Financial©2018 Capacity Media60FinancialGoogle 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insolvency filing against RComReliance Communications has been boosted by reports that the China Development Bank has withdrawn its insolvency filing against the embattled company., 05 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTCyrusOne buys hyperscale data centre provider Zenium for $442mCyrusOne’s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 GMTM&A data centre deals topped $20bn in 2017The total value of significant data centre-orientated M&A deals that closed in 2017 surged to $20 billion, almost doubling the figure from 2016, according to new data from Synergy Research Group., 03 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMTXtera sues Nokia and NEC over subsea cable patentsXtera has launched legal action against both Nokia and NEC Corporation, claiming both firms and their subsidiaries have infringed on its patents., 03 Jan 2018 10:15:00 GMTT-Mobile Austria buys UPC in €1.9bn dealDeutsche Telekom has struck a €1.9 billion deal to buy Austrian cable provider UPC from Liberty Global, which will be merged with T-Mobile Austria to form a quad play provider., 22 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTAirtel strikes deal to buy Millicom's Rwanda unitBharti Airtel has struck a deal with Millicom that will see its Rwandan unit acquire a 100% equity stake in Tigo Rwanda., 19 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTEquinix buys Metronode for A$1bnEquinix has announced a deal worth more than A$1 billion (US$792million) to acquire Australian data centre firm Metronode., 19 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMTAndean Tower Partners acquires Latam’s Torres UnidasAndean Tower Partners (ATP) has acquired Torres Unidas, an owner and operator of communication towers in South America, which sees 1,644 sites added to its portfolio., 18 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTColt cuts Tokyo-London latency to 159ms after €200m upgradeColt has “substantially reduced” the latency between the Tokyo and London financial centres to less than 159 milliseconds, the company announced today., 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTTiger Infrastructure backs Crosslake FibreTiger Infrastructure Partners has made an investment in Crosslake Fibre as it looks to capitalise on new routes between Canada and the US., 08 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMTZayo Group to buy Spread Networks for $127mZayo Group has agreed to acquire private fibre network, Spread Networks, for $127 million., 28 Nov 2017 11:00:00 GMTAirtel linked to bid for embattled RCom's spectrum and network assetsBharti Airtel is reportedly eyeing up a move to buy spectrum and equipment from Reliance Communication (RCom), which is currently offloading assets to alleviate debts of more than $6.8 billion., 24 Nov 2017 12:15:00 GMTComcast 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 GMT