Americas©2018 Capacity Media60AmericasRETN extends network to Toronto and AshburnRETN has announced two new points of presence in North America, in Toronto and Ashburn, Virginia., 22 May 2018 05:30:00 GMTBell Canada fibre to reach 1.3m Toronto homesBell Canada’s all-fibre network is to reach 1.3 million homes and businesses in the Greater Toronto area, stretching to the US border, the company has announced., 22 May 2018 01:45:00 GMTCogeco spends $24 million in Canadian spectrum auctionCogeco, the Canadian telco, has spent a total of $24 million for residual spectrum licences in the 700MHz, 2500MHz, 2300MHz and PCS-G bands., 21 May 2018 14:45:00 GMTSpirit Communications and Lumos Networks expand Express Cloud Access serviceSpirit Communications and Lumos Networks have expanded its Express Cloud Access service to North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia., 21 May 2018 13:15:00 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., 18 May 2018 14:00:00 GMTCogeco Peer 1 joins DigitalBits blockchain networkCloud provider Cogeco Peer 1 has joined a blockchain network operated by DigitalBits so that its customers can use the distributed blockchain technology., 18 May 2018 00:45:00 GMTHurricane Electric unveils layer 2 latency toolHurricane Electric has launched a new layer 2 latency tool which helps its partners determine the cost and latency between any two of its global points of presence (PoPs)., 17 May 2018 13:00:00 GMTPrivate equity partner steps in as CEO of CoriantNetwork equipment company Coriant has appointed one of the partners in its private-equity owner as CEO., 17 May 2018 13:00:00 GMTUS Senate opposes FCC’s plan to end net neutralityThe US Senate has issued a challenge to the country’s telecoms regulator by voting in favour of net neutrality., 17 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTFiberLight launches new cloud connect serviceFiberLight has launched a new cloud connect service, offering customers dedicated connectivity to cloud providers including the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, IBM, Oracle and Google Cloud., 16 May 2018 16:00:00 GMTTelcos report falling confidence in digital transformation, yet 60% are trying itTelecoms operators’ confidence about successfully achieving digital transformation is plummeting – partly thanks to lack of management support., 16 May 2018 00:15:00 GMT5G standards organisation settles on standards for licensed IoTThe group setting standards for 5G mobile is about to choose two standards for low-power internet of things (IoT) and exclude others., 15 May 2018 12:45:00 GMTGoogle and NEC show the way to triple subsea fibre capacityGoogle and NEC have doubled the performance of the transpacific Faster cable linking Taiwan to Oregon, and believe they can triple it., 15 May 2018 11:45:00 GMTTrump in unexpected move to save ZTE from his own Department of CommercePresident Donald Trump appears to have stepped in to the trade war between Chinese telecoms vendor ZTE and the US Department of Commerce – on the side of ZTE., 14 May 2018 13:30:00 GMTEpsilon upgrades its global network to deliver 100G services on-demandEpsilon has begun the phased deployment of 100G packet optical switched Ethernet technology across its global backbone network., 11 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTC&W Networks deploys Coriant mTera universal transport platform for network optimisationC&W Networks has deployed the Coriant mTera universal transport platform in its network to optimize its network backbone., 09 May 2018 19:15:00 GMTSeaborn Networks picks EdgeConneX Buenos Aires EDC for Argentina PoPEdgeConneX has announced that Seaborn Networks has selected its Buenos Aires Edge Data Center (EDC) as the point of presence (PoP) in Argentina for Seaborn’s ARBR submarine cable., 09 May 2018 19:00:00 GMTThe Westin Building Exchange to expand its colocation facilitiesThe Westin Building Exchange (WBX) has completed the first phase of a new expansion of its Seattle-based carrier hotel / colocation facilities., 09 May 2018 19:00:00 GMTZTE ‘shuts down major operating activities’ after US actionZTE says it has shut down operations because of the action taken against it last month by the US., 09 May 2018 18:00:00 GMTMonet subsea cable now live and fully operationalThe Monet subsea cable connecting Boca Raton, Florida to both Fortaleza and Santos, Brazil, is now completed and fully operational., 09 May 2018 15:15:00 GMTTelxius gives update on MAREA and BRUSA cables at ITWTelxius has said its BRUSA subsea cable system, connecting Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and Virginia Beach in the US, is on course to go live by mid-2018., 09 May 2018 06:30:00 GMTGlobeNet expands its subsea network into ArgentinaGlobeNet is to deploy a new 2,500 km submarine cable that will link Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo to Buenos Aires., 08 May 2018 12:15:00 GMTNot enough fibre as 5G starts rollout, ITW hears, but apps will be keyApplications will be key to the success of 5G rollouts over the next few years, but better fibre networks will be needed, an ITW conference session heard today., 08 May 2018 01:00:00 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., 07 May 2018 19:00:00 GMTBluebird Network expands its fibre-optic network St. Louis metro areaBluebird Network, the midwest telecommunications company, has announced an expansion of its fibre-optic network., 07 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTTierPoint adds Zayo CloudLink services to its data centresTierPoint has entered into an agreement with Zayo Group, to offer Zayo’s CloudLink solutions., 07 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTCleareon Fiber Networks announces new NYNJ-1 cable systemCleareon Fiber Networks has announced a new subsea cable system in the New York - New Jersey region., 07 May 2018 09:15:00 GMTSeaborn Networks makes two additions to its senior management teamSeaborn Networks has appointed David Zimmer as its new chief sales officer and Jim Olson as its new vice president of corporate development., 07 May 2018 09:15:00 GMTSprint launches converged wholesale solutions at ITWSprint has announced the launch of its converged wholesale solutions at International Telecoms Week 2018., 07 May 2018 09:15:00 GMTEdgeConneX expands the edge across North AmericaEdgeConneX has announced multiple planned expansions at Edge Data Centers (EDCs) across North America., 04 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT