News©2017 Capacity Media60NewsAngola Cables connects to NAPAfrica internet exchangeAngola Cables has connected with African internet exchange NAPAfrica, and announced plans to build out its infrastructure from Cape Town to Lisbon., 23 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMTBT appoints Patel as head of continental Europe armBT has named Chet Patel as the new head of its operations in continental Europe, overseeing its base across key European hubs., 23 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMTARRIS to buy Ruckus Wireless from Broadcom in $800m dealARRIS International and Broadcom have a struck a deal that will see ARRIS acquire Brocade Communication’s wireless arms, Ruckus and ICX Switch, for $800 million in cash., 23 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMTCore-Backbone upgrades German network to 100Gbps with InfineraGerman carrier Core-Backbone is upgrading its major routes between Frankfurt, Munich and Nuremberg to 100Gbps to expand capacity for customers., 23 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMTVerizon to launch 5G trial in 11 US citiesVerizon has announced plans to launch 5G services in 11 markets across the US in 2017 in an expansion of its network trials., 23 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMTBICS and PGi demonstrate HD VoLTE conference callsBICS has partnered with PGi to launch a high definition Voice over LTE (VoLTE) audio conference call proof of concept., 22 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMTBT researching network slicing with Huawei for future 5G servicesBT and Huawei have announced a research programme into network slicing, a technique that will allow parts of 5G mobile services to be set aside for key customers and applications., 22 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMTEricsson and Intel launch 5G innovation initiativeEricsson has partnered with Intel to launch an initiative aimed at bringing together the telecoms industry, technology companies and academia to advance 5G technology in the US., 22 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMTChina Mobile Hong Kong expands wholesale relationship with HKBNHong Kong consumer operator HKBN has expanded its relationship with China Mobile to launch 4G services that are bundled with its own fixed broadband and TV offers., 22 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMTBT Wholesale enhances security with cloud-based CFMSBT Wholesale has gone live with Tollring’s new real-time credit and fraud management system (CFMS) on its wholesale hosted centrex (WHC) platform., 22 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMTSparkle becomes MEF 100G CE 2.0 certified for e-line servicesSparkle has become the first European service provider to receive MEF 100G carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification for EPL and EVPL services., 22 Feb 2017 10:30:00 GMTEE floats 4G balloon mast concept for remote locationsEE, the mobile operator owned by BT, has unveiled flying masts aimed at boosting coverage in remote locations, and keeping areas hit by natural disasters connected., 22 Feb 2017 10:15:00 GMTVapor IO launches edge micro datacentre for telecosVapor IO has launched a self-contained solution for edge computing - a micro data centre in a 5G-ready wireless base station., 22 Feb 2017 09:00:00 GMTSweden’s EQT buys US carrier Lumos for $950mSwedish investor EQT is to buy Virginia fibre carrier and data centre operator Lumos Networks for $950 million., 21 Feb 2017 12:45:00 GMTTelkom Kenya picks Avanti satellite to link innovation hubsTelkom Kenya is to build a satellite network to connect 1,160 business incubation hubs across the network., 21 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMTTelia Carrier boosts backbone with two new PoPsTelia Carrier has established two new points of presence (PoPs) in St. Petersburg, Russia, to bolster its network backbone in a region experiencing a surge in traffic growth and customer demand., 21 Feb 2017 11:45:00 GMTAMS-IX appoints Jesse Robbers as CCOAmsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) has announced the appointment of Jesse Robbers as chief commercial officer (CCO)., 21 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMTSprint/T-Mobile US merger talks on again, says reportSprint may be set to merge its US mobile business with Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile US, three years after abandoning the ambition., 20 Feb 2017 18:30:00 GMTHurricane Electric takes a Mediterranean step with Milan PoPHurricane Electric has launched a new PoP in Milan, Italy at the Enter Srl data centre., 20 Feb 2017 16:45:00 GMTBell obtains all regulatory approvals to complete MTS acquisitionBell's purchase of MTS has been met with regulatory approval in Canada., 20 Feb 2017 14:00:00 GMT5G infrastructure will boost UK economy by £10bn a year, says O25G infrastructure is set to deliver economic benefits twice as fast as fibre broadband in the UK by 2026, contributing £10 billion annually to the economy, finds O2-commissioned study., 17 Feb 2017 12:15:00 GMTTelefónica and Síminn enter into partnership covering procurement, roaming and servicesTelefónica and Síminn have signed a partnership agreement which will include a wide range of business areas such as procurement, roaming, digital products and multinational services., 17 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTDigital Realty financial results improve in third quarterDigital Realty has posted better than expected financial results for the third quarter of 2016, beating analyst predictions., 17 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMTMetaswitch sets VoLTE sights with OpenCloud acquisitionMetaswitch has acquired OpenCloud, telecoms software innovator OpenCloud, enabling the cloud communications provider to further accelerate mobile virtualisation and offer pure-play software VoLTE solution., 17 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMTNokia unveils 5G support through FTTH solutionsNokia has launched a number of next generation fibre solutions aimed at boosting backhaul and fronthaul for mobile solutions using fibre-to-the-home., 17 Feb 2017 08:30:00 GMTEricsson says 5G to be worth $582bnEricsson is forecasting a $582 billion market opportunity for 5G technology by 2026, giving mobile operators the change to add 34% growth to their revenues., 16 Feb 2017 11:30:00 GMTInteroute picks Coriant tech to streamline UK network service deliveryInteroute has deployed an MEF-certified packet solution from Coriant to enhance the performance of its UK network., 16 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTLiquid Telecom considering sale of sharesLiquid Telecom is considering a share sale after its successful purchase of Neotel., 16 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTDigicel to launch 4G in El Salvador in $428m investmentDigicel is set to launch 4G services in El Salvador as part of a five-year, $428 million joint investment with the government, according to reports from the country., 16 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMTEquinix connects to Salesforce through Cloud ExchangeEquinix has launched direct access to the Salesforce platform through its Cloud Exchange in Europe and North America., 16 Feb 2017 10:30:00 GMT