Middle Easthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2189©2018 Capacity Media60Middle EastVodafone Qatar gains $250m facility for network rolloutVodafone Qatar obtained 911 million riyals ($250 million) in financing to help accelerate the operator’s fixed-line services rollout and 5G deployment across the country.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3808631/Vodafone-Qatar-gains-250m-facility-for-network-rollout.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 13:30:00 GMTUN grants ICPC consultative statusThe International Cable Protection Committee, which aims to promote the safeguarding of international subsea cable systems, has been granted consultative status with the United Nations.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3807894/UN-grants-ICPC-consultative-status.htmlFri, 18 May 2018 14:00:00 GMTdu becomes first telco to achieve PCI-DSS compliance in MENA regiondu, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a number of solutions that create secure ecommerce environments for its customers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3807301/du-becomes-first-telco-to-achieve-PCI-DSS-compliance-in-MENA-region.htmlWed, 16 May 2018 15:30:00 GMTCMC Networks appoints Jatinder Sispal as EVP of global salesAfrica and Middle East carrier CMC Networks has appointed Jatinder Sispal as its executive VP of global sales.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3807166/CMC-Networks-appoints-Jatinder-Sispal-as-EVP-of-global-sales.htmlWed, 16 May 2018 00:45:00 GMTOrange enhances connectivity between Asia, the Middle East and West AfricaOrange International Carriers is enhancing its network connectivity and will now offer a direct connection between Marseille and Penmarch.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3805316/Orange-enhances-connectivity-between-Asia-the-Middle-East-and-West-Africa.htmlTue, 08 May 2018 09:15:00 GMT18 carriers now supporting code of conduct to beat fraudEight more carriers have signed up to a code of conduct to combat fraud in the industry, adding to 10 that have already agreed to it.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3805325/18-carriers-now-supporting-code-of-conduct-to-beat-fraud.htmlMon, 07 May 2018 19:00:00 GMTDE-CIX Madrid connected capacity rises by 145%During 2017, DE-CIX Madrid became the fastest growing internet exchange globally with connected capacity increasing by 145%.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3805232/DE-CIX-Madrid-connected-capacity-rises-by-145.htmlMon, 07 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTCloud is the new normalAs 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 providershttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3805229/Cloud-is-the-new-normal.htmlSun, 06 May 2018 22:30:00 GMTOperators' AI spend to reach $36bn by 2025Telecoms operators are set to invest up to $36 billion in artificial intelligence software, hardware, and services annually by 2025, according to a report from Tractica.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3804112/Operators-AI-spend-to-reach-36bn-by-2025.htmlTue, 01 May 2018 16:00:00 GMTYahsat buys Thuraya adding two satellites to its offeringMiddle Eastern satellite provider Yahsat has entered into an agreement that will see it buy a majority stake in rival Thuraya as it looks to boost its global footprint.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3803326/Yahsat-buys-Thuraya-adding-two-satellites-to-its-offering.htmlFri, 27 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMTEtisalat, Hutch agree to merge Sri Lanka operationsThe Etisalat and CK Hutchison Groups have agreed to merge their mobile telecommunication operations in Sri Lanka.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3803307/Etisalat-Hutch-agree-to-merge-Sri-Lanka-operations.htmlFri, 27 Apr 2018 12:30:00 GMTMegaport’s SDN enhances Google Cloud’s Partner InterconnectMegaport is enhancing hybrid network connections to Google Cloud’s global network with its SDN capability.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3802695/Megaports-SDN-enhances-Google-Clouds-Partner-Interconnect.htmlWed, 25 Apr 2018 13:30:00 GMTSTC in blockchain move for enterprise and government applicationsSaudi Arabia’s STC is to develop blockchain technology for use in the country’s public and private sectors.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3802674/STC-in-blockchain-move-for-enterprise-and-government-applications.htmlWed, 25 Apr 2018 12:15:00 GMTSTC reports 2.1% profit increase in Q1 of 2018Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has reported a net income increase of 2.1% quarter-on-quarter, for the first three months of 2018.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3802423/STC-reports-21-profit-increase-in-Q1-of-2018.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:30:00 GMTAkamai enhances cloud delivery platform to mitigate threatsAkamai Technologies has made significant enhancements designed to improve website, app, and network security without compromising the performance of digital applications.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3801077/Akamai-enhances-cloud-delivery-platform-to-mitigate-threats.htmlTue, 17 Apr 2018 13:15:00 GMTOrange Jordan enhances network in southern governoratesOrange Jordan is set to roll out advanced 4G+ services in different areas in the south governorates, and the launch of revamped home broadband offers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3801065/Orange-Jordan-enhances-network-in-southern-governorates.htmlTue, 17 Apr 2018 12:45:00 GMTFour carriers create global cyber security allianceEtisalat, Singtel, SoftBank and Telefónica have partnered to create a global cyber security alliance which will see members share cyber risk intelligence and security capabilities in order to protect clients.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3800193/Four-carriers-create-global-cyber-security-alliance.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMTPalo Alto Networks buys Secdo for $100 millionPalo Alto Networks, the US-based information security firm, is said to have acquired Israeli cyber-security startup Secdo for $100 million.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3800178/Palo-Alto-Networks-buys-Secdo-for-100-million.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2018 11:15:00 GMTGlobal cloud infrastructure revenues hit $12.8bn in Q4 of 2017Figures from the International Data Corporation (IDC) show that revenue from infrastructure products has increased by 27.3% year-on-year (YoY) totalling $12.8 billion in Q4 of 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3798052/Global-cloud-infrastructure-revenues-hit-128bn-in-Q4-of-2017.htmlTue, 03 Apr 2018 11:15:00 GMTMist: The end of mediocre WifiMist, the AI-driven wireless enterprise, talks to Capacity about its next-gen wifi and disruptive location-based services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3797209/Mist-The-end-of-mediocre-Wifi.htmlThu, 29 Mar 2018 10:45:00 GMTEtisalat and Zain see Moroccan affiliates fight it out over wholesale unbundlingMoroccan companies backed by Etisalat and Zain are fighting a regulatory battle in Morocco over wholesale access to infrastructure.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3796554/Etisalat-and-Zain-see-Moroccan-affiliates-fight-it-out-over-wholesale-unbundling.htmlMon, 26 Mar 2018 11:45:00 GMTOrange Business tops 2017 global provider Ethernet leaderboardOrange Business has come in at first place in the 2017 global provider Ethernet leaderboard by Vertical Systems Group.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3796138/Orange-Business-tops-2017-global-provider-Ethernet-leaderboard.htmlFri, 23 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMTCenturyLink names VP of sales for continental Europe and MEACenturyLink has promoted former Level 3 Communications country director Bart Van Aanholt to the newly-created role of vice president of sales for continental Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3796117/CenturyLink-names-VP-of-sales-for-continental-Europe-and-MEA.htmlFri, 23 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTZain partners Equiis to offer enterprise communication servicesZain Jordan, part of the Zain Group, has partnered with Equiis Technologies, a provider of mobile communications for enterprises.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3795133/Zain-partners-Equiis-to-offer-enterprise-communication-services.htmlTue, 20 Mar 2018 12:30:00 GMTNTT Data restructures management in EMEA and Latin America regionNTT Data, the systems integration division of NTT and Sister Company to NTT Communications, has announced a number of structural leadership changes.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794989/NTT-Data-restructures-management-in-EMEA-and-Latin-America-region.htmlTue, 20 Mar 2018 11:15:00 GMTAI and cloud ‘will help telecoms M&As to hit $648bn’ this yearShare flotations and mergers in telecoms and technology are set to surge this year, according to an annual deals forecast.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794843/AI-and-cloud-will-help-telecoms-M-As-to-hit-648bn-this-year.htmlMon, 19 Mar 2018 12:15:00 GMTEtisalat deploys Netcracker's NaaS solutionEtisalat has deployed Netcracker’s network-as-a-service (NaaS) solution as part of its residential virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) rollout – the first in the Middle East and Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794321/Etisalat-deploys-Netcrackers-NaaS-solution.htmlFri, 16 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMTMicrosoft to launch first Middle-East cloud data centresMicrosoft is looking to launch its first data centres in the Middle East region by early 2019.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794139/Microsoft-to-launch-first-Middle-East-cloud-data-centres.htmlThu, 15 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMTEricsson, Nokia lose infrastructure market share while Huawei continues to growHuawei has been named as the biggest telecom equipment maker of 2017, beating Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE and Samsung.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794074/Ericsson-Nokia-lose-infrastructure-market-share-while-Huawei-continues-to-grow.htmlThu, 15 Mar 2018 11:45:00 GMTLeoSat, Phasor team up to unleash global enterprise connectivityLeoSat Enterprises has signed a strategic agreement with Phasor to provide enterprise network markets with ultra-high throughput, low-latency network infrastructure.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793785/LeoSat-Phasor-team-up-to-unleash-global-enterprise-connectivity.htmlWed, 14 Mar 2018 12:30:00 GMT