Services©2018 Capacity Media60ServicesExclusive: ITW 2019 confirmed for 23-26 JuneInternational Telecoms Week (ITW), the leading annual meeting for the global wholesale telecoms industry, has confirmed the event taking place in Atlanta next year will be held on 23-26 June., 15 Jun 2018 16:15:00 GMTAltice formally completes split into two companiesAltice has now separated into two independent companies, Altice Europe and Altice USA., 11 Jun 2018 16:00:00 GMTVestberg to head the ‘V-team’ as new CEO of VerizonFormer Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg will take over from Lowell McAdam as group CEO of Verizon at the beginning of August., 11 Jun 2018 13:15:00 GMTAfrimax says ‘new ownership’ for Vodafone-branded Zambia operationAfrimax, the company that has run a number of mobile operations in Africa under the Vodafone brand, says Vodafone Zambia will have “new ownership”., 08 Jun 2018 12:15:00 GMTMTN and Vodacom show interest in investment in Ethio TelecomSouth African operators Vodacom – partly owned by Vodafone – and MTN have jumped in quickly to express interest in Ethiopia’s plans to open up Ethio Telecom to foreign investment., 07 Jun 2018 11:15:00 GMTFacebook admits data-sharing partnerships with handset makers, including HuaweiFacebook has data-sharing partnerships with Huawei, Lenovo and two other Chinese telecoms vendors, the social media company has admitted., 06 Jun 2018 13:15:00 GMTIntelsat joins Smart Africa to held reduce digital divideIntelsat has joined Smart Africa, a public-private organisation that supports Africa’s digital transformation., 06 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMTIndia to enforce national blockchain database for do-not-call registerIndia’s telecoms regulator wants to use blockchain to help block spam calls and fraudulent calls., 05 Jun 2018 16:15:00 GMTMystery as Batelco wipes first wholesale product from websiteBahrain incumbent operator Batelco appears to have withdrawn mention of its first wholesale product – in mobile backhaul – since it created a functionally separate unit., 05 Jun 2018 15:30:00 GMTMEF looks for workaround to connect different vendors’ SD-WANsEthernet standards organisation MEF is to tackle the challenge of interconnecting software-defined services using different vendors’ systems by setting up a gateway., 01 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMTCapacity's 20 Innovators to Watch 2018 Nomination FormWho are really the minds behind the leading innovation in the wholesale carrier market? We want nominations from our readers, from the industry at large, from those who supply the industry and those who use it. Don’t just nominate someone from your team. Think creatively: who is really the most innovative in 2018?, 31 May 2018 14:00:00 GMTPCCW Global completes Console Connect platform integrationPCCW Global, the international operating division of Hong Kong’s HKT, has publicly launched Console Connect after the successful integration of the acquired platform onto its network., 30 May 2018 14:15:00 GMTNew Zayo route from Marseille uses former Viatel networkZayo has completed a coherent wavelength route from Marseille to Strasbourg via Milan., 29 May 2018 01:00:00 GMTTelefónica and Netflix strike Latin Amerian partnershipTelefónica has unveiled plans to integrate global streaming service Netflix into its TV and video platforms across Latin America as part of a new multi-year partnership., 25 May 2018 12:15:00 GMTZayo cuts electricity consumption at US data centresZayo is saving five million kilowatt hours of electricity a year at three of its US data centres – potentially reducing its expenditure by an annual $500,000., 25 May 2018 10:15:00 GMT‘Virtual’ competitors to be allowed to offer internet services in EthiopiaEthiopia has started a partial liberalisation of its telecoms sector, but competition will be restricted to local companies and foreign firms will still be banned., 24 May 2018 11:45:00 GMTNeeco acquires AirX TechnologiesNeeco Group has announced the strategic acquisition of UK-based AirX Technologies, a provider of global enterprise-grade internet connectivity over dedicated internet access (DIA), broadband, 3G/ 4G LTE mobility technologies and IoT connectivity for enterprises., 24 May 2018 11:30:00 GMTSeattle’s Westin Building to expand its colocation facilitiesThe Westin Building Exchange (WBX) in Seattle has completed the first phase of a new expansion of its Seattle-based colocation facilities., 24 May 2018 10:45:00 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 GMTLinxa and Cataleya offer voice business platformLinxa has partnered with Cataleya to accelerate how service providers sell, deliver, manage and grow global voice solutions., 22 May 2018 01:00:00 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 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 GMTBT unifies consumer division but retains separate EE brand with rival productsBT is merging its three consumer operations in fixed, mobile and internet service into a single division., 16 May 2018 14:45:00 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 GMTDE-CIX extends GlobePEER service to MarseilleDE-CIX has expanded the reach of its GlobePEER Remote Service to include Marseille, giving customers there the ability to use local access to peer remotely at other DE-CIX sites., 15 May 2018 14:00:00 GMTColt launches Spectrum service for IQ NetworkColt Technology Services has unveiled a new product which offers wholesale and ultra-high bandwidth customers the ability to build multiple 100G waves between two points on a metro, national or international basis., 14 May 2018 13:00:00 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 GMTStreaming video helps to push Cisco out of cable and satellite pay-TV businessPrivate equity company Permira has bought back part of the video service provider business it sold to Cisco for $5 billion in 2012., 01 May 2018 16:30:00 GMTInflect names former Digital Realty COO as strategic advisorInflect has appointed Jarrett Appleby as its strategic advisor, responsible for driving relationships with the internet infrastructure services industry both in the US and globally., 30 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT