Middle Easthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2189©2018 Capacity Media60Middle EastEquinix appoints new head of EMEA channel partner programmeEquinix has named a former Palo Alto Networks executive as the new head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa channel partner programme.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3788375/Equinix-appoints-new-head-of-EMEA-channel-partner-programme.htmlMon, 19 Feb 2018 16:15:00 GMTSTC’s Viva in $133m deal to upgrade and expand Kuwait networkKuwaiti operator Viva is to borrow the equivalent of $133 million to upgrade its network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3787608/STCs-Viva-in-133m-deal-to-upgrade-and-expand-Kuwait-network.htmlWed, 14 Feb 2018 13:15:00 GMTOracle announces 12 new data centre locations for cloudOracle has unveiled plans to launch 12 new data centre regions, expanding its new enterprise cloud platform to Asia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3787287/Oracle-announces-12-new-data-centre-locations-for-cloud.htmlTue, 13 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMT95% of all data centre traffic will come from the cloud by 2021Cisco's 7th annual Global Cloud Index (2016-2021) claims that data centre traffic will reach 95% by 2021, up 7% from 2016.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3785759/95-of-all-data-centre-traffic-will-come-from-the-cloud-by-2021.htmlTue, 06 Feb 2018 12:30:00 GMTTelecom Egypt signs $133m wholesale agreement with VodafoneTelecom Egypt has signed a three-year transmission and infrastructure agreement with Vodafone Egypt, valued at more than EGP 2 billion ($133m).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3785773/Telecom-Egypt-signs-133m-wholesale-agreement-with-Vodafone.htmlTue, 06 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMTTCI set to share its networks with ISPsTelecommunication Company of Iran (TCI) has entered into two agreements with Shatel and HiWeb, the local internet service providers, to share its networks with themhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3785533/TCI-set-to-share-its-networks-with-ISPs.htmlMon, 05 Feb 2018 13:45:00 GMTEquinix and London top Cloudscene's latest leaderboardsCloudscene has released its global data centre operator rankings for Q4 2017 and has listed the top 50 emerging colocation markets in 2018.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3785526/Equinix-and-London-top-Cloudscenes-latest-leaderboards.htmlMon, 05 Feb 2018 11:30:00 GMTCloud infrastructure spend up 44% in 2017Spend on cloud infrastructure services jumped 46% to over $13 billion in the final quarter of 2017 when compared to the previous year, according to figures from Synergy Research Group.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3785210/Cloud-infrastructure-spend-up-44-in-2017.htmlFri, 02 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMTSES set to launch four MEO satellites to enhance O3b fleetFour O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites will be placed in orbit nearly 8,000km from Earth, four times closer to the planet than geostationary satellites.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3783668/SES-set-to-launch-four-MEO-satellites-to-enhance-O3b-fleet.htmlMon, 29 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMTEpsilon launches global channel partner programmeEpsilon launches its global channel partner programme giving its managed service partners access to a suite of cloud-centric network services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3781348/Epsilon-launches-global-channel-partner-programme.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMTNTT Com granted global Microsoft's gold cloud platform statusNTT Communications has been granted Microsoft Gold Cloud Platform accreditation for its managed services expertise in the cloud.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3781039/NTT-Com-granted-global-Microsofts-gold-cloud-platform-status.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTTalia partners with Newtec to increase capacity Arabsat 5C Ka satelliteTalia has purchased a Newtec Dialog platform to provide Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services to Afghanistan and Iraq.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780653/Talia-partners-with-Newtec-to-increase-capacity-Arabsat-5C-Ka-satellite.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTSparkle strikes EMEA video partnership with Aldea SolutionsSparkle has announced a partnership with global video services provider Aldea Solutions to launch a new solution targeting media companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780647/Sparkle-strikes-EMEA-video-partnership-with-Aldea-Solutions.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMTGTT buys Custom Connect to boost global IP backboneGTT Communications has continued its acquisition spree by agreeing a deal to buy Amsterdam-headquartered high-speed network connectivity provider Custom Connect for an undisclosed fee.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779419/GTT-buys-Custom-Connect-to-boost-global-IP-backbone.htmlTue, 09 Jan 2018 10:00:00 GMTCloud market segments grew 24% to $180bnAcross a range of cloud market segments, 2017 growth rates averaged 24% and annual revenues reached $180 billion, finds Synergy Research Group.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778935/Cloud-market-segments-grew-24-to-180bn.htmlFri, 05 Jan 2018 11:30:00 GMTSTC begins constructing "largest network operation centre in MENA”Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has started constructing what it says is “the largest network operations centre in MENA”, at the King Abdulaziz Telecom Complex in the Al-Mursalat district, Riyadh.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778432/STC-begins-constructing-largest-network-operation-centre-in-MENA.htmlWed, 03 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTM&A data centre deals topped $20bn in 2017The total value of significant data centre-orientated M&A deals that closed in 2017 surged to $20 billion, almost doubling the figure from 2016, according to new data from Synergy Research Group.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778394/M-A-data-centre-deals-topped-20bn-in-2017.htmlWed, 03 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMT500 hyperscale data centres by 2019, predicts SynergyThe number of large data centres operated by hyperscale providers is rapidly approaching the 400 mark, according to new data from Synergy Research Group, which added that we will pass the 500 milestone before the end of 2019.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777196/500-hyperscale-data-centres-by-2019-predicts-Synergy.htmlThu, 21 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMTEtisalat unveils Open Innovation CenterEtisalat has launched its Open Innovation Center in Dubai, showcasing innovative solutions and helping to drive digital transformation through the use of new technologies.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777087/Etisalat-unveils-Open-Innovation-Center.htmlThu, 21 Dec 2017 12:30:00 GMT3GPP agrees first specification for 5G NRMobile standards body the 3GPP has agreed on the specification for non-standalone 5G new radio at a meeting in Portugal – the first official specification for 5G.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777091/3GPP-agrees-first-specification-for-5G-NR.htmlThu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMTZain and Cisco expand MPLS networkZain Group and Cisco have reached a new milestone together extending the former’s IP/MPLS network with the latest Cisco technologies.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3776258/Zain-and-Cisco-expand-MPLS-network.htmlMon, 18 Dec 2017 16:00:00 GMTEuromoney acquires TowerXchange businessCapacity Media's parent company has added to its telecoms portfolio by acquiring TowerXchange, the business behind telecom tower events such as Meetup Asia 2017 in Singapore.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774947/Euromoney-acquires-TowerXchange-business.htmlWed, 13 Dec 2017 10:45:00 GMTBezeq controlling shareholder given 18 December deadline over $400m debtThe company that owns Bezeq, Yes and Pelephone has until a week on Monday to pay much of a $400 million debt or risk action for liquidation.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773808/Bezeq-controlling-shareholder-given-18-December-deadline-over-400m-debt.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 12:45:00 GMTPrysmian buys US rival General Cable for $3bnPrysmian Group has extended its global reach as it acquires General Cable for approximately $3 billion in a deal expected to close by Q3 2018.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3772590/Prysmian-buys-US-rival-General-Cable-for-3bn.htmlTue, 05 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTEquinix expands IX offering and unveils SDN-based inter-metro connectivity serviceEquinix has unveiled plans to expand its internet exchange operations into nine new cities across the EMEA and Americas regions in 2018, while also launching a new SDN-powered inter-metro connectivity service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3772156/Equinix-expands-IX-offering-and-unveils-SDN-based-inter-metro-connectivity-service.htmlMon, 04 Dec 2017 10:15:00 GMTDubai investor buys emir’s stake in Tunisie TelecomThe emir of Dubai has sold his 35% stake in Tunisia’s Tunisie Telecom for an undisclosed price, with the Tunisian minister of telecoms saying the deal will help the company’s development.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3771646/Dubai-investor-buys-emirs-stake-in-Tunisie-Telecom.htmlFri, 01 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTLTE public safety networks a $800m opportunity, claims researchPublic safety networks using LTE infrastructure are set to pass the $800 million investment mark by the end of 2017, according to figures from SNS Research.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3769212/LTE-public-safety-networks-a-800m-opportunity-claims-research.htmlThu, 23 Nov 2017 10:15:00 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3766448/Amdocs-launches-virtualised-intercarrier-service-orchestration-tool.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 11:00:00 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765287/GCXs-subsea-Eagle-to-fly-from-Sicily-to-Hong-Kong-by-2020.htmlWed, 08 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMTSatellite company starts cloud-based delivery platform for wholesale customersBrussels-based SatADSL has started a cloud-based satellite delivery platform for Africa that allows wholesale customers to shape and route IP traffic from and to different hubs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764647/Satellite-company-starts-cloud-based-delivery-platform-for-wholesale-customers.htmlMon, 06 Nov 2017 11:15:00 GMT