Backhaul©2018 Capacity Media60BackhaulMegaFon reports successful AI trials to improve transport performanceRussian operator MegaFon has reported the successful use of artificial intelligence to improve its transport network., 29 Mar 2018 11:00:00 GMTREANNZ awards Chorus and Vodafone with Hawaiki cable backhaul contractsREANNZ, New Zealand’s research and education network operator, has picked Chorus and Vodafone to provide fibre backhaul services to connect its backbone network to the Hawaiki Cable landing station at Mangawhai Heads in Northland., 28 Mar 2018 11:30:00 GMTWhole industry should embrace blockchain, says PCCW Global’s Mike Van Den BerghSuccessful trials of blockchain for wholesale settlement by two leading companies should help all carriers, says CMO, 22 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMTInfinera announces 2.4Tbps device to speed up fibre networksInfinera has announced what it calls the first optical device to work at 2.4Tbps, promising improved performance for cloud and deep fibre networks., 12 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMTNokia says new optical chipset boosts fibre to 600Gbps per wavelengthNokia is claiming that it will be able to push subsea fibre speeds up to 600Gbps with the release of a new optical chipset that gets close to the limits of physics., 06 Mar 2018 07:00:00 GMTTelstra, Ericsson and Ciena partner on ‘record-breaking’ transmission demoTelstra has partnered with Ericsson and Ciena to demonstrate speeds of up to 400Gbps using Telstra’s transmission network in Melbourne., 25 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTCenturyLink launches secure mobile connectivity solution for enterprisesCenturyLink has launched a new set of network security solutions aimed at enabling remote business users to securely connect to internet and private network resources without typically-associated cyber risks., 24 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTICE picks Telia Carrier for backbone servicesTelia Carrier has been selected by Costa Rican telco Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) to provide dedicated internet access to its customers using Telia’s global backbone., 23 Jan 2018 12:15:00 GMTZayo expands Vancouver network by buying Optic Zoo for $24mZayo has spent $24.9 million buying Canadian fibre company Optic Zoo, which has 103 route miles in the Vancouver area., 22 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMTTelstra unveils two new subsea cable investmentsTelstra has struck agreements to invest in two new subsea cables, boosting its connectivity options between Hong Kong and the United States., 22 Jan 2018 10:15:00 GMTIndependent operators can share one wholesale FTTH fibre, Vodafone trial showsDifferent telecoms operators could share capacity on a single fibre serving an apartment block or even a single home, thanks to a development by Vodafone and Huawei., 19 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTMarine survey starts for 60Tbps Kenya-Pakistan subsea cableHuawei Marine has started marine survey work for a new subsea cable that will link Pakistan with Kenya and Djibouti., 16 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTGTT buys Custom Connect to boost global IP backboneGTT Communications has continued its acquisition spree by agreeing a deal to buy Amsterdam-headquartered high-speed network connectivity provider Custom Connect for an undisclosed fee., 09 Jan 2018 10:00:00 GMTCongo-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., 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., 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., 23 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTBattery power meets virtualizationIn the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Chris Mangum, CEO Servato talks to Capacity about the battery management solutions that support data centres in the wake of natural disasters, 20 Nov 2017 17:15:00 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 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., 26 Oct 2017 12:15:00 GMT