People & Companies©2018 Capacity Media60People & CompaniesWatch Europe’s growing data centres to see where metro fibre will flourish next, says FritzscheJennifer Fritzsche of Wells Fargo thinks that the metro fibre market in Europe is behind the US, but growth in data centres is pushing it forward, 16 Jul 2018 00:30:00 GMTCEO of Indiana Fiber Network appointed to INDATEL board of directorsJames (Jim) Turner, CEO of Indiana Fiber Network (IFN), has been appointed to INDATEL’s board of directors making him the second IFN CEO to serve on the board., 13 Jul 2018 12:30:00 GMTMetro Connect is where the deals are begun, says Hunter NewbyHunter Newby, a veteran of Metro Connect in Miami Beach, is looking forward to the first Amsterdam event: the market for deals is heating up, he says, 13 Jul 2018 00:30:00 GMTMexico’s backbone network offers an investment opportunity for the international communityMexico has opened the tender process for its fibre backbone project Red Troncal. Jorge Espinosa Mireles discusses the investment opportunity the trunk network offers to international operators., 09 Jul 2018 15:00:00 GMTSeaborn names Akcin to board of advisorsSeaborn Networks has added former Yahoo director Mehmet Akcin to its board of advisors to work on a variety of strategic, commercial and technical opportunities., 09 Jul 2018 13:00:00 GMTSpringer resigns as CMC CEO after 18 monthsMartin Springer has resigned as CEO of CMC Networks after only 18 months in the role, with former AT&T exec Marisa Trisolino named as his successor., 05 Jul 2018 14:15:00 GMTTelecoms to play ‘instrumental’ role in future technologiesDr David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics and creator of Sophia the Robot, talks James Pearce about automation and the role of networks in robotics, 30 Jun 2018 00:30:00 GMTInfomart Data Centers appoints new chief operating officerInfomart Data Centers has named data centre executive Donough Roche as its new chief operating officer., 29 Jun 2018 10:45:00 GMTConnectivity as a Service: automation powered by Kosc TelecomAntoine Fournier, CEO of Kosc Telecom, the French wholesale-only CaaS provider, talks to Capacity about how Connectivity as a Service (CaaS) is the future of our telecom industry, 29 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMTStable, predictive, cheaper, more efficient with network automationNTT Com’s Michael Wheeler has seen two decades of improvements through network automation – since long before anyone heard of SDN or NFV. He tells Alan Burkitt-Gray of the benefits, 28 Jun 2018 00:45:00 GMTAI in the network ‘will help the network become autonomous’Alex Wang of Huawei’s Wireless X Labs says carriers have to simplify their networks and optimise them for people’s connections. The most challenging issues are broadband issues, he tells James Pearce, 28 Jun 2018 00:30:00 GMTNxtVn boss promotes subsea mesh network to cover MediterraneanKhaled Sedrak of NxtVn believes new subsea fibres across the Med will help to build a highly resilient network linking cities on all coasts. He explains his idea to Alan Burkitt-Gray, 27 Jun 2018 11:45:00 GMTBharti Airtel’s Ajay Chitkara appointed director & CEO of B2B unitBharti Airtel has today announced the appointments of Ajay Chitkara as director and CEO of Airtel Business and Pankaj Miglani as CEO of Global Business., 26 Jun 2018 12:30:00 GMTDaisy plants founder Riley in charge as CEO Muller alightsDaisy Group chief executive Neil Muller has left the British wholesale and channel company after three and a half years in charge., 26 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMTKoen named as interim CEO and board of directors member at InfomartInfomart Data Centers has appointed Phil Koen as a member of its board of directors and as the company’s interim chief executive officer., 26 Jun 2018 09:30:00 GMTVirtual chaos is still chaos“Just because you’ve moved to virtualisation, if you haven’t changed the operating model, automated and made things simpler, it’s still chaos,” says Kelly Ahuja, CEO of Versa Networks., 26 Jun 2018 06:00:00 GMTGTT: Behind the scenes after the $2.3bn Interoute acquistionGTT has bought over 30 companies in 10 years but it has now acquired its largest to date. Rick Calder, CEO of GTT, speaks to Jason McGee-Abe about the strategy behind the monumental $2.3bn acquisition of Interoute, its integration and what's next for GTT., 22 Jun 2018 00:00:00 GMTTelia Carrier is popping up everywhereTelia Carrier has recently launched points of presence in Mexico, Serbia and Rome. CEO Staffan Göjeryd talks the move into Mexico and what is next for the carrier, 21 Jun 2018 17:45:00 GMTFranchi to replace Weaver at 365 Data Centers365 Data Centers has announced the appointment of Tony Franchi as senior vice president of sales and marketing, replacing Steve Weaver on 31 July., 21 Jun 2018 11:30:00 GMTAcross the South Atlantic – and on to the Indian Ocean?As Angola Cables’ new SACS cable goes into operation, CEO António Nunes tells Alan Burkitt-Gray of his idea for a terrestrial extension across southern Africa, 21 Jun 2018 00:45:00 GMTEx Sony Ericsson CEO to chair TDC after ownership changeDanish operator TDC has appointed former Sony Ericsson CEO Bert Nordberg to be chairman., 20 Jun 2018 11:15:00 GMTOn the journey to become a digital wholesale carrierTelefónica as a group is focussed on innovation, Juan Carlos Bernal, the CEO of the international wholesale business unit, tells James Pearce. It is on a journey to become a ‘digital wholesale carrier’, 20 Jun 2018 10:45:00 GMTMarseille is France, and France is OrangePierre-Louis de Guillebon tells James Pearce about the importance of the Marseille hub to Orange International Carriers, 20 Jun 2018 00:30:00 GMTBig network, big responsibilityAjay Chitkara, director & CEO, Airtel Global Business & Nxtra Data at Bharti Airtel, speaks to Natalie Bannerman about India’s largest telecommunications service provider’s investments in new development areas and how it’s keeping customers at the heart of it all, 20 Jun 2018 00:15:00 GMTTelenor appoints new CEOs for Telenor Myanmar and DTAC ThailandTelenor has appointed new CEOs for its operations in Myanmar and Thailand., 19 Jun 2018 14:00:00 GMTTelia Carrier is PoPping up everywhereTelia Carrier has recently launched points of presence in Mexico, Serbia and Rome. CEO Steffan Göjeryd talks the move into Mexico and what is next for the carrier, 19 Jun 2018 10:00:00 GMTVodafone’s Russell Stanners to be replaced by former Spark CEORussell Stanners, the long-standing CEO of Vodafone NZ, is stepping down from his role in October, to be replaced by Jason Paris, the former CEO of Spark., 12 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMTSigma Systems appoints channels and partners VPSigma Systems has appointed Marc Hayden as vice president of global channels and partners., 12 Jun 2018 08:45:00 GMTVestberg to head the ‘V-team’ as new CEO of VerizonFormer Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg will take over from Lowell McAdam as group CEO of Verizon at the beginning of August., 11 Jun 2018 13:15:00 GMTNikesh Arora given $128m to lead Palo Alto NetworksNikesh Arora, the former president and COO of SoftBank, has been named as the new CEO and chairman of Palo Alto Networks, in a deal worth $128 million., 08 Jun 2018 12:00:00 GMT