Africahttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2190©2018 Capacity Media60AfricaEquinix 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 GMT2018 plan is to “sell, sell, sell!” says Angola CablesAngola 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3788104/2018-plan-is-to-sell-sell-sell-says-Angola-Cables.htmlFri, 16 Feb 2018 14:15:00 GMTBharti Airtel examines selling stake in African mobile operationsIndian operator Bharti Airtel is considering selling shares in its African operation, which has 14 operations from Burkina Faso to Zambia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3787763/Bharti-Airtel-examines-selling-stake-in-African-mobile-operations.htmlThu, 15 Feb 2018 12:15:00 GMT53 nations set up platform to keep traffic within AfricaThe Smart Africa Alliance – backed by all 53 African countries – has taken a major step to set up a roaming platform across the continent, with the aim to reduce mobile costs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3787272/53-nations-set-up-platform-to-keep-traffic-within-Africa.htmlTue, 13 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMTiBasis partners with Viettel for 3G and 4G roaming servicesViettel, the Vietnamese mobile operator, has connected to iBasis’ IPX network to offer 3G and 4G roaming services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3786118/iBasis-partners-with-Viettel-for-3G-and-4G-roaming-services.htmlWed, 07 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 GMTSingtel spends $413m on increasing stake in AirtelSingtel is increasing its stake in Indian and African operator Bharti Airtel at a cost of $413 million.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3785733/Singtel-spends-413m-on-increasing-stake-in-Airtel.htmlTue, 06 Feb 2018 10:45:00 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 GMTLiquid Telecom's South Africa CEO to step downLiquid Telecom’s CEO for South Africa Kyle Whitehill is to leave the African operator in order to return to the UK to be with his family.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3785243/Liquid-Telecoms-South-Africa-CEO-to-step-down.htmlFri, 02 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMTLiquid Telecom launches expanded SADC facilitiesAfrica Data Centres, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has launched newly-expanded carrier-grade data centres facilities in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3784917/Liquid-Telecom-launches-expanded-SADC-facilities.htmlThu, 01 Feb 2018 13:45:00 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 GMTSACS cable from Angola due to reach Brazil in early FebruaryThe first cable connecting southern Africa to South America should reach the coast of Brazil in early February, according to Angola Cables.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3783262/SACS-cable-from-Angola-due-to-reach-Brazil-in-early-February.htmlFri, 26 Jan 2018 12:30:00 GMTCenturyLink launches secure mobile connectivity solution for enterprisesCenturyLink has launched a new set of network security solutions aimed at enabling remote business users to securely connect to internet and private network resources without typically-associated cyber risks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3782499/CenturyLink-launches-secure-mobile-connectivity-solution-for-enterprises.htmlWed, 24 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTAirtel pulls out of 9mobile running as 2 bid for Nigerian telcoOnly two of the five companies shortlisted to take over 9mobile have bid for the former Etisalat Nigeria, according to reports.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3781967/Airtel-pulls-out-of-9mobile-running-as-2-bid-for-Nigerian-telco.htmlMon, 22 Jan 2018 13:00:00 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 GMTVerizon adds Marseille, Mexico City and Johannesburg to Edgecast content networkVerizon has expanded its Edgecast content network to France, Mexico and South Africa and has tripled network capacity.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3781333/Verizon-adds-Marseille-Mexico-City-and-Johannesburg-to-Edgecast-content-network.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTGlobal LTE traffic doubled in 2017, according to BICSEurope saw a massive 800% growth in data roaming during the summer months following the introduction of new EU roaming rules, while LTE traffic doubled in 2017, according to roaming figures from BICS.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3781319/Global-LTE-traffic-doubled-in-2017-according-to-BICS.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 10:15:00 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 GMTInternet Solutions’ CloudConnect is added to Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute networkPan-African telecommunications service provider, Internet Solutions, announces that Cloud Connect, its colocation connectivity solution, has been integrated into Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780817/Internet-Solutions-CloudConnect-is-added-to-Microsofts-Azure-ExpressRoute-network.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMTMarine survey starts for 60Tbps Kenya-Pakistan subsea cableHuawei Marine has started marine survey work for a new subsea cable that will link Pakistan with Kenya and Djibouti.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780803/Marine-survey-starts-for-60Tbps-Kenya-Pakistan-subsea-cable.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTMTN fights rivals for licence renewalMTN Uganda is in a dispute with its rivals to secure the renewal of its licence which expires this year, says The Independent.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780661/MTN-fights-rivals-for-licence-renewal.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 13:30:00 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 GMTThe CA fines Safaricom, Airtel and Telekom Kenya $3 million for poor quality of serviceThe Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has fined Safaricom, Airtel and Telekom Kenya a combined sum of $3 million (Sh 311 million) for failure to meet the quality of service standards for the 2015/2016 financial year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780269/The-CA-fines-Safaricom-Airtel-and-Telekom-Kenya-3-million-for-poor-quality-of-service.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 14:00:00 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 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 GMTTelecoms services restored in Congo after government suspensionInternet and SMS services in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been restored days after the government ordered service providers to cut them ahead of planned anti-government protests.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778050/Telecoms-services-restored-in-Congo-after-government-suspension.htmlTue, 02 Jan 2018 13:15:00 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 GMTDjibouti Telecom and TESubCom DARE contract comes into forceDjibouti Telecom and its partners have agreed a supplier contract with TE SubCom for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE) subsea cable system.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777078/Djibouti-Telecom-and-TESubCom-DARE-contract-comes-into-force.htmlThu, 21 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMT