Newshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2209©2016 Capacity Media60NewsNigeria backtracks on threatened rise in mobile data chargesNigeria’s central government has gone into battle with its telecoms regulator over operators’ desire to raise rates for mobile data.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606321/Nigeria-backtracks-on-threatened-rise-in-mobile-data-charges.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 13:00:00 GMTKPN in 1Mbps IoT trial using new version of 4G technologyNetherlands operator KPN has successfully tried out a new internet of things (IoT) technology that uses its 4G network to operate at up to 1Mbps.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606305/KPN-in-1Mbps-IoT-trial-using-new-version-of-4G-technology.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 12:30:00 GMTJio extends free calls and data offer by three monthsReliance Jio Infocomm has extended a free data and voice services offer for new and existing customers that could escalate India’s telecoms price war.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606307/Jio-extends-free-calls-and-data-offer-by-three-months.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMTKnowRoaming buys Telna for roaming IoT and M2M servicesCanadian technology company KnowRoaming has bought US-based mobile network services company Telna after hiving off Telna’s voice termination business to G3 Telecom.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606297/KnowRoaming-buys-Telna-for-roaming-IoT-and-M2M-services.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMTComtech deploys Jagged BSA tool for tier 1 vendorComtech Telecommunications has completed a deployment of Jagged Networks’ base station calibration tool for a North American wireless operator.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606288/Comtech-deploys-Jagged-BSA-tool-for-tier-1-vendor.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 11:45:00 GMTAirtel Nigeria partners with Aviat for microwave dealAirtel Nigeria has partner with Aviat Networks to roll out its microwave networking solutions for enterprise customers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606280/Airtel-Nigeria-partners-with-Aviat-for-microwave-deal.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 11:15:00 GMTHGC expands ibizCloud into Vietnam with CMC TelecomHong Kong-based Hutchison Global Communications (HGC) has launched cloud services in Hanoi in association with Vietnamese operator CMC Telecom.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606286/HGC-expands-ibizCloud-into-Vietnam-with-CMC-Telecom.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 11:00:00 GMTMirai takes down Talk Talk and Post Office routersA cyber attack targeting a certain type of routers has led more than a million customers losing internet services across the UK and Germany this week, according to reports.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606251/Mirai-takes-down-Talk-Talk-and-Post-Office-routers.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 10:45:00 GMTSIRO and BT Ireland strike network access dealIrish broadband provider SIRO has struck a deal with BT Ireland to offer its customers access to the Vodafone/ESB joint venture’s fibre to the building (FTTB) network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606240/SIRO-and-BT-Ireland-strike-network-access-deal.htmlFri, 02 Dec 2016 10:15:00 GMTTunisie Telecom secures €100m loan for network infrastructureTunisie Telecom has negotiated financing agreement for €100 million from the European Development Bank to develop its network infrastructurehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605986/Tunisie-Telecom-secures-100m-loan-for-network-infrastructure.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 12:00:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom, Huawei demonstrate E2E 5G network slicingDeutsche Telekom and Huawei have carried out lab tests that demonstrated the development of end-to-end (E2E) autonomous behaviour for 5G network slicing.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605975/Deutsche-Telekom-Huawei-demonstrate-E2E-5G-network-slicing.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:45:00 GMTDFA automates and virtualises offerings with CienaDark Fibre Africa (DFA) is to deploy Ciena’s Blue Planet orchestration software, streamlining and accelerating service delivery across the existing multi-vendor network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605990/DFA-automates-and-virtualises-offerings-with-Ciena.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:30:00 GMTJuniper platforms added to AWS marketplaceJuniper Networks’ virtual routing and security platforms are now available through the Amazon Web Services (AWS) marketplace, accelerating enterprises’ migration to the cloud.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605982/Juniper-platforms-added-to-AWS-marketplace.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:15:00 GMTEquinix works with Lloyds on catastrophe modelling platformEquinix has announced a collaboration with insurance specialist Lloyd’s to develop and launch a catastrophic risk modelling platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605963/Equinix-works-with-Lloyds-on-catastrophe-modelling-platform.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 11:00:00 GMTTata Communications launches SD-WAN productTata Communications has launched an SD-WAN product as part of it cloud-enablement platform IZO.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605955/Tata-Communications-launches-SD-WAN-product.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30:00 GMTMTN and Huawei launch first African narrow-band IoT solutionMTN and Huawei have launched the first Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) solution in Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605958/MTN-and-Huawei-launch-first-African-narrow-band-IoT-solution.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 10:00:00 GMTCarl Roberts, ex-Verizon, becomes Epsilon’s CCOVerizon veteran Carl Roberts has joined Epsilon Telecommunications as chief commercial officer. Roberts, who was at Verizon and its predecessors for 15 years until 2015, will be playing a prominent role in what he calls “an ambitious growth plan”.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605855/Carl-Roberts-ex-Verizon-becomes-Epsilons-CCO.htmlThu, 01 Dec 2016 01:00:00 GMTDT hires ex-Telefónica CEO to promote collaboration between German carriersDeutsche Telekom has appointed a former Telefónica executive to its board to promote broadband cooperation between different carriers in Germany.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605630/DT-hires-ex-Telefnica-CEO-to-promote-collaboration-between-German-carriers.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMTTelekom Austria adds fixed-line company to Belarus businessTelekom Austria has bought Belarus fixed-line operator Atlant Telecom and its cable TV subsidiary TeleSet.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605634/Telekom-Austria-adds-fixed-line-company-to-Belarus-business.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMTAltice to upgrade fibre in US cable nets to speed service to 10 GbpsFrench group Altice has announced plans to upgrade the two US cable networks it bought at the end of 2015, Optimum and Suddenlink, to deliver 10Gbps to customers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605627/Altice-to-upgrade-fibre-in-US-cable-nets-to-speed-service-to-10-Gbps.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 11:45:00 GMTIoT is 'next big opportunity' in SMS, Capacity conference hearsThe Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the next big opportunities for the SMS messaging market, according to an expert panel at this year’s Messaging and SMS World.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605615/IoT-is-next-big-opportunity-in-SMS-Capacity-conference-hears.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMTNetlinkz SD-WAN suite to feature in IBM marketplaceNetlinkz has announced its SD-WAN software suite is to be placed on the IBM Marketplace following a successful proof of concepthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605624/Netlinkz-SD-WAN-suite-to-feature-in-IBM-marketplace.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMTSMS pioneers honoured at Messaging and SMS World conferenceThe SMS World Award Winners were unveiled in front of a packed audience at this year’s Messaging and SMS World conference in London last night.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605618/SMS-pioneers-honoured-at-Messaging-and-SMS-World-conference.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMTZimbabwe finally takes control of VimpelCom’s Telecel operatorThe government of Zimbabwe has finally raised the money to buy out VimpelCom’s stake in Telecel, after a long-running dispute and many premature reports in the local press that the deal had been completed.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605614/Zimbabwe-finally-takes-control-of-VimpelComs-Telecel-operator.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 11:00:00 GMTCellcom Israel sets out to liquidate Golan TelecomCellcom, Israel’s largest mobile-network operator, is aiming to liquidate Golan Telecom, claiming that the rival company owes it $156 million for using its network..http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605608/Cellcom-Israel-sets-out-to-liquidate-Golan-Telecom.htmlWed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:00 GMTGTT picks up Yipes customer base for $28mGTT has bought the customer base of Ethernet-based carrier formerly called Yipes from Indian operator Reliance Communications for $28 millionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605482/GTT-picks-up-Yipes-customer-base-for-28m.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 16:45:00 GMTRouter back-doors appear to be cause of Deutsche Telekom security breachIt appears that poor router security has led to a hacker attack which left over 900,000 Deutsche Telekom users without internet access this weekend.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605392/Router-back-doors-appear-to-be-cause-of-Deutsche-Telekom-security-breach.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 13:00:00 GMTAltice to boost Dominican Republic spend to $435m a yearFrench group Altice plans to increase its annual investment on infrastructure in its Dominican Republic operation by 20%, the company has told local media.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605373/Altice-to-boost-Dominican-Republic-spend-to-435m-a-year.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 12:45:00 GMTDE-CIX introduces new service model and expands portfolio to DirectCloudDE-CIX is to introduce a new service model in 2017 and expand its product portfolio to include DirectCloud.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605363/DE-CIX-introduces-new-service-model-and-expands-portfolio-to-DirectCloud.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 12:15:00 GMTHawaiki cable backers look for Fiji allianceThe owners of the planned Hawaiki cable across the Pacific – which started construction last week – is looking for a partner in Fiji.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3605357/Hawaiki-cable-backers-look-for-Fiji-alliance.htmlTue, 29 Nov 2016 12:00:00 GMT