Financial©2017 Capacity Media60FinancialComcast and Verizon eye bid for Fox assets, including Sky21st Century Fox’s bid to take full control of Sky has taken another twist, with both Comcast and Verizon reportedly interested in acquiring Fox’s existing stake in the UK broadcaster among other assets., 17 Nov 2017 12:00:00 GMTZayo appoints CRO and European MDZayo Group has named Phil Mottram as chief revenue officer (CRO) and Annette Murphy as managing director of Europe., 14 Nov 2017 11:30:00 GMTAT&T chief ready for court battle if Justice Dept blocks $85bn Time Warner dealAT&T CEO Randall Stephenson has denied the Department of Justice has asked him to divest CNN in order to complete the telco’s takeover of Time Warner, but claims he is willing to go to court if the DoJ does try to force a split., 10 Nov 2017 11:00:00 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., 06 Nov 2017 13:15:00 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., 03 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom chief argues benefits of strong third US operatorDeutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges has claimed a stronger third player in the US mobile market would help drive competition, as his firm reportedly nears a deal to merge its US arm T-Mobile with rival Sprint., 30 Oct 2017 12:15:00 GMTTIM holds government talks over fixed line networkTelecom Italia (TIM) has said it is in talks with the Italian government about developing a “shared solution” for its fixed line network, according to reports., 27 Oct 2017 14:00:00 GMTZain valued at $10bn after Omantel ups stake by another 12.1%Omantel, 51% owned by the government of Oman, is set to become the second biggest shareholder in Kuwait-based operator Zain., 27 Oct 2017 11:45:00 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., 25 Oct 2017 23:30:00 GMTT-Mobile US and Sprint deal announcement reportedly set to be delayedT-Mobile and Sprint are reportedly set to delay an announcement about a planned merger of the two US mobile operators for several weeks, until both firms have posted their latest financial results., 20 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMTSparkle aims to start service to Iran ‘at end of October’Sparkle should be ready for service with its connection to Iran by the end of the month, according to the CEO., 13 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMTDaisy Group tight-lipped on reported £1.5bn saleTelecoms, IT and cloud services provider Daisy Group is remaining tight-lipped that it is drawing up plans to auction off the business for £1.5 billion., 12 Oct 2017 16:15:00 GMTGlobal Carrier Awards 2017 - Shortlist AnnouncedCapacity is delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2017 Global Carrier Awards., 10 Oct 2017 15:45:00 GMTEquinix closes $350m Itconic and Istanbul data centre dealsEquinix has closed the all-cash purchase of Itconic and its CloudMas subsidiary for $259m and has acquired the Zenium data centre business in Istanbul for $93m., 10 Oct 2017 15:30:00 GMTGTT makes fourth acquisition of the year with $28m Transbeam dealGTT Communications has struck a $28 million deal to buy managed data and voice service provider Transbeam., 05 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMT$34bn CenturyLink-Level 3 merger cleared by US Justice DepartmentThe US Department of Justice has agreed to clear CenturyLink’s pending acquisition of Level 3 Communications, subject to conditions outlined in a consent decree, including court approval of certain provisions, and other customary closing conditions., 03 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMTTelia raises $388m as it cuts stake in MegaFon to 19.2%Telia Company has cut its holding in Russia’s MegaFon from 25.2% to 19.2%, raising the equivalent of $388 million., 03 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., 28 Sep 2017 14:45:00 GMTTIM reportedly set to appoint new CEOTelecom Italia, which operates as TIM, is set to name Amos Genish as its new CEO, according to reports from Reuters., 28 Sep 2017 11:15:00 GMTColt expands Nordic PrizmNet footprintVerne Global has today announced that Colt has expanded its presence within its Icelandic data centre by adding Colt PrizmNet as part of its on-net offering., 25 Sep 2017 17:15:00 GMTProcera Networks completes $562m Sandvine acquisitionProcera Networks has completed the acquisition of Sandvine Corporation, a provider of intelligent broadband network solutions for fixed and mobile operators., 22 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTGoldman Sachs invests $15m in IXcellerateIXcellerate, operator of the leading commercial data centre in Russia, has signed a $15 million convertible loan agreement with Goldman Sachs., 21 Sep 2017 11:45:00 GMTBSO enhances Market Data Connect for DGCX to Interxion LondonBSO has launched a new service that enables direct trading and market data access between the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and Interxion London., 20 Sep 2017 13:00:00 GMTDigital Realty closes $7.6bn DuPont Fabros mergerDigital Realty has completed the $7.6 billion acquisition of DuPont Fabros, making the combined company the ninth largest REIT in the index., 15 Sep 2017 11:30:00 GMTOwnership up in the Eir as unnamed investor eyes Irish ventureA stake in Ireland’s Eir is reportedly up for grabs, with major shareholders informing the company they have been approached by a “potential investor”., 15 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTVivendi set to appeal regulator ruling over TIM influenceVivendi is reportedly set to appeal a decision by Italy’s market regulator which found the French firm has de facto control over Telecom Italia, which operates as TIM., 14 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMTCenturyLink delays completion of $34bn Level 3 mergerCenturyLink has pushed back the deadline to close its takeover of Level 3 Communications as it awaits approvals from the Federal Communications Commission, the Justice Department, and the state of California., 14 Sep 2017 11:00:00 GMTSuperloop strikes agreement to acquire NuSkopeSuperloop has struck a AUD$10 million deal to buy Australia-based fixed wireless service provider NuSkope., 13 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMTRackspace gains 29 data centres with Datapipe acquisitionRackspace has signed an agreement to acquire Datapipe, a provider of managed services across public and private clouds, managed hosting and colocation., 13 Sep 2017 11:15:00 GMTBSO enhances London to Tokyo route as FX traders demand lower latencyGlobal network provider BSO has optimised the speed across its London to Tokyo route as currency traders escalate their demands for faster trading., 12 Sep 2017 12:00:00 GMT