Asia & Asia Pacific©2017 Capacity Media60Asia & Asia PacificRetelit strikes strategic 1.1Tbps AAE-1 capacity dealRetelit has announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with an Asian leading international telecommunications player, for the sale over 20 years of 1.1Tbps of capacity on the fibre-optic submarine cable (AAE-1), the system that connects Europe to Asia, through Bari., 13 Dec 2017 11:15:00 GMTGlobal Switch teams with China Telecom Global to launch $640m data centreChina Telecom Global and Daily Tech have partnered with Global Switch to launch a new HK$5 billion ($640 million) data centre in Hong Kong., 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00 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., 13 Dec 2017 10:45:00 GMTTransCo and PT&T compete to work with China Telecom in third Philippines mobile operatorTwo Philippines companies, PT&T and state-owned TransCo, are in contention for the 60% share of the country’s third mobile operator, which will be controlled by China Telecom., 13 Dec 2017 10:30:00 GMTNTT Com upgrades detection on DDoS Protection ServicesNTT Communications (NTT Com) has strengthened and expanded its DDoS protection services with the addition of a new detection solution., 12 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTConsole Connect set to facilitate the softwarisation of PCCW GlobalSoftware has become the core strategy but physical network service providers aren’t necessarily at the core of software development, said Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global, at Capacity Asia today., 12 Dec 2017 11:15:00 GMTColt cuts Tokyo-London latency to 159ms after €200m upgradeColt has “substantially reduced” the latency between the Tokyo and London financial centres to less than 159 milliseconds, the company announced today., 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTJPIX deploys Coriant solution to Tokyo and Osaka metro areasJapan Internet Exchange Co (JPIX) has deployed Coriant’s Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to its Tokyo and Osaka metropolitan areas., 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTVirtual PoP in Hanoi for GCX as Vietnam’s CMC Telecom gets access to HK and SingaporeVietnam’s CMC Telecom is partnering with Global Cloud Exchange (GCX) to provide IP transit in Hong Kong and Singapore., 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTNBTC to begin screen Tantasith replacementThe National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is due to begin screening its replacement for existing secretary-general Takorn Tantasith., 12 Dec 2017 10:30:00 GMTAMS-IX Hong Kong launches dedicated 100Gbps portsAMS-IX Hong Kong has launched dedicated 100Gbps ports in order to cope with increasing demand for bandwidth., 12 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMTmu Space Corp becomes the first start-up in Thailand to acquire a satellite licencemu Space Corp, the space technology start-up, has become the first in Thailand to be awarded a satellite licence by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission., 11 Dec 2017 12:30:00 GMTNew Zealand’s Chorus makes bid for wholesale 5G networkThe CEO of New Zealand’s wholesale open-access fixed broadband company is making a bid to run the country’s 5G network on the same basis., 11 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMTPacific nation of Pelau gets first subsea cable connection after $20m investmentNEC has connected the tiny Republic of Pelau to the SEA-US cable, using a new 500Gbps spur at a cost of $20 million., 11 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTColt names Louisa Gregory as chief of staffColt Technology Services has named corporate director for Asia Louisa Gregory as chief of staff for the entire company, reporting directly to CEO Carl Grivner., 11 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMTGerman count takes over as group CEO at Denis O’Brien’s DigicelDigicel has hired Veon’s group chief performance officer from an 800-year-old German aristocratic family to be its new CEO., 11 Dec 2017 09:45:00 GMTBharti Airtel’s Ajay Chitkara: Why companies should invest in India & SAARCAhead of the inaugural Capacity India & SAARC event in New Delhi (7 & 8 February 2018), Capacity spoke to Ajay Chitkara, director and CEO of global voice and data business at Bharti Airtel, to find out how the carrier is helping to make India an IP hub and why companies should invest in the region., 07 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMTInterview with PCCW Global CEO Marc HalbfingerMarc Halbfinger sits down with Capacity to explain the reasons behind PCCW Global's recent acquisition of parts of Console Connect, 06 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMTMegaport unveils direct access to IBM CloudMegaport has launched direct, secure connectivity to IBM Cloud, giving its enterprise customers high-speed access to the service., 06 Dec 2017 12:00:00 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., 05 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTVodafone strikes strategic partnership with SoftBankVodafone has struck a strategic partnership with Japanese telco giant SoftBank to enhance operational support for its enterprise customers operating in Japan., 05 Dec 2017 10:15:00 GMTPCCW Global supplies 100G Asian research networkJapan, Hong Kong and Singapore have completed a 100G research and education network that is the first element in a planned ring connecting Asia and North America., 04 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMTGoogle to open Cloud platform in Hong Kong in 2018Google has announced that it will open a Google Cloud Platform (GCP) region in Hong Kong in 2018., 30 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTNokia's Nuage Networks to upgrade Fujitsu's enterprise cloud serviceFujitsu has picked Nuage Networks, Nokia’s software-defined networking (SDN) venture, to expand and upgrade its enterprise cloud service., 30 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTTata Comm appoints Andrew Yeong to head up Asia salesTata Communications has named former Oracle and IBM exec Andrew Yeong as the new head of sales for its Asia regional division., 30 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT5G subscriptions to top one billion by 2023, says EricssonThere is set to be more than one billion 5G subscriptions in use by 2023, according to a report by Ericsson, with more than 20% of the global population set to be covered within the next six years., 28 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTZTE wins majority bid to build China Unicom’s IMS networkZTE has won a 47% share of the bid for China Unicom’s IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) network project., 28 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTData traffic in China grows by 148%According to figures by Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) in China, mobile data traffic in the country has risen by an astounding 148% year-on-year., 27 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMTTelekom to buy 70% stake in Malaysian satellite companyTelekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) is set to acquire a 70% stake in Malaysian satellite company TS Global Network (TSGN) for a reported 108.5 million ringgit ($26 million)., 27 Nov 2017 12:30:00 GMTBSNL to sign MoU with EricssonBharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the Indian state-run operator, will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Swedish vendor Ericsson next month., 27 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMT