Middle Easthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2189©2017 Capacity Media60Middle EastEuromoney 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 GMTMTN asks court to dismiss Turkcell's $4.2bn Iran suitMTN has demanded a High Court throws out a $4.2 billion lawsuit brought by Turkcell over a mobile licence in Iran granted 10 years ago, claiming the suit is “without merit”.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763334/MTN-asks-court-to-dismiss-Turkcells-42bn-Iran-suit.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTOperators should target micro enterprises in order to sustain and grow enterprise revenueAnalysys Mason analyst Catherine Hammond found that smaller enterprises, rather than larger ones, will provide a key growth opportunity for driving telco revenue growth.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763271/Operators-should-target-micro-enterprises-in-order-to-sustain-and-grow-enterprise-revenue.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 09:15:00 GMTZain valued at $10bn after Omantel ups stake by another 12.1%Omantel, 51% owned by the government of Oman, is set to become the second biggest shareholder in Kuwait-based operator Zain.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3762597/Zain-valued-at-10bn-after-Omantel-ups-stake-by-another-121.htmlFri, 27 Oct 2017 11:45:00 GMTGlobal Carrier Awards 2017 winners are...The 13th Global Carrier Awards saw around 400 members of the community celebrating industry achievements over the last year, with Interoute and Colt Technology Services among the big winners at this year’s event.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3762111/Global-Carrier-Awards-2017-winners-are.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 23:30:00 GMTCiena optical network chosen for Batelco’s terrestrial Gulf cableBatelco has picked Ciena’s platform for a new 8.8Tbps cable network that will connect with Gulf countries and the rest of the world.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761267/Ciena-optical-network-chosen-for-Batelcos-terrestrial-Gulf-cable.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMTNxtVn snares AMS-IX CEO Job Witteman to become COOData centre park operator NxtVn has hired Job Witteman from AMS-IX to be its chief operating officer.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761863/NxtVn-snares-AMS-IX-CEO-Job-Witteman-to-become-COO.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 06:00:00 GMTAmazon deal gives Batelco customers AWS Direct ConnectBatelco has become the first carrier in Bahrain to enable regional customers to connect to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761250/Amazon-deal-gives-Batelco-customers-AWS-Direct-Connect.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMTEtisalat launches new bundle offering free international callsEtisalat has launched a new international calling plan for fixed line customers which allow unlimited international calls to a selected country of choice.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761115/Etisalat-launches-new-bundle-offering-free-international-calls.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMTAPAC data centre market leads the way, finds Cloudscene reportFigures from Cloudscene on data centre operators show that the Asia-Pacific region has seen the biggest growth in the third quarter.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3760415/APAC-data-centre-market-leads-the-way-finds-Cloudscene-report.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 14:15:00 GMTEtisalat, STC and Zain lose bids for Oman as government changes mindOman has cancelled all three bids for the country’s third mobile licence and has decided to licence a still unnamed local company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3760373/Etisalat-STC-and-Zain-lose-bids-for-Oman-as-government-changes-mind.htmlThu, 19 Oct 2017 13:45:00 GMTThe internet vs private networks: the state of SD-WANUS-based provider Aryaka has just released a report on SD-WAN examining public internet vs private network connectivity.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3759754/The-internet-vs-private-networks-the-state-of-SD-WAN.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMTdu picks Ericsson to transform IoT and cloud servicesEricsson and du, a telecoms operator based in Dubai, have partnered together to deploy new innovative solutions in the area of IoT services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3759200/du-picks-Ericsson-to-transform-IoT-and-cloud-services.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 17:00:00 GMTSparkle aims to start service to Iran ‘at end of October’Sparkle should be ready for service with its connection to Iran by the end of the month, according to the CEO.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3759181/Sparkle-aims-to-start-service-to-Iran-at-end-of-October.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMTZain Iraq to upgrade network for arrival of 22m pilgrimsNokia is modernising Zain’s 2G and 3G networks in Iraq to handle what is expected to be one of the largest peaceful religious gatherings anywhere in the world.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3758745/Zain-Iraq-to-upgrade-network-for-arrival-of-22m-pilgrims.htmlThu, 12 Oct 2017 15:00:00 GMTIraq tells mobile operators: Move your HQs to BaghdadThe government of Iraq is telling two of the country’s three mobile operators to move their headquarters to Baghdad, the capital.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3758499/Iraq-tells-mobile-operators-Move-your-HQs-to-Baghdad.htmlWed, 11 Oct 2017 16:30:00 GMTGlobal Carrier Awards 2017 - Shortlist AnnouncedCapacity is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Global Carrier Awards.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3756816/Global-Carrier-Awards-2017-Shortlist-Announced.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 15:45:00 GMTZain to sell its mobile tower portfolio to IHS for $165mZain has agreed to sell and leaseback the passive physical infrastructure of its mobile tower portfolio in Kuwait for $165 million to IHS Holding.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3758211/Zain-to-sell-its-mobile-tower-portfolio-to-IHS-for-165m.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 15:15:00 GMTEtisalat reaches 71Gbps in world’s fastest live 5G trialEtisalat has reached new record speeds of over 70Gbps in live 5G trials.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3757660/Etisalat-reaches-71Gbps-in-worlds-fastest-live-5G-trial.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 13:15:00 GMTKhazna to double capacity by year-end 2019Khazna Data Centers is set to double its capacity by the end of 2019 with its facilities in Abu Dhabi and Dubai expected to deliver a combined 24MW+ of IT power.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3757653/Khazna-to-double-capacity-by-year-end-2019.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMTSCF boosts membership to accelerate 5G progressSmall Cell Forum (SCF) has welcomed nine new members from across the wireless and internet ecosystems and confirmed its newly elected boardhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3757638/SCF-boosts-membership-to-accelerate-5G-progress.htmlMon, 09 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTOpenwave Mobility deploys NFV-based solution for Zain Saudi ArabiaOpenwave Mobility, a provider of mobile data traffic management solutions, has deployed its NFV-based solution for Zain Saudi Arabia (Zain KSA).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3756591/Openwave-Mobility-deploys-NFV-based-solution-for-Zain-Saudi-Arabia.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT