Financialhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2200©2018 Capacity Media60FinancialVodafone Qatar gains $250m facility for network rolloutVodafone Qatar obtained 911 million riyals ($250 million) in financing to help accelerate the operator’s fixed-line services rollout and 5G deployment across the country.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3808631/Vodafone-Qatar-gains-250m-facility-for-network-rollout.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 13:30:00 GMTRETN extends network to Toronto and AshburnRETN has announced two new points of presence in North America, in Toronto and Ashburn, Virginia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3808418/RETN-extends-network-to-Toronto-and-Ashburn.htmlTue, 22 May 2018 05:30:00 GMTdu becomes first telco to achieve PCI-DSS compliance in MENA regiondu, part of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a number of solutions that create secure ecommerce environments for its customers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3807301/du-becomes-first-telco-to-achieve-PCI-DSS-compliance-in-MENA-region.htmlWed, 16 May 2018 15:30:00 GMTBT takes ‘drastic action’ to rebuild as Wholesale and GS slump in revenueRevenue and profit of BT’s Global Services division and its Wholesale and Ventures divisions were both down sharply last year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3806425/BT-takes-drastic-action-to-rebuild-as-Wholesale-and-GS-slump-in-revenue.htmlFri, 11 May 2018 13:30:00 GMTOrange launches Wholesale and International Networks divisionOrange has redefined and accelerated its multi-services operator strategy with the launch of a new Wholesale & International Networks division.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3806371/Orange-launches-Wholesale-and-International-Networks-division.htmlFri, 11 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTGTT reaches $1 billion in annualised revenuesGTT Communications, has announced its financial results for the quarter ended 31 March 2018.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3804918/GTT-reaches-1-billion-in-annualised-revenues.htmlFri, 04 May 2018 12:00:00 GMTCLX Communications sending an acquisitive messageAfter two acquisitions, CLX Communications VP Rob Malcolm says there could be more on the way, and explains why we're seeing consolidation in the SMS markethttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3804662/CLX-Communications-sending-an-acquisitive-message.htmlThu, 03 May 2018 10:00:00 GMTDigital Realty revenues top $744 million in Q1 of 2018Digital Realty has reported Q1 2018 revenues of $744 million up 2% quarter-on-quarter and 35% year-on-year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3803728/Digital-Realty-revenues-top-744-million-in-Q1-of-2018.htmlMon, 30 Apr 2018 11:15:00 GMTTelefónica reports net income of $1bn in Q1 of 2018Strong numbers across the board as we run down the latest Q1 2018 figures from the likes of Orange, Verizon, Telenor, Tele2 and Telefónica.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3803322/Telefnica-reports-net-income-of-1bn-in-Q1-of-2018.htmlFri, 27 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTCounting down to GDPR: Europe’s tough privacy law starts four weeks tomorrowEurope’s new data protection rules come into operation in four weeks tomorrow, on Friday 25 May. But though they officially apply to the 28 members of the European Union, including the UK, the impact is global.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3802984/Counting-down-to-GDPR-Europes-tough-privacy-law-starts-four-weeks-tomorrow.htmlThu, 26 Apr 2018 13:15:00 GMTIndus Towers and Bharti Infratel agree to $14.6bn mega mergerIndus Towers and Bharti Infratel have agreed to a merger that will create the second largest tower company in the world based on number of towers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3802669/Indus-Towers-and-Bharti-Infratel-agree-to-146bn-mega-merger.htmlWed, 25 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMTCityFibre set to be bought by Goldman Sachs-backed consortium in £538 million dealUK-based telecoms firm CityFibre is the subject of a £538 million takeover bid from a consortium of infrastructure funds backed by Goldman Sachs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3802441/CityFibre-set-to-be-bought-by-Goldman-Sachs-backed-consortium-in-538-million-deal.htmlTue, 24 Apr 2018 13:15:00 GMTVodafone reportedly close to buying Liberty Global assetsReports over the weekend suggest that a blockbuster deal that would see Vodafone buy Liberty Global’s German and eastern European cable networks is imminent.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3802177/Vodafone-reportedly-close-to-buying-Liberty-Global-assets.htmlMon, 23 Apr 2018 13:15:00 GMTEquinix closes A$1bn Metronode acquisitionEquinix becomes Australian market leader with 15 IBX data centres nationwide after closing A$1.035 billion Metronode deal.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3801943/Equinix-closes-A1bn-Metronode-acquisition.htmlFri, 20 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTFormer Quintillion CEO accused of $250m wholesale carrier fraudThe former CEO of Alaska fibre company Quintillion has been charged with $250 million fraud by pretending it had wholesale contracts worth $1 billion.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3800457/Former-Quintillion-CEO-accused-of-250m-wholesale-carrier-fraud.htmlFri, 13 Apr 2018 13:15:00 GMTBackbone upgrade and AAE-1 key to OTEGLOBE’s 15% growth, says COOOTEGLOBE has recently announced a 15% increase in EBITDA as part of its 2017 financial results, COO George Nikoloudis explains to Capacity how the carrier has reached €333.5 million in revenues and 2.9 billion total traffic billed minutes.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3800177/Backbone-upgrade-and-AAE-1-key-to-OTEGLOBEs-15-growth-says-COO.htmlThu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMTT-Mobile US and Sprint merger talks reportedly resumed once moreTalks between SoftBank and Deutsche Telekom over merging their US subsidiaries, Sprint and T-Mobile, have restarted, according to reports.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3799903/T-Mobile-US-and-Sprint-merger-talks-reportedly-resumed-once-more.htmlWed, 11 Apr 2018 11:15:00 GMTVEON withdraws bid to buy remaining shares in Global Telecom HoldingVEON has withdrawn its offer to buy the rest of Egypt-listed Global Telecom Holding and has ruled out plans to make any future offers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3798544/VEON-withdraws-bid-to-buy-remaining-shares-in-Global-Telecom-Holding.htmlWed, 04 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMTTelefónica eyes listing for Argentine unitTelefónica has reportedly set the ball rolling to place its Argentine subsidiary on the Buenos Aires Stock Exchange as it looks to cut its debt levels.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3798079/Telefnica-eyes-listing-for-Argentine-unit.htmlTue, 03 Apr 2018 13:00:00 GMTVodafone completes €478m sale of Indian tower unit ahead of Idea mergerVodafone has completed the sale of its Indian tower unit to ATC Telecom Infrastructure Private Limited (ATC) in a deal worth INR 38.5 billion (€478 million).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3798051/Vodafone-completes-478m-sale-of-Indian-tower-unit-ahead-of-Idea-merger.htmlTue, 03 Apr 2018 10:15:00 GMTFCC's Pai proposes ban on telecoms gear bought from "security threat" firmsFederal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has unveiled new rules that would bar US telecoms companies from buying equipment using a government subsidy program if the kit is bought from a “company that poses a national security threat”.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3796746/FCCs-Pai-proposes-ban-on-telecoms-gear-bought-from-security-threat-firms.htmlTue, 27 Mar 2018 11:00:00 GMTInteroute shareholders to invest $175m in GTT once merger is completedGTT Communications has announced that a group of investors being led by Aleph Capital Partners and Crestview Partners will invest $175 million in common stock in the company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3796754/Interoute-shareholders-to-invest-175m-in-GTT-once-merger-is-completed.htmlTue, 27 Mar 2018 11:00:00 GMTSingtel to launch interconnected mobile payments platformSingtel has unveiled plans to become one of the first telecoms firms to offer interconnected mobile wallets across different ecosystems through an interoperable platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3795134/Singtel-to-launch-interconnected-mobile-payments-platform.htmlTue, 20 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMTZimbabwe 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794388/Zimbabwe-telecoms-revenue-tops-1bn-driven-by-demand-for-data.htmlFri, 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793623/Telefnicas-Brazilian-arm-unveils-expenditure-plans-with-fibre-focus.htmlWed, 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793252/Wholesale-carriers-Colt-and-PCCW-Global-in-trial-of-blockchain-for-speedy-settlements.htmlTue, 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793296/Pbereaus-Tofane-enters-exclusivity-for-Altice-wholesale-voice-acquisition.htmlMon, 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793206/GTT-strikes-third-acquisition-of-2018-with-deal-for-Canadas-ACI.htmlMon, 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793209/Prysmians-3bn-General-Cable-deal-cleared-for-US-antitrust-purposes.htmlMon, 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3791380/Verizon-Straight-Path-pay-record-614m-FCC-fine.htmlFri, 02 Mar 2018 15:30:00 GMT