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GTT: Behind the scenes after the $2.3bn Interoute acquistion

22 Jun 2018

GTT has bought over 30 companies in 10 years but it has now acquired its largest to date. Rick Calder, CEO of GTT, speaks to Jason McGee-Abe about the strategy behind the monumental $2.3bn acquisition of Interoute, its integration and what's next for GTT.

Telia Carrier is popping up everywhere

21 Jun 2018

Telia Carrier has recently launched points of presence in Mexico, Serbia and Rome. CEO Staffan Göjeryd talks the move into Mexico and what is next for the carrier

Across the South Atlantic – and on to the Indian Ocean?

21 Jun 2018

As Angola Cables’ new SACS cable goes into operation, CEO António Nunes tells Alan Burkitt-Gray of his idea for a terrestrial extension across southern Africa

On the journey to become a digital wholesale carrier

20 Jun 2018

Telefónica as a group is focussed on innovation, Juan Carlos Bernal, the CEO of the international wholesale business unit, tells James Pearce. It is on a journey to become a ‘digital wholesale carrier’

Marseille is France, and France is Orange

20 Jun 2018

Pierre-Louis de Guillebon tells James Pearce about the importance of the Marseille hub to Orange International Carriers

Big network, big responsibility

20 Jun 2018

Ajay Chitkara, director & CEO, Airtel Global Business & Nxtra Data at Bharti Airtel, speaks to Natalie Bannerman about India’s largest telecommunications service provider’s investments in new development areas and how it’s keeping customers at the heart of it all

Telia Carrier is PoPping up everywhere

19 Jun 2018

Telia Carrier has recently launched points of presence in Mexico, Serbia and Rome. CEO Steffan Göjeryd talks the move into Mexico and what is next for the carrier

The blockchain way to cut fraud and speed up settlements

06 Jun 2018

Wholesale telecoms leaders are trying out the first uses of blockchain to end reliance on slow, paper-based settlements. Alan Burkitt-Gray talks to Eran Haggiag and Gal Hochberg, the executives behind the proofs of concept

Setting the global carrier agenda

05 Jun 2018

Michael Wheeler, Executive Vice President, Head of Global IP Network Business Unit at NTT Communications, talks to Guy Matthews about the most significant trends that he believes are affecting the global carrier sector

ZenFi Networks and Cross River Fiber merger opportunities

04 Jun 2018

Ray LaChance, CEO of ZenFi Networks and Vincenzo Clemente, CEO of Cross River Fiber talk about their recently signed merger agreement and how it will create benefits for the wholesale community

Taking carrier enterprise to the next level

02 Jun 2018

In 2018, Deutsche Telekom ICSS will give its Carrier Enterprise Services offering a fresh lease of life, making it more attractive for customers with a new private cloud service and geographic expansion

HGC sets out for full-scale transformation

01 Jun 2018

Andrew Kwok wants HGC Global Communications, now under new ownership, to be a non-traditional telco that is committed to transformation, remembering that infrastructure is fundamental. He tells Alan Burkitt-Gray how he’s getting there

Cryptocurrency for telecoms: Will it be the ‘Carl’ or the ‘Marc’?

30 May 2018

Cryptocurrency for telecoms: Will it be the ‘Carl’ or the ‘Marc’?

Driving automation through software-defined everything

30 May 2018

Milko Ilari, head of International Business & Strategy at Enter, explores the convergence of cloud and networking in the digital era

A new code of conduct for Orange and the industry

29 May 2018

CEO Pierre-Louis de Guillebon talks to Jason McGee-Abe about the industry’s new Code of Conduct and the evolution of Orange International Carriers

Innovate beyond today with The Sphere

29 May 2018

The Sphere, with proprietary architecture and technical solution, addresses challenges in a way that has not been achieved before on this scale, says Yariv Trabelsi, CTO

Telecom re-imagined by Sparkle and NJFX

26 May 2018

Sparkle’s subsea solution in the Americas solves major connectivity issue with the support of NJFX. NJFX founder and CEO Gil Santaliz and Sparkle Americas CTO Federico Porri discuss the two firms’ partnership

The evolving world of IPX

25 May 2018

The breaking down of barriers to roaming and the surge in the internet of things are changing the face of the IP exchange market. Christian Wollner, head of product management for mobile world at Deutsche Telekom ICSS, explains how IPX is anticipating constantly evolving needs

"The only way to create a market is to have a competitive system," says Deep Blue Cable

24 May 2018

the adoption of IoT is growing in popularity meaning bandwidth and subsea cable demands are increasing too, Stephen Scott, CEO of Deep Blue Cable says that his company provides the alternative needed to meet this demand

South Atlantic cable ready for service, as Angola Cables set to open up new routes

24 May 2018

The new SACS cable from Angola to Brazil will be in service within weeks, António Nunes tells Alan Burkitt-Gray. But it’s more than just A to B: it will open up new routes between Asia and Africa to North and South America

The perfectly timed expansion

24 May 2018

As GlobeNet expands its subsea cable network into Argentina for the first time, Erick W Contag, GlobeNet’s executive chairman, talks to Capacity about the significance of the expansion and what’s next for the company.

What's NEXT for Southern Cross Cable Network?

24 May 2018

Craige Sloots, director of marketing and sales at Southern Cross Cable Network, speaks to Capacity about the company’s NEXT project and the distinct regional differences of operating a subsea network in the Trans-Pacific region

Telecoms “instrumental” in future technologies

24 May 2018

David Hanson, the CEO of Hanson Robotics, sits down before his ITW keynote to discuss blockchain, mesh networking AI and the role of telecoms in future technologies

Connections in the sky

23 May 2018

With airlines now carrying a billion passengers annually in the EU, carriers have a huge addressable market for short-haul broadband services. As Deutsche Telekom debuts its offering for the European Aviation Network (EAN), David Fox, vice president for in-flight services and connectivity, gives his take on the size of the opportunity

Interxion: The Marseille connection

23 May 2018

Interxion is set to open its second Marseille data centre, MRS2. Director of strategy and market development Mike Hollands tell us opportunities this offers the industry

Intelligent wholesale: A new platform driving profitability

22 May 2018

Go beyond legacy platforms to grow with a faster, smarter, simpler way to manage your wholesale voice business

GLF drives industry agenda on fraud, security and blockchain

21 May 2018

The Global Leaders’ Forum is working with other groups on issues that are key to all in the industry. Marc Halbfinger, chair of the GLF, tells Alan Burkitt-Gray about the progress so far and the work ahead

Reinventing international wholesale at Deutsche Telekom

21 May 2018

To better serve the needs of today’s dynamic marketplace, Deutsche Telekom has significantly strengthened its entire international wholesale business. This has been achieved by implementing a wide range of strategies that focus on more quickly developing further innovative solutions

VCS looks to the future after celebrating fifth birthday

08 May 2018

Vodafone Carrier Services CEO Brian Fitzpatrick talks to James Pearce about the UK-based operator’s wholesale business, five years after it first launched at ITW

Marseille is the gateway to the East

07 May 2018

Interxion is about to go live with its second data centre facility in Marseille, with plans to add a third in motion, and Colt is already announced as a key partner. James Pearce spoke to Interxion’s Mike Hollands and Colt’s Andrew Edison about why companies are investing in Marseille

Cloud is the new normal

06 May 2018

As one of the market leaders in cloud technology, Ian Massingham, chief EMEA evangelist at AWS, speaks to Natalie Bannerman about the trends driving cloud consumption and his thoughts on the future of infrastructure providers

Enhancing data centre interconnectivity for future scale

04 May 2018

By 2021, 95% of global data centre traffic will come from cloud services and applications. So how are data centre providers building for future hyperscale requirements? Jason McGee-Abe spoke to CTO Chris Sharp to find out how Digital Realty is readying itself for the imminent data onslaught

Power behind the cloud

04 May 2018

Quy Nguyen, vice president for Global Accounts and Solutions at Colt DCS talks to Capacity about what CSPs look for in a data centre provider and the future of the cloud market

CLX Communications sending an acquisitive message

03 May 2018

After two acquisitions, CLX Communications VP Rob Malcolm says there could be more on the way, and explains why we're seeing consolidation in the SMS market

Pébereau becomes the great consolidator

03 May 2018

After little more than a year out of the industry, Alexandre Pébereau has a new company that is buying iBasis and Altice’s wholesale business. He’s looking for more, he tells Alan Burkitt-Gray

du builds the ecosystem, it doesn't compete

02 May 2018

Smart cities, 5G trials and a thriving cloud-based ecosystem, Hany Fahmy Ali, VP of enterprise at du, talks to Natalie Bannerman about the digital revolution in the UAE

RCS is bringing sexy back

01 May 2018

Vodafone Carrier Services CEO Brian Fitzpatrick talks about the carrier's messaging strategy

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