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Friday Network News: February 17
17 Feb 2012

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

CWW CEO: “We need to be more confident”
16 Feb 2012

Speaking at a press conference today for its interim management statement, Gavin Darby, CEO at Cable&Wireless Worldwide (CWW), said that there had been a lack of confidence in the business over the last year. “We need to more confident in terms of the way in which we price and sell our products,” he stressed.

A busy time for Telenor
16 Feb 2012

Telenor acquires additional shares in VimpelCom, settling its arbitration claim against other shareholders in the business; meanwhile it commences battle for compensation following the cancellation of partner Uninor’s 22 Indian licences.

All change for India’s telecoms laws
16 Feb 2012

India’s telecoms minister, Kapil Sibal, has announced changes in the country’s telecoms laws, with a renewed telecoms policy planned for April.

Free Mobile strategy comes under fire
15 Feb 2012

Iliad’s French mobile operation, Free Mobile, has come under fire from rival France Telecom Orange. The operator, which has a roaming agreement with Free, has raised concerns that the Free network is not as technically capable as it should be, and as a result is placing too much strain on France Telecom’s network.

FCC to revoke LightSquared conditional approval
15 Feb 2012

The FCC has said that it will revoke the conditional approval it gave to LightSquared, which would have allowed the business to use repurposed satellite spectrum for its nationwide LTE network.

Digicel Jamaica to close Claro network
14 Feb 2012

Digicel Jamaica has confirmed its plans to close the Claro network, which it acquired from América Móvil in December 2011, despite previous commitments to maintain two separate networks.

Cambodia to get telecoms regulator
14 Feb 2012

The regulatory roles of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications in Cambodia will be transferred to the Cambodia Telecom Regulator (CTR), according to a draft decree approved by Cambodia’s Prime Minister, Hun Sen.

BT seeks to double business in three regions
14 Feb 2012

UK telecoms company BT is looking to double its business across Turkey, the Middle East and Africa through an investment in infrastructure, networks and services.

GTS expands into Croatia
13 Feb 2012

Network and data centre operator, GTS CE, has extended its fibre-optic network to Croatia, following other expansions in Serbia and Slovenia.

Is this the end for LightSquared?
10 Feb 2012

LightSquared has shown itself determined to fight on to the bitter end, but a series of recent events in the US could end its plans to roll out a terrestrial broadband network.

Alcatel-Lucent announces annual profit
10 Feb 2012

Alcatel-Lucent has announced its first annual profit in six years following a positive ending to what has been a difficult year for vendors.

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