News©2017 Capacity Media60NewsBCN Telecom in SD-WAN partnership with Windstream WholesaleWindstream has announced that New Jersey-based BCN Telecom will soon be adding Windstream Wholesale's software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) solution to its nationwide portfolio., 18 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMTPwC appoints director to lead telecoms strategyPwC hires Brian Burns as a director to continue expanding its technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) deals strategy and operations team in London., 18 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMTAWS Direct Connect service added in Equinix New York data centresEquinix has established connectivity into Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service in the New York region., 18 Aug 2017 13:30:00 GMTSomaliland telecoms minister protests about Somalia’s new telecoms lawThe breakaway north-east African state of Somaliland is claiming that neighbouring Somalia is trying to assert authority over its telecoms sector through a new law., 18 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMTNigeria to impose time limit on directors of carriersNigeria’s telecoms regulator has told operators that they must abide by a code of conduct that it first published last year., 18 Aug 2017 11:15:00 GMTDigicel’s Denis O’Brien identified as backer of Caribbean’s Deep Blue CableDenis O’Brien, owner of Caribbean and Pacific mobile operator Digicel, is the main shareholder behind Deep Blue Cable, which is planning a subsea fibre network around the Caribbean., 18 Aug 2017 10:30:00 GMTAccelerated, Juniper Networks team up on cellular LTE techAccelerated and Juniper Networks have partnered to work together to combine agile networking with cellular connectivity., 17 Aug 2017 15:00:00 GMTKPN moves into cloud healthcare services by buying CAM ITKPN has bought a cloud-based provider of IT services to health and public sector organisations in the Netherlands., 17 Aug 2017 14:45:00 GMTSouthern Telecom expands fibre network to Colo AtlSouthern Telecom, Inc. (STI) has entered an agreement with Colo Atl to increase its fibre network building access., 17 Aug 2017 14:45:00 GMTAngonix becomes third largest African IXPLuanda-based Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Angonix has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP, hitting peak traffic of 10.8Gbps., 17 Aug 2017 12:45:00 GMTMNF ‘buying more network assets’ for Asia-Pacific expansionAustralian operator MNF is planning to grow its global wholesale business across the Asia-Pacific, the company has announced., 17 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMTSatellite company Pivotel buys US data comms rival GMNAustralian satellite phone company Pivotel is buying a US satellite company as part of what it calls an accelerated push into the satellite data communications market., 17 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMTBT in trial with Dell EMC to use IT and data centre kit in telecom networksBT says it is investigating the promised benefits of virtualisation by replacing traditional network equipment with off-the-shelf IT and data centre gear., 16 Aug 2017 13:00:00 GMTRCom/Aircel merger given nod by India's Law TribunalIndia’s National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved Reliance Communications’ merger with Aircel, taking the deal a step nearer to completion, according to reports., 16 Aug 2017 12:15:00 GMTOpenreach and NetComm demo gigabit technologyOpenreach has demonstrated gigabit speeds across technology as part of a trial with NetComm Wireless., 16 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMTVerizon to build emergency services network to compete with AT&T's FirstNetVerizon Communications has unveiled plans to develop a first responder network that will compete with rival AT&T’s FirstNet., 16 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT‘Fibre sabotage’ hits 7m customers in VenezuelaVenezuelan operators Cantv and Movilnet have been hit by apparent sabotage of their fibre networks, cutting off an estimated seven million customers., 16 Aug 2017 11:30:00 GMTRichmond-IX deploys node in EdgeConneX EDCEdgeConneX has teamed up with Richmond Internet Exchange (Richmond-IX), which is part of Ninja-IX, by building a connectivity node directly into its Richmond edge data centre (EDC)., 16 Aug 2017 11:30:00 GMTCambodia aims at 100% mobile coverage with tower-sharing strategyAxiata’s tower company, Edotco, is aiding Cambodia’s aim to raise mobile coverage to 100%., 16 Aug 2017 10:15:00 GMTIntelsat strikes maritime deal with Brazil's MaresteIntelsat has struck a deal with Brazil’s Mareste Equipamentos e Serviços de Telecomunicação to deliver satellite solutions for maritime customers., 16 Aug 2017 10:15:00 GMTOpenreach scraps dark fibre access plans after court rulingOpenreach has axed plans to trial Dark Fibre Access later this month following a Competition Appeals Tribunal ruling that halted Ofcom’s dark fibre plans., 16 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMTChina Telecom appoints Tan as president of AmericasChina Telecom has named Steven Tan as president of China Telecom Americas, the international subsidiary of the company formed in 2002., 15 Aug 2017 13:15:00 GMTAmérica Móvil and Telefónica pay $66m for more 4G spectrum in UruguayA spectrum auction in Uruguay has concluded after just three stages with the only two bidders, América Móvil and Telefónica, winning additional 4G spectrum for a total of $66.1 million., 15 Aug 2017 11:45:00 GMTGlobe launches $250m SEA-US subsea cable systemGlobe Telecom has commercially launched the Southeast Asia-United States (SEA-US) submarine cable system, which provides direct links between Davao and the US., 15 Aug 2017 11:30:00 GMTEricsson, Huawei and Nokia in $640m deal to upgrade Mobily networkEtihad Etisalat (Mobily) has announced the signing of three-year supplier framework agreements with Nokia, Huawei and Ericsson to modernise its mobile network., 15 Aug 2017 11:00:00 GMTOoredoo, Zain and VIVA launch VoLTE interconnection serviceOoredoo, Zain and VIVA have partnered to launch the first local voice over LTE (VoLTE) interconnection in the Middle East and Africa region., 15 Aug 2017 11:00:00 GMTPolice detain Bezeq’s acting chairman David GranotIsraeli police arrested David Granot, acting chairman of telecoms operator Bezeq, yesterday as part of a wider investigation into an alleged mining fraud., 15 Aug 2017 11:00:00 GMTSouthern Cross completes survey on NEXT cable routeSouthern Cross Cables has mapped out a shorter route for its NEXT undersea cable project after completing a 15,000km seafloor survey of the Pacific Ocean., 15 Aug 2017 10:00:00 GMTADVA Optical Networking completes $69m MRV Communications dealADVA Optical Networking has today completed its acquisition of MRV Communications, a provider of innovative network solutions for data centre operators, service providers, and enterprises, for around $69 million., 14 Aug 2017 12:15:00 GMTLawyers move in to judge Vivendi’s stake in Telecom ItaliaVivendi and Telecom Italia have both engaged lawyers to advise them on whether the French media group exercises control over the Italian operator with its 24% shareholding., 14 Aug 2017 12:00:00 GMT