Backhaulhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2199©2017 Capacity Media60BackhaulCongo-Gabon section of $273m Central African Backbone fibre ready for serviceWork has finished on the Congo to Gabon section of the World Bank-funded fibre that will link up seven African nations.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3772594/Congo-Gabon-section-of-273m-Central-African-Backbone-fibre-ready-for-service.htmlTue, 05 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMTArctic subsea cable goes into service to connect northern AlaskaThe first subsea cable in the US part of the Arctic Ocean has gone live, with the entry into service of the northern Alaska section of Quintillion’s network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3772562/Arctic-subsea-cable-goes-into-service-to-connect-northern-Alaska.htmlTue, 05 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTOfcom unveils temporary measures for business connectivity after BT's dark fibre appeal winUK regulator Ofcom has unveiled a set of temporary rules for dark fibre after BT successfully challenged its previous plans in court earlier this year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3769238/Ofcom-unveils-temporary-measures-for-business-connectivity-after-BTs-dark-fibre-appeal-win.htmlThu, 23 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTFormer Sparkle CEO Elisabetta Ripa to head Italy’s Open FiberElisabetta Ripa, former CEO of Sparkle, has become the new CEO of alternative Italian broadband network Open Fiber.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3767764/Former-Sparkle-CEO-Elisabetta-Ripa-to-head-Italys-Open-Fiber.htmlFri, 17 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTGenish questions whether TIM should hold 100% of SparkleAmos Genish, the Vivendi executive who is now CEO of TIM, has questioned whether the former Telecom Italia should retain its 100% stake in wholesale carrier Sparkle.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3767232/Genish-questions-whether-TIM-should-hold-100-of-Sparkle.htmlWed, 15 Nov 2017 15:15:00 GMTFastweb CEO ‘supports merger of OpEn Fiber with TIM’s broadband network’Alberto Calcagno, the CEO of Italian broadband operator Fastweb has come out in support of an infrastructure merger of two rivals, TIM and Enel.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3766721/Fastweb-CEO-supports-merger-of-OpEn-Fiber-with-TIMs-broadband-network.htmlTue, 14 Nov 2017 10:45:00 GMTSurvey starts on Chinese-backed Peace cable from Pakistan to Kenya, Egypt and South AfricaHuawei Marine has started survey work on a new subsea cable to link Pakistan in south Asia with Kenya in east Africa via Djibouti.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765957/Survey-starts-on-Chinese-backed-Peace-cable-from-Pakistan-to-Kenya-Egypt-and-South-Africa.htmlFri, 10 Nov 2017 11:45:00 GMTPoliticians call for new subsea cable in upcoming Australian state electionPolitical support is building up for a new subsea cable to link the Australian state of Queensland with the US or Asia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765933/Politicians-call-for-new-subsea-cable-in-upcoming-Australian-state-election.htmlFri, 10 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTGCX’s subsea Eagle to fly from Sicily to Hong Kong by 2020The international unit of Reliance Communications is planning a new 100G subsea cable stretching from China to India to Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3765287/GCXs-subsea-Eagle-to-fly-from-Sicily-to-Hong-Kong-by-2020.htmlWed, 08 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMTChinese state looks for bidders for $200m stake in Citic NetworksState-owned Chinese industrial investor Citic is planning to sell a 49% stake in its mainland China-based Citic Networks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764912/Chinese-state-looks-for-bidders-for-200m-stake-in-Citic-Networks.htmlTue, 07 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTSatellite company starts cloud-based delivery platform for wholesale customersBrussels-based SatADSL has started a cloud-based satellite delivery platform for Africa that allows wholesale customers to shape and route IP traffic from and to different hubs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764647/Satellite-company-starts-cloud-based-delivery-platform-for-wholesale-customers.htmlMon, 06 Nov 2017 11:15:00 GMTTE SubCom ship in Sydney ready to install Hawaiki cableTE SubCom’s Responder cable-laying ship has arrived in Sydney harbour in Australia to start work on the 15,000km Hawaiki subsea cable.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3764142/TE-SubCom-ship-in-Sydney-ready-to-install-Hawaiki-cable.htmlFri, 03 Nov 2017 10:45:00 GMTOpenreach seeks wholesale price rise to pay for UK-wide FTTPThe UK’s last-mile provider Openreach is preparing the ground for higher wholesale access charges in order to pay for a nationwide fibre programme.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763555/Openreach-seeks-wholesale-price-rise-to-pay-for-UK-wide-FTTP.htmlWed, 01 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTGlobalsat wins FCC licence to provide services inside USThe US telecoms regulator has authorised Globalsat to provide telecoms services originating within the US.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763345/Globalsat-wins-FCC-licence-to-provide-services-inside-US.htmlTue, 31 Oct 2017 12:45:00 GMTTelekom Malaysia in Axiata deal to provide 4G infrastructureAxiata’s tower subsidiary Edotco is to work with Telekom Malaysia to provide infrastructure for the country’s LTE operators.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3763014/Telekom-Malaysia-in-Axiata-deal-to-provide-4G-infrastructure.htmlMon, 30 Oct 2017 12:15:00 GMTCrosslake Fibre explores Atlantic hop around ManhattanCanadian company Crosslake Fibre is planning to bypass Manhattan with a subsea cable along the Atlantic coast between New Jersey and Long Island.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3762240/Crosslake-Fibre-explores-Atlantic-hop-around-Manhattan.htmlThu, 26 Oct 2017 12:15:00 GMTGlobal Carrier Awards 2017 winners are...The 13th Global Carrier Awards saw around 400 members of the community celebrating industry achievements over the last year, with Interoute and Colt Technology Services among the big winners at this year’s event.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3762111/Global-Carrier-Awards-2017-winners-are.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 23:30:00 GMTFCC certifies Padtec subsea equipmentThe US telecoms regulator has approved Padtec’s submarine line terminal equipment, including its transponder for ultra-long distances.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761281/FCC-certifies-Padtec-subsea-equipment.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMT"We generate cash, not glamour", says panel at CIL conferenceThe results of the 2017 Confidence, Innovation and Leadership report found 76% of the wholesale market is very confident for the future.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3762105/We-generate-cash-not-glamour-says-panel-at-CIL-conference.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 17:15:00 GMTInteroute CEO ‘building the business’ in face of €1.65bn sale rumourTop Interoute executives are keeping quiet in the face of a report that the company is looking at a possible sale.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3759188/Interoute-CEO-building-the-business-in-face-of-165bn-sale-rumour.htmlFri, 13 Oct 2017 15:45:00 GMTGlobal Carrier Awards 2017 - Shortlist AnnouncedCapacity is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Global Carrier Awards.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3756816/Global-Carrier-Awards-2017-Shortlist-Announced.htmlTue, 10 Oct 2017 15:45:00 GMTDATASIX picks Telia Carrier to boost capacity at Vienna data centreTelia Carrier has partnered with data centre DATASIX to boost connectivity and increase redundancy across Vienna, Austria, using Telia's global fibre backbone.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3756572/DATASIX-picks-Telia-Carrier-to-boost-capacity-at-Vienna-data-centre.htmlWed, 04 Oct 2017 11:15:00 GMTUK Digital Minister to open Capacity Europe 2017The UK Government’s Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Matt Hancock, will open the largest annual meeting in Europe for the global carrier community next month.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3755236/UK-Digital-Minister-to-open-Capacity-Europe-2017.htmlThu, 28 Sep 2017 14:45:00 GMTIntelsat announces new deals with Etisalat and UHP NetworksEtisalat has expanded its partnership with Intelsat which will see the satellite firm help upgrade Etisalat’s network using its 33e high-throughput satellite.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3752096/Intelsat-announces-new-deals-with-Etisalat-and-UHP-Networks.htmlTue, 19 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTATIS, MEF create a new global Carrier Ethernet services standardATIS, in joint partnership with MEF, has announced the release of a specification that standardises the process for ordering Carrier Ethernet services globally.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3750181/ATIS-MEF-create-a-new-global-Carrier-Ethernet-services-standard.htmlMon, 11 Sep 2017 16:15:00 GMTEpsilon provides American Axess with North American direct connects via InfinyEpsilon, a privately-owned global communications service provider, today announces a partnership with American Axess, a leader in the integration of data, voice and cloud connectivity solutions in the Americas and the Caribbean.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3748519/Epsilon-provides-American-Axess-with-North-American-direct-connects-via-Infiny.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMTOrange launches two new PoPs in South AfricaOrange has announced two new points of presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg in order to boost internet connectivity in South Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3747880/Orange-launches-two-new-PoPs-in-South-Africa.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 15:00:00 GMTC&W completes trials of pre-5G technology in the CaribbeanJohn Reid, CEO of Cable and Wireless (C&W), has announced that the company has completed trials of pre-5G technology in Antigua.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3743147/C-W-completes-trials-of-pre-5G-technology-in-the-Caribbean.htmlMon, 21 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMTArctic Ocean subsea project appoints telecoms veteran as CEOQuintillion, the company nearing completion of a subsea cable around Alaska, has appointed a new CEO following the sudden resignation of Elizabeth Pierce.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3741185/Arctic-Ocean-subsea-project-appoints-telecoms-veteran-as-CEO.htmlMon, 14 Aug 2017 11:00:00 GMTHuawei deploys fibre in four districts of MalawiHuawei Malawi has deployed fibre in four districts of Blantyre, Chiradzulu, Zomba and Machinga, covering a distance of 45km as part of a long awaited connectivity project.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3740013/Huawei-deploys-fibre-in-four-districts-of-Malawi.htmlWed, 09 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMT