Europe©2017 Capacity Media60EuropeFormer Sparkle CEO Elisabetta Ripa to head Italy’s Open FiberElisabetta Ripa, former CEO of Sparkle, has become the new CEO of alternative Italian broadband network Open Fiber., 17 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTComcast and Verizon eye bid for Fox assets, including Sky21st Century Fox’s bid to take full control of Sky has taken another twist, with both Comcast and Verizon reportedly interested in acquiring Fox’s existing stake in the UK broadcaster among other assets., 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTFour bidders linked with stake in Greek operator ForthnetVodafone Greece and Wind Hellas are two of four names reportedly interested in buying a stake Forthnet as Greek banks have authorised Nomura to seek new investors., 17 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom looks at carving out German towers unitDeutsche Telekom’s CEO has told an investment conference that the company is looking again at finding ways to get more value out of its German towers., 17 Nov 2017 00:45:00 GMTAltice ‘may sell SFR towers’ and says no to more acquisitionsAltice won’t making any more significant acquisitions, the company’s CFO has told an investment conference, and it may sell its mobile towers., 16 Nov 2017 12:45:00 GMTGreen Mountain joins the Open Compute Project FoundationNorwegian wholesale colocation data centre provider, Green Mountain, has joined the Open Compute Project (OCP) Foundation., 16 Nov 2017 11:30:00 GMTKKR private equity investor increases stake in Telefónica’s Telxius to 40%Private equity investor KKR has increased its stake in Telefónica’s Telxius infrastructure subsidiary to 40%., 16 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTWorkonline adds PoPs at Interxion Amsterdam and Frankfurt facilitiesWorkonline Communications, a pan-African IP transit network, has deployed points of presence (PoPs) in Interxion’s Amsterdam and Frankfurt data centre campuses., 16 Nov 2017 10:15:00 GMTEdgeConneX joins Dutch DCAEdgeConneX has signed up to become a member of the Dutch Data Center Association (DDA) amid its plans for future edge data centre deployments in Amsterdam., 15 Nov 2017 15:15:00 GMTBT ‘to start trial of 5G services in London next year’, says Huawei bossBT’s EE mobile network is to try out 5G mobile network in London in 2018, in a project with Huawei., 15 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMTZayo appoints CRO and European MDZayo Group has named Phil Mottram as chief revenue officer (CRO) and Annette Murphy as managing director of Europe., 14 Nov 2017 11:30:00 GMTEU mobile data ‘quadruples’ since roaming charges banned in JuneMobile data within the EU has gone up fourfold since the 28-nation group introduced “roam like home” rules in June., 14 Nov 2017 10:30:00 GMTAmdocs launches virtualised intercarrier service orchestration toolAmdocs has launched a new intercarrier service orchestration solution that allows communication service providers (CSPs) to automate traffic scaling across multiple carrier networks., 13 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTOfcom launches automatic compensation for broadband faultsOfcom, the UK communications regulator, has announced plans for customers to be automatically compensated by providers when the service falls short., 10 Nov 2017 13:45:00 GMTRivada’s wholesale wireless project joined by top UK spectrum and 5G expertFormer UK regulator David Hendon has joined Rivada Networks ‘to pursue UK opportunities’ for the company’s open-access wireless project., 09 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMTVodafone UK partners with CityFibre on £500 million plus Gigabit fibre networkVodafone UK and CityFibre have announced a partnership that will bring Gigabit fibre broadband to up to five million homes and businesses in the UK by the year 2025., 09 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMTInmarsat and JT launch global IoT platformInmarsat has struck a strategic partnership with Jersey incumbent JT Group to provide global connectivity for the growing internet of things (IoT) sector., 09 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTEricsson is selected by Swisscom for Gigabit LTE and 5G deploymentsSwisscom, the Switzerland-based telecommunications company, has chosen Ericsson to transform its network and roll out Gigabit LTE and 5G technologies., 09 Nov 2017 11:15:00 GMTThe future of IXP’s will be service drivenThe future of internet exchange points is collaboration, “the point is not to be the biggest, it’s to be clever enough to make sure you facilitate the entry of a new network, instead of wanting to be the only one connecting this new network,” says France-IX CEO, Franck Simon., 09 Nov 2017 10:15:00 GMTExclusive: new IX Reach owner tells Capacity of plans for January relaunchThe new IX Reach, formed out of the broken up Console Connect, will be relaunched in January and will be much bigger than the old IX Reach, which the founder has just bought back., 09 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMTGCX’s subsea Eagle to fly from Sicily to Hong Kong by 2020The international unit of Reliance Communications is planning a new 100G subsea cable stretching from China to India to Europe., 08 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMTExclusive: Console Connect disappears as PCCW Global and revived IX Reach split the assetsPCCW Global and a revived company, IX Reach, have split the assets of Console Connect in a pair of separate, but unannounced deals., 08 Nov 2017 11:30:00 GMTAsia-Pacific cities ‘most confident’ about transformation in survey for TelstraBangalore comes top and cities in the Asia-Pacific region are more confident than others around the world about digital transformation, according to a survey for Telstra., 08 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMTGerman rival to Deutsche Telekom plans rural high-speed fibre servicesA German broadband fibre company is to build new networks in poorly served rural areas of the country, competing with established providers such as Deutsche Telekom., 07 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMTDNA to increase data volumes on its networkDNA, the Finnish telecommunications group, has confirmed that it is going to replace backbone devices with ones that have better efficiency and high transfer capacity., 07 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTColt announces 100G subsea upgrade and North America expansion plansColt Technology Services has unveiled plans to upgrade its transatalantic, transpacific and Asian subsea cable capacity to 100G, whilst also expanding its IQ Network to North America., 07 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMTTelefónica and ZTE trial 5G data transport solutionTelefónica has completed a trial of transport technology supporting 5G technology at its Future Networks Lab in Madrid in partnership with ZTE., 02 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT89% of UK businesses would consider switching to wireless broadband, says reportCambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), a provider of licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimetre wave, has announced the results of its UK Enterprise Broadband Index., 01 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMTOrange Business Services partners with BlueTide to offer maritime communicationsOrange Business Services and BlueTide Communications are working together to offer maritime communications with broadband satellite and managed services., 01 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTBT renews optical network development contract with CienaUnder a renewed contract BT will continue to roll out Ciena's 6500 Converged Packet Optical Platform for a further five years., 01 Nov 2017 11:15:00 GMT