Marketshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2207©2018 Capacity Media60MarketsInternet Solutions’ CloudConnect is added to Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute networkPan-African telecommunications service provider, Internet Solutions, announces that Cloud Connect, its colocation connectivity solution, has been integrated into Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780817/Internet-Solutions-CloudConnect-is-added-to-Microsofts-Azure-ExpressRoute-network.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMTFrance tells four mobile operators to complete ‘white space’ coverageThe French government has told the country’s four telecoms operators to work together to fill in those areas without a mobile signal.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780819/France-tells-four-mobile-operators-to-complete-white-space-coverage.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTGoogle unveils new regions and subsea investments as part of $30bn infrastructure driveGoogle’s cloud division has unveiled its participation in three new subea cables that will service five new regions as part of a $30 billion investment into its infrastructure.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780812/Google-unveils-new-regions-and-subsea-investments-as-part-of-30bn-infrastructure-drive.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTMarine survey starts for 60Tbps Kenya-Pakistan subsea cableHuawei Marine has started marine survey work for a new subsea cable that will link Pakistan with Kenya and Djibouti.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780803/Marine-survey-starts-for-60Tbps-Kenya-Pakistan-subsea-cable.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMTBerlusconi company ‘may get 20%’ of TIM/Vivendi media ventureSilvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset company may get a 20% stake in the joint venture between TIM – the former Telecom Italia – and French media company Canal+, Vivendi’s pay-TV operation.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780814/Berlusconi-company-may-get-20-of-TIMVivendi-media-venture.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMTTata Com picked by Ultracast for 360° video and virtual reality content deliveryTata Communications’ video delivery network (VDN) has been selected by streaming platform Ultracast to support it plans to expand its 360° video and virtual reality platforms.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780808/Tata-Com-picked-by-Ultracast-for-360-video-and-virtual-reality-content-delivery.htmlTue, 16 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMTMTN fights rivals for licence renewalMTN Uganda is in a dispute with its rivals to secure the renewal of its licence which expires this year, says The Independent.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780661/MTN-fights-rivals-for-licence-renewal.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 13:30:00 GMTAqua Comms to sell capacity and raw spectrum on HAVFRUE cableAqua Comms will market, sell capacity services and raw spectrum on its portion of the HAVFRUE cable system after its appointment as system operator and landing party.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780652/Aqua-Comms-to-sell-capacity-and-raw-spectrum-on-HAVFRUE-cable.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMTRETN to acquire OPTRON and expand Riga metro networkInternational network service provider RETN has today announced the completion of its acquisition of OPTRON SIA, a fibre-based metro network service provider in Riga, Latvia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780656/RETN-to-acquire-OPTRON-and-expand-Riga-metro-network.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTTalia partners with Newtec to increase capacity Arabsat 5C Ka satelliteTalia has purchased a Newtec Dialog platform to provide Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services to Afghanistan and Iraq.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780653/Talia-partners-with-Newtec-to-increase-capacity-Arabsat-5C-Ka-satellite.htmlMon, 15 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780651/Vocus-spins-off-wholesale-arm-from-enterprise-unit-in-restructure.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTSparkle strikes EMEA video partnership with Aldea SolutionsSparkle has announced a partnership with global video services provider Aldea Solutions to launch a new solution targeting media companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780647/Sparkle-strikes-EMEA-video-partnership-with-Aldea-Solutions.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMTSoftBank confirms it is looking at IPO option after report of $18bn floatThe SoftBank Group has confirmed that a share listing of its Japanese mobile phone operation is one of the options it is considering.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780644/SoftBank-confirms-it-is-looking-at-IPO-option-after-report-of-18bn-float.htmlMon, 15 Jan 2018 10:30:00 GMTIndustry expecting Apple to follow Google in backing rich messagingGoogle is about to begin a campaign to move the mobile industry on to the next generation of messaging – and well placed industry observers expect Apple to follow this year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780333/Industry-expecting-Apple-to-follow-Google-in-backing-rich-messaging.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMTStonepeak Infrastructure completes takeover of euNetworksStonepeak Infrastructure Partners has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in bandwidth infrastructure firm euNetworks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780303/Stonepeak-Infrastructure-completes-takeover-of-euNetworks.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMTThe CA fines Safaricom, Airtel and Telekom Kenya $3 million for poor quality of serviceThe Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has fined Safaricom, Airtel and Telekom Kenya a combined sum of $3 million (Sh 311 million) for failure to meet the quality of service standards for the 2015/2016 financial year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780269/The-CA-fines-Safaricom-Airtel-and-Telekom-Kenya-3-million-for-poor-quality-of-service.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 14:00:00 GMT20 Metro areas make up 59% of global colocation revenues59% of global revenues comes from just 20 Metro areas, according to findings by Synergy Research Group.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780247/20-Metro-areas-make-up-59-of-global-colocation-revenues.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 12:30:00 GMTT5 Data Centers signs extra pre-lease at Chicago facilityData centre owner and operator T5 Data Centers signs second pre-lease at T5@Chicago facility.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780299/T5-Data-Centers-signs-extra-pre-lease-at-Chicago-facility.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 12:30:00 GMTIndian company tribunal approves Vodafone/Idea Cellular mergerThe $23 billion merger of Vodafone India with Idea Cellular has taken a major step forward after India’s National Company Law Tribunal gave its approval to the deal.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780250/Indian-company-tribunal-approves-VodafoneIdea-Cellular-merger.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTBehind NTT Com's network security roadmapMichael Wheeler, EVP of the NTT Communications Global IP Network at NTT America, spoke to Jason McGee-Abe to discuss how automation is the final piece of the puzzle for its DDoS Protection Services (DPS) offeringhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3778815/Behind-NTT-Coms-network-security-roadmap.htmlFri, 12 Jan 2018 00:45:00 GMTHurricane Electric launches new PoP at Interxion’s Amsterdam data centreHurricane Electric, the provider of the world’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, has deployed its third point of presence (PoP) in Amsterdam, located in Interxion’s AMS8 data centre.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779997/Hurricane-Electric-launches-new-PoP-at-Interxions-Amsterdam-data-centre.htmlThu, 11 Jan 2018 12:15:00 GMTAWS eyes Argentina or Chile for new Latam data centreArgentina and Chile are reportedly locked in a bidding war to become the home of Amazon Web Services’ second South American data centre, with the presidents of both countries holding talks with the company over the last few months.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780003/AWS-eyes-Argentina-or-Chile-for-new-Latam-data-centre.htmlThu, 11 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTTelenor picks Nokia for optical backbone upgradeTelenor has selected Nokia to replace and upgrade its optical network in Norway and Sweden, opening the door for future software-defined networking technology (SDN) upgrades.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780008/Telenor-picks-Nokia-for-optical-backbone-upgrade.htmlThu, 11 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTUS race to 5G is heating upThe race to be the first US operator to deploy 5G is heating up after Verizon CTO Hans Vestberg vowed the firm would beat rival AT&T during a keynote.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3780006/US-race-to-5G-is-heating-up.htmlThu, 11 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTItalian telecoms minister calls for TIM to separate into two companiesItalian telecoms minister Carlo Calenda is calling for TIM to separate into two companies and says TIM is already talking to regulator about a split.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779994/Italian-telecoms-minister-calls-for-TIM-to-separate-into-two-companies.htmlThu, 11 Jan 2018 11:45:00 GMTTelefónica and Huawei successfully trial T-SDN software solutionTelefónica and Huawei have successfully completed laboratory tests on Huawei's T-SDN (Transport Software-Defined Network) solution and have now moved onto the network development stage.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779980/Telefnica-and-Huawei-successfully-trial-T-SDN-software-solution.htmlThu, 11 Jan 2018 11:00:00 GMTChina Telecom Americas strikes Intelisys partnershipChina Telecom’s American unit has partnered with technology services distributor Intelisys in order to expand its service offerings.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779736/China-Telecom-Americas-strikes-Intelisys-partnership.htmlWed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTMumbai-IX establishes PoP in Netmagic’s DC 5Mumbai-IX powered by DE-CIX has deployed a point of presence (PoP) in Netmagic's DC5 data centre facility expanding its footprint in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779724/Mumbai-IX-establishes-PoP-in-Netmagics-DC-5.htmlWed, 10 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779734/Tele2-agrees-33bn-acquisition-of-cable-provider-Com-Hem.htmlWed, 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMTTE SubCom selected as supplier for HAVFRUE subsea cableTE SubCom, a supplier of submarine cable technology, has been chosen as the system supplier of the North Atlantic HAVFRUE submarine cable system.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3779709/TE-SubCom-selected-as-supplier-for-HAVFRUE-subsea-cable.htmlWed, 10 Jan 2018 11:15:00 GMT