News©2015 Capacity Media60NewsMyanmar ready to license 4G servicesMyanmar will license 4G spectrum as soon as the country’s operators are ready to introduce services, according to the deputy telecoms minister., 27 Nov 2015 11:30:00 GMTBouygues Telecom trials VoLTE serviceFrance’s Bouygues Telecom has launched what it claims to be the country’s first voice over LTE (VoLTE) trial., 27 Nov 2015 10:45:00 GMTChina Telecom India launches enterprise cloud serviceChina Telecom has revealed the launch of cloud services in India, designed to help Chinese enterprises tackle IT deployment problems in the country., 27 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMTAlcatel-Lucent rolls out phase two of ACE submarine cableAlcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) is set to roll out phase two of the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable system., 27 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMTIndia's Idea buys Videocon spectrum for $497mIndia’s Idea Cellular has bought rival operator Videocon’s spectrum in two regions for a total of $497 million., 26 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTMobilink acquires Warid Telecom in PakistanVimpelcom’s Pakistani unit Mobilink has acquired Dhabi Group’s Warid Telecom in what is claimed to be the country’s first mobile acquisition., 26 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTOrange steps up IoT strategyOrange will roll out its Internet of Things (IoT) network in 17 French cities in the first quarter of 2016., 26 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTNigeria’s president to decide on $5.2bn fineThe Nigerian president will personally decide whether MTN will be forced to pay the $5.2 billion fine imposed on the company by the Nigerian Communications Commission., 26 Nov 2015 10:45:00 GMTTurkcell to make offer for TeliaSonera’s FinturTurkcell is allegedly preparing to make a non-binding offer for 58.55% of TeliaSonera’s Eurasia unit Fintur., 26 Nov 2015 10:30:00 GMTMidweek Mergers: November 25Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com, 25 Nov 2015 11:15:00 GMTNokia, Deutsche Telekom and Cosmote demonstrate 3.5GHz LTE carrier aggregationNokia Networks, Deutsche Telekom and its Greek subsidiary Cosmote have demonstrated an LTE-advanced 3 carrier aggregation combining LTE-FDD in band 3 (1.8GHz) and LTE-TDD in band 42 (3.5GHz)., 25 Nov 2015 10:30:00 GMTCSG appoints CEOCSG International has appointed Bret Griess as president and chief executive at the company, following the retirement of existing CEO Peter Kalan., 25 Nov 2015 10:15:00 GMTOrange Romania selects Alcatel-Lucent for network upgradeOrange Romania has chosen Alcatel-Lucent to modernise and upgrade its long-haul microwave transport network in the country., 25 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMTTelecom Italia to sell stake in InwitTelecom Italia is to sell part of its stake in Infrastrutture Wireless Italiane (Inwit), with the intention to retain a 15%-20% holding., 25 Nov 2015 08:15:00 GMTConsortium launches neutral hub in ItalyA consortium of eight telcos has today launched the Open Hub Med (OHM), a neutral hub for the exchange of data communications in the Mediterranean, in Sicily, Italy., 24 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTDoCoMo and Ericsson join forces for 5GJapan’s NTT DoCoMo is trying out Ericsson’s 5G radio test bed, in advance of other operators which are expected to start field trials in 2016., 24 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTIraq extends deadline for mobile licenceIraqi officials have extended the deadline for companies to apply for participation in bidding for its fourth mobile licence to next month, according to local reports., 24 Nov 2015 10:30:00 GMTHurricane Electric launches Saskatchewan PoPHurricane Electric has launched a PoP at Innovation Place at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada., 24 Nov 2015 09:45:00 GMTTwo groups named as bidders for VivacomTwo bidders are in the running to buy Bulgarian operator Vivacom, according to Reuters, citing "two sources familiar with the process"., 23 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTVodacom and Neotel merger to be revisedThe $500 million merger between South Africa’s Vodacom and Tata’s Neotel is allegedly being revised following a request for postponement from both companies over the weekend., 23 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTChina Telecom selects Alcatel-Lucent for traffic managementChina Telecom has today revealed a partnership with Alcatel-Lucent which will see the French vendor manage the Chinese operator’s data centre traffic as it expands its 4G LTE services., 23 Nov 2015 10:15:00 GMTMegaport announces IPOMegaport has lodged a prospectus with the Australian Securities Commission (ASIC) to raise capital for an expansion into North America and Western Europe, and has also applied to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)., 23 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMTTurk Telekom signs loan agreement amounting to $826 millionTurk Telekom has signed a five-year club loan facility agreement with 14 banks amounting to €420 million and $380 million., 23 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMTJamaica to enforce infrastructure sharing to bring in mobile competitionDigicel and CWC’s Lime are facing competition in Jamaica, one of their biggest markets, following a move by the government to bring new entrants into the country., 20 Nov 2015 11:45:00 GMTOoredoo signs three vendor partnership agreementsOoredoo has signed three vendor partnership agreements as it aims to grow its global footprint further., 20 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTTelkom withdraws Cell C acquisition talksSouth Africa’s Telkom has terminated talks to purchase Cell C, two weeks after it confirmed that it was in acquisition discussions with the company., 20 Nov 2015 10:45:00 GMTTelenor appoints Denmark CEOTelenor has appointed Jesper Hansen as chief executive officer of its Danish operations, following his temporary appointment in June this year., 20 Nov 2015 10:30:00 GMTBICS doubles voice businesses in Caribbean, South and Central AmericaThe volume of minutes used across BICS’ network in the Caribbean and Central and South America has doubled in the last two years, the company has revealed., 20 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMTPCCW Global demonstrates SDN-based automated flexible bandwidthPCCW Global has demonstrated automated flexible bandwidth and compute services that will be rolled out commercially across its network in 2016., 19 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTRTX secures £25 million in fundingRTX Routetrader Exchange has secured £25 million in senior debt funding from PNC Business Credit., 19 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMT