Wireless & Mobilehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2198©2017 Capacity Media60Wireless & MobileDeutsche Telekom looks at carving out German towers unitDeutsche Telekom’s CEO has told an investment conference that the company is looking again at finding ways to get more value out of its German towers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3767523/Deutsche-Telekom-looks-at-carving-out-German-towers-unit.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 00:45:00 GMTAltice ‘may sell SFR towers’ and says no to more acquisitionsAltice won’t making any more significant acquisitions, the company’s CFO has told an investment conference, and it may sell its mobile towers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3767404/Altice-may-sell-SFR-towers-and-says-no-to-more-acquisitions.htmlThu, 16 Nov 2017 12:45:00 GMTKKR private equity investor increases stake in Telefónica’s Telxius to 40%Private equity investor KKR has increased its stake in Telefónica’s Telxius infrastructure subsidiary to 40%.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3767387/KKR-private-equity-investor-increases-stake-in-Telefnicas-Telxius-to-40.htmlThu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTBT ‘to start trial of 5G services in London next year’, says Huawei bossBT’s EE mobile network is to try out 5G mobile network in London in 2018, in a project with Huawei.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3767166/BT-to-start-trial-of-5G-services-in-London-next-year-says-Huawei-boss.htmlWed, 15 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMTEU mobile data ‘quadruples’ since roaming charges banned in JuneMobile data within the EU has gone up fourfold since the 28-nation group introduced “roam like home” rules in June.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3766720/EU-mobile-data-quadruples-since-roaming-charges-banned-in-June.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 10:30:00 GMTAmerican Tower spends $1.2bn on Vodafone and Idea’s Indian towersVodafone India and Idea Cellular – which are planning to merge – are selling their 20,000 mobile towers to a US company for $1.2 billion.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3766479/American-Tower-spends-12bn-on-Vodafone-and-Ideas-Indian-towers.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMTVodafone closes down in Cameroon after partner loses licenceVodafone has closed down its operation in Cameroon after only a year because its partner, Afrimax, lost its licence.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3766459/Vodafone-closes-down-in-Cameroon-after-partner-loses-licence.htmlMon, 13 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMT30% of all A2P SMS traffic in India goes through InfobipInfobip, the global cloud communications provider, says that is has been delivering four million A2P (application to person) SMS messages in India since the beginning of 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3766007/30-of-all-A2P-SMS-traffic-in-India-goes-through-Infobip.htmlFri, 10 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTTIM Brasil disapproves of China Telecom’s Oi bidTim Participações SA has publicly criticised China Telecom over its tactics surrounding its bid to buy the Brazilian telco Oi.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765674/TIM-Brasil-disapproves-of-China-Telecoms-Oi-bid.htmlFri, 10 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTT-Mobile hits speeds of 673Mbps in Gigabit LTE demoUS operator T-Mobile has demonstrated real world LTE speeds topping 673Mbps in partnership with Qualcomm aimed at demonstrating the power and speed of Gigabit LTE.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765913/T-Mobile-hits-speeds-of-673Mbps-in-Gigabit-LTE-demo.htmlFri, 10 Nov 2017 10:00:00 GMTRivada’s wholesale wireless project joined by top UK spectrum and 5G expertFormer UK regulator David Hendon has joined Rivada Networks ‘to pursue UK opportunities’ for the company’s open-access wireless project.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765741/Rivadas-wholesale-wireless-project-joined-by-top-UK-spectrum-and-5G-expert.htmlThu, 09 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMTInmarsat and JT launch global IoT platformInmarsat has struck a strategic partnership with Jersey incumbent JT Group to provide global connectivity for the growing internet of things (IoT) sector.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765561/Inmarsat-and-JT-launch-global-IoT-platform.htmlThu, 09 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTVodafone and Facebook to work with TIP on cutting cost of African rural coverageVodafone is to work with Facebook in a plan to use open-source mobile platform that they hope will reduce the cost of connectivity in remote areas.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765555/Vodafone-and-Facebook-to-work-with-TIP-on-cutting-cost-of-African-rural-coverage.htmlThu, 09 Nov 2017 11:30:00 GMTFacebook expands Express Wi-Fi in Nigeria with Tizeti partnershipFacebook has announced a new connectivity partnership with Tizeti to expand its Express Wi-Fi offering in Nigeria.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765254/Facebook-expands-Express-Wi-Fi-in-Nigeria-with-Tizeti-partnership.htmlWed, 08 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTBICS strikes roaming deal with Swazi MobileBICS has struck a deal that will see it provide Swazi Mobile, Swaziland’s recently launched second mobile network, with a complete voice and data roaming service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764887/BICS-strikes-roaming-deal-with-Swazi-Mobile.htmlTue, 07 Nov 2017 10:15:00 GMTChina Telecom may invest up to $6 billion for majority stake in OiChina Telecom is reportedly considering investing 20 billion reais ($6 billion) to acquire a controlling stake in Oi, the Brazilian telco.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764654/China-Telecom-may-invest-up-to-6-billion-for-majority-stake-in-Oi.htmlMon, 06 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMTSprint and T-Mobile call off merger talks after failure to meet termsSoftBank's Sprint and Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile US's on-and-off merger talks have ended after the two companies failed to agree on the structure of a combined company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764655/Sprint-and-T-Mobile-call-off-merger-talks-after-failure-to-meet-terms.htmlMon, 06 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMTAfrica to hit more than 1 billion mobile broadband connections by 2022The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa is set to double over the next five years according to research by Ovum’s new Forecaster data service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764646/Africa-to-hit-more-than-1-billion-mobile-broadband-connections-by-2022.htmlMon, 06 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTTrump’s dislike of Time Warner’s CNN ‘may stall takeover by AT&T’Washington politics and President Donald Trump’s hostility to the TV news channel CNN may be delaying AT&T’s $86 billion takeover of Time Warner.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764657/Trumps-dislike-of-Time-Warners-CNN-may-stall-takeover-by-AT-T.htmlMon, 06 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTSoftBank linked to Charter talks as doubts cast on Sprint/T-Mobile tie-upSoftBank has reportedly opened talks with Charter Communications about a potential merger as discussions with Deutsche Telekom about a potential tie-up between Sprint and T-Mobile appear to be on the verge of collapse.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763961/SoftBank-linked-to-Charter-talks-as-doubts-cast-on-SprintT-Mobile-tie-up.htmlFri, 03 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMTBharti Airtel ups 4G network spending by 25% to $3.9bnBharti Airtel has increased the amount it is spending on networks in India by 25% to $3.9 billion, in a plan to move to all-4G operation.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763854/Bharti-Airtel-ups-4G-network-spending-by-25-to-39bn.htmlThu, 02 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTCenturyLink completes $34 billion acquisition of Level 3CenturyLink has completed its acquisition of Level 3 Communications for $34 billion.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763840/CenturyLink-completes-34-billion-acquisition-of-Level-3.htmlThu, 02 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTSistema company to take 10% stake in RCom after MTS India merger completedReliance Communications (RCom) has completed its takeover of MTS India, giving it licences and extra spectrum for 4G.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763838/Sistema-company-to-take-10-stake-in-RCom-after-MTS-India-merger-completed.htmlThu, 02 Nov 2017 11:15:00 GMTTelefónica and ZTE trial 5G data transport solutionTelefónica has completed a trial of transport technology supporting 5G technology at its Future Networks Lab in Madrid in partnership with ZTE.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763837/Telefnica-and-ZTE-trial-5G-data-transport-solution.htmlThu, 02 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMT89% of UK businesses would consider switching to wireless broadband, says reportCambridge Broadband Networks (CBNL), a provider of licensed point-to-multipoint (PMP) microwave and millimetre wave, has announced the results of its UK Enterprise Broadband Index.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763578/89-of-UK-businesses-would-consider-switching-to-wireless-broadband-says-report.htmlWed, 01 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMTOrange Business Services partners with BlueTide to offer maritime communicationsOrange Business Services and BlueTide Communications are working together to offer maritime communications with broadband satellite and managed services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763565/Orange-Business-Services-partners-with-BlueTide-to-offer-maritime-communications.htmlWed, 01 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTSoftBank to end Sprint and T-Mobile merger talksSoftBank is rumoured to be ending talks between itself and Deutsche Telekom over the potential merging of Sprint and T-Mobile US.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763342/SoftBank-to-end-Sprint-and-T-Mobile-merger-talks.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMTLiberty Global promotes Nair to president and CEO of Latin America and CaribbeanLiberty Global has promoted Balan Nair to president and CEO of its Latin American and Caribbean division.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763317/Liberty-Global-promotes-Nair-to-president-and-CEO-of-Latin-America-and-Caribbean.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTMTN asks court to dismiss Turkcell's $4.2bn Iran suitMTN has demanded a High Court throws out a $4.2 billion lawsuit brought by Turkcell over a mobile licence in Iran granted 10 years ago, claiming the suit is “without merit”.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763334/MTN-asks-court-to-dismiss-Turkcells-42bn-Iran-suit.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTDigicel extends partnership with Anam for five more yearsDigicel has extended its A2P SMS partnership with Anam for five more years taking the deal into the year 2023.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763300/Digicel-extends-partnership-with-Anam-for-five-more-years.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 11:15:00 GMT