News©2017 Capacity Media60NewsAT&T switches off 2G network to free up spectrumAT&T has switched off its 2G network in order to free up spectrum for 4G and other services., 19 Jan 2017 11:45:00 GMTDataBank acquires C7 Data CentersDataBank has signed a definitive agreement to acquire data centre service provider C7 Data Centers, immediately making it a leading provider in Salt Lake City., 19 Jan 2017 11:45:00 GMTConterra hits 355k fibre miles after double acquisitionConterra Ultra Broadband Holdings has nearly tripled its footprint after acquiring two regional optical fibre-based broadband businesses., 19 Jan 2017 11:15:00 GMTDE-CIX strikes MoU with InterwireDE-CIX has struck memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Interwire Internet Services, the owner of the Mumbai Convergence Hub, to develop interconnections in the Indian market., 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMTNJFX completes 65k sq ft Tier 3 colocation campusThe New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) has completed the third and final phase of its 64,800 sq ft ‘Tier 3 by the Subsea’ carrier-neutral colocation facility., 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMTSouthern Cross using transoceanic bandwidth services from CienaSouthern Cross Cable Network is using Ciena’s V-Wan to support its Gigaflex Elastic bandwidth-on-demand capability., 19 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMTIndian tower companies shifting towards fibre networksTelco tower companies are diversifying as their base revenues from mobile operators slows down., 18 Jan 2017 12:00:00 GMTDjibouti Telecom to take capacity on new Australia West Express cableDjibouti Telecom is to invest in GoTo Networks’ new subsea cable linking the Australian city of Perth and Djibouti at the southern end of the Red Sea., 18 Jan 2017 11:45:00 GMTReports: Syria to grant mobile licence to IranIran is set to be granted a licence to launch mobile services in Syria, according to reports., 18 Jan 2017 11:45:00 GMTMegaport, Seaborn Networks to sign exclusive allianceMegaport is to enter into a global platform and exclusive South American licensing agreement with Seaborn Networks., 18 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMTDE-CIX establishes presence at 1025ConnectDE-CIX has established a point of presence (PoP) within the 1025Connect data centre in Long Island, New York., 18 Jan 2017 11:15:00 GMTRetelit to deploy Coriant’s 100G techItaly’s Retelit has selected Coriant’s 100G technology to upgrade its nationwide, ultra-high capacity transport network., 18 Jan 2017 11:15:00 GMTQuintillion, Ciena strike Alaskan subsea dealQuintillion has selected Ciena to support the first phase of its 15,000km subsea fibre system, connecting Europe and Asia to the Alaskan and Canadian Artic., 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMTSingapore operator M1 claims 35Gbps wireless speed recordSingapore’s operator M1 says it has transmitted mobile data at 35Gbps in a trial of 5G technology with Huawei., 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMTSparkle boosts SEA-ME-WE 5 launch with faster connectivitySparkle, the international services arm of TIM Group, has announced advanced connectivity solutions on SEA-ME-WE 5., 18 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMTVodafone strikes partner agreement with Tele2 and renews with TDCVodafone has announced a new partner market agreement with Tele2 covering Sweden, Latvia and Lithuania., 18 Jan 2017 10:15:00 GMTMVNO Samatel ends mobile services in OmanMobile operator Samatel has abandoned its operations in Oman, terminating mobile services in the Sultanate from 14 January 2017., 17 Jan 2017 12:15:00 GMTIran plans to boost bandwidth to 30Tbps by 2021The Iranian parliament has set out obligations for the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology as part of a five-year social and economic development plan., 17 Jan 2017 11:45:00 GMTFXecosystem deploys PoP in Equinix’s HK1FXecosystem has further expanded in Asia by establishing a point of presence (PoP) in Equinix’s Hong Kong data centre, HK1., 17 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMTTurkcell claims 24.7Gbps 5G speeds on 15GHz bandTurkcell has claimed to hit 5G speeds of 24.7Gbps with “Turkey’s first ever test of 5G technologies”., 17 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMTWindstream selects Coriant to support 100G DCI services in NY metroWindstream has selected Coriant to support the delivery of 100G data centre interconnect (DCI) services in the New York City metropolitan market., 17 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMTDirect Ireland-France cable receives financial backingBackers of another subsea cable system that will deliberately bypass post-Brexit UK say they have agreed finance for the project., 17 Jan 2017 11:15:00 GMTLiquid Telecom and GlobalReach team on African Wifi projectLiquid Telecom has partnered with GlobalReach to rollout managed Wifi services across Africa, it has announced., 17 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMTSEA-US Cable to south-east Asia now being laid from CaliforniaA new $250 million subsea cable system linking mainland US with Hawaii and south-east Asia has won a US licence and has started the main phase of construction., 17 Jan 2017 10:45:00 GMTVHA picks Ericsson and Cisco to virtualise core networkVodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has selected Ericsson and Cisco to virtualise its core infrastructure and IP network., 17 Jan 2017 10:30:00 GMTBT launches new service to block nuisance callsBT has launched a new nuisance call blocking service that enables customers to divert unwanted calls away from their landline., 16 Jan 2017 12:30:00 GMTTelstra guarantees ‘Always On’ subsea connectivity for key Asia routesTelstra is set to introduce a new ‘Always On’ redundancy guarantee for its Hong Kong to Singapore and Japan to Hong Kong subsea cable routes to provide “assured availability and help keep people and businesses connected”., 16 Jan 2017 12:30:00 GMTChina seeks outside investment in telecomsThe Chinese government has challenged private firms to get involved in the country’s telecommunications industry to increase competitiveness and reduce costs and fees., 16 Jan 2017 12:15:00 GMTZimbabwe’s Econet in fight with minister over data ratesZimbabwe’s only privately owned operator, Econet Wireless, is in a fierce war with the country’s telecoms minister over mobile data charges., 16 Jan 2017 12:15:00 GMTEdgeConnex adds Megaport SDN interconnect fabric in global EDCsEdgeConneX is deploying Megaport’s elastic interconnect fabric in its edge data centres (EDCs) globally, enabling more direct connectivity to leading cloud providers., 16 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMT