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Backbone upgrade and AAE-1 key to OTEGLOBE’s 15% growth, says COO

12 Apr 2018

OTEGLOBE has recently announced a 15% increase in EBITDA as part of its 2017 financial results, COO George Nikoloudis explains to Capacity how the carrier has reached €333.5 million in revenues and 2.9 billion total traffic billed minutes.

Q&A with Dmitry Fokin, managing director of IXcellerate

11 Apr 2018

Dmitry Fokin talks to Capacity about the Russian data centre market and the main drivers of growth in this industry

Mist: The end of mediocre Wifi

29 Mar 2018

Mist, the AI-driven wireless enterprise, talks to Capacity about its next-gen wifi and disruptive location-based services.

Telstra puts a Springer in global publisher's step

27 Mar 2018

Springer, the world’s largest academic book publisher, was looking for a way to enable its 13,000 employees to seamlessly collaborate across its 58 sites located in 22 countries. Enter Telstra.

Whole industry should embrace blockchain, says PCCW Global’s Mike Van Den Bergh

22 Mar 2018

Successful trials of blockchain for wholesale settlement by two leading companies should help all carriers, says CMO

Carl Grivner: First blockchain use is a baby step, but technology could be used right across telecoms

21 Mar 2018

Colt CEO expands on trial by his company and PCCW Global into using blockchain for wholesale settlements

Q&A with Juan Carlos Bernal ,CEO of Telefónica International Wholesale Services

20 Mar 2018

The future of the network is digital says Telefónica's Bernal

Q&A with Rafael Arranz, Cable COO at Telxius

20 Mar 2018

Security still a key issue in telecoms says Telxius' Arranz

Xtera talks automation, virtualisation and increased bandwidth

19 Mar 2018

Xtera founder and CSO Robert Richardson and CTO Tony Frisch talk the company's latest innovations and the condition of the industry from the perspective of a supplier

Providing the backbone for Brazil's bandwidth boost

19 Mar 2018

Netell, a Brazilian fibre firm, has seen demand for connectivity explode over its 16 years. James Pearce spoke to CEO Wagner Rapchan about links to international partners and the impact of OTTs

Telstra: Evolving with enterprise

14 Mar 2018

Telstra has a A$6 billion services and solutions business for enterprise and government customers. Jason McGee-Abe sat down at PTC with David Burns, Group managing director (GMD) of global services and international in GES, who is also responsible for leading Telstra’s global enterprise and services business outside Australia

Putting the zest back into Zayo

13 Mar 2018

Dan Caruso has been rebuilding Zayo, the company he started 11 years ago. He’s replaced top managers and launched SD-WAN. He talks to Alan Burkitt-Gray about bringing back energy and ambition into the company

Nokia is creating value and developing strong use cases for 5G & IoT, says Cormac Whelan

12 Mar 2018

Cormac Whelan, CEO of Nokia UK & Ireland, opens up about Nokia's plan for 5G & IoT and explains how the UK and Ireland is a "microcosm of Nokia’s global strategy".

Q&A with Rolf Nafziger, senior VP at Deutsche Telekom IBU

09 Mar 2018

Today’s fast-paced wholesale market requires a totally different skill set to that of just a few years ago. Rolf Nafziger, senior vice president of the International Wholesale Business Unit (IBU) at Deutsche Telekom, talks about how the unit is staying a step ahead

Women must adapt, says Sprint’s O’Brien

08 Mar 2018

Sally O’Brien, head of global wholesale at Sprint, speaks to Natalie Bannerman about gender disparity in the telecoms industry and Sprint’s refocus on federal and public markets

Executive interview with Giuseppe Sini, head of Retelit International BU

05 Mar 2018

Now that it enjoys world class connectivity with the booming economies of Asia, Italian carrier Retelit is planning further growth as well as expansion of its service portfolio

STC: Leading from the front of the pack

05 Mar 2018

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has appointed a new VP of wholesale. Jason McGee-Abe heard from Alan Whelan about STC’s vision to propel the carrier to new heights

Capacity is no longer a product, its a means of product delivery, says TE SubCom

20 Feb 2018

Capacity speaks to TE SubCom about some of the biggest issues facing the submarine cable industry, how the industry is combating this and its thoughts on OTTs and cable landing stations.

2018 plan is to “sell, sell, sell!” says Angola Cables

16 Feb 2018

Angola Cable's CCO Artur Mendes talks to Capacity about the company’s South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), its data centre in Fortaleza, Brazil and becoming a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner.

A conversation with Paul Scott of C&W Networks

02 Feb 2018

Capacity talks with president of C&W Networks Paul Scott on the presence of OTTs in the subsea cable market, the death of the cable landing station and the company roadmap for 2018.

How can you deliver our content if you don’t even know where your fibre runs?

30 Jan 2018

If you’re a carrier, prepare to hear some home truths at Metro Connect in Miami this week – from Frank Rey of Microsoft, potentially one of your fastest growing customers.

Putting the enterprise experience first

26 Jan 2018

Megaport has just added IBM Cloud to its growing list of cloud partners. CEO Vincent English tells James Pearce about how it is tackling the enterprise market

Seaborn has the flexibility to address the needs of OTTs

24 Jan 2018

Larry Schwartz, chairman & chief executive officer of Seaborn Networks, says that the company is platform player and therefore perfectly positioned to meet the needs of OTTs

Behind NTT Com's network security roadmap

12 Jan 2018

Michael Wheeler, EVP of the NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America, spoke to Jason McGee-Abe to discuss how automation is the final piece of the puzzle for its DDoS Protection Services (DPS) offering

PTC: Connecting worlds and advancing ICT

10 Jan 2018

As the Pacific Telecommunications Council reaches its fortieth anniversary, Jason McGee-Abe spoke to Tony Rossabi, CRO of TierPoint and president of PTC, about how the global membership organisation has transformed

IOX Cable System is progressing fast

09 Jan 2018

Innovative 52tbps capacity cable will be the first open access cable system in the India and SAARC region

Extending Atlantic Ocean Connectivity

08 Jan 2018

It has been a landmark year for Aqua Comms, forging important new relationships and making plans for fresh infrastructure developments.

SEA-ME-WE 5: Going strong, a year on

06 Jan 2018

As the SEA-ME-WE 5 subsea cable hits its first anniversary, the consortium reflects on how its flexible approach has helped open up the telecommunications market

Why unknown ISQ bought HGC for $1.9bn

05 Jan 2018

A private-equity investor you’ve probably never heard of now owns HGC. Alan Burkitt-Gray asks CEO Andrew Kwok about the changes and the opportunities this brings

The softwarisation of PCCW Global

04 Jan 2018

PCCW Global has bought Console Connect. CEO Marc Halbfinger talks to James Pearce about the acquisition

GCX tackles Indian telecoms carnage with bold investment plan

03 Jan 2018

A cable from China to Europe and new investments in Mumbai are among GCX’s plans to set it apart from the troubled Indian mobile business. Alan Burkitt-Gray interviews GCX CEO Bill Barney