Services©2018 Capacity Media60ServicesBerlusconi company ‘may get 20%’ of TIM/Vivendi media ventureSilvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset company may get a 20% stake in the joint venture between TIM – the former Telecom Italia – and French media company Canal+, Vivendi’s pay-TV operation., 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMTAqua Comms to sell capacity and raw spectrum on HAVFRUE cableAqua Comms will market, sell capacity services and raw spectrum on its portion of the HAVFRUE cable system after its appointment as system operator and landing party., 15 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMTIndustry expecting Apple to follow Google in backing rich messagingGoogle is about to begin a campaign to move the mobile industry on to the next generation of messaging – and well placed industry observers expect Apple to follow this year., 12 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMTTelenor picks Nokia for optical backbone upgradeTelenor has selected Nokia to replace and upgrade its optical network in Norway and Sweden, opening the door for future software-defined networking technology (SDN) upgrades., 11 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTItalian telecoms minister calls for TIM to separate into two companiesItalian telecoms minister Carlo Calenda is calling for TIM to separate into two companies and says TIM is already talking to regulator about a split., 11 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMTPLDT picks Huawei to improve service delivery as it faces new competitionPhilippines operator PLDT has signed a deal with Huawei to improve service delivery for its wireless operations, including the Smart, Sun and TNT brands., 05 Jan 2018 12:00:00 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., 05 Jan 2018 11:30:00 GMTCable hub Fortaleza becomes Brazil’s second IXP in GlobeNet dealGlobeNet has set up a new internet interconnection point for Brazil at Fortaleza, the increasingly important landing point for cables to North America and Africa., 03 Jan 2018 12:30:00 GMTRivada fails in last-minute bid against AT&T for FirstNet opt-out contractsAT&T has won its competition with Irish-owned rival Rivada Networks for the right to build emergency services networks in 53 states and territories of the US., 02 Jan 2018 14:00:00 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., 02 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMTUK sets out plan to develop 5G and fibre strategyThe UK government has opened a consultation into full fibre and 5G in an update to its telecoms strategy., 20 Dec 2017 17:15:00 GMTAWS arrives in Ningxia to set up second cloud partnership in ChinaAmazon has set up its second cloud computing technology partnership in China, with the backing of the local Communist Party branch., 14 Dec 2017 13:45:00 GMTGroup Vivendi Africa picks Netcracker for OSSGroup Vivendi Africa has picked Netcracker Technology’s OSS suite to support its rollout of a fibre network across Africa., 13 Dec 2017 11:00:00 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 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 GMTDoJ presses ‘pause’ on $85bn AT&T/Time Warner merger planAT&T’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is unlikely to be complete before June or July next year – even if it does go ahead., 08 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMTAmérica Movil, AT&T, Oi and Telefónica launch Latam RCS servicesGoogle is working with carriers América Movil, AT&T in México, Oi and Telefónica to launch advanced rich communication services (RCS) in Latin America., 07 Dec 2017 13:45:00 GMTFiberLight names MacNeil as CEODon MacNeil has been promoted from chief operating officer (COO) to chief executive officer (CEO)., 06 Dec 2017 11:15:00 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 GMTChina Mobile joins China Telecom in bid to rescue Oi from $19bn bankruptcyChina Mobile is set to compete with its rival, China Telecom, in a bid to invest in the bankrupt Brazilian operator Oi., 30 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTAT&T postpones target for $85bn Time Warner deal to AprilAT&T has admitted that – even if it wins the right to buy Time Warner for $85 billion – no deal can be completed until next April., 29 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTNTT to launch colocation services in South Africa after Nexcenter expansionPan-African telecoms service provider, Internet Solutions, is to deliver NTT Communications’ Nexcenter data centre service, which will include colocation services from next month., 29 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMT10 win honours at Messaging & SMS WorldTen companies were honoured for their excellence in mobile messaging at a ceremony in London last night., 29 Nov 2017 00:15:00 GMTOperators ‘losing $7.65bn a year’ in grey-market messaging, conference hearsMobile operators are losing $7.65 billion a year through revenue leakage from their messaging operations – a sum that is equivalent to $21 million a day., 28 Nov 2017 12:45:00 GMTFCC chair aims to repeal net neutrality rules in DecemberThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai has announced plans to dismantle the Obama-era open internet rules., 22 Nov 2017 14:45:00 GMTSparkle extends Virtual NAP to Istanbul with DE-CIXSparkle, the international services arm of TIM Group, has today announced the availability of its Virtual NAP service in Istanbul, Turkey., 22 Nov 2017 11:30:00 GMTDoJ launches legal bid to block AT&T's $85bn Time Warner dealThe US Justice Department has launched legal action in order to block AT&T’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of media giant Time Warner., 21 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMTArgentina to let operators offer satellite TV services if Cablevisión/Telecom goes aheadTelecoms operators in Argentina will be able to offer quad-play services and satellite TV services if the planned Cablevisión/Telecom Argentina merger takes place in December., 17 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT