News©2016 Capacity Media60NewsItaly’s Three/Wind merger to go ahead by end of yearThe €7.9 billion merger of VimpelCom and CK Hutchison’s mobile businesses in Italy will go ahead by the end of 2016 after the two companies received approval from the Italian authorities., 25 Oct 2016 11:45:00 GMTShuter to become MTN CEO three months earlyRob Shuter is set to take the reins at MTN three months earlier than expected, as the South African mobile operator said data traffic has more than doubled year-on-year., 25 Oct 2016 11:15:00 GMTBangladesh building second submarine cable landing station in Maitbhanga area of KuakataBangladesh has started work on its second submarine cable landing station in the Patuakhali district of the country., 25 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMTJason Smith joins Inmarsat as COOGlobal mobile satellite communications services provider Inmarsat has appointed Jason Smith as chief operations officer (COO), replacing Ruy Pinto who is leaving to “pursue new interests”., 25 Oct 2016 10:45:00 GMTFiberLight launches 100-G connectivity between metro networksFiberLight has launched 100-Gigabit long-haul connectivity between its metro networks, providing point-to-point connectivity between the cities it covers across the US., 25 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTAqua Comms appoints Nigel Bayliff as new CEOAqua Comms has appointed Nigel Bayliff as its new chief executive officer to drive the growth of the company’s next-gen subsea networks., 25 Oct 2016 10:15:00 GMTASN selected for submarine cable between Samoa and FijiAlcatel Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) has inked a deal with the Samoa Submarine Cable Company to launch a new submarine cable system linking Samoa with Fiji., 25 Oct 2016 10:15:00 GMTAxiom establishes PoP at Telehouse NYC data centreAxiom Fiber Networks has established a new point of presence (PoP) at Telehouse’s 85 10th Avenue Chelsea data centre in New York City’s metropolitan area., 25 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMTDyn confirms “sophisticated” Mirai DDoS cyberattack caused outageA “sophisticated” Mirai distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattack crippled the managed DNS infrastructure at internet performance management company Dyn, causing an internet outage on the US East Coast on Friday., 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTITU approves standard, doubling speeds to 2GbpsThe International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has doubled the best speeds achievable through the new broadband standard to 2Gbps., 24 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTTelefónica picks Xura as global network messaging partnerTelefónica has selected Xura to support its global messaging service across all countries the Spanish carrier operates in., 24 Oct 2016 11:30:00 GMTMexico receives two bids for delayed wholesale mobile networkTwo consortia have made bids to build and run Mexico’s long-delayed wholesale mobile network, according to the communications and transport ministry., 24 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMTAT&T's $85bn Time Warner takeover to face government scrutinyAT&T is set to face government scrutiny after agreeing an $85.4 billion deal to buy media empire Time Warner., 24 Oct 2016 10:45:00 GMTCisco selected for 100G+ Middle East-Europe terrestrial routeCisco has announced its role to restore and rebuild the Iraqi National Backbone, a multi-layer IP and optical network that spans the long terrestrial route from Iraq to Turkey., 24 Oct 2016 10:15:00 GMTColt to build 8,000sqm flagship European data centreColt Data Centre Services (DCS) is to build a new 8,000sqm flagship data centre in Germany after acquiring a greenfield site close to Frankfurt city centre., 24 Oct 2016 10:15:00 GMTCleareon acquires Ethernet SP Pangaea NetworksCleareon Fiber Networks has acquired metro Ethernet service provider Pangaea Networks for an undisclosed fee., 21 Oct 2016 11:45:00 GMTAT&T launches roaming services in CubaAT&T has launched roaming services in Cuba almost two months after signing agreements for roaming and direct interconnection with Cuban authorities., 21 Oct 2016 11:30:00 GMTEcTel passes new legislation to boost telecoms competitionThe Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (EcTel) has approved new legislation aimed at boosting competition in the region., 21 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMTTIM deploys 4.5G tech and hits 500Mbps speedsTIM has deployed what it claims to be the first 500Mbps mobile data connection on its LTE network in Italy, after collaborating with Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies., 21 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMTHibernia Networks to provide 121.9ms ultra-low latency on Chicago-Tokyo routeHibernia Networks’ ultra-low latency (ULL) service has been selected by financial markets technology and service provider, IPC, from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) to JPS in Tokyo., 21 Oct 2016 10:45:00 GMTNigerian government targets $1bn from broadcast frequency saleThe federal government of Nigeria has set out plans to raise at least $1 billion from the sale of broadcast frequency to telecoms providers., 21 Oct 2016 10:45:00 GMTThailand tells telcos to upgrade data centres for e-government strategyThe government of Thailand wants two telecoms operators, TOT and CAT Telecom, to upgrade their data centres as part of a national data centre project., 20 Oct 2016 12:00:00 GMTVietnam grants 4G licenses to four operatorsThe Vietnamese government has granted licenses to four mobile operators, allowing them to launch 4G services over the 1,800MHz spectrum band., 20 Oct 2016 11:30:00 GMTBICS launches voice roaming firewall serviceBICS has today launched what it claims to be the “first of its kind in the industry” voice roaming firewall service, helping its customers to block outbound roamer fraudulent voice call attempts in real-time., 20 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMTHuawei wins China Mobile Hong Kong contract for LTE-Advanced 4.5G networkChina Mobile Hong Kong has awarded Huawei a contract to deploy an LTE-Advanced Pro 4.5G network., 20 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMTSuper Sea Cable Networks launches SEAX cable in SingaporeA new submarine cable system has been launched that will connect Singapore to the US via Guam., 20 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMTTelenor’s Furberg appointed CEO of GrameenphoneThe board of directors at Bangladesh mobile operator Grameenphone, part of the Telenor Group, has appointed Petter-Børre Furberg as interim CEO, effective 1 November 2016., 20 Oct 2016 11:00:00 GMTColt begins construction of Tokyo data centreColt has begun construction of its second data centre in Tokyo, which is scheduled to open before the end of 2017., 20 Oct 2016 10:30:00 GMTOoredoo Kuwait strikes $29m ISP dealOoredoo Kuwait has reached an agreement to buy 99% of FASTtelco’s shares in a deal worth KD 11 million (£29 million)., 19 Oct 2016 12:45:00 GMTLiberty Global expands cable business with $760m Multimedia Polska dealLiberty Global has announced its subsidiary UPC Polska is to acquire the cable business of Polish cable operator Multimedia Polska SA in a PLN 3 billion (c. $760m) all-cash deal., 19 Oct 2016 12:15:00 GMT