Newshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209©2017 Capacity Media60NewsTrue to build 'beyond-100G' WDM network in ThailandZTE has won a 75% share of a project for three networks in True's beyond-100G backbone wavelength-division multiplexing network in Thailand.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727603/True-to-build-beyond-100G-WDM-network-in-Thailand.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMTKcell seeking quotes for Kazakhstan fibre networksKazakhstan operator Kcell is planning to go to the market to look for alternative providers of nationwide long-distance fibre networks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727600/Kcell-seeking-quotes-for-Kazakhstan-fibre-networks.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:15:00 GMTTelus and Huawei successfully pilot 5G wirelessTelus and Huawei say have successfully completed trials of 5G wireless technology using the global 3GPP standards platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727489/Telus-and-Huawei-successfully-pilot-5G-wireless.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMT4G frequencies given to Egypt’s telcosEgypt’s telecoms operators have received the frequencies needed to offer high speed 4G mobile broadband connectivity.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727608/4G-frequencies-given-to-Egypts-telcos.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 12:45:00 GMTCenturyLink reveals newest appointments to leadership teamCenturylink has announced its newest additions to the executive leadership team which comes into effect once the acquisition of Level 3 is completed by the end of the third quarter of 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727488/CenturyLink-reveals-newest-appointments-to-leadership-team.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 10:30:00 GMTNano-satellite company to start wholesale trials after successful pilot launchAn Australian-UK start-up has successfully launched three pilot nano-satellites at the start of a project to build a global wholesale network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727459/Nano-satellite-company-to-start-wholesale-trials-after-successful-pilot-launch.htmlFri, 23 Jun 2017 10:30:00 GMTLightower to strengthen all-fibre connectivity to cable landing stationsLightower has launched an initiative to strengthen its all-fibre connectivity to cable landing stations across the US East Coast.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727211/Lightower-to-strengthen-all-fibre-connectivity-to-cable-landing-stations.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 11:30:00 GMTMPT Myanmar launches LTE-Advanced at 150MbpsMyanmar’s state-owned operator MPT has launched LTE-Advanced mobile services in three cities.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727199/MPT-Myanmar-launches-LTE-Advanced-at-150Mbps.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 11:30:00 GMTBroadband satellite capacity set to rocket from 2018Satellite bandwidth available to the carrier industry is about to rise significantly after years of slow growth, with 3G and 4G backhaul among the fastest growing sectors.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727191/Broadband-satellite-capacity-set-to-rocket-from-2018.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 11:00:00 GMTPGi announces new appointments to senior leadership teamPGi has announced the promotions of John Stone to chief revenue officer, Sean O’Brien to chief strategy officer and June McCarthy to executive vice president of marketing.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727212/PGi-announces-new-appointments-to-senior-leadership-team.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 10:30:00 GMTCloud business communications market growing at 23% a yearCloud business communications market is growing at annualised rate of 23%, driven by growing adoption of unified communications as a service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727206/Cloud-business-communications-market-growing-at-23-a-year.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 08:15:00 GMTIridium to launch next 10 satellites on SundayIridium is due to launch 10 new satellites for its new fleet on Sunday. If successful, the launch with mean the company will be a quarter of the way through its programme to replace its 20-year-old fleet.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726927/Iridium-to-launch-next-10-satellites-on-Sunday.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 08:00:00 GMTEdward Kennedy named as president and CEO of CENXCENX announced the appointment of Edward Kennedy as its new president and CEO. Kennedy has over 30 years of leadership experience having held executive positions at numerous telecommunications companies.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727027/Edward-Kennedy-named-as-president-and-CEO-of-CENX.htmlThu, 22 Jun 2017 07:45:00 GMTJudith LaRocque is appointed as interim chair of the CRTCCanada’s government has named Judith LaRocque as interim chair of federal broadcast and telecoms regulator the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3727024/Judith-LaRocque-is-appointed-as-interim-chair-of-the-CRTC.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 14:45:00 GMTMexico’s SCT undersecretary shares telecoms roadmapEdgar Olivera Jimenez, Undersecretary of Communications at the Secretaria De Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT), has shared the ministry’s transformation vision of Mexico’s telecommunication sector to an audience at Mexico Connect attended by around 300 delegates.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726935/Mexicos-SCT-undersecretary-shares-telecoms-roadmap.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 14:00:00 GMTBanks take control of defaulting Etisalat NigeriaThe Etisalat Group has lost control of its Nigerian offshoot after banks moved to take over its shareholding, because of an unpaid $1.2 billion loan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726881/Banks-take-control-of-defaulting-Etisalat-Nigeria.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTMDC launches two new data centres on US-Mexico borderMcAllen Data Center will expand its presence on the US-Mexico border by opening two new data centres in Laredo and El Paso.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726878/MDC-launches-two-new-data-centres-on-US-Mexico-border.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTNBN to double capacity on transit network with Coriant upgradeNBN, the company building Australia’s national broadband network, has selected Coriant’s CloudWave Optics solution to scale its existing nationwide optical transport network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726882/NBN-to-double-capacity-on-transit-network-with-Coriant-upgrade.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTNigeria ‘about to license’ open-access wholesale operatorsNigeria’s telecoms regulator is ready to announce the winners of licences for five regional open-access wholesale fibre projects.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726764/Nigeria-about-to-license-open-access-wholesale-operators.htmlWed, 21 Jun 2017 08:45:00 GMTBTS sets up joint venture with SoftBank to manage voice trafficMiami-based Business Telecommunications Services (BTS) has formed a joint venture with Japanese operator SoftBank to outsource the companies’ voice traffic.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726564/BTS-sets-up-joint-venture-with-SoftBank-to-manage-voice-traffic.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMTdu launches new teleport facility in Dubaidu has unveiled a new teleport facility aimed at meeting the growing demands for the Dubai-based company’s broadcast customer base.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726574/du-launches-new-teleport-facility-in-Dubai.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 13:00:00 GMTOut-of-pocket Orange sells most of its BT sharesOrange is reducing its 4% holding in BT to 1.33% in order to reduce its exposure to the UK company’s falling share price – on which it has lost more than €1 billion in the past year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726560/Out-of-pocket-Orange-sells-most-of-its-BT-shares.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 12:30:00 GMTNTT Com launches "world's largest" SD-WAN footprint covering 190 countriesNTT Communications has unveiled plans to launch what it claims is the world’s largest SD-WAN footprint, covering 190 countries across the globe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726555/NTT-Com-launches-worlds-largest-SD-WAN-footprint-covering-190-countries.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 12:00:00 GMTBouygues Telecom picks Ciena for backhaul upgradeBouygues Telecom has partnered with Ciena to boost the efficiency, scalability and reliability of its current network backhauling and aggregation infrastructure.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726539/Bouygues-Telecom-picks-Ciena-for-backhaul-upgrade.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMTGTT snaps up Perseus for $37.5 millionGTT Communications has bought high-speed network provider Perseus Inc. for $39.5 million in its latest acquisition.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726530/GTT-snaps-up-Perseus-for-375-million.htmlTue, 20 Jun 2017 09:15:00 GMTFrench court gives victory to Orange after €3.3bn claim by SFRAltice’s SFR has lost a legal case against Orange over use of Orange’s ducts in France to carry fibre.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726221/French-court-gives-victory-to-Orange-after-33bn-claim-by-SFR.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:00 GMTSimon Williams is named as the new CEO of NTT DATA UKNTT DATA UK has announced the appointment of Simon Williams as its new CEO. Williams takes over from Steve Mitchener who retired back in May, officially assuming his new role as of 7 June 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726231/Simon-Williams-is-named-as-the-new-CEO-of-NTT-DATA-UK.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:45:00 GMTMarea subsea cable arrives in SpainFacebook, Microsoft and Telxius's 6,600km Marea subsea cable has landed at Sopelana, Spain.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726205/Marea-subsea-cable-arrives-in-Spain.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:15:00 GMTMainOne sets up Open-Connect service from Lagos data centreMainOne has set up an interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and internet providers, based on its data centre close to Lagos.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726203/MainOne-sets-up-Open-Connect-service-from-Lagos-data-centre.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 GMTSingtel connects cloud service to Alibaba CloudSingtel has connected its Cloud Access service to Alibaba Cloud, allowing enterprises to access its cloud applications more quickly and securely.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3726194/Singtel-connects-cloud-service-to-Alibaba-Cloud.htmlMon, 19 Jun 2017 11:00:00 GMT