People & Companieshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2208©2018 Capacity Media60People & CompaniesVerizon hires former Alibaba exec to be COO of OathVerizon has hired a former global head of Alibaba group to run the division that includes the former AOL and Yahoo.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3801687/Verizon-hires-former-Alibaba-exec-to-be-COO-of-Oath.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 19:00:00 GMTNet-neutrality supporter Mignon Clyburn leaves FCCMignon Clyburn, the strong advocate of net neutrality in the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), has left the regulator after nine years.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3801480/Net-neutrality-supporter-Mignon-Clyburn-leaves-FCC.htmlThu, 19 Apr 2018 00:15:00 GMTFormer Equinix CEO Steve Smith lands boardroom place at FlexentialThe man who suddenly resigned as CEO of Equinix over “poor judgment with respect to an employee matter” has joined the board of Flexential.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3801282/Former-Equinix-CEO-Steve-Smith-lands-boardroom-place-at-Flexential.htmlWed, 18 Apr 2018 11:15:00 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 GMTQ&A with Dmitry Fokin, managing director of IXcellerateDmitry Fokin talks to Capacity about the Russian data centre market and the main drivers of growth in this industryhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3799518/Q-A-with-Dmitry-Fokin-managing-director-of-IXcellerate.htmlWed, 11 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMTFiberLight appoints Mike Kopp as vice president of channelFiberLight, the fibre connectivity solutions provider, has appointed Mike Kopp as its new vice president of channel.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3799891/FiberLight-appoints-Mike-Kopp-as-vice-president-of-channel.htmlWed, 11 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMTExclusive: Martijn Blanken to leave TelstraTelstra's Martijn Blanken is set to leave in June after nine years while executive director of global sales, international, Ellie Sweeney is to embark on a six-month sabbatical, the company has confirmed to Capacity Media.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3799700/Exclusive-Martijn-Blanken-to-leave-Telstra.htmlTue, 10 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMTLiquid Telecom South Africa appoints new CEOLiquid Telecom has named Reshaad Sha as CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa, effective as of 1 June 2018.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3799680/Liquid-Telecom-South-Africa-appoints-new-CEO.htmlTue, 10 Apr 2018 13:15:00 GMTBarnekow leaves Telia after declining revenues, with group CEO Dennelind taking overTelia Company’s group CEO Johan Dennelind has taken over running the Swedish operation following the resignation of Hélène Barnekow.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3799379/Barnekow-leaves-Telia-after-declining-revenues-with-group-CEO-Dennelind-taking-over.htmlMon, 09 Apr 2018 12:15:00 GMTFormer CEO Riccardo Delleani is back at Sparkle as Alessandro Talotta departsAlessandro Talotta has left Sparkle, where he had been chairman and CEO for more than three years, following his nomination as a director of rival Italian carrier Retelit.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3798810/Former-CEO-Riccardo-Delleani-is-back-at-Sparkle-as-Alessandro-Talotta-departs.htmlThu, 05 Apr 2018 12:15:00 GMT365 Data Centers appoints new director of business development365 Data Centers has named Robert Allison as its new director of business development based in the company’s Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale, Florida offices.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3798789/365-Data-Centers-appoints-new-director-of-business-development.htmlThu, 05 Apr 2018 11:15:00 GMTEquinix promotes Brenden Rawle to director of interconnection in EMEAEquinix has appointed Brenden Rawle, the former principal solution architect at Equinix EMEA, as its new director of interconnection in EMEA.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3798783/Equinix-promotes-Brenden-Rawle-to-director-of-interconnection-in-EMEA.htmlThu, 05 Apr 2018 10:15:00 GMTMist: The end of mediocre WifiMist, the AI-driven wireless enterprise, talks to Capacity about its next-gen wifi and disruptive location-based services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3797209/Mist-The-end-of-mediocre-Wifi.htmlThu, 29 Mar 2018 10:45:00 GMTTelstra puts a Springer in global publisher's stepSpringer, the world’s largest academic book publisher, was looking for a way to enable its 13,000 employees to seamlessly collaborate across its 58 sites located in 22 countries. Enter Telstra.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3797175/Telstra-puts-a-Springer-in-global-publishers-step.htmlTue, 27 Mar 2018 17:00:00 GMTVeon searches for new CEO after Jean-Yves Charlier steps downJean-Yves Charlier has resigned as CEO of Veon, the Amsterdam-based mobile business formerly called VimpelCom.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3796745/Veon-searches-for-new-CEO-after-Jean-Yves-Charlier-steps-down.htmlTue, 27 Mar 2018 10:30:00 GMTSlattery steps into executive director role as Superloop hires Drew Kelton as CEOAsian carrier Superloop has hired former Telstra, Airtel and T-Mobile US executive Drew Kelton as CEO, in place of Bevan Slattery, who becomes executive director.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3796489/Slattery-steps-into-executive-director-role-as-Superloop-hires-Drew-Kelton-as-CEO.htmlMon, 26 Mar 2018 11:30:00 GMTCenturyLink names VP of sales for continental Europe and MEACenturyLink has promoted former Level 3 Communications country director Bart Van Aanholt to the newly-created role of vice president of sales for continental Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3796117/CenturyLink-names-VP-of-sales-for-continental-Europe-and-MEA.htmlFri, 23 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTWhole industry should embrace blockchain, says PCCW Global’s Mike Van Den BerghSuccessful trials of blockchain for wholesale settlement by two leading companies should help all carriers, says CMOhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3795854/Whole-industry-should-embrace-blockchain-says-PCCW-Globals-Mike-Van-Den-Bergh.htmlThu, 22 Mar 2018 15:00:00 GMTCarl Grivner: First blockchain use is a baby step, but technology could be used right across telecomsColt CEO expands on trial by his company and PCCW Global into using blockchain for wholesale settlementshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3795560/Carl-Grivner-First-blockchain-use-is-a-baby-step-but-technology-could-be-used-right-across-telecoms.htmlWed, 21 Mar 2018 15:30:00 GMTBT appoints new security chief for European operationsBT has appointed Hila Meller as its vice president for security, Europe, replacing Luke Beeson, who has left BT after 12 years with the company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3795111/BT-appoints-new-security-chief-for-European-operations.htmlTue, 20 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTNTT Data restructures management in EMEA and Latin America regionNTT Data, the systems integration division of NTT and Sister Company to NTT Communications, has announced a number of structural leadership changes.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794989/NTT-Data-restructures-management-in-EMEA-and-Latin-America-region.htmlTue, 20 Mar 2018 11:15:00 GMTQ&A with Juan Carlos Bernal ,CEO of Telefónica International Wholesale ServicesThe future of the network is digital says Telefónica's Bernalhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794291/Q-A-with-Juan-Carlos-Bernal-CEO-of-Telefnica-International-Wholesale-Services.htmlTue, 20 Mar 2018 00:45:00 GMTQ&A with Rafael Arranz, Cable COO at TelxiusSecurity still a key issue in telecoms says Telxius' Arranzhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794287/Q-A-with-Rafael-Arranz-Cable-COO-at-Telxius.htmlTue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:00 GMTXtera talks automation, virtualisation and increased bandwidthXtera founder and CSO Robert Richardson and CTO Tony Frisch talk the company's latest innovations and the condition of the industry from the perspective of a supplierhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794851/Xtera-talks-automation-virtualisation-and-increased-bandwidth.htmlMon, 19 Mar 2018 11:45:00 GMTProviding the backbone for Brazil's bandwidth boostNetell, a Brazilian fibre firm, has seen demand for connectivity explode over its 16 years. James Pearce spoke to CEO Wagner Rapchan about links to international partners and the impact of OTTshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794993/Providing-the-backbone-for-Brazils-bandwidth-boost.htmlMon, 19 Mar 2018 00:30:00 GMTHutch 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794418/Hutch-chairman-Li-Ka-shing-retires-at-89-on-12-a-week.htmlFri, 16 Mar 2018 14:30:00 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3794098/BT-hires-new-head-of-planning-and-transformation-from-Boston-Consulting.htmlThu, 15 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMTIX Reach appoints new CEO amid company expansionIX Reach has appointed former Telia Carrier senior executive Simon Vye as its new CEO.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793787/IX-Reach-appoints-new-CEO-amid-company-expansion.htmlWed, 14 Mar 2018 13:15:00 GMTTelstra: Evolving with enterpriseTelstra has a A$6 billion services and solutions business for enterprise and government customers. Jason McGee-Abe sat down at PTC with David Burns, Group managing director (GMD) of global services and international in GES, who is also responsible for leading Telstra’s global enterprise and services business outside Australiahttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793253/Telstra-Evolving-with-enterprise.htmlWed, 14 Mar 2018 00:15:00 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3793398/DataGryd-names-Thomas-Brown-as-its-new-president-and-CEO.htmlTue, 13 Mar 2018 12:15:00 GMT