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France Telecom Orange to build $2 billion network
15 Sep 2010

France Telecom Orange is to build a $2 billion fibre-optic network to serve its home market, and has plans to increase its global customer base from 200 million to 300 million over the next five years.

Zayo acquires American Fiber Systems
15 Sep 2010

US bandwidth infrastructure provider Zayo has made its 15th acquisition in three years following the purchase of American Fiber Systems (AFS) for an undisclosed sum.

Telefonica wins control of Brazil’s Vivo
15 Sep 2010

Spain’s Telefonica has won its bid for control of Brazil’s largest mobile network operator Vivo, buying out former partner Portugal Telecom’s (PT) 50% share in the business for $9.7 billion after an at-times bitter battle.

Qualcomm launches Indian LTE venture
15 Sep 2010

US vendor Qualcomm is to build and operate an LTE wireless broadband network in India in a three-way joint venture with two local players – infrastructure company Global Holdings Corporation and data services provider Tulip Telecom.

TI Sparkle extends in Sicily
15 Sep 2010

Telecom Italia Sparkle’s internet backbone Seabone has been extended to Catania in Sicily, with Cypriot carrier Cyta announced as its first customer.

Alcatel-Lucent extends WACS cable
15 Sep 2010

The West Africa Cable System (WACS), under construction and lined up for launch in 2011, is gaining an extension from Portugal to the UK.

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