Regionshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2206©2017 Capacity Media60RegionsIXcellerate continues to expand financial eco-system in preparation for GDPRIXcellerate, Russia’s carrier neutral data centre operator, announced the latest stage in a series of technology and marketing initiatives to expand its financial eco-system.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774587/IXcellerate-continues-to-expand-financial-eco-system-in-preparation-for-GDPR.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTNTT Com upgrades detection on DDoS Protection ServicesNTT Communications (NTT Com) has strengthened and expanded its DDoS protection services with the addition of a new detection solution.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774230/NTT-Com-upgrades-detection-on-DDoS-Protection-Services.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTConsole Connect set to facilitate the softwarisation of PCCW GlobalSoftware has become the core strategy but physical network service providers aren’t necessarily at the core of software development, said Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global, at Capacity Asia today.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774510/Console-Connect-set-to-facilitate-the-softwarisation-of-PCCW-Global.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 11:15:00 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774588/Colt-cuts-Tokyo-London-latency-to-159ms-after-200m-upgrade.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTJPIX deploys Coriant solution to Tokyo and Osaka metro areasJapan Internet Exchange Co (JPIX) has deployed Coriant’s Groove G30 Network Disaggregation Platform to its Tokyo and Osaka metropolitan areas.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774573/JPIX-deploys-Coriant-solution-to-Tokyo-and-Osaka-metro-areas.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTThree UK axes roaming charges in 11 additional destinationsCK Hutchison-owned mobile operator Three UK has scrapped roaming charges in 11 new locations outside the EU, taking the total number of free roaming destinations it offers to 71.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774571/Three-UK-axes-roaming-charges-in-11-additional-destinations.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTVirtual PoP in Hanoi for GCX as Vietnam’s CMC Telecom gets access to HK and SingaporeVietnam’s CMC Telecom is partnering with Global Cloud Exchange (GCX) to provide IP transit in Hong Kong and Singapore.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774595/Virtual-PoP-in-Hanoi-for-GCX-as-Vietnams-CMC-Telecom-gets-access-to-HK-and-Singapore.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTNBTC to begin screen Tantasith replacementThe National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) is due to begin screening its replacement for existing secretary-general Takorn Tantasith.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774554/NBTC-to-begin-screen-Tantasith-replacement.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 10:30:00 GMTAMS-IX Hong Kong launches dedicated 100Gbps portsAMS-IX Hong Kong has launched dedicated 100Gbps ports in order to cope with increasing demand for bandwidth.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774555/AMS-IX-Hong-Kong-launches-dedicated-100Gbps-ports.htmlTue, 12 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMTmu Space Corp becomes the first start-up in Thailand to acquire a satellite licencemu Space Corp, the space technology start-up, has become the first in Thailand to be awarded a satellite licence by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774174/mu-Space-Corp-becomes-the-first-start-up-in-Thailand-to-acquire-a-satellite-licence.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 12:30:00 GMTNew Zealand’s Chorus makes bid for wholesale 5G networkThe CEO of New Zealand’s wholesale open-access fixed broadband company is making a bid to run the country’s 5G network on the same basis.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774183/New-Zealands-Chorus-makes-bid-for-wholesale-5G-network.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMTMainOne, Tizeti and Facebook partner together to expand internet connectivity in LagosMainOne, the Nigeran subsea cable operator, Tizeti, the solar-powered mast operator, and Facebook have launched a joint development project to expand internet services in Lagos, Nigeria.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774090/MainOne-Tizeti-and-Facebook-partner-together-to-expand-internet-connectivity-in-Lagos.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTPacific nation of Pelau gets first subsea cable connection after $20m investmentNEC has connected the tiny Republic of Pelau to the SEA-US cable, using a new 500Gbps spur at a cost of $20 million.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774099/Pacific-nation-of-Pelau-gets-first-subsea-cable-connection-after-20m-investment.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMTConnectria selects Epsilon’s Infiny platformConnectria, a global cloud service provider, will use Epsilon’s Infiny platform to deliver on demand cloud connectivity to its customers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774062/Connectria-selects-Epsilons-Infiny-platform.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 10:45:00 GMTColt names Louisa Gregory as chief of staffColt Technology Services has named corporate director for Asia Louisa Gregory as chief of staff for the entire company, reporting directly to CEO Carl Grivner.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774071/Colt-names-Louisa-Gregory-as-chief-of-staff.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 10:00:00 GMTGerman count takes over as group CEO at Denis O’Brien’s DigicelDigicel has hired Veon’s group chief performance officer from an 800-year-old German aristocratic family to be its new CEO.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3774063/German-count-takes-over-as-group-CEO-at-Denis-OBriens-Digicel.htmlMon, 11 Dec 2017 09:45:00 GMTBezeq controlling shareholder given 18 December deadline over $400m debtThe company that owns Bezeq, Yes and Pelephone has until a week on Monday to pay much of a $400 million debt or risk action for liquidation.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773808/Bezeq-controlling-shareholder-given-18-December-deadline-over-400m-debt.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 12:45:00 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773795/Tiger-Infrastructure-backs-Crosslake-Fibre.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMTDoJ presses ‘pause’ on $85bn AT&T/Time Warner merger planAT&T’s proposed $85 billion acquisition of Time Warner is unlikely to be complete before June or July next year – even if it does go ahead.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773784/DoJ-presses-pause-on-85bn-AT-TTime-Warner-merger-plan.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 11:45:00 GMTEutelsat to provide satellite connectivity for Colombian defence networksThe Colombian Ministry of Defence has signed an agreement with Eutelsat Communications for capacity on the EUTELSAT 115 West B satellite.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773776/Eutelsat-to-provide-satellite-connectivity-for-Colombian-defence-networks.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTZayo to boost H5 Data Centers with CloudLink servicesZayo Group will begin providing H5 Data Centers’ customers in Cleveland, Denver, Phoenix and Seattle with its CloudLink services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773787/Zayo-to-boost-H5-Data-Centers-with-CloudLink-services.htmlFri, 08 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTBharti Airtel’s Ajay Chitkara: Why companies should invest in India & SAARCAhead of the inaugural Capacity India & SAARC event in New Delhi (7 & 8 February 2018), Capacity spoke to Ajay Chitkara, director and CEO of global voice and data business at Bharti Airtel, to find out how the carrier is helping to make India an IP hub and why companies should invest in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773597/Bharti-Airtels-Ajay-Chitkara-Why-companies-should-invest-in-India-and-SAARC.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMTDE-CIX hits 6Tbps world record in FrankfurtThe data traffic rate of the DE-CIX in Frankfurt reached a new record high of over 6Tbps on Wednesday evening.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773529/DE-CIX-hits-6Tbps-world-record-in-Frankfurt.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMTZimbabwe cut off for hours as two cross-border fibres are cutZimbabwe lost almost all of its internet access for nearly six hours this week when two of the country’s international fibre connections were cut.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773466/Zimbabwe-cut-off-for-hours-as-two-cross-border-fibres-are-cut.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMTAmérica Movil, AT&T, Oi and Telefónica launch Latam RCS servicesGoogle is working with carriers América Movil, AT&T in México, Oi and Telefónica to launch advanced rich communication services (RCS) in Latin America.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773520/Amrica-Movil-AT-T-Oi-and-Telefnica-launch-Latam-RCS-services.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 13:45:00 GMTGhana minister calls for shared fibre networks to improve accessGhana’s minister of communications Ursula Owusu Ekuful has called on telecoms companies to share their fibre infrastructure to improve broadband access.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773521/Ghana-minister-calls-for-shared-fibre-networks-to-improve-access.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 13:45:00 GMTSprint and T-Mobile in plans to expand US networks with small cellsSprint and T-Mobile US have announced plans to improve access to their networks using dense arrays of small cells across the US.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773375/Sprint-and-T-Mobile-in-plans-to-expand-US-networks-with-small-cells.htmlThu, 07 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMTInterview with PCCW Global CEO Marc HalbfingerMarc Halbfinger sits down with Capacity to explain the reasons behind PCCW Global's recent acquisition of parts of Console Connecthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773161/Interview-with-PCCW-Global-CEO-Marc-Halbfinger.htmlWed, 06 Dec 2017 17:00:00 GMTMegaport unveils direct access to IBM CloudMegaport has launched direct, secure connectivity to IBM Cloud, giving its enterprise customers high-speed access to the service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3773057/Megaport-unveils-direct-access-to-IBM-Cloud.htmlWed, 06 Dec 2017 12:00:00 GMTTIM takes a second look at network separation for new strategic planNetwork separation is back on the agenda at TIM, more than four years after former CEO Franco Bernabè resigned because the board rejected his proposals.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3772999/TIM-takes-a-second-look-at-network-separation-for-new-strategic-plan.htmlWed, 06 Dec 2017 11:30:00 GMT