Financial©2018 Capacity Media60FinancialZimbabwe telecoms revenue tops $1bn driven by demand for dataThe Zimbabwean telecoms market is worth more than $1 billion according to figures from the African nation’s regulator., 16 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMTTelefónica's Brazilian arm unveils expenditure plans with fibre focusTelefónica Brasil has unveiled plans to spend £5.2 billion in capital expenditure over the next three years as it looks to boost fibre penetration in the country., 14 Mar 2018 07:15:00 GMTWholesale carriers Colt and PCCW Global in trial of blockchain for speedy settlementsTwo major global operators have started trials to see how blockchain can speed up time for inter-carrier settlements and make them more reliable., 13 Mar 2018 12:30:00 GMTPébereau's Tofane enters exclusivity for Altice wholesale voice acquisitionTofane Global has made its second move in international wholesale market in a week after agreeing exclusivity to acquire Altice’s wholesale voice carrier business in France, Portugal and the Dominican Republic., 12 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMTGTT strikes third acquisition of 2018 with deal for Canada's ACIGTT Communications' acquisition spree is set to continue after the network provider announced a deal to buy Canadian managed networking and services provider Accelerated Connections (ACI) for an undisclosed fee., 12 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMTPrysmian's $3bn General Cable deal cleared for US antitrust purposesPrysmian Group has received effective clearance from the US antitrust authorities to buy rival General Cable in a deal worth approximately $3 billion., 12 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMTVerizon, Straight Path pay record $614m FCC fineVerizon Communications and its newly-incorporated Straight Path wireless unit have paid the largest civil penalty ever to the US Treasury to resolve a Commission investigation., 02 Mar 2018 15:30:00 GMTMTN considering IPO for Nigerian arm, reports claimMTN is looking at options to list its Nigerian unit as part of a $5.2 billion IPO, according to reports., 02 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMTZayo seals $127m Spread Networks buy and boosts Texas infrastructureZayo Group has completed its $127 million acquisition of Spread Networks whilst also announcing an extension of its fibre network in Texas., 02 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMTSTC appoints Al Nasser as acting CEOSaudi Telecom Company has appointed Nasser Bin Sulaiman Al Nasser as acting CEO of the company, replacing Khaled Bin Hussain Biyari, who has been appointed as assistant minister of defence for executive affairs by the Saudi government., 28 Feb 2018 14:15:00 GMTWind Hellas enhancing wholesale services amid €500m NGA plansWind Hellas is deploying its own fibre-optic network, enhancing its existing retail and wholesale services in several areas throughout Greece, amid €500 million plans., 19 Feb 2018 17:00:00 GMTEquinix acquires Infomart Dallas hub for $800mEquinix has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Infomart Dallas, including its operations and tenants, from ASB Real Estate Investments, in an $800 million debt and cash transaction., 15 Feb 2018 15:45:00 GMTeStruxture Data Centers snaps up Kolotek amid $180m growth planseStruxture Data Centers has acquired Québec-based data centre operator Kolotek from Gaz Métro Plus, further solidifying eStruxture’s leadership position in the Montreal market., 15 Feb 2018 15:00:00 GMTBharti Airtel examines selling stake in African mobile operationsIndian operator Bharti Airtel is considering selling shares in its African operation, which has 14 operations from Burkina Faso to Zambia., 15 Feb 2018 12:15:00 GMTTelia denies TDC takeover talks as speculation over Danish operator growsTelia Company has denied reports it is holding talks with Danish rival TDC over a possible takeover., 12 Feb 2018 13:15:00 GMTSoftBank aiming to list domestic operation in 2018Japanese technology giant SoftBank has set out plans to list its domestic telecoms arm later this year, according to a report from Reuters., 07 Feb 2018 13:00:00 GMTTelecom Egypt signs $133m wholesale agreement with VodafoneTelecom Egypt has signed a three-year transmission and infrastructure agreement with Vodafone Egypt, valued at more than EGP 2 billion ($133m)., 06 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMTVodafone and Liberty Global resume talks over European assetsVodafone has confirmed it is locked in talks to buy some of Liberty Global’s European cable assets – the latest step in a long-running saga between the two operators., 05 Feb 2018 12:15:00 GMTLiquid Telecom's South Africa CEO to step downLiquid Telecom’s CEO for South Africa Kyle Whitehill is to leave the African operator in order to return to the UK to be with his family., 02 Feb 2018 14:00:00 GMTTIM deputy chairman Recchi appointed CEO of healthcare firmTelecom Italia (TIM) deputy chairman Giuseppe Recchi is to become CEO of Dutch healthcare firm Affidea Group., 29 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMTExclusive: Jhamb to leave Vodafone Carrier Services, McGrath named as replacementVodafone’s senior vice president and global head of connectivity business Vivek Jhamb is to leave the UK-based operator, Capacity can exclusively reveal., 29 Jan 2018 12:15:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom and Orange reportedly held talks over a mega mergerReports claim Deutsche Telekom held talks about a mega merger with Orange last year, but the discussions fizzled out with the companies failing to agree on terms., 23 Jan 2018 12:15:00 GMTAirtel pulls out of 9mobile running as 2 bid for Nigerian telcoOnly two of the five companies shortlisted to take over 9mobile have bid for the former Etisalat Nigeria, according to reports., 22 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMTGoogle unveils new regions and subsea investments as part of $30bn infrastructure driveGoogle’s cloud division has unveiled its participation in three new subsea cables that will service five new regions as part of a $30 billion investment into its infrastructure., 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTVocus spins off wholesale arm from enterprise unit in restructureVocus Group has announced an organisational restructure while will see it split the enterprise and wholesale divisions of its Australian arm into separate operating units., 15 Jan 2018 12:00:00 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., 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTShareholder in Jamaican unit sues Cable and WirelessA shareholder in Cable and Wireless's Jamaican arm has launched legal action against the firm, claiming financial transactions to its parent company have impacted the regional unit., 08 Jan 2018 13:00:00 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., 08 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTChinese bank withdraws insolvency filing against RComReliance Communications has been boosted by reports that the China Development Bank has withdrawn its insolvency filing against the embattled company., 05 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTCyrusOne buys hyperscale data centre provider Zenium for $442mCyrusOne’s definitive agreement to acquire hyperscale data centre provider Zenium Data Centers for $442 million provides first critical step in its European expansion strategy., 04 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT