft-quoted truism among fraud investigators that in order to stop a crook, you must first stop the flow of money. In the case of the global wholesale telecoms market, this is much easier said than done.

Huawei wins LTE deal with TDC
19 Sep 2013

China’s Huawei has been awarded a six-year contract with Danish operator TDC for the deployment of its LTE network in Denmark.

Midweek Mergers: September 18
18 Sep 2013

Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

FRAUD & SECURITY BUSINESS BRIEFING 2013: The definitive guide to fraud types
16 Sep 2013

There are an estimated 400 different types of fraud permeating the wholesale telecoms markets. As schemes become more sophisticated and the crooks harder to catch, carriers are increasingly finding themselves outmanoeuvred and footing the bill. Here Capacity identifies the types of fraud they are up against.

Friday Network News: September 13
13 Sep 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

EE and Virgin Mobile to renew network contract?
11 Sep 2013

EE, the UK’s largest mobile operator, has reportedly agreed to renew its contract with Virgin Mobile to provide a telecoms network for the company, in a deal that could be worth up to £400 million in revenue.

Critics slam European telecoms reform bill
10 Sep 2013

The EU telecoms reform bill could be redrawn after critics claimed the new plans could give operators an unfair advantage, according to a senior EU Commission official.

Asiacell names new CEO
09 Sep 2013

Iraq’s second-largest operator, Asiacell, has finally named a new CEO, following the departure of Fiar Ahmed over seven months ago.

Orange ramps up French 4G roll-out
09 Sep 2013

Orange has today announced that it has extended 4G coverage to all areas of Paris, with plans to further increase its offering across France ahead of schedule.

Top 10 deals to watch
09 Sep 2013

M&A activity has been widespread in 2013, with telecoms dominating business news headlines worldwide. And there is plenty more to come.

Friday Network News: September 6
06 Sep 2013

Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Djibouti telecoms market
06 Sep 2013

Djibouti is a small country in a strategically important location. On land, it shares its borders with Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. At sea, it is situated between the continents of Africa and Asia and at the crossroads of major shipping routes.

Myanmar: Timeline of events
05 Sep 2013

An overview of the most important milestones so far in the history of Myanmar's fledgling telecoms market.

Myanmar: High opportunity, high risk
05 Sep 2013

Over 90 operators were interested in entering the Myanmar market. Just two were selected to champion a new era of connectivity for the country. But is Myanmar ready?

Jonas Bengtsson, TeliaSonera
04 Sep 2013

Jonas Bengtsson is to take over as general counsel for TeliaSonera, following Jan Henrik Ahrnell's resignation.

Petter Furberg, Telenor Myanmar
04 Sep 2013

Norway-based Telenor Group has appointed Petter Furberg as CEO of its Myanmar operations, responsible for the roll-out of its telecoms network in the country.

KT to launch LTE-A this month
04 Sep 2013

KT will launch LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) services in South Korea this month, in a bid to keep up with rival operators, according to local reports.

LTE-Advanced and beyond
02 Sep 2013

Long Term Evolution Advanced, or LTE-A, is the latest standard in 4G mobile network technology, designed to offer 4G customers faster and more advanced data download and upload speeds.

Zain Saudi CEO departs
02 Sep 2013

Zain Saudi CEO Fraser Curley has stepped down from his position and been replaced by Hassan Kabbani, with immediate effect.

KPN Foundation blocks Slim’s takeover bid
30 Aug 2013

Carlos Slim’s €7.2 billion takeover bid for KPN has been blocked by the KPN Foundation, an independent entity in the Netherlands formed to protect the Dutch operator.

AT&T to buy out Vodafone?
30 Aug 2013

AT&T could use Verizon’s pending deal to acquire Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless to potentially buy out the UK group’s remaining assets.

SDN could save operators $4 billion
29 Aug 2013

Software Defined Networking (SDN) could save operators an estimated $4 billion in capex by 2017, according to a survey conducted by Strategy Analytics.

MTS selects NSN to upgrade network
28 Aug 2013

Russian telecoms company Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has selected Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) to upgrade its network in Ukraine and Turkmenistan.

SFR launches LTE in Paris
28 Aug 2013

French operator SFR has officially launched its LTE network in Paris, according to local reports.

MTS launches mobile payments services
02 Apr 2013

Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) has claimed to be the first operator in Russia to launch a mobile payment system on public transport throughout the country and neighbouring states.