News©2016 Capacity Media60NewsMEF publishes Carrier Ethernet and NFV white paper to encourage Third Network usageMEF has released a new white paper as part of its initiative to speed up the introduction of Third Network services., 29 Jul 2016 12:45:00 GMTPrysmian increases subsea cable fleet to threePrysmian is has completed work on its latest cable ship and it is about to start work on a project in the Philippines., 29 Jul 2016 12:30:00 GMT‘Founding father’ from Telefónica to lead ETSI’s NFV workDiego Lopez of Telefónica – one of the founding fathers of virtualisation – is to lead virtualisation work at the industry’s main home of virtualisation research and standardisation for the next two years., 29 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMTAustralia’s NBN launches first commercial services over HFCAustralia’s National Broadband Network has launced the first commercial services using the HFC network., 29 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMTOracle to buy NetSuite cloud company in $9.3bn dealLarry Ellison’s Oracle is to buy cloud company NetSuite, in which Ellison is the largest shareholder, for $9.3 billion., 29 Jul 2016 11:30:00 GMTTrident Subsea Cable signs Equinix PoPs dealTrident Subsea Cable has selected Equinix for points of presence (PoPs) in Australia, Indonesia and Singapore for its Perth-Singapore cable., 29 Jul 2016 11:15:00 GMTGTC signs colocation agreement with Colo AtlGeorgia Transmission Corporation (GTC) has signed a deal to make it among the first Fibre Network Alliance (FNA) members to interconnect with Colo Atl’s Atlanta data centre and carrier hotel., 29 Jul 2016 10:45:00 GMTNetflix demand means NZ operator activates 100G Ethernet linkNew Zealand operator 2degrees has activated its 100Gbps Ethernet interconnect to the Southern Cross cable network Southern Cross Cable Network because of customers’ demand for Netflix movies., 28 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMTVerizon in SDN-Optimised FTTH trialVerizon selects SDN-optimised Next Generation Passive Optical Network solution for lab trials., 28 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMTVodafone Spain launches indirect fibre to 4.2m homesVodafone Spain offers indirect fibre services to 4.2m residential properties in the country., 28 Jul 2016 12:00:00 GMTBankrupt Brazilian operator Oi wins court protection in USThe US Bankruptcy Court has given Brazilian mobile operator Oi protection against creditors while the company tries to restructure., 28 Jul 2016 11:45:00 GMTDaisy launches new hosted voice serviceDaisy Group has launched the Hosted Voice Select (HV.Select) platform, a brand new fully hosted and managed, high definition (HD) IP telephony service to both its direct and indirect routes to market., 28 Jul 2016 11:15:00 GMTCleareon to provide dark fibre at Telehouse NY facilityCleareon Fiber Networks has established a point of presence (PoP) at Telehouse’s 85 10th Avenue Chelsea data centre and will start offering dark fibre services in Q4 2016., 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 GMTCMC Networks seals NNI deal with Ethio TelecomGlobal telecoms carrier CMC Networks has boosted its network-to-network (NNI) programme by finalising an interconnect deal with Ethio Telecom to include Ethiopian services into its Africa and Middle East operations., 28 Jul 2016 11:00:00 GMTCable industry forgets to mark 150th anniversaryEurope and North America have been in continuous, unbroken communication by subsea cable for 150 years. After a couple of unsuccessful attempts, commercial service started on 28 July 1866 – and the link has never been broken since., 28 Jul 2016 09:00:00 GMTSky, TalkTalk, Vodafone and FCS launch “Fix Britain’s Internet” campaignA coalition of broadband providers - Sky, TalkTalk, Vodafone - and the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) have launched the “Fix Britain’s Internet” campaign to take a stand on the future of UK connectivity., 27 Jul 2016 14:45:00 GMTBSO launches trio of ultra-low latency trading routesGlobal Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider BSO has today launched three new premium ultra-low latency trading routes enhancing connectivity between Chicago and key financial hubs in Moscow, Dubai and Mumbai., 27 Jul 2016 14:30:00 GMTOrange faces penalty over wholesale duct access complaintFrench regulator says Orange may be penalised if it does not give business operators equal and transparent access to fibre ducts, 27 Jul 2016 14:00:00 GMTVideo is Yahoo’s big attraction for Verizon, says CEO McAdamVerizon CEO wants to use Yahoo acquisition to target $180bn digital video market, 27 Jul 2016 14:00:00 GMTVodafone UK and Huawei trialling 4.5G TDD+ with LTE TDDVodafone UK and Huawei have disclosed that they are conducting technical trials of 4.5G (TDD+) with LTE TDD to significantly increase the capacity and efficiency of the operator’s 4G network in urban areas, as well as lay the foundations for the introduction of 5G by 2020., 27 Jul 2016 13:30:00 GMTAureon selects Coriant 100G platform to scale fibre-optic networkAureon Technology has teamed up with Coriant by adding its 7100 Nano platform, which supports transmission speeds of 100G per wavelength, to enhance the scalability, flexibility and reliability of its fibre-optic network., 27 Jul 2016 13:15:00 GMTTelecom Italia cost-cutting strategy rallies marketTelecom Italia Group’s new CEO has launched a cost-cutting plan that sees 25% of the company’s top managers leaving the company., 27 Jul 2016 13:15:00 GMTFastweb and Telecom Italia to build wholesale FTTH networkItalian operators to spend €1.2bn on FTTH network that will be available to other partners, 27 Jul 2016 12:15:00 GMTFrench Guyana invites tenders for subsea cableFrench Guyana has issued an invitation to tender for the establishment of a submarine cable to connect French Guyana to Europe., 26 Jul 2016 13:15:00 GMTBT’s infrastructure arm Openreach to be ‘legally separate’, orders OfcomOfcom orders Openreach to become a "distinct company, with its own Board” and says telecoms providers will have greater access rights to physical infrastructure from July 31., 26 Jul 2016 12:30:00 GMTTEAMS upgrades fibre-optic subsea cableThe TEAMS consortium fibre-optic system will experience disruptions until 28 July., 26 Jul 2016 12:30:00 GMTC&W Networks deploys PoP at Cologix Florida data centreWholesale telecoms service provider C&W Networks has deployed a point of presence (PoP) in Cologix’s data centre in Jacksonville, Florida., 26 Jul 2016 12:15:00 GMTDE-CIX’s New York and Madrid IXPs in growth spurtsDE-CIX New York has grown to the second largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in the New York metro area in just two years., 26 Jul 2016 11:45:00 GMTGilat Satcom launches Ugandan ISPPan-African enterprise internet provider Gilat Satcom has announced the launch of a new ISP operation in Uganda., 26 Jul 2016 11:45:00 GMTTelOne announces $25m FTTH project in ZimbabweFixed-line operator TelOne has teamed up with China's Wuhan FibreHome Technologies in a high-speed fibre connectivity project aiming to connect 100,000 Zimbabwean homes., 26 Jul 2016 11:45:00 GMT