Wireless & Mobilehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2198©2018 Capacity Media60Wireless & MobileApple will invest $10 billion in data centresApple unveils that it is going to invest a total of $30 billion in capital expenditure in the US over the next five years.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3781332/Apple-will-invest-10-billion-in-data-centres.htmlThu, 18 Jan 2018 12:30:00 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 GMTNew Philippines operator to be blocked from selling to Globe or PLDTKDDI, LG Uplus and an unidentified Taiwanese company are all competing with China Telecom for the right to build the third mobile operator in the Philippines.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3781040/New-Philippines-operator-to-be-blocked-from-selling-to-Globe-or-PLDT.htmlWed, 17 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTFrance tells four mobile operators to complete ‘white space’ coverageThe French government has told the country’s four telecoms operators to work together to fill in those areas without a mobile signal.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780819/France-tells-four-mobile-operators-to-complete-white-space-coverage.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 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 GMTTalia partners with Newtec to increase capacity Arabsat 5C Ka satelliteTalia has purchased a Newtec Dialog platform to provide Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services to Afghanistan and Iraq.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780653/Talia-partners-with-Newtec-to-increase-capacity-Arabsat-5C-Ka-satellite.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTSoftBank confirms it is looking at IPO option after report of $18bn floatThe SoftBank Group has confirmed that a share listing of its Japanese mobile phone operation is one of the options it is considering.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780644/SoftBank-confirms-it-is-looking-at-IPO-option-after-report-of-18bn-float.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 10:30:00 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780333/Industry-expecting-Apple-to-follow-Google-in-backing-rich-messaging.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 14:00:00 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 GMTIndian company tribunal approves Vodafone/Idea Cellular mergerThe $23 billion merger of Vodafone India with Idea Cellular has taken a major step forward after India’s National Company Law Tribunal gave its approval to the deal.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780250/Indian-company-tribunal-approves-VodafoneIdea-Cellular-merger.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTUS race to 5G is heating upThe race to be the first US operator to deploy 5G is heating up after Verizon CTO Hans Vestberg vowed the firm would beat rival AT&T during a keynote.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780006/US-race-to-5G-is-heating-up.htmlThu, 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779994/Italian-telecoms-minister-calls-for-TIM-to-separate-into-two-companies.htmlThu, 11 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMTTele2 agrees $3.3bn acquisition of cable provider Com HemTele2 has agreed a $3.3 billion deal to buy Swedish cable operator Com Hem in the latest in-market consolidation move inside Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779734/Tele2-agrees-33bn-acquisition-of-cable-provider-Com-Hem.htmlWed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTAltice to split into separate US and European companiesAltice owner Patrick Drahi has reversed several years of transatlantic takeovers by deciding to separate out the US operation into a new company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779470/Altice-to-split-into-separate-US-and-European-companies.htmlTue, 09 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMTIndia's DoT to meet telecoms chiefs over dropped callsThe Indian Department of Telecom (DoT) is set to meet service providers and regulators amid concerns about dropped calls, according to reports.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779223/Indias-DoT-to-meet-telecoms-chiefs-over-dropped-calls.htmlMon, 08 Jan 2018 12:15:00 GMTParaguay raises $84m in 700MHz spectrum auctionMillicom's Tigo unit, America Móvil’s Claro and Personal’s Nucleo were the mobile operator winners in Paraguay’s 700MHz spectrum auction, which raised around $84 million.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779221/Paraguay-raises-84m-in-700MHz-spectrum-auction.htmlMon, 08 Jan 2018 12:00:00 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778937/PLDT-picks-Huawei-to-improve-service-delivery-as-it-faces-new-competition.htmlFri, 05 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTSprint picks former Altice CEO Combes to be CFO as Robbiati leavesSprint has appointed former Altice CEO Michel Combes as CFO, replacing Tarek Robbiati, who leaves at the end of the month.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778931/Sprint-picks-former-Altice-CEO-Combes-to-be-CFO-as-Robbiati-leaves.htmlFri, 05 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMTAxiata reportedly eyeing $500m IPO for tower unitMalaysian wireless carrier Axiata Group is looking to offload its tower unit Edotco through an initial public offering, according to reports.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778895/Axiata-reportedly-eyeing-500m-IPO-for-tower-unit.htmlFri, 05 Jan 2018 10:15:00 GMTIdea Cellular to raise $1.1bn as merger with Vodafone India nearsIndian operator Idea Cellular plans to raise the equivalent of $1.1 billion in equity in preparation for its merger this year with Vodafone India.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778728/Idea-Cellular-to-raise-11bn-as-merger-with-Vodafone-India-nears.htmlThu, 04 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMTAT&T announces mobile 5G in 2018 as Verizon seals fixed 5G deal with SamsungAT&T says it plans to introduce mobile 5G services into the US before the end of 2018 – and rival operator Verizon says it has picked Samsung as its vendor for fixed 5G.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778704/AT-T-announces-mobile-5G-in-2018-as-Verizon-seals-fixed-5G-deal-with-Samsung.htmlThu, 04 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom swallows Liberty Global’s Austrian cable firm for €1.9bnDeutsche Telekom has made its second European acquisition in a few weeks by buying Liberty Global’s Austrian operation for €1.9 billion.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778367/Deutsche-Telekom-swallows-Liberty-Globals-Austrian-cable-firm-for-19bn.htmlWed, 03 Jan 2018 11:30:00 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 GMTRCom says goodbye to mobile as it sells assets to rival JioReliance Communications (RCom) is selling off its spectrum, towers and other consumer telecoms assets to rival operator Reliance Jio for $3.77 billion in a bid to cut its debt.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778009/RCom-says-goodbye-to-mobile-as-it-sells-assets-to-rival-Jio.htmlTue, 02 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTT-Mobile Austria buys UPC in €1.9bn dealDeutsche Telekom has struck a €1.9 billion deal to buy Austrian cable provider UPC from Liberty Global, which will be merged with T-Mobile Austria to form a quad play provider.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777332/T-Mobile-Austria-buys-UPC-in-19bn-deal.htmlFri, 22 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTOi creditors greenlight restructuring planOi creditors have approved a restructuring plan that will take the struggling elco out of bankruptcy protection.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777297/Oi-creditors-greenlight-restructuring-plan.htmlFri, 22 Dec 2017 10:30:00 GMTAgcom imposes €1.16 million fine on TIM, Vodafone, Wind Tre and FastWebAgcom, the Italian telecoms regulator, has said it will fine operators TIM (Telecom Italia), Vodafone, Wind Tre and FastWeb the maximum sanction of €1.16 million each, over 28-day bills.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777289/Agcom-imposes-116-million-fine-on-TIM-Vodafone-Wind-Tre-and-FastWeb.htmlFri, 22 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMTIndian court clears suspects in $4.7bn 2G telecoms caseA landmark case in India over 2G spectrum has seen a former telecoms minister and a clutch of other policymaker cleared of criminal wrongdoing.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777291/Indian-court-clears-suspects-in-47bn-2G-telecoms-case.htmlFri, 22 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMTEtisalat unveils Open Innovation CenterEtisalat has launched its Open Innovation Center in Dubai, showcasing innovative solutions and helping to drive digital transformation through the use of new technologies.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777087/Etisalat-unveils-Open-Innovation-Center.htmlThu, 21 Dec 2017 12:30:00 GMT3GPP agrees first specification for 5G NRMobile standards body the 3GPP has agreed on the specification for non-standalone 5G new radio at a meeting in Portugal – the first official specification for 5G.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3777091/3GPP-agrees-first-specification-for-5G-NR.htmlThu, 21 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMT