Markets©2018 Capacity Media60MarketsHutch chairman Li Ka-shing retires at 89 on $12 a weekThe creator of the Three group of mobile operators and the wholesale carrier formerly called Hutchison Global Communications is to retire at 89., 16 Mar 2018 14:30:00 GMTEtisalat deploys Netcracker's NaaS solutionEtisalat has deployed Netcracker’s network-as-a-service (NaaS) solution as part of its residential virtual customer premises equipment (vCPE) rollout – the first in the Middle East and Africa., 16 Mar 2018 14:00:00 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., 16 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMTGlobal webscale player picks Zayo for long-haul dark fibreA global webscale customer has selected Zayo for dark fibre services on its 600-route mile Reno to Umatilla route, which is currently under development., 16 Mar 2018 13:45:00 GMTUK unveils telecoms investments as O2 outlines 5G use casesUK cities could benefit from up to £6 billion of savings from 5G implementation, according to a report from O2, with the UK government announcing additional investments in telecoms infrastructure., 16 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMTVivendi scorns activist attempt to unseat six TIM directorsVivendi, the biggest shareholder in TIM, has condemned a move by an activist investor to replace six directors with its own nominees., 16 Mar 2018 11:45:00 GMTMicrosoft to launch first Middle-East cloud data centresMicrosoft is looking to launch its first data centres in the Middle East region by early 2019., 15 Mar 2018 14:00:00 GMTNRBN deploys PoP in 365 Data Centers' Buffalo facilityNiagara Regional Broadband Network (NRBN) has established a new point of presence (PoP) in 365 Data Centers’ Buffalo location., 15 Mar 2018 13:30:00 GMTDatacom, AirTrunk seal data centre services partnershipDatacom is set to deliver data centre services from AirTrunk’s new hyperscale facilities in Sydney and Melbourne., 15 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMTVerizon and Colt complete two-way inter-carrier SDN network orchestrationVerizon and Colt have successfully demonstrated two-way inter-carrier software-defined network (SDN) orchestration during a live trial demonstration in London., 15 Mar 2018 12:45:00 GMTBT hires new head of planning and transformation from Boston ConsultingBT has appointed a chief strategy and transformation officer as part of a series of changes in top management by CEO Gavin Patterson., 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTEricsson, Nokia lose infrastructure market share while Huawei continues to growHuawei has been named as the biggest telecom equipment maker of 2017, beating Ericsson, Nokia, ZTE and Samsung., 15 Mar 2018 11:45:00 GMTSingtel to launch new subsea cable connecting North Asia with Southeast Asia-JapanSingtel is building a new submarine cable system linking Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Taiwan, mainland China, Korea and Japan., 15 Mar 2018 11:00:00 GMTJuniper Networks launches new metro fabric to simplify metro service deliveryJuniper Networks has unveiled its new strategy for simplifying service delivery in complex metro networks., 14 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMTXtera claims 120Tbps fibre transmission world recordXtera, a provider of innovative subsea fibre-optic technology, has claimed the successful demonstration of transmitting 120Tbps over a single repeatered fibre., 14 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMTLeoSat, Phasor team up to unleash global enterprise connectivityLeoSat Enterprises has signed a strategic agreement with Phasor to provide enterprise network markets with ultra-high throughput, low-latency network infrastructure., 14 Mar 2018 12:30:00 GMTEquinix launches new cloud security service to manage encryption keysEquinix announced the launch of SmartKey, its global key management and encryption software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that simplifies data protection across the cloud., 14 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTNigeria’s 9Mobile set to change hands if bidder meets deadline for $50m depositTeleology Holdings is set to take control of the former Etisalat Nigeria this week if it pays its $50 million deposit on its bid., 14 Mar 2018 11:30:00 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 GMTDataGryd names Thomas Brown as its new president and CEODataGryd, the Manhattan data centre specialists, has named Thomas Brown as its new president and chief executive officer., 13 Mar 2018 12:15:00 GMTOfcom unveils date for UK's 5G spectrum auctionUK telecoms regulator Ofcom will open bidding for spectrum bands seen as key to 5G deployments a week today, with six firms set to compete for the 2.3GHz band and 3.4GHz band licences., 13 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTmu Space, SES and Hughes to provide broadband access to rural Thailandmu Space is partnering with SES Networks and Hughes Network Systems to deploy satellite-based broadband services to rural communities in Thailand., 13 Mar 2018 11:30:00 GMTTCI strikes wholesale deals with local ISPsThe Telecommunications Company of Iran has struck two further agreements with local internet service providers which will see it share its network with the firms., 13 Mar 2018 11:15:00 GMTTelia and Coriant complete real-time optical awareness trialsTelia and Coriant have successfully completed a live field trial of technology optimised for real-time optical performance awareness and dynamic provisioning of fibre-optic capacity., 13 Mar 2018 10:45:00 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 GMTInfinera announces 2.4Tbps device to speed up fibre networksInfinera has announced what it calls the first optical device to work at 2.4Tbps, promising improved performance for cloud and deep fibre networks., 12 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMTNokia launches cloud-native enterprise session border controllerNokia has launched a new cloud-native enterprise session border controller (eSBC) that provides secure, ultra-high-quality IP voice and video services to its enterprise customers., 12 Mar 2018 13:00:00 GMT