Newshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209©2016 Capacity Media60NewsCapacity Africa Awards announce winners for 2016Capacity Africa presented the winners of the first Capacity Africa Awards with their prizes at the 10th anniversary Capacity Africa event in Uganda’s capital Kampala.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589966/Capacity-Africa-Awards-announce-winners-for-2016.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 12:45:00 GMTHawaiki Cable signs up Oregon partnerHawaiki Submarine Cable LP has signed a long-term agreement with Alaska Communications to be its landing and operating activities partner in Oregon.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589962/Hawaiki-Cable-signs-up-Oregon-partner.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 12:30:00 GMTEquinix to launch IX in FinlandEquinix will help increase internet connectivity for Finnish businesses from Q1 2017 with the launch of an Internet Exchange (IX) in Helsinki, Finland.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589961/Equinix-to-launch-IX-in-Finland.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMTHuawei partners with Korea telecom in 100G MS-OTN dealHuawei has won a contract with Korea Telecom to provide its 100G multi-service optical transport network (MS-OTN) solution for the operator’s metro packet-optical transport network (POTN) project.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589963/Huawei-partners-with-Korea-telecom-in-100G-MS-OTN-deal.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMTHuawei Marine, Rostelecom complete 900km subsea cableHuawei Marine and Rostelecom have completed the construction of a 900km subsea fibre-optic cable connecting Kamchatka and Sakhalin in Russia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589954/Huawei-Marine-Rostelecom-complete-900km-subsea-cable.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:00 GMTOver the Wire to deploy second New Zealand PoPOver the Wire (OTW) is planning to establish its second network point of presence (PoP) in Albany, New Zealand, bringing its total number of PoPs to 25.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589957/Over-the-Wire-to-deploy-second-New-Zealand-PoP.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:00 GMTTelefónica, Vivendi sign exclusive Latam mobile content dealTelefónica has teamed up with Vivendi and will start offering exclusive premium content for mobile customers in Latin America from early October.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589950/Telefnica-Vivendi-sign-exclusive-Latam-mobile-content-deal.htmlFri, 30 Sep 2016 11:45:00 GMTSamsung, HPE seal OpenNFV deal for carriersSamsung Electronics and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have signed an open architecture agreement which will provide carriers with integrated network functions virtualisation (NFV) infrastructure and virtual network functions (VNF) applications.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589484/Samsung-HPE-seal-OpenNFV-deal-for-carriers.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMTVirtualisation moves to next stage with new ETSI specificationsThe organisation that was responsible for developing the concept of virtualisation has taken the project to the next level by announcing the next set of functions for telecoms carriers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589431/Virtualisation-moves-to-next-stage-with-new-ETSI-specifications.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 10:45:00 GMTITU chief challenges governments to support telecoms industryThe United Nations is challenging national regulators and governments to support telecoms operators to help meet its goal of connecting half the world by 2020.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589416/ITU-chief-challenges-governments-to-support-telecoms-industry.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 10:15:00 GMTC&W Networks deploys PoP at Jax NAPC&W Networks has expanded its reach by integrating into the recently activated point of presence (PoP) node at the 700 sq ft Jacksonville, Florida Network Access Point (Jax NAP).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589319/C-W-Networks-deploys-PoP-at-Jax-NAP.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:45:00 GMTDE-CIX signs up 60 networks in Madrid IXDE-CIX’s internet exchange (IX) in Madrid, Spain, has become the fastest growing IX globally after 60 networks have signed up in four months of operations.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589318/DE-CIX-signs-up-60-networks-in-Madrid-IX.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:45:00 GMTZen Internet aims for 400 UK PoPs by 2017Zen Internet has announced a multi-million pound investment in its next generation UK network to increase the number of exchanges where it has a point of presence (PoP) from 270 to 400 by January 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589321/Zen-Internet-aims-for-400-UK-PoPs-by-2017.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:45:00 GMTColt speeds up carrier digital infrastructure deployments in LondonColt Technology Services has helped to create a standardised wayleave toolkit for London infrastructure build outs, enabling carriers like Colt to deliver faster digital infrastructure deployments and at a lower cost to customers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589317/Colt-speeds-up-carrier-digital-infrastructure-deployments-in-London.htmlThu, 29 Sep 2016 07:15:00 GMTI.C.E. Toronto data centre launchedI.C.E. Datacenters has opened a new 41,000 sq ft data centre in Markham to provide a “real alternative” to downtown Toronto, Canada.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589086/ICE-Toronto-data-centre-launched.htmlWed, 28 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMTInteroute to support Asset Handling’s global expansionInteroute has been selected by Asset Handling to support its customers' data residency requirements as part of its global expansion plans.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589089/Interoute-to-support-Asset-Handlings-global-expansion.htmlWed, 28 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMTT-Mobile acquires 700MHz of Montana spectrum from CharterUS carrier T-Mobile has added to its spectrum holding in Montana after acquiring 700MHz of A-block bandwidth from Charter in the area.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589085/T-Mobile-acquires-700MHz-of-Montana-spectrum-from-Charter.htmlWed, 28 Sep 2016 11:15:00 GMTECTA appoints former regulator as new executive directorThe European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA) has appointed a former Belgian regulator as its new executive director.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3589050/ECTA-appoints-former-regulator-as-new-executive-director.htmlWed, 28 Sep 2016 10:30:00 GMTDyson slams Ofcom as Three UK joins "Fix Britain's Internet" campaignThree UK has joined a campaign taking a stand on the future of Britain’s connectivity as CEO Dave Dyson launched a scathing attack on regulator Ofcom.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588773/Dyson-slams-Ofcom-as-Three-UK-joins-Fix-Britains-Internet-campaign.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMTOrange Belgium appoints wholesale and innovation officerOrange Belgium has appointed Werner De Laet to be chief wholesale and innovation officer from 1 October. De Laet will continue in his existing role as CEO of Orange Luxembourg.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588753/Orange-Belgium-appoints-wholesale-and-innovation-officer.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:45:00 GMTVodacom seals R1bn fibre deal with PrasaVodacom has won a 15 year fibre deal worth R1 billion (£57 million) with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588732/Vodacom-seals-R1bn-fibre-deal-with-Prasa.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMTChina Unicom, Nokia expands metro network partnership into 4 provincesChina Unicom is set to leverage Nokia’s 7950 XRS metro core router in a total of 10 provinces to help address surging internet traffic and support the country’s national broadband plan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588725/China-Unicom-Nokia-expands-metro-network-partnership-into-4-provinces.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:15:00 GMTTanzania completes buyout of Bharti Airtel's stake in TTCLTanzania has regained complete ownership of Tanzania Telecommunications Corp (TTCL) after completing its buyout of Bharti Airtel’s 35% stake in the company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588712/Tanzania-completes-buyout-of-Bharti-Airtels-stake-in-TTCL.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:15:00 GMTSouth Africa to refund winners if spectrum auction blockedThe South African regulator is continuing its battle with the government by saying that it will refund winners of a spectrum auction next year if the sale is blocked by the minister.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588717/South-Africa-to-refund-winners-if-spectrum-auction-blocked.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMTEgypt may start international auction for 4G licencesEgypt’s three foreign-owned mobile operators have started a battle with the country’s telecoms regulator after they turned down the opportunity to buy 4G licences.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588709/Egypt-may-start-international-auction-for-4G-licences.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:30:00 GMTNBTC drafts five-year master plan for Thai telecoms industryThailand’s regulator the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has drafted a five-year “master plan” for the telecoms industry focused on promoting new technologies and infrastructure sharing among operators.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588698/NBTC-drafts-five-year-master-plan-for-Thai-telecoms-industry.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:00 GMTTelefónica signs up Juniper Networks for security solutionTelefónica is looking to boost its network security after selecting Juniper Networks’ SRX Series Services Gateways as its preferred solution for its global network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588697/Telefnica-signs-up-Juniper-Networks-for-security-solution.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:15:00 GMTChina Mobile faces state reorganisation in $52bn restructuring planChina Mobile has been named as one of the state-owned companies in China that are facing restructuring, according to widely circulating reports from Beijing.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588383/China-Mobile-faces-state-reorganisation-in-52bn-restructuring-plan.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 12:30:00 GMTTelefónica enlists banks to launch O2 UK IPOTelefónica has advanced moves for a £10 billion float of its UK division O2 after lining up a team of top investment banks to launch an IPO.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588350/Telefnica-enlists-banks-to-launch-O2-UK-IPO.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 11:45:00 GMTVodacom using wholesale FTTH providers in South AfricaVodacom steps up fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in South Africa roll-out in South Africa by signing lease agreements with a number of wholesale fibre providers, according to reports.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588364/Vodacom-using-wholesale-FTTH-providers-in-South-Africa.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 11:45:00 GMT