ITW Dailyhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/RSS.aspx?FeedID=2632©2017 Capacity Media60ITW DailyFP Telecommunications and Alcatel Submarine Networks to launch Aurora cableFP Telecommunications (FPT) and Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) have signed an agreement for the deployment of the Aurora submarine cable system.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3762110/FP-Telecommunications-and-Alcatel-Submarine-Networks-to-launch-Aurora-cable.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMTMetro Optic launches MetroIXMetro Optic, a provider of fibre optic networks, has just launched MetroIX, an interconnection platform hosted at Metro Optic’s carrier-neutral data centre in downtown Montreal.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3762108/Metro-Optic-launches-MetroIX.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 18:00:00 GMTPakistan welcomes: Infostructure PakistanA new integrated network named Infostructure Pakistan Pvt Ltd (IPL) has been formed.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761850/Pakistan-welcomes-Infostructure-Pakistan.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTRETN upgrades network at EvoSwitch’s Amsterdam data centreRETN, the International network service provider, has announced that it has carried out a major upgrade of their point-of presence (PoP) at EvoSwitch AMS1 in the Amsterdam area.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761482/RETN-upgrades-network-at-EvoSwitchs-Amsterdam-data-centre.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 11:30:00 GMTCITIC Telecom plans global expansion after buying Linx TelecommunicationA carrier owned by China’s vast state investment company has started on its plan to expand through central Asia, Russia and Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761796/CITIC-Telecom-plans-global-expansion-after-buying-Linx-Telecommunication.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMTWindstream launches 10G wave solution for 6 European marketsWindstream has announced new connectivity solutions that include the ability to deliver 10G international waves to six European markets.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761826/Windstream-launches-10G-wave-solution-for-6-European-markets.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMTFCC certifies Padtec subsea equipmentThe US telecoms regulator has approved Padtec’s submarine line terminal equipment, including its transponder for ultra-long distances.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761281/FCC-certifies-Padtec-subsea-equipment.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMTAqua Comms’ AEConnect is selected by PacketFabric to expand its networkAqua Comms DAC is announcing that PacketFabric has selected its America-Europe Connect (AEConnect) subsea cable system to extend the reach of its software-defined networking (SDN) platform into Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761422/Aqua-Comms-AEConnect-is-selected-by-PacketFabric-to-expand-its-network.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTDE-CIX and Epsilon partner together on cloud integrator offeringDE-CIX, has announced its partnership with Epsilon, giving its customers to access global IP Transit services from their German, New York and Istanbul locations.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761456/DE-CIX-and-Epsilon-partner-together-on-cloud-integrator-offering.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTDE-CIX enters Indian market with Mumbai IX launchDE-CIX has created a joint venture (JV) to serve the Indian market with its 12th internet exchange globally. It will offer data and carrier centre neutral premium interconnection services to all local and global small, mid-size and large market actors.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761269/DE-CIX-enters-Indian-market-with-Mumbai-IX-launch.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTFrance-IX's Marketplace helps it expand its eco-systemFrance-IX gives Capacity an exclusive update on the state of its disruptive Marketplace programme.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761248/France-IXs-Marketplace-helps-it-expand-its-eco-system.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTNJFX new connection routes via Sparkle's Seabras-1NJFX, also known as the New Jersey Fiber Exchange, has announced a new way for carriers to reach the United States via the TGN-A and Seabras-1 cable systems.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761487/NJFX-new-connection-routes-via-Sparkles-Seabras-1.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTTelServ teams up with Colt Technology ServicesTelServ has chosen to use Colt Technology Services’ real-time, on-demand portal to order, activate, port and support numbers on the Colt Intelligent Network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761448/TelServ-teams-up-with-Colt-Technology-Services.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTWholesale ‘taking second place to retail’ in forming IoT business plansThe wholesale carrier business is having considerable issues working out how to make money from the emerging internet of things (IoT) market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761709/Wholesale-taking-second-place-to-retail-in-forming-IoT-business-plans.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 07:15:00 GMTCiena optical network chosen for Batelco’s terrestrial Gulf cableBatelco has picked Ciena’s platform for a new 8.8Tbps cable network that will connect with Gulf countries and the rest of the world.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761267/Ciena-optical-network-chosen-for-Batelcos-terrestrial-Gulf-cable.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 07:00:00 GMTDutch fibre carriers in three-month TelcoPlace wholesale trialFibre carriers in the Netherlands are trying out a search tool to find and buy wholesale connectivity from members of their trade association and from other carriers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761274/Dutch-fibre-carriers-in-three-month-TelcoPlace-wholesale-trial.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 06:30:00 GMTNxtVn snares AMS-IX CEO Job Witteman to become COOData centre park operator NxtVn has hired Job Witteman from AMS-IX to be its chief operating officer.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761863/NxtVn-snares-AMS-IX-CEO-Job-Witteman-to-become-COO.htmlWed, 25 Oct 2017 06:00:00 GMT"We generate cash, not glamour", says panel at CIL conferenceThe results of the 2017 Confidence, Innovation and Leadership report found 76% of the wholesale market is very confident for the future.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3762105/We-generate-cash-not-glamour-says-panel-at-CIL-conference.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 17:15:00 GMTMTT Finland launches wholesale operations in northern EuropeMTT Finland, a new wholesale carrier, has launched operations in Northern Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761219/MTT-Finland-launches-wholesale-operations-in-northern-Europe.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMTGoogle chooses Brazilian supplier for Rio de Janeiro-São Paulo subsea cableGoogle has gone to a Brazilian company, Padtec, for equipment to connect its high capacity submarine network connecting Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761257/Google-chooses-Brazilian-supplier-for-Rio-de-Janeiro-So-Paulo-subsea-cable.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTEU planning €6.7bn high-speed computing project, official tells Capacity EuropeThe European Union is planning a €6.7 billion research project on high-performance computing, to make it competitive with the US and Asia as the internet world speeds up.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761395/EU-planning-67bn-high-speed-computing-project-official-tells-Capacity-Europe.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMTInfonas joins AWS Partner Network as standard technology partnerInfonas has signed up to the Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN) as a standard technology partner, allowing it to provide AWS Direct Connect to its customers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761259/Infonas-joins-AWS-Partner-Network-as-standard-technology-partner.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 11:00:00 GMTThree UK takes next step into all-cloud with Mycom OSI dealCK Hutchison’s Three UK is accelerating its programme to move to virtualised networks with a deal to assure quality on its cloud-native core network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761852/Three-UK-takes-next-step-into-all-cloud-with-Mycom-OSI-deal.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 10:30:00 GMTC3ntro telecom launches fibre network ring in Mexico CityC3ntro, has launched a fibre network ring in Mexico City to support its existing cloud and connectivity data serviceshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761387/C3ntro-telecom-launches-fibre-network-ring-in-Mexico-City.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMTEdgeConneX and Faction partner together on multi-cloud service offeringsEdgeConneX has announced that it has partnered with Faction, to deliver expanded multi-cloud service offerings to its customers across its Edge Data Centers (EDCs) portfolio.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761311/EdgeConneX-and-Faction-partner-together-on-multi-cloud-service-offerings.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMTZayo announces three routes out of MarseilleZayo has announced three new diverse network routes that will run out of Marseille, offering businesses and carriers with connectivity solutions for businesses and carriers throughout Western Europe and North America.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761809/Zayo-announces-three-routes-out-of-Marseille.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMTBulk and Tampnet partner on connectivityBulk Infrastructure and Tampnet International Carrier have entered into a strategic partnership enabling connectivity between the two.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761366/Bulk-and-Tampnet-partner-on-connectivity.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 09:30:00 GMTAmazon deal gives Batelco customers AWS Direct ConnectBatelco has become the first carrier in Bahrain to enable regional customers to connect to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761250/Amazon-deal-gives-Batelco-customers-AWS-Direct-Connect.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMTSparkle and GO upgrade Italy-Malta cable to 100GSparkle has partnered with Malta service provider GO to introduce 100G transmission technology to the Italy-Malta bilateral cable.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761244/Sparkle-and-GO-upgrade-Italy-Malta-cable-to-100G.htmlTue, 24 Oct 2017 08:00:00 GMTi3D.net selects Angonix as its remote peering partnerAngonix, Angola’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), has welcomed i3D.net as its first remote peering customer.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761310/i3Dnet-selects-Angonix-as-its-remote-peering-partner.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 23:45:00 GMTUK government backs BT in dispute with OfcomThe UK government has stepped into a row between BT and regulator Ofcom over wholesale charges, backing the UK incumbent’s infrastructure arm Openreach.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761140/UK-government-backs-BT-in-dispute-with-Ofcom.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMTUK government set to announce £200m fund for full fibre accessThe UK government is set to announce a new fund in order to drive investment in full fibre across the UK.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761425/UK-government-set-to-announce-200m-fund-for-full-fibre-access.htmlMon, 23 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTLevel 3 names Julia Fraser as VP of salesLevel 3 Communications has named Julia Fraser as its new vice president of sales for across the UK and Ireland.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3761308/Level-3-names-Julia-Fraser-as-VP-of-sales.htmlSun, 22 Oct 2017 23:15:00 GMTiTrinegy unveils updates to network emulatoriTrinegy has announced general availability of INE Version 8.5 Network Emulator.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3759716/iTrinegy-unveils-updates-to-network-emulator.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 12:00:00 GMTQ&A with Charles Ferland, VP of business development, Nuage NetworksWe spoke to Nuage Networks VP of business development Charles Ferland on the Nokia subsidiary’s recent momentum, SD-WAN and future planshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3759711/Q-A-with-Charles-Ferland-VP-of-business-development-Nuage-Networks.htmlTue, 17 Oct 2017 10:30:00 GMTFunke Opeke recognised at Capacity Africa AwardsMainOne founder and CEO Funke Opeke has been recognised by industry peers after winning the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Capacity Africa Awards.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3748585/Funke-Opeke-recognised-at-Capacity-Africa-Awards.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 05:15:00 GMTEpsilon provides American Axess with North American direct connects via InfinyEpsilon, a privately-owned global communications service provider, today announces a partnership with American Axess, a leader in the integration of data, voice and cloud connectivity solutions in the Americas and the Caribbean.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3748519/Epsilon-provides-American-Axess-with-North-American-direct-connects-via-Infiny.htmlWed, 06 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMTTelenor expands global IPX footprint with PoPs in Miami and AshburnTelenor has established two new points of presence (PoPs) in North America to meet customer demands in a high traffic region by enabling voice- and IPX-based services, including LTE-based signalling and data roaming.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3748520/Telenor-expands-global-IPX-footprint-with-PoPs-in-Miami-and-Ashburn.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 18:00:00 GMTInterview with AJ Byers, president and CEO of Root Data CentersRoot Data Centers’ AJ Byers explains to Capacity why Montréal is the new hub for data centres.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3748516/Interview-with-AJ-Byers-president-and-CEO-of-Root-Data-Centers.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 17:30:00 GMTSES and Gilat Telecom expands satellite agreement in DRCSES Networks and its longtime customer in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Gilat Telecom, have expanded the satellite capacity under contract in the country, topping more than 3.0 Gbps.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3748168/SES-and-Gilat-Telecom-expands-satellite-agreement-in-DRC.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 14:00:00 GMTGoogle's CSquared challenges regulators over network sharingCSquared, Google’s African infrastructure firm, has challenged Ugandan regulators to put into place structures that support network sharing agreements, saying adoption is currently being led by the market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3748021/Googles-CSquared-challenges-regulators-over-network-sharing.htmlTue, 05 Sep 2017 09:00:00 GMTOrange launches two new PoPs in South AfricaOrange has announced two new points of presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg in order to boost internet connectivity in South Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3747880/Orange-launches-two-new-PoPs-in-South-Africa.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 15:00:00 GMTTelkom completes $6m carrier metro and backbone projectTelkom has completed a $6 million carrier metro and backbone network project in Nairobi that it expects to deliver triple redundancy, enhanced services and extended reach in the East African market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3747881/Telkom-completes-6m-carrier-metro-and-backbone-project.htmlFri, 01 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMTDeep Blue Cable, TE SubCom to build new fibre-optic subsea systemDeep Blue Cable, the developer, owner and operator of a state-of-the-art subsea fibre-optic system providing connectivity across the Caribbean islands and to the Americas, has announced that it has contracted with TE SubCom to build and deploy the Deep Blue subsea cable system.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3732046/Deep-Blue-Cable-TE-SubCom-to-build-new-fibre-optic-subsea-system.htmlWed, 12 Jul 2017 07:30:00 GMTInfinera XTS-3300 Meshponder delivers 19Tb of capacity on trans-Atlantic routeInfinera has announced the successful completion of a subsea field trial with a major subsea network provider on a modern trans-Atlantic route. The field trial was conducted with the Infinera XTS-3300 meshponder and demonstrated the potential of 19 terabits per second (19T) per fibre pair, delivering the highest spectral efficiency on a major trans-Atlantic route to operate with stable, commercial-ready performance margin.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3732048/Infinera-XTS-3300-Meshponder-delivers-19Tb-of-capacity-on-trans-Atlantic-route.htmlWed, 12 Jul 2017 07:30:00 GMTYahoo! chooses GlobeNet for Latin American connectivityGlobeNet, the leading wholesale provider of telecom infrastructure in the Americas, has been chosen as a key communications partner by Yahoo! Inc. for its high-bandwidth Latin American requirements.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3732044/Yahoo-chooses-GlobeNet-for-Latin-American-connectivity.htmlWed, 12 Jul 2017 07:15:00 GMTFinal splice completed for Seabras-1Seaborn Networks, a leading developer-owner-operator of submarine cable systems, announced it has completed the final splice for Seabras-1, which is the only direct PoP to PoP submarine cable system between São Paulo, Brazil, and New York, US.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3732041/Final-splice-completed-for-Seabras-1.htmlTue, 11 Jul 2017 07:15:00 GMTInfinera enables rapid activation of high-capacity services with Latam networkInfinera has announced that Telxius, the global telecommunications infrastructure company created by Telefónica, now offers its customers on-demand software-defined terabit capacity subsea service activation on Telxius’ SAM-1 subsea network between the US, Brazil and Puerto Rico.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3732042/Infinera-enables-rapid-activation-of-high-capacity-services-with-Latam-network.htmlTue, 11 Jul 2017 07:15:00 GMTAngola Cables breaks ground for its Brazilian data centreMultinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables, has announced that construction has begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3732040/Angola-Cables-breaks-ground-for-its-Brazilian-data-centre.htmlTue, 11 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMTRevolutionising the current vendor modelAndreas Hipp, chairman and CEO of Cataleya, details the company’s refocused vision as service enablement plays an increasingly important role in wholesale telecomshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720478/Revolutionising-the-current-vendor-model.htmlMon, 03 Jul 2017 00:45:00 GMTEmbracing RCS as the next step in the evolution of messagingMessaging has reached a new stage in its evolutionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3724900/Embracing-RCS-as-the-next-step-in-the-evolution-of-messaging.htmlThu, 15 Jun 2017 00:15:00 GMTThe Essential ‘Top 10’ Checklist for Telecom M&A CommunicationsTo keep up with our rapidly growing clients, we put together an essential JSA checklist for M&A communicationshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3721153/The-Essential-Top-10-Checklist-for-Telecom-M-A-Communications.htmlMon, 12 Jun 2017 00:45:00 GMTLeading the SDN driveMegaport has made huge strides in just a few years and Jason McGee-Abe speaks to Vincent English, CEO of Megaport, to find out how the company has evolved and what’s in store for 2017-18http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720495/Leading-the-SDN-drive.htmlWed, 07 Jun 2017 00:15:00 GMTFrom Angola to the rest of the worldArtur Mendes, CCO of Angola Cables, looks at the company’s achievements and plans for 2017 and beyond, including expansion through Africa and to Europe, Brazil and the UShttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720490/From-Angola-to-the-rest-of-the-world.htmlTue, 06 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMTUrgent action needed to address serious security concerns in the ‘Wild West’ Internet of ThingsScrutinise Research and Analysis has launched its “Securing the Internet of Things” report highlighting the security risks present in the Internet of Things (IoT)http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3721150/Urgent-action-needed-to-address-serious-security-concerns-in-the-Wild-West-Internet-of-Things.htmlMon, 05 Jun 2017 00:30:00 GMTShaping the Web 3.0 revolutionCapacity caught up with Tom Wheeler, the former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), about his new firm Actility and what the biggest growth opportunities in telecoms are todayhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720261/Shaping-the-Web-30-revolution.htmlThu, 01 Jun 2017 00:00:00 GMTIP-VPN Mobile Access footprint expansion to HungaryWith the launch of Deutsche Telekom’s innovative IP-VPN Mobile Access product in Hungary, the carrier implemented the next step towards becoming a regional wholesale provider of secure mobile connectivity solutionshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720164/IP-VPN-Mobile-Access-footprint-expansion-to-Hungary.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 00:45:00 GMTIs your interconnect business underperforming?Not to worry! Axino’s solutions and powerful analytics help carriers optimise outdated systems and processes to reinvent their wholesale businesses and bilateral relationshipshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720224/Is-your-interconnect-business-underperforming.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 00:30:00 GMTInfiny: intelligent networking at your fingertipsEpsilon launched “Infiny by Epsilon” its new on-demand connectivity platform in March 2017. Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO of Epsilon speaks to Capacity about how it is changing the global networking model and its vision for its platform in the futurehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720107/Infiny-intelligent-networking-at-your-fingertips.htmlWed, 31 May 2017 00:00:00 GMTLiberty Global: a growing forceLiberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with 25 million customers and operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. The wholesale executive team shares with us their plans for the future and how their customers will benefit from their continued expansionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720103/Liberty-Global-a-growing-force.htmlTue, 30 May 2017 00:30:00 GMTA world of connected networksThe industry is building a global ecosystem supporting third network services with lifecycle service orchestration, writes Nan Chen of the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF)http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3721149/A-world-of-connected-networks.htmlTue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 GMTEnter Preps for ExpansionA Q&A with Enter’s Milko Ilari, head of International Business & Strategyhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720193/Enter-Preps-for-Expansion.htmlTue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 GMTAddressing network security in an era of cyber insecurityThe ever-increasing sophistication and scope of network attacks mean that more and better tools are needed to combat them. NTT Communications believes it provides both the services and the network scale to help customers outhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720233/Addressing-network-security-in-an-era-of-cyber-insecurity.htmlMon, 29 May 2017 00:45:00 GMTA ground-breaking rise from KuwaitRaghid Charara, managing director of SWIFTEL International Carrier Services (ICS), discusses the company’s activities and planshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720098/A-ground-breaking-rise-from-Kuwait.htmlMon, 29 May 2017 00:15:00 GMTThe line between wholesale and retail is blurringBICS has been on the acquisition trail to expand its portfolio. CEO Daniel Kurgan discusses the Belgian operator’s diversification strategy and the importance of a strong backbone to support ithttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720137/The-line-between-wholesale-and-retail-is-blurring.htmlFri, 26 May 2017 02:30:00 GMTRetelit: flexibility, leanness and agilityAs Italy-based carrier Retelit grows its footprint outside its domestic market, head of sales Diego Teot explains how the company provides something different from the competitionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720111/Retelit-flexibility-leanness-and-agility.htmlFri, 26 May 2017 00:30:00 GMTChallenges and opportunities in a fast-evolving marketDr. Rolf Nafziger, Senior Vice President International Wholesale Business Unit (IBU) at Deutsche Telekom (DT), talks to Capacity about a telecoms market in a dynamic state of transformation and innovationhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720096/Challenges-and-opportunities-in-a-fast-evolving-market.htmlFri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 GMTHGC grows as OTT players expand their visionHutchison Global Communications is expanding its business with over-the-top providers, says Andrew Kwok, as they expand to serve a global market. Interview by Alan Burkitt-Grayhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720092/HGC-grows-as-OTT-players-expand-their-vision.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 00:45:00 GMTTaking the lead in digital transformationAs the digital economy continues to grow, service providers have an opportunity to play a leading role in enabling enterprises to capitalise on the growth opportunities that it brings by propelling them forward on their digital transformation journeyhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3720091/Taking-the-lead-in-digital-transformation.htmlThu, 25 May 2017 00:30:00 GMTCataleya’s Orchid Air enhances Genius Networks' SIP servicesCataleya’s virtualised next-generation session border controller has been deployed as a cost-effective, fast and scalable solution for the delivery of intelligent networking technology.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3718997/Cataleyas-Orchid-Air-enhances-Genius-Networks-SIP-services.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 09:30:00 GMTSEACOM launches PoPs in Rwanda and BotswanaSEACOM continues to extend the geographical reach of its network with the launch of new points of presence (PoPs) in Rwanda and Botswana through partnerships with strong local providers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3719008/SEACOM-launches-PoPs-in-Rwanda-and-Botswana.htmlMon, 22 May 2017 09:30:00 GMTITW: New business models needed to attract financial industryThe ability to find innovative business models and tell a compelling story could be the lynchpin for attracting financial players in the wholesale industry, said Feddo Hazewindus, CEO of iBasis.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3718235/ITW-New-business-models-needed-to-attract-financial-industry.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 23:30:00 GMTDigital Realty launches first data centre in JapanDigital Realty has announced today the official opening of Digital Osaka 1, its first data centre in Japan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717963/Digital-Realty-launches-first-data-centre-in-Japan.htmlWed, 17 May 2017 07:00:00 GMTFreeConferenceCall.com becomes first conferencing provider to partner in AfghanistanFreeConferenceCall.com announced today that it has launched its free conference calling services in Afghanistanhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717973/FreeConferenceCallcom-becomes-first-conferencing-provider-to-partner-in-Afghanistan.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 22:15:00 GMTLinxa deploys Voice management and optimisation platformLinxa Connect platform is delivered via the Cloud and includes a proprietary routing distribution algorithm that boosts profitability by up to 20%, while significantly increasing quality and performance.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717972/Linxa-deploys-Voice-management-and-optimisation-platform.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 22:15:00 GMTFrom the Far East to Italy and on through EuropeQ&A with Retelit CEO Federico Prottohttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717961/From-the-Far-East-to-Italy-and-on-through-Europe.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 22:00:00 GMTIDT relaunches IDT ExpressIDT Telecom has re-launched its IDT Express at this year's ITW.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717964/IDT-relaunches-IDT-Express.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 22:00:00 GMTMegaport Software Defined Network Integrates with Alibaba CloudMegaport has entered into a partnership with Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing arm of Alibaba Group.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717965/Megaport-Software-Defined-Network-Integrates-with-Alibaba-Cloud.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 22:00:00 GMTTelia Carrier boosts connectivity to North Africa, the Middle East and Asia, with new PoPs in MilanTelia Carrier announced today that it has expanded its presence in Italy with two new PoPs in Milan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717968/Telia-Carrier-boosts-connectivity-to-North-Africa-the-Middle-East-and-Asia-with-new-PoPs-in-Milan.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 22:00:00 GMTAvelacom deploys PoP at AT TOKYOhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717208/Avelacom-deploys-PoP-at-AT-TOKYO.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTFrance-IX hits 100Gbps ports milestonehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717195/France-IX-hits-100Gbps-ports-milestone.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTHGC and PLDT Inc. partner to enhance OTT connectivity in APAC regionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717238/HGC-and-PLDT-Inc-partner-to-enhance-OTT-connectivity-in-APAC-region.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTHGC, OTEGLOBE join forces at ITW on unique Asia-Europe connectivity solutionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717242/HGC-OTEGLOBE-join-forces-at-ITW-on-unique-Asia-Europe-connectivity-solution.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTLightower launches upgraded wholesale programmehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717210/Lightower-launches-upgraded-wholesale-programme.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTTelefónica Business Solutions launches new WAN2Cloud service for carriershttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717198/Telefnica-Business-Solutions-launches-new-WAN2Cloud-service-for-carriers.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTTelinta streamlines deployment of Polycom IP phones for ITSPshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717206/Telinta-streamlines-deployment-of-Polycom-IP-phones-for-ITSPs.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 13:30:00 GMTTelia Carrier sweetens its European network with shorter route between Zurich and FrankfurtTelia Carrier has announced that it has added a new, high capacity route that stretches from Zurich, Switzerland to Strasbourg, France via Basel, Switzerland, providing a shortened path and lower latency between Frankfurt, Germany and Zurich.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717823/Telia-Carrier-sweetens-its-European-network-with-shorter-route-between-Zurich-and-Frankfurt.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 12:45:00 GMTPTCL expands its reach to Europe through Sparkle Sicily Hub in PalermoPresence in Sicily Hub will provide PTCL with enhanced connectivity to Europe and North Africahttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717818/PTCL-expands-its-reach-to-Europe-through-Sparkle-Sicily-Hub-in-Palermo.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 12:30:00 GMTMegaport SDN integrates with Alibaba CloudMegaport partners with Alibaba Cloud to deliver greater cloud connectivity options with direct access to Alibaba Cloud Express Connecthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717812/Megaport-SDN-integrates-with-Alibaba-Cloud.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 12:15:00 GMTBell Canada investing to break new groundhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717207/Bell-Canada-investing-to-break-new-ground.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 11:30:00 GMTSEACOM launches PoPs in Rwanda and Botswanahttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717241/SEACOM-launches-PoPs-in-Rwanda-and-Botswana.htmlTue, 16 May 2017 11:30:00 GMTBell Canada deploying London PoPBell Canada, BCE Nexxia’s parent company, is deploying a new point of presence (PoP) in London this fall to provide European organisations a direct connection into North America through Canada without transiting into any US landing stations.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717035/Bell-Canada-deploying-London-PoP.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTColt expands Nordic network to FinlandColt Technology Services has announced the expansion of the high bandwidth Colt IQ Network to Helsinki to meet the burgeoning demand for high bandwidth connectivity between data centres and organisations in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717046/Colt-expands-Nordic-network-to-Finland.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTGlobeNet announce Latam expansion planshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717047/GlobeNet-announce-Latam-expansion-plans.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTHGC to launch SD-WAN services for enterprise customerHutchison Global Communications (HGC) has launched software-defined wider area network (SD-WAN) services to enable enterprises to better manage their networks in the complex WAN network environment.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717036/HGC-to-launch-SD-WAN-services-for-enterprise-customer.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTItalian ISP Enter launches PoP in Sparkle’s Sicily HubEnter has today announced that it has expanded its reach into Sparkle Sicily Hub, a next-generation data centre in Palermo.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717040/Italian-ISP-Enter-launches-PoP-in-Sparkles-Sicily-Hub.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTLiquid Telecom launches new PoP in Marseille to enhance global networkhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717049/Liquid-Telecom-launches-new-PoP-in-Marseille-to-enhance-global-network.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTNJFX enhances connectivity ecosystem with Aqua Comms and EpsilonNJFX has announced the addition of Aqua Comms and privately-owned global communications service provider Epsilon Telecommunications, to its ever-growing connectivity ecosystem of global carriers, network operators, enterprises, cloud providers, and internet exchanges.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717050/NJFX-enhances-connectivity-ecosystem-with-Aqua-Comms-and-Epsilon.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTSEACOM to accelerate infrastructure investmentDuring 2017, SEACOM will introduce new managed services products for enterprises, and invest in technologies such as software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN), network function virtualisation (NFV) and software-defined networks (SDN).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717051/SEACOM-to-accelerate-infrastructure-investment.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTTelefónica expands satellite cellular backhaul services in Brazil and EcuadorTelefónica Business Solutions has expanded its satellite cellular backhaul solution, providing 3G/4G, in Brazil and Ecuador, making it possible for MNOs to quickly and cost-effectively expand their cellular networks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717042/Telefnica-expands-satellite-cellular-backhaul-services-in-Brazil-and-Ecuador.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTWindstream Wholesale, Telinta partner to offer DID Solutions to VoIP service providersTelinta and Windstream have announced today that Windstream Wholesale’s DID services will be available directly from Telinta’s hosted softswitch platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717052/Windstream-Wholesale-Telinta-partner-to-offer-DID-Solutions-to-VoIP-service-providers.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTSparkle announces Zajil PoP launch and Movicel Angola SMS Booster dealSparkle, the international wholesale arm of TIM group, has been selected by Movicel Angola for its SMS network protection and revenue maximisation services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717434/Sparkle-announces-Zajil-PoP-launch-and-Movicel-Angola-SMS-Booster-deal.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:15:00 GMTOrange International Carriers enhances Marseille Hub to meet 40% data demand growth from the AMEA regionOrange is boosting its Marseille hub to become the Orange hub for IP connectivity in response to the 40% growth in data demand from operators in the AMEA region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717037/Orange-International-Carriers-enhances-Marseille-Hub-to-meet-40-data-demand-growth-from-the-AMEA.htmlMon, 15 May 2017 14:00:00 GMTGrowing partnerships and enhancing cooperationMehmet Toros took over as CEO of Türk Telekom International (TTI) Group from Cengiz Oztelcan in November 2016, who left after four years in the role. Jason McGee-Abe interviewed him for Capacity about his first few months in the role and TTI’s strategic priorities in 2017http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3715951/Growing-partnerships-and-enhancing-cooperation.htmlSun, 14 May 2017 12:00:00 GMTWilcon launches Rapid Connect servicehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3717201/Wilcon-launches-Rapid-Connect-service.htmlFri, 12 May 2017 14:30:00 GMTInterconnection is key for digital transformation, says EquinixEquinix has emphasised the importance of interconnection at a time of digital transformation and has discussed new business opportunities at Capacity Latam 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673536/Interconnection-is-key-for-digital-transformation-says-Equinix.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTCEMIGTelecom expands DWDM network to Sao PauloBrazilian carrier CEMIGTelecom has expanded DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) network to cover the state of Sao Paulo.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673417/CEMIGTelecom-expands-DWDM-network-to-Sao-Paulo.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTMovistar Argentina trials 4G balloon techMovistar Argentina has used balloon technology to supply 4G signal in remote areas as part of a trial, the Telefonica subsidiary has announced.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673416/Movistar-Argentina-trials-4G-balloon-tech.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTQ&A with Michael Wheeler, EVP, global IP network, NTT Communicationshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673361/Q-A-with-Michael-Wheeler-EVP-global-IP-network-NTT-Communications.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 GMTBrazil is becoming global comms hub, Capacity Latam panel claimsBrazil is becoming a global communications hub as more subsea cables land at stations across the Latin American country, a panel at Capacity Latam claimed.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673403/Brazil-is-becoming-global-comms-hub-Capacity-Latam-panel-claims.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 10:15:00 GMTGlobeNet launches DDoS protection solution for carriersLatin American wholesale provider GlobeNet has launched a new security solution that allows carriers and internet service providers to protect against DDoS attacks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673415/GlobeNet-launches-DDoS-protection-solution-for-carriers.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMTQ&A with GlobeNet's CEO Eduardo Falzonihttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673362/Q-A-with-GlobeNets-CEO-Eduardo-Falzoni.htmlWed, 29 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMTAscenty launches new data centre in São PauloBrazillian data centre operator Ascenty has launched its first facility in São Paulo.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673230/Ascenty-launches-new-data-centre-in-So-Paulo.htmlTue, 28 Mar 2017 15:30:00 GMTYahsat to launch satellite to cover BrazilYahsat has unveiled plans to launch operations in Brazil this year when it launches Al Yah 3 satellite in H2 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673228/Yahsat-to-launch-satellite-to-cover-Brazil.htmlTue, 28 Mar 2017 15:15:00 GMTGlobeNet to launch data centre facilities in Colombia and BrazilGlobeNet has unveiled plans to expand its data centre facilities in Barranquilla, Colombia, and Rio de Janeiro in order to meet growing demand for colocation services in the Latin American market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673229/GlobeNet-to-launch-data-centre-facilities-in-Colombia-and-Brazil.htmlTue, 28 Mar 2017 14:30:00 GMTQ&A Paul Scott, President Latam & Wholesale, C&W CommunicationsSponsored Contenthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3673224/Q-A-Paul-Scott-President-Latam-and-Wholesale-C-W-Communications.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 22:45:00 GMTGlobeNet appoints Falzoni as CEOGlobeNet has named Eduardo Falzoni as its new CEO, replacing Erick Contag who has become its executive chairman.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3672950/GlobeNet-appoints-Falzoni-as-CEO.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 19:00:00 GMTBRUSA on track for 2018 launchTelxius’s BRUSA cable, that will connect Rio de Janeiro in Brazil with Virginia Beach in the USA, is on track for launch next year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3672829/BRUSA-on-track-for-2018-launch.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 18:30:00 GMTQ&A Juan Carlos Bernal CEO, Wholesale Business Unit, Telefonica Business SolutionsSponsored contenthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3672756/Q-A-Juan-Carlos-Bernal-CEO-Wholesale-Business-Unit-Telefonica-Business-Solutions.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMTEmbratel Star One launches new satellite for Latam marketEmbratel Star One has launched a new $400 million satellite that will offer capacity in Brazil, as well as north, south and central America.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3672954/Embratel-Star-One-launches-new-satellite-for-Latam-market.htmlMon, 27 Mar 2017 16:00:00 GMTOoredoo Qatar deploys Nokia's 4.5G solution in DohaOoredoo Qatar has deployed Nokia’s 4.5G Pro technology, offering mobile speeds of up to 800Mbps to its customers in capital city Doha.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667917/Ooredoo-Qatar-deploys-Nokias-45G-solution-in-Doha.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMTITC and Rapid Telecom seal strategic partnershipIntegrated Telecom Company (ITC) has officially signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Rapid Telecom, a licensed Bahraini telecommunications and information services company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667899/ITC-and-Rapid-Telecom-seal-strategic-partnership.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 15:15:00 GMTAMC relocates HQ to Beirut, LebanonAMC has announced that as of March 1, 2017, it moved operations and its head office to Beirut, Lebanon.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667897/AMC-relocates-HQ-to-Beirut-Lebanon.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 15:00:00 GMTAvelacom, Expand Executive Search sign dealAvelacom has signed a deal at Capacity Middle East with Expand Executive Search, which will see the latter support the Russian low-latency network operator boost its ranks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667895/Avelacom-Expand-Executive-Search-sign-deal.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 14:15:00 GMTQualitynet announces multiple project wins for Q1 2017Qualitynet, Kuwait’s #1 ICT, Data Communications & Internet Services Provider (ISP) has announced that it has won a number of key projects in the region, marking a successful start to the year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667853/Qualitynet-announces-multiple-project-wins-for-Q1-2017.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 14:15:00 GMTdatamena delivers On-Demand cloud access with Epsilon’s Infiny Platformdatamena, the carrier-neutral data centre and connectivity platform, partners with Epsilon, a privately-owned global communications service provider, to deploy Epsilon’s Infiny on-demand connectivity platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667851/datamena-delivers-On-Demand-cloud-access-with-Epsilons-Infiny-Platform.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 14:00:00 GMTDubai’s UAE-IX to upgrade to DE-CIX Apollon platformThe UAE-based UAE-IX Internet Exchange, managed by datamena in partnership with DE-CIX, has announced today that it will upgrade to the powerful DE-CIX Apollon technology platform as the foundation for its regional infrastructure in the United Arabian Emirates - in the near future.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667845/Dubais-UAE-IX-to-upgrade-to-DE-CIX-Apollon-platform.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 13:30:00 GMTKai Thiel joins Telio Group as COOTelio has recently hired Kai Thiel as chief operating officer and managing director for the group holding company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667844/Kai-Thiel-joins-Telio-Group-as-COO.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 13:15:00 GMTTTI's Mehmet Toros: Growing partnerships and enhancing cooperationMehmet Toros took over as CEO of Türk Telekom International (TTI) Group from Cengiz Oztelcan in November 2016, who left after four years in the role. Jason McGee-Abe interviewed him for Capacity about his first few months in the role and TTI’s strategic priorities in 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667307/TTIs-Mehmet-Toros-Growing-partnerships-and-enhancing-cooperation.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 10:15:00 GMTZain and Rapid Telecom sign strategic partnership agreementZain Bahrain, a leading telecoms service provider in the Kingdom of Bahrain, officially signed a strategic partnership agreement with Rapid Telecom, a licensed Bahraini telecommunications and information services company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667731/Zain-and-Rapid-Telecom-sign-strategic-partnership-agreement.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 08:15:00 GMTOoredoo chooses Telia Carrier for international IoT connectivityTelia Carrier has added another operator to its dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) backbone.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667728/Ooredoo-chooses-Telia-Carrier-for-international-IoT-connectivity.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMTConsole Connect strikes partnership with Omantel to provide Middle East interconnection servicesPartnership will enable Omantel to offer enterprise customers secure access to leading Cloud and SaaS providers via the Console Connect platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667727/Console-Connect-strikes-partnership-with-Omantel-to-provide-Middle-East-interconnection-services.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 07:30:00 GMTSEACOM Business hits 1,000 customer milestonehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667726/SEACOM-Business-hits-1000-customer-milestone.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 07:15:00 GMTTalia Afghanistan Corporation announces its presence in AfghanistanTalia Afghanistan Corporation (TAC) announces its registration and licensing with the Afghan Ministry of Commerce and Industries (MoCI).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667725/Talia-Afghanistan-Corporation-announces-its-presence-in-Afghanistan.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMTCarriers warned that they are courting complacency on long-term strategies of OTTsThe wholesale carriers are being complacent about the speed of innovation needed to catch up with the OTTs warned a panel at Capacity Middle Easthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667729/Carriers-warned-that-they-are-courting-complacency-on-long-term-strategies-of-OTTs.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 03:00:00 GMTTIGER cable system and Rapid Telecom sign strategic partnership agreementTIGER cable system, a consortium formed to operate an international terrestrial cable system from the Arabian Gulf to Europe via Iraq and Turkey, officially signed a strategic partnership agreement with Rapid Telecom, a licensed Bahraini telecommunications and information services company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667458/TIGER-cable-system-and-Rapid-Telecom-sign-strategic-partnership-agreement.htmlWed, 08 Mar 2017 00:45:00 GMTQ&A with Hany Fahmy Ali, executive vice president of enterprise business at duhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667457/Q-A-with-Hany-Fahmy-Ali-executive-vice-president-of-enterprise-business-at-du.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 12:15:00 GMTGBI appoints Mohamed Saro as CCOGulf Bridge International (GBI), a global cloud, connectivity and content enabler, has strengthened its leadership team by announcing the appointment of Mohamed Saro as chief commercial officer.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667434/GBI-appoints-Mohamed-Saro-as-CCO.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:00 GMTUAE Exchange partners Orixcom to redefine customer relationshipGlobal remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand UAE Exchange has partnered with Orixcom for a global contact centre solution.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667429/UAE-Exchange-partners-Orixcom-to-redefine-customer-relationship.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 11:15:00 GMTRoadmap: The future of Iran’s telecoms marketThe Iranian government has set out clearer obligations for the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology (MICT) as part of a five-year social and economic development plan. Welcome news for the wholesale market, which is looking for clearer regulation after the relaxation of sanctions.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667408/Roadmap-The-future-of-Irans-telecoms-market.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 10:00:00 GMTEtisalat in final phase of Dubai 5G rolloutEtisalat is in the final phase of rolling out its 5G network in Dubai.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667393/Etisalat-in-final-phase-of-Dubai-5G-rollout.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 09:30:00 GMTRetelit, BICS launch new premium route to Europe through Italy for AAE-1Infrastructure and data services provider Retelit and BICS, a global international communications enabler, have announced an innovative joint connectivity solution that will bridge Europe, via Bari in Italy, to Singapore and Hong Kong through the AAE-1 subsea cable system.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667381/Retelit-BICS-launch-new-premium-route-to-Europe-through-Italy-for-AAE-1.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 08:15:00 GMTQ&A with Emre Erdem, carrier relations and wholesale director, Turkcellhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667380/Q-A-with-Emre-Erdem-carrier-relations-and-wholesale-director-Turkcell.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMTRapid Telecom to acquire GCCIX cable systemRapid Telecom, a licensed Bahraini telecommunications and information services company, has today announced it is in the process of acquiring GCCIX cable system.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667367/Rapid-Telecom-to-acquire-GCCIX-cable-system.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMTEpsilon launches Infiny On-Demand connectivity platformEpsilon has launched its Infiny platform to give users on-demand access to its suite of connectivity solutions.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667365/Epsilon-launches-Infiny-On-Demand-connectivity-platform.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 07:15:00 GMTSeaborn Networks rumoured to be focusing on South AfricaSeaborn Networks is rumored to be focusing on near-term plans to build to Cape Town, South Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667364/Seaborn-Networks-rumoured-to-be-focusing-on-South-Africa.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMTTelxius is part of MAREA, the fastest submarine cable between the US and Southern EuropeThe deployment of the new cable MAREA, that will be operated by Telxius, is running smoothly and is on time to be ready for service by the end of this year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667363/Telxius-is-part-of-MAREA-the-fastest-submarine-cable-between-the-US-and-Southern-Europe.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 07:00:00 GMTSEACOM accelerates infrastructure investmentSEACOM had made substantial investments in expanding its network infrastructure during 2016 and plans to continue doing so during 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667362/SEACOM-accelerates-infrastructure-investment.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 06:45:00 GMTHurricane Electric continues commitment to Middle East and Africa with major network buildoutsHurricane Electric is announcing this week, at Capacity Middle East 2017, a significant buildout of its global IPv4 and IPv6 network throughout several regions in the Middle East and Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667344/Hurricane-Electric-continues-commitment-to-Middle-East-and-Africa-with-major-network-buildouts.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 03:15:00 GMTiBasis and Turkcell launch IPX PoP in Istanbul to expand 3G and 4G roaming services in Eurasia and Middle EastiBasis, a KPN company, and Turkcell, Turkey’s integrated mobile and fixed telecommunications operator, have collaborated to open an IPX point of presence (PoP) in Istanbul.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667343/iBasis-and-Turkcell-launch-IPX-PoP-in-Istanbul-to-expand-3G-and-4G-roaming-services-in-Eurasia-and.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 03:15:00 GMTVerizon chooses datamena for Middle East expansionVerizon has chosen datamena, the carrier-neutral data centre and connectivity platform, as a new regional transit hub to serve Verizon customers across the Middle East.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667342/Verizon-chooses-datamena-for-Middle-East-expansion.htmlTue, 07 Mar 2017 03:00:00 GMTQ&A with Omar Jassim Bin Kalban, MD & CEO of E-marineSponsored contenthttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3666859/Q-A-with-Omar-Jassim-Bin-Kalban-MD-and-CEO-of-E-marine.htmlMon, 06 Mar 2017 17:30:00 GMTdu selects GENBAND for SBC VNF deploymentUAE operator du has become the first Middle East provider to enable seamless connectivity between disparate communications networks in the region after partnering with GENBAND.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667072/du-selects-GENBAND-for-SBC-VNF-deployment.htmlMon, 06 Mar 2017 12:00:00 GMTZain picks Verscom Solutions' ODINE to manage wholesale voiceMiddle East operator Zain Group has selected systems integrator Verscom Solutions to provide it with a new suite of wholesale voice business management applications.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3667018/Zain-picks-Verscom-Solutions-ODINE-to-manage-wholesale-voice.htmlMon, 06 Mar 2017 10:45:00 GMTVodafone Egypt picks Ericsson for VNF deploymentVodafone Egypt has partnered with Ericsson to launch what it claims is the first commercial virtual network function (VNF) in the Middle East.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3666510/Vodafone-Egypt-picks-Ericsson-for-VNF-deployment.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 11:30:00 GMTZain and Viva launch Middle East VoLTE partnership with HuaweiZain and Viva have announced the first VoLTE interconnection in the Middle East and Africa in partnership with Huawei.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3666526/Zain-and-Viva-launch-Middle-East-VoLTE-partnership-with-Huawei.htmlFri, 03 Mar 2017 11:30:00 GMTNTT Com expands its DDoS protection servicesNTT Communications is expanding its Distributed Denial of Service Protection Services (DPS).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3665783/NTT-Com-expands-its-DDoS-protection-services.htmlWed, 01 Mar 2017 12:15:00 GMTQ&A with Paul Scott, president of C&W Networkshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3660131/Q-A-with-Paul-Scott-president-of-C-W-Networks.htmlWed, 08 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTDigicel launches LTE in British Virgin IslandsDigicel has launched LTE network services in the British Virgin Islands, offering speeds up to 10 times faster than those currently available, according to the company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3660118/Digicel-launches-LTE-in-British-Virgin-Islands.htmlWed, 08 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMTTransatel adds Caribbean roaming with Digicel dealEuropean mobile provider Transatel has added 23 Caribbean islands to its roaming footprint as part of a deal with Digicel.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3660127/Transatel-adds-Caribbean-roaming-with-Digicel-deal.htmlWed, 08 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMTCaricel to continue trading despite court rulingCaribbean operator Caricel has pledged to continue offering services, despite an on-going legal battle in the Jamaican courts.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3660091/Caricel-to-continue-trading-despite-court-ruling.htmlWed, 08 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMTDigicel exec re-elected as CANTO chairmanJulian Wilkins, government relations and public affairs director at Digicel Group, has been re-elected as chairman of the Caribbean Association of National Telecommunications (CANTO).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3659722/Digicel-exec-re-elected-as-CANTO-chairman.htmlTue, 07 Feb 2017 10:45:00 GMTOrange to build Caribbean cable and connect homes to fibreOrange is to build a 1,900km subsea cable connecting French Guiana, Martinique and Guadeloupe as part of an investment programme that will also see the company expand its fibre and 4G plan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3658591/Orange-to-build-Caribbean-cable-and-connect-homes-to-fibre.htmlThu, 02 Feb 2017 11:00:00 GMTSprint eyeing Puerto Rico tie-up with Open MobileSprint is looking to acquire mobile operator Open Mobile in Puerto Rico in a cashless deal, according to local media reports.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3658566/Sprint-eyeing-Puerto-Rico-tie-up-with-Open-Mobile.htmlThu, 02 Feb 2017 10:15:00 GMTFCC chairman Pai announces broadband advisory committeeNew Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai is to form a federal advisory committee aimed at accelerating the deployment of high-speed internet access.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3658276/FCC-chairman-Pai-announces-broadband-advisory-committee.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 12:00:00 GMTC³BU picks Colo Atl for colocation servicesColo Atl has signed up Columbia County Community Broadband Utility (C³BU) for colocation and data centre services, it announced at Metro Connect.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3658269/CBU-picks-Colo-Atl-for-colocation-services.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTGlobal Capacity boosts Ethernet services availabilityGlobal Capacity has increased the density of its nationwide Ethernet services footprint, satisfying the growing demand for hybrid and SD-WAN network solutions.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3658284/Global-Capacity-boosts-Ethernet-services-availability.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 11:15:00 GMTZenFi, Cross River Fiber launch zXc metro connectivity platformZenFi and Cross River Fiber have launched a new partnership focused on streamlining the ability for customers to connect to their resources, offering an online platform for self-service automated metro connectivity.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3658258/ZenFi-Cross-River-Fiber-launch-zXc-metro-connectivity-platform.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 10:30:00 GMTNJFX announces new strategic locationThe New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX) has announced a new strategic location just steps away from its subsea cable landing station campus.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3658259/NJFX-announces-new-strategic-location.htmlWed, 01 Feb 2017 10:00:00 GMTTelefónica to virtualise voice and data in South America and EuropeTelefónica has announced a massive contract with Chinese equipment vendor Huawei to virtualise its 4G network in 13 countries in Latin America and Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3657628/Telefnica-to-virtualise-voice-and-data-in-South-America-and-Europe.htmlMon, 30 Jan 2017 12:45:00 GMTDE-CIX establishes presence at 1025ConnectDE-CIX has established a point of presence (PoP) within the 1025Connect data centre in Long Island, New York.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3654524/DE-CIX-establishes-presence-at-1025Connect.htmlWed, 18 Jan 2017 11:15:00 GMTWindstream selects Coriant to support 100G DCI services in NY metroWindstream has selected Coriant to support the delivery of 100G data centre interconnect (DCI) services in the New York City metropolitan market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3654263/Windstream-selects-Coriant-to-support-100G-DCI-services-in-NY-metro.htmlTue, 17 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMTDataplanet N.V. launches Tier IV certified facility in CuraçaoDataplanet N.V.has launched Blue NAP Americas, what it claims to be the most advanced multi-tenant Tier IV certified data centre in the Americas.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3650765/Dataplanet-NV-launches-Tier-IV-certified-facility-in-Curaao.htmlFri, 06 Jan 2017 10:00:00 GMTC&W names Sinclair to head up Caribbean businessCable and Wireless Communications has named Garfield Sinclair as president of its Caribbean business, overseeing 15 territories in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3648132/C-W-names-Sinclair-to-head-up-Caribbean-business.htmlMon, 19 Dec 2016 10:45:00 GMTSuperloop switches on advanced dark fibre network in Hong KongSuperloop has announced that its Hong Kong dark fibre network is now live.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3645118/Superloop-switches-on-advanced-dark-fibre-network-in-Hong-Kong.htmlWed, 07 Dec 2016 00:15:00 GMTChina Telecom Global and Nepal Telecom jointly deliver IP services in NepalChina Telecom Global and Nepal Telecom have reached an agreement to deliver IP services in Nepal.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3645114/China-Telecom-Global-and-Nepal-Telecom-jointly-deliver-IP-services-in-Nepal.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 22:45:00 GMTQ&A with Anthony Voscarides, chief executive officer of Djibouti Data CenterAs Capacity learns that China Telecom Global has selected Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as a strategic hub for its pan-African expansion and has just installed its equipment, Jason McGee-Abe sat down with Anthony Voscarides, DDC’s CEO to find out more about the ever-growing opportunities of connecting Asia and Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3645112/Q-A-with-Anthony-Voscarides-chief-executive-officer-of-Djibouti-Data-Center.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 22:15:00 GMTTranstelecom and RETN launch new Europe-Asia TRANSKZ networkRETN and Kazakhstan’s Transtelecom have announced the launch of a new terrestrial network, TRANSKZ, to connect the RETN pan-European network with Hong Kong.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3645093/Transtelecom-and-RETN-launch-new-Europe-Asia-TRANSKZ-network.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 21:30:00 GMTChina Telecom Global selects the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) as a strategic hub for Pan-African expansionChina Telecom Global (CTG), the international operating subsidiary of China Telecom Corporation (China Telecom) has selected the Djibouti Data Center (DDC), to help facilitate network expansion, colocation and submarine fibre cable access services in East Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3644866/China-Telecom-Global-selects-the-Djibouti-Data-Center-DDC-as-a-strategic-hub-for-Pan-African.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMTAWS Direct Connect now available in SUNeVision’s MEGA Campus data centresSUNeVision, a premium carrier neutral data centre service provider in Hong Kong, has announced the immediate availability of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect in SUNeVision’s MEGA Campus (comprising the MEGA-i and MEGA Two data centres).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3644858/AWS-Direct-Connect-now-available-in-SUNeVisions-MEGA-Campus-data-centres.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 06:15:00 GMTVocus executes binding agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks to construct the Australia Singapore CableVocus Group has today announced that it has executed a binding agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN), referred to as contract-in-force (CIF), for the construction of the Australia Singapore Cable (ASC).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3644846/Vocus-executes-binding-agreement-with-Alcatel-Submarine-Networks-to-construct-the-Australia-Singapore.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 03:00:00 GMTGuiding the leaders of the wholesale industry in a rapidly evolving worldCapacity interviews Marc Halbfinger, CEO, PCCW Global and the new chairman of the ITW Founders’ Council and Global Leaders’ Forum.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606613/Guiding-the-leaders-of-the-wholesale-industry-in-a-rapidly-evolving-world.htmlTue, 06 Dec 2016 00:15:00 GMTVerscom Solutions rolls out cloud voice platform in FrankfurtVerscom Solutions has expanded its GO CLOUD! services by establishing a new point of presence (PoP) in the Equinix FR5 data centre located in Frankfurt.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606659/Verscom-Solutions-rolls-out-cloud-voice-platform-in-Frankfurt.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 20:30:00 GMTNTT Communications to highlight network security and innovation at Capacity Asia 2016NTT Communications (NTT Com), global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT, is to highlight new network infrastructure and state-of-the-art capabilities to strengthen its leadership in Asia-Pacific regionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606660/NTT-Communications-to-highlight-network-security-and-innovation-at-Capacity-Asia-2016.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 11:30:00 GMTViu achieves 4 million users across Asia in first year of launchPCCW Media’s OTT video service, Viu, has achieved four million unique users just one year after its launch.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606603/Viu-achieves-4-million-users-across-Asia-in-first-year-of-launch.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 08:30:00 GMTQ&A with Dr. Li Feng, chairman and CEO of China Mobile Internationalhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3606600/Q-A-with-Dr-Li-Feng-chairman-and-CEO-of-China-Mobile-International.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 07:00:00 GMTKaztranscom launches MC Net transit networkKaztranscom is continuing to grow its international profile and presence culminating with the launch of its new “MCNet” transit network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3644838/Kaztranscom-launches-MC-Net-transit-network.htmlMon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMTGlobal Carrier Awards 2016 Galleryhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3602812/Global-Carrier-Awards-2016-Gallery.htmlThu, 17 Nov 2016 16:30:00 GMTNL-ix rolls out complete Interconnect portfolio across EuropeNL-ix has announced at Capacity Europe it has rolled out its complete interconnect portfolio across its pan-European fabric, adding: transport, routing and cloud connect services to its already available European distributed peering service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600255/NL-ix-rolls-out-complete-Interconnect-portfolio-across-Europe.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 07:30:00 GMTDE-CIX expands portfolio to DirectCLOUD productDE-CIX is expanding its product portfolio, with immediate effect, to include DirectCLOUD and will enable customers to access cloud service provider connected to DE-CIX. The first provider to become available is Amazon Web Services (AWS), one of the largest cloud providers world-wide.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600264/DE-CIX-expands-portfolio-to-DirectCLOUD-product.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 07:15:00 GMTiCONX launches OBR Plugin for carriers to augment interconnect billing systemsThanks to the quick-to-deploy OBR Plugin from iCONX, carriers can now augment their current interconnect billing system to correct specific inaccuracies in OBR (Origin Based Rating), restoring accuracy to both invoice & reconciliation totals.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600260/iCONX-launches-OBR-Plugin-for-carriers-to-augment-interconnect-billing-systems.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 07:15:00 GMTPressReader for telecoms: From global conversations to global contentPressReader, the world’s first and largest all-you-can-read platform, is offering a global catalogue with titles that include The Guardian, Vogue, GQ, and USA Today. Over 6,000 publications, from 100+ countries in over 60 languages can be read on desktop or through PressReader’s mobile app on iOs, Android, Blackberry, and window devices.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600261/PressReader-for-telecoms-From-global-conversations-to-global-content.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 07:15:00 GMTColt rolls out SIP trunking and number hosting solution to Italy, Sweden and IrelandColt has now rolled out its SIP trunking and number hosting solution to three new countries – Italy, Sweden and Ireland, with further expansion to Denmark, Portugal and Switzerland planned for Q1 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600256/Colt-rolls-out-SIP-trunking-and-number-hosting-solution-to-Italy-Sweden-and-Ireland.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom ICSS’s DVX now fully compatible with smartphones and tabletsDeutsche Telekom ICSS’s state of the art pay-as-you-go wholesale voice termination platform, Access to Dynamic Voice Exchange (DVX), is now fully compatible for smartphones and tablets.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600259/Deutsche-Telekom-ICSSs-DVX-now-fully-compatible-with-smartphones-and-tablets.htmlWed, 09 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMTThe 2016 Global Carrier Awards winners are ...The 12th Global Carrier Awards saw more than 400 members of the community wined and dined at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris, celebrating industry achievements over the last year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600139/The-2016-Global-Carrier-Awards-winners-are.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 22:00:00 GMTDiversity in telecoms depends on leading from the topThe women in telco panel at Capacity Europe came to the conclusion the action from the top on mentoring is now essential.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600152/Diversity-in-telecoms-depends-on-leading-from-the-top.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 16:00:00 GMTQ&A with Damien Staples, vice president, BT Global Wholesalehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600151/Q-A-with-Damien-Staples-vice-president-BT-Global-Wholesale.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 15:45:00 GMTAT&T and Colt complete SDN interoperability trialAT&T and Colt Technology Services have completed a trial of a standard application programming interface (API) offering interoperability for software-defined networks (SDNs) from different carriers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3600143/AT-T-and-Colt-complete-SDN-interoperability-trial.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 15:30:00 GMTTelia Carrier expands IP backbone to WarsawTelia Carrier has announced an extension to the reach of its global IP backbone , completing the DWDM route that runs between Frankfurt and Warsaw.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599448/Telia-Carrier-expands-IP-backbone-to-Warsaw.htmlTue, 08 Nov 2016 06:45:00 GMTQ&A: George Nikoloudis, COO, OTEGLOBEGeorge Nikoloudis, COO of OTEGLOBE, speaks to Capacity's Jason McGee-Abe about what the company’s strategic plans have been in the region and how it's all about "expand or die" to stay ahead.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3587031/Q-A-George-Nikoloudis-COO-OTEGLOBE.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 17:00:00 GMTPierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO of Orange International Carriers: Voice transformation, security and innovationCEO Pierre-Louis de Guillebon talks to Jason McGee-Abe about Orange International Carriers’ voice transformation and the challenge of adapting to innovation.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599738/Pierre-Louis-de-Guillebon-CEO-of-Orange-International-Carriers-Voice-transformation-security-and.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 16:30:00 GMTLevel 3 rolls out Ethernet services in 15 European marketsLevel 3 Communications has launched its agile Ethernet services in 15 additional European markets to provide global businesses with greater visibility and control over their enterprise networks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599566/Level-3-rolls-out-Ethernet-services-in-15-European-markets.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 16:15:00 GMTNew WINGAS fibre-optic capacities at Berlin data centreTo meet increasing demand for high-speed bandwidth in Germany, WINGAS has connected, with fibre-optic cable technology, to a next generation data centre in Berlin.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599445/New-WINGAS-fibre-optic-capacities-at-Berlin-data-centre.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:30:00 GMTViavi in multi-carrier bandwidth-on-demand demoViavi has collaborated with Tier-1 international communications and cloud service providers to demonstrate a multi-carrier, multi-platform proof of concept (PoC) for bandwidth-on-demand services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599443/Viavi-in-multi-carrier-bandwidth-on-demand-demo.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 15:00:00 GMTBridgeVoice enhances automated carrier platform offeringBankai Group’s BridgeVoice has launched an exclusive operator-based feature connecting carriers with an array of network operators via its automated carrier platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3596674/BridgeVoice-enhances-automated-carrier-platform-offering.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 14:30:00 GMTCapacity Europe panel discusses the evolving networkRepresentatives from Telegeography, AT&T, BCE Nexxia, PCCW Global, and Telstra spoke on whole and enterprise at the Paris event.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599607/Capacity-Europe-panel-discusses-the-evolving-network.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 13:45:00 GMTAT&T to launch SD-WAN platform for enterprise in 2017As part of an overall AT&T strategy, AT&T Partner Solutions is set to launch an SD-WAN solution aimed at enterprise users in 2017, it unveiled at Capacity Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599756/AT-T-to-launch-SD-WAN-platform-for-enterprise-in-2017.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 13:15:00 GMTCarl Grivner, CEO of Colt, on the company's year of changeCarl Grivner, CEO of Colt, discusses his 2017 strategic priorities, expansion plans, and highlights the main challenges operating in Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599593/Carl-Grivner-CEO-of-Colt-on-the-companys-year-of-change.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 13:15:00 GMTHibernia Networks extends CDN to Italy with new PoPHibernia Networks has continued the expansion of its content delivery network (CDN) platform by establishing a point of presence (PoP) in Milan, its first deployment in Italy.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599601/Hibernia-Networks-extends-CDN-to-Italy-with-new-PoP.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 13:15:00 GMTService provision and partnerships will drive mass cloud adoptionPartnerships are still at the heart of business success a cloud panel was told today at Capacity Europe.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599627/Service-provision-and-partnerships-will-drive-mass-cloud-adoption.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 12:45:00 GMTAAE-1’s Italian landing station breaks new groundWith the Bari landing station a hot topic, Retelit discusses becoming an investor in the AAE-1 consortium and meeting the demand for interconnection.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599458/AAE-1s-Italian-landing-station-breaks-new-ground.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 11:30:00 GMTTata Communications deploys PoP in New Jersey Fiber ExchangeNew Jersey Fiber Exchange announced today at Capacity Europe that Tata Communications has opened its core network PoP at their NJFX campus.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599419/Tata-Communications-deploys-PoP-in-New-Jersey-Fiber-Exchange.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 09:45:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom ICSS launches IP-VPN mobile accessDeutsche Telekom’s international wholesale arm, International Carrier Sales & Solutions (ICSS), has today launched a unique IP-VPN mobile access solution using mobile radio technology for network access.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599361/Deutsche-Telekom-ICSS-launches-IP-VPN-mobile-access.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 07:00:00 GMTAirtel Business launches managed A2P SMS firewallAirtel Business has launched a managed A2P SMS firewall solution, the latest service on its Global Messaging Solutions Suite.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599365/Airtel-Business-launches-managed-A2P-SMS-firewall.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 06:45:00 GMTDE-CIX introduces new service model at Capacity Europe 2016DE-CIX has launched a new service model that splits the port into two parts: a physical access and virtual services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599367/DE-CIX-introduces-new-service-model-at-Capacity-Europe-2016.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 06:30:00 GMTTelia Carrier expands global backbone to Zagreb with new PoPTelia Carrier has expanded its global backbone to Zagreb, boosting connectivity for Central Eastern European (CEE) and Balkans countries.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599366/Telia-Carrier-expands-global-backbone-to-Zagreb-with-new-PoP.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 06:30:00 GMTDGC to build 10-100G Swedish wavelength networkDGC, the Swedish network operator focusing on IP-VPN-based communication services, has started the construction of “one of the largest 10-100G wavelength networks”.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599363/DGC-to-build-10-100G-Swedish-wavelength-network.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 06:15:00 GMTExatel deploys PoP at Telehouse facility in LondonPoland's alternative telecoms operator, Exatel, has established a new point of presence (PoP) in London.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599362/Exatel-deploys-PoP-at-Telehouse-facility-in-London.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 06:15:00 GMTRetelit completes expansion of fibre network connecting to AAE-1Retelit has completed an expansion of its fibre network connecting South European data centres to the Far East through the AAE-1 (Asia Africa Europe-1) Bari cable landing station.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599364/Retelit-completes-expansion-of-fibre-network-connecting-to-AAE-1.htmlMon, 07 Nov 2016 06:15:00 GMTCloud and OTT players driving growth for routes into CanadaAdel Bazerghi, president of BCE Nexxia, talks to Alan Burkitt-Gray about carrying traffic from international partners into Canada. Most of the population lives close to the US border, but the network has to reach the remotest points in Canada.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599371/Cloud-and-OTT-players-driving-growth-for-routes-into-Canada.htmlSun, 06 Nov 2016 18:30:00 GMTMardia Van Der Walt on 20 years of ICSSSVP of ICSS discusses two decades of the Deutsche Telekom wholesale armhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599369/Mardia-Van-Der-Walt-on-20-years-of-ICSS.htmlSun, 06 Nov 2016 18:15:00 GMTNTT's Michael Wheeler: Making a mark in key global locationsContinuously increasing its presence across the globe and constantly assessing markets to expand further, NTT Communications is always looking ahead.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599370/NTTs-Michael-Wheeler-Making-a-mark-in-key-global-locations.htmlSun, 06 Nov 2016 17:45:00 GMTAlessandro Talotta, chairman and CEO of Sparkle, on the Sicily HubAlessandro Talotta, chairman and CEO of Sparkle, has been busy implementing its state of the art data centre - the Sicily Hub. Bill Boyle talks to him about strategy.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3599368/Alessandro-Talotta-chairman-and-CEO-of-Sparkle-on-the-Sicily-Hub.htmlSun, 06 Nov 2016 16:45:00 GMTColt announces system-wide network upgradeColt Technology Services has committed to a major system-wide network upgrade that will give its enterprise, carrier and web-centric customers access to bandwidth levels of up to 100Gbps.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3598681/Colt-announces-system-wide-network-upgrade.htmlThu, 03 Nov 2016 12:15:00 GMTKPN launches VoLTE in the NetherlandsKPN has launched its voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in the Netherlands. The service was developed in conjunction with Samsung.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3597980/KPN-launches-VoLTE-in-the-Netherlands.htmlTue, 01 Nov 2016 11:30:00 GMTUgandan minister Tumwebaze calls for carrier cooperationFrank Tumwebaze, Uganda's minister of information technology and communications, has issued a challenge to all African wholesale providers to start sharing more and work harder towards the goal of cheaper access for users.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588824/Ugandan-minister-Tumwebaze-calls-for-carrier-cooperation.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 12:45:00 GMTVanrise Solutions launches xboosterVanrise Solutions has developed a new collection of cloud-based tools for carriers looking for more in-depth modular tools for different teams without having to bear the burden of large scale capital investment.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588764/Vanrise-Solutions-launches-xbooster.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMTVodacom seals R1bn fibre deal with PrasaVodacom has won a 15 year fibre deal worth R1 billion (£57 million) with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588732/Vodacom-seals-R1bn-fibre-deal-with-Prasa.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:30:00 GMTTanzania completes buyout of Bharti Airtel's stake in TTCLTanzania has regained complete ownership of Tanzania Telecommunications Corp (TTCL) after completing its buyout of Bharti Airtel’s 35% stake in the company.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588712/Tanzania-completes-buyout-of-Bharti-Airtels-stake-in-TTCL.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:15:00 GMTSouth Africa to refund winners if spectrum auction blockedThe South African regulator is continuing its battle with the government by saying that it will refund winners of a spectrum auction next year if the sale is blocked by the minister.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588717/South-Africa-to-refund-winners-if-spectrum-auction-blocked.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 11:00:00 GMTQ&A: Dan Kwach, General Manager, East Africa Data Centre (EADC)Dan Kwach, General Manager of East Africa Data Centre (EADC), tells Capacity how EADC has been raising its profile in the region, the challenges it faces and its strategic priorities over the next year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588588/Q-A-Dan-Kwach-General-Manager-East-Africa-Data-Centre-EADC.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:45:00 GMTEgypt may start international auction for 4G licencesEgypt’s three foreign-owned mobile operators have started a battle with the country’s telecoms regulator after they turned down the opportunity to buy 4G licences.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588709/Egypt-may-start-international-auction-for-4G-licences.htmlTue, 27 Sep 2016 10:30:00 GMTQ&A: Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCCChris Wood, CEO of WIOCC speaks to Capacity about demand challenges, point-to-point bandwidth and how it has created Africa's largest metropolitan area network (MAN).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588602/Q-A-Chris-Wood-CEO-WIOCC.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:30:00 GMTVanrise Solutions releases T.One Suite mobile app for telecom managementVanrise Solution's has launched a mobile app for its renowned T.One Suite for telecom management. The app has been tailored to the needs of account managers using the app. Vanrise Solutions will also be providing a demo of the new version of T.One at Capacity Africa 2016.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588600/Vanrise-Solutions-releases-TOne-Suite-mobile-app-for-telecom-management.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:30:00 GMTZain Group selected as partner to the Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute programZain Group has announced that its fully owned global services subsidiary, Mada Communications, has been granted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Program status. This permits Zain to deliver innovative Microsoft software and cloud experiences to enterprises across its expansive IP/MPLS network in the middle-east and Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588599/Zain-Group-selected-as-partner-to-the-Microsoft-Azure-ExpressRoute-program.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 18:30:00 GMTQ&A: Willem Marais, Group Managing Executive, Liquid TelecomWillem Marais, group managing executive of Liquid Telecom and CEO of Liquid Telecom South Africa answers some key questions on the African market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588587/Q-A-Willem-Marais-Group-Managing-Executive-Liquid-Telecom.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 17:30:00 GMTVanrise Solutions teams up with Al-Salam Company IraqVanrise Solutions signs a strategic partnership with Al-Salam Company Iraq to work on infrastructure.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588582/Vanrise-Solutions-teams-up-with-Al-Salam-Company-Iraq.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 17:15:00 GMTDE-CIX premieres at Capacity Africa 2016: Building the Peering Gateway to EuropeDE-CIX will celebrate its premiere on the African continent at this year’s Capacity Africa conference held on September 27th and 28th in Kampala (Uganda).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588581/DE-CIX-premieres-at-Capacity-Africa-2016-Building-the-Peering-Gateway-to-Europe.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMTGondwana concludes long-term capacity deal with IntelsatGondwana has concluded a long-term capacity agreement with Intelsat that will enable the iWayAfrica Group to offer Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services to telecoms operators and ISPs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588580/Gondwana-concludes-long-term-capacity-deal-with-Intelsat.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMTGoogle Uganda partners to power African SMEs with Roke and NITAGoogle Uganda has announced enhancements to Project Link in Ghana, the second country in the network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588572/Google-Uganda-partners-to-power-African-SMEs-with-Roke-and-NITA.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 17:00:00 GMTVodacom using wholesale FTTH providers in South AfricaVodacom steps up fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) in South Africa roll-out in South Africa by signing lease agreements with a number of wholesale fibre providers, according to reports.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3588364/Vodacom-using-wholesale-FTTH-providers-in-South-Africa.htmlMon, 26 Sep 2016 11:45:00 GMTVodafone and Afrimax to launch 4G services in CameroonVodafone has expanded its partnership with Afrimax to roll out 4G services in Cameroon.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3587787/Vodafone-and-Afrimax-to-launch-4G-services-in-Cameroon.htmlFri, 23 Sep 2016 10:45:00 GMTLAMDA HELLIX receives LEED Gold v4 BD+C certificationLAMDA HELLIX claims its latest facility, Athens-2, is the world’s first colocation data centre after it received the LEED Gold v4 BD+C certification for its green development and operation.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3587042/LAMDA-HELLIX-receives-LEED-Gold-v4-BD+C-certification.htmlTue, 20 Sep 2016 16:00:00 GMTSubsea links, convergence increasingly key to Eurasia capacityDay 1 at Capacity Eurasia highlighted the industry’s views that more convergence, collaboration and tapping into data centre clusters and subsea cable opportunities are needed to truly create a mesh of networks to enhance the transit Silk Road routes of the future.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3587036/Subsea-links-convergence-increasingly-key-to-Eurasia-capacity.htmlTue, 20 Sep 2016 15:45:00 GMTTelkom launches enterprise cloud services in AfricaSouth Africa’s Telkom has launched enterprise cloud services from its carrier-neutral tier-IV data centre.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586818/Telkom-launches-enterprise-cloud-services-in-Africa.htmlTue, 20 Sep 2016 12:00:00 GMTQ&A: Loizos Economides, Head Development of Cable Facilities and Products, CytaLoizos Economides, Head of Development of Cable Facilities and Products at Cyta, speaks to Capacity's Jason McGee-Abe about the company's strategic priorities in the regionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586788/Q-A-Loizos-Economides-Head-Development-of-Cable-Facilities-and-Products-Cyta.htmlTue, 20 Sep 2016 10:45:00 GMTMorphean selects Interoute for virtual data centresVideo as a Service provider Morphean has selected global cloud provider Interoute to host its management platform for content analysis videos and incident detection.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586777/Morphean-selects-Interoute-for-virtual-data-centres.htmlTue, 20 Sep 2016 10:15:00 GMTDE-CIX hits 5.5Tbps data record in FrankfurtDE-CIX has reached a new data record with more than 5.5Tbps of traffic reached this week in Frankfurt, Germany.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586681/DE-CIX-hits-55Tbps-data-record-in-Frankfurt.htmlTue, 20 Sep 2016 05:00:00 GMTGlobal Switch becomes enabled site for DE-CIX services in FrankfurtDE-CIX has expanded its activities in the home market of Germany by partnering with Global Switch, its Frankfurt operations will become a “DE-CIX Enabled Site”.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586651/Global-Switch-becomes-enabled-site-for-DE-CIX-services-in-Frankfurt.htmlTue, 20 Sep 2016 04:45:00 GMTReliance Jio to connect to AAE-1 subsea cableIndia’s new 4G mobile operator, Reliance Jio Infocomm, is to go ahead with its connection to the Asia-Africa-Europe One (AAE1) subsea cable.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586685/Reliance-Jio-to-connect-to-AAE-1-subsea-cable.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 16:30:00 GMTBulgaria's Neterra to build €3m data centreBulgaria’s Neterra plans for 2017 include building a €3 million data centre, opening an office in Istanbul, Turkey, and launching a new teleport for satellite communications.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586652/Bulgarias-Neterra-to-build-3m-data-centre.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTQ&A: Emre Erdem, Carrier Relations & Wholesale Director, TurkcellEmre Erdem, Turkcell's carrier relations & wholesale director, tells Capacity's Jason McGee-Abe about the operator's last 12 months, including a 4.5G launch and its wholesale-retail convergence drivehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586665/Q-A-Emre-Erdem-Carrier-Relations-and-Wholesale-Director-Turkcell.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTRETN launches IP PoP in St. PetersburgGlobal network service provider RETN has launched a new IP point of presence (PoP) in St. Petersburg.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586649/RETN-launches-IP-PoP-in-St-Petersburg.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 14:45:00 GMTRoland Sfeir joins GBI as chief financial officerCloud and managed services provider GBI has appointed Roland Sfeir as chief finance officer.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3586498/Roland-Sfeir-joins-GBI-as-chief-financial-officer.htmlMon, 19 Sep 2016 10:45:00 GMTOTE gets €389m loan for IP network transformationGreek incumbent operator OTE has negotiated loans worth €389 million to help fund its €1.3 billion investment in next generation access (NGA) over the next four years.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3585216/OTE-gets-389m-loan-for-IP-network-transformation.htmlTue, 13 Sep 2016 11:15:00 GMTSparkle to expand Seabone global backbone to IranTelecom Italia’s Sparkle is working with the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company (TIC) of Iran to expand its Seabone global backbone to Iran, the company has announced.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3583523/Sparkle-to-expand-Seabone-global-backbone-to-Iran.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 15:00:00 GMTItaltel bids to virtualise Iran’s broadband telecomsItalian equipment vendor Italtel has made a pitch for Iran’s plans to build a nationwide ultra-fast broadband network that would focus on health and education services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3583440/Italtel-bids-to-virtualise-Irans-broadband-telecoms.htmlTue, 06 Sep 2016 13:00:00 GMTKcell launches LTE and announces network sharing with BeelineKcell has rolled out 4G services and announced a network sharing agreement with Beeline Kazakhstan, which Kcell CEO Arti Ots tells Capacity should reach 50% coverage by the end of 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3582057/Kcell-launches-LTE-and-announces-network-sharing-with-Beeline.htmlWed, 31 Aug 2016 12:00:00 GMTQ&A: Damien Staples, VP of global wholesale voice and roaming, BTDamien Staples, BT’s new VP of global wholesale voice and roaming, tells Capacity's Jason McGee-Abe how its move back into mobile has provided an opportunity to reflect on the way it serves global carriershttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3570700/Q-A-Damien-Staples-VP-of-global-wholesale-voice-and-roaming-BT.htmlFri, 15 Jul 2016 09:15:00 GMTBIG INTERVIEW: Andrew Kwok, president, Hutchison Global CommunicationsHutchison Global Communications has a key role between content companies and the fixed and mobile operators whose customers consume the content. Andrew Kwok explains the importance of the partnership to Alan Burkitt-Grayhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3570478/BIG-INTERVIEW-Andrew-Kwok-president-Hutchison-Global-Communications.htmlThu, 14 Jul 2016 10:45:00 GMTEU proposes cuts to wholesale roaming ratesThe European Union has proposed cutting wholesale roaming rates ahead of the abolition of retail roaming charges in the region by June 2017.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562579/EU-proposes-cuts-to-wholesale-roaming-rates.htmlThu, 16 Jun 2016 08:30:00 GMTSilesian operator Kolnet and SferaNET sign wholesale cooperation dealSilesian operator Kolnet has signed a wholesale cooperation contract with SferaNET.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562607/Silesian-operator-Kolnet-and-SferaNET-sign-wholesale-cooperation-deal.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 11:45:00 GMTStop grumbling about OTTs, conference hearsStop complaining about the ‘free ride’ the OTT players are getting and start building alliances and finding new business opportunities, was the solid advice of the panel of wholesale experts debating what is driving future investment in Central and Eastern Europe in Warsaw today.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562448/Stop-grumbling-about-OTTs-conference-hears.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTCzech market displays combined but uneven developmentSpeaking at the Capacity Central and Eastern Europe conference this week, Jaromir Novak, chairman of the council of the Czech Telecommunications Office (CTU) said that the legacy burden of old networks was proving to be a mixed blessing and the skills shortage was worrying. However, he claimed that both were being tackled with creativity.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562610/Czech-market-displays-combined-but-uneven-development.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 10:45:00 GMTTelekom Austria and Nokia demo NB-IoTTelekom Austria has successfully presented a showcase for narrow-band internet of things (NB-IoT) technology for the first time in Vienna, Austria.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562397/Telekom-Austria-and-Nokia-demo-NB-IoT.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 10:00:00 GMTCzech Republic raises $109m in spectrum saleThe Czech Telecommunication Office (CTU) has confirmed the completion of the sale of spectrum in the 1800MHz and 2600MHz bands to O2, T-Mobile and Vodafone for a total of $109.96 million (CZK2.64 billion).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562437/Czech-Republic-raises-109m-in-spectrum-sale.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 09:45:00 GMTUPC Poland VPs Golos and Jablonska promoted within CEE Liberty GlobalUPC Poland’s vice-presidents Patrycja Golos and Katarzyna Jablonska have been promoted to roles with additional responsibility.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562395/UPC-Poland-VPs-Golos-and-Jablonska-promoted-within-CEE-Liberty-Global.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 09:15:00 GMTLiberty Global looking to acquire Polish cableco MultimediaLiberty Global is reportedly looking to acquire Polish cableco Multimedia in a move to bolster its operations in Poland.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562213/Liberty-Global-looking-to-acquire-Polish-cableco-Multimedia.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 08:30:00 GMTTelenor shuffles CEOs in Bulgaria and PakistanTelenor has announced a change in its leadership at its Bulgaria and Pakistan operations.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562220/Telenor-shuffles-CEOs-in-Bulgaria-and-Pakistan.htmlWed, 15 Jun 2016 08:00:00 GMTOrange partners Fortumo for direct carrier billingOrange and mobile payments company Fortumo have entered into a direct carrier billing partnership covering 29 markets in which Orange operates.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562123/Orange-partners-Fortumo-for-direct-carrier-billing.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMTVimpelCom signs $1bn IT deal with EricssonRussia's VimpelCom has entered into a software partnership with Ericsson in a deal worth more than $1 billion that will radically transform VimpelCom’s global IT infrastructure.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562137/VimpelCom-signs-1bn-IT-deal-with-Ericsson.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMTVodafone spends big in Hungary spectrum sell-offHungary's telecoms watchdog has announced the results of its just-finished spectrum sale, in which Vodafone emerged as the largest spender.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562114/Vodafone-spends-big-in-Hungary-spectrum-sell-off.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 12:00:00 GMTRussian bank said to become shareholder in Bulgaria's VivacomRussian bank VTB is reportedly set to become a shareholder in Bulgarian operator Vivacom.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562159/Russian-bank-said-to-become-shareholder-in-Bulgarias-Vivacom.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 11:15:00 GMTQ&A: Przemysaw Gagala, international sales director, Hawe TelekomPrzemysaw Gagala, international sales director, Hawe Telekom shares the company's developments in the region with Capacityhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562092/Q-A-Przemysaw-Gagala-international-sales-director-Hawe-Telekom.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 09:30:00 GMTQ&A: Marcin Raczkiewicz, regional director, Central & Eastern Europe, Tata CommunicationsMarcin Raczkiewicz, regional director of Central & Eastern Europe at Tata Communications talks about its focus on its voice, data and media businesshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3562191/Q-A-Marcin-Raczkiewicz-regional-director-Central-and-Eastern-Europe-Tata-Communications.htmlTue, 14 Jun 2016 09:15:00 GMTBSO and IXcellerate partner for global connectivityGlobal Ethernet network, cloud and hosting provider BSO has partnered with Russia’s carrier-neutral data centre operator IXcellerate to improve fibre access into and out of Moscow.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553297/BSO-and-IXcellerate-partner-for-global-connectivity.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 14:00:00 GMTGlobal Capacity launches Connect MarketplaceGlobal Capacity has launched Connect Marketplace, said to be the “next evolution” of its service lifecycle manager software, designed to simplify the design of multi-site architectures.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553298/Global-Capacity-launches-Connect-Marketplace.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 14:00:00 GMTTelekom Malaysia and Hurricane Electric partner for IP broadband servicesTelekom Malaysia (TM) and Hurricane Electric (HE) have signed a strategic partnership agreement aimed at accelerating their goal of delivering high-speed internet broadband services to Asia’s emerging markets.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553299/Telekom-Malaysia-and-Hurricane-Electric-partner-for-IP-broadband-services.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 14:00:00 GMTTranstelco picks Hibernia Networks for more capacityTranstelco has selected Hibernia Networks to provide additional capacity for its IP backbone network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553314/Transtelco-picks-Hibernia-Networks-for-more-capacity.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 14:00:00 GMTSuperloop announces metro Ethernet and wavelength product launch in Singapore and Hong KongAsian dark fibre and Ethernet provider Superloop has announced a set of products between key data centres and cable landing stations in Singapore, and between key data centres in Hong Kong.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553492/Superloop-announces-metro-Ethernet-and-wavelength-product-launch-in-Singapore-and-Hong-Kong.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 12:45:00 GMTGlobeNet connects US and Brazil at speed in time for Olympic gamesGlobeNet, a wholesale provider of data network and infrastructure services in the Americas, has introduced a 100Gbps wavelength service from New York and Miami, US, to major data centres in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Brazil.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553493/GlobeNet-connects-US-and-Brazil-at-speed-in-time-for-Olympic-games.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 10:45:00 GMTCinia to connect C-Lion1 cable to Equinix data centresFinland’s Cinia plans to link the new C-Lion1 submarine cable system between Germany and Finland to Equinix data centres in Frankfurt and Helsinki. Round-trip delay will be less than 20 milliseconds, Cinia announced at ITW.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553503/Cinia-to-connect-C-Lion1-cable-to-Equinix-data-centres.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 07:00:00 GMTVodafone and Telenor partner to deliver multi-service IPXVodafone has announced it has set up a new global IPX benchmark, in partnership with Telenor, running four separate live services across a single IPX interconnect. The initial 4G signaling service, launched in 2014, has been expanded to now include 2G/3G signaling, direct voice and SMS traffic, all interconnected via joint IPX capabilities.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553497/Vodafone-and-Telenor-partner-to-deliver-multi-service-IPX.htmlWed, 11 May 2016 07:00:00 GMTOmantel and Multinet Pakistan announce Silk Route GatewayOman’s Omantel and Pakistan’s Multinet have signed an agreement to set up a new submarine cable system, Silk Route Gateway 1(SRG-1) that will be the beginning of a smart regional networkhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552917/Omantel-and-Multinet-Pakistan-announce-Silk-Route-Gateway.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTSPONSORED Q&A: Michael Wheeler, EVP, Global IP Network, NTT ComNTT Communications has an ethos of working closely with over-the-top (OTT) players to the advantage of both itself and partners. Michael Wheeler, executive vice president of the Global IP Network business unit, explains how important collaboration is for NTT Com, as well as how the company is seeking to boost network securityhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552916/SPONSORED-Q-A-Michael-Wheeler-EVP-Global-IP-Network-NTT-Com.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 15:30:00 GMTBankai’s BridgeVoice offers carriers funding, bidding and profit generatorVoice over IP specialist BridgeVoice has announced the launch of a new automated carrier platform during International Telecoms Weekhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553220/Bankais-BridgeVoice-offers-carriers-funding-bidding-and-profit-generator.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 15:00:00 GMTOrange announces new PoP in Amman to improve Middle East internet connectivityOrange will open a large-capacity IP point of presence (PoP) in the Middle East, the company said on day one of International Telecoms Weekhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552927/Orange-announces-new-PoP-in-Amman-to-improve-Middle-East-internet-connectivity.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 15:00:00 GMTWilcon partners with LightRiver and Ciena to support metro ethernetLightRiver Technologies has teamed with Wilcon, a West Coast US provider of best-in-class fibre network and data centre infrastructure, to design, deploy and support new Ethernet products and capabilitieshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552957/Wilcon-partners-with-LightRiver-and-Ciena-to-support-metro-ethernet.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 15:00:00 GMTQ&A: Dumitru Vlad, director, Telekom Romania WholesaleDumitru Vlad, director of Telekom Romania Wholesale, speaks to Capacity’s Jason McGee-Abe about is T-rebranding and strategic pillars, which include its goal to reach two million FTTH connectionhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552932/Q-A-Dumitru-Vlad-director-Telekom-Romania-Wholesale.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 13:15:00 GMTAxiom Fiber in strategic deal with LightRiver TechnologiesAxiom Fiber Networks, an infrastructure services provider operating in the greater New York City metropolitan region, has entered into a technology alliance with LightRiver Technologies.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552919/Axiom-Fiber-in-strategic-deal-with-LightRiver-Technologies.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTChina Telecom Global and HGC sign IPX peering dealChina Telecom Global and Hutchison Global Communications have agreed a peering agreement for their IPX networks that will open the potential to reach more than 200m mobile users.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552910/China-Telecom-Global-and-HGC-sign-IPX-peering-deal.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTCobalt buys network to expand Caribbean footprintCobalt Holdings has bought the physical and IP assets of World Wi-Fi Network (WWN) and affiliated companies – one of the largest niche Wifi hotspot operators in the Caribbean region targeting cruise line passengers and crews. Terms were not disclosed.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552923/Cobalt-buys-network-to-expand-Caribbean-footprint.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTDT and Nexmo to offer A2P messaging for business-critical cloudDeutsche Telekom’s wholesale division and cloud company Nexmo have formed a partnership for mission-critical application-to-person (A2P) messaging.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552914/DT-and-Nexmo-to-offerA2P-messaging-for-business-critical-cloud.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTSparkle to help the European Commission move to cloudThe Telecom Italia group has won a contract to support the European Commission’s move to the cloud.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552911/Sparkle-to-help-the-European-Commission-move-to-cloud.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTVerizon deal expands to all AMX-IX marketsVerizon Digital Media Services is to expand its services from AMS-IX in Amsterdam to other AMS-IX locations, starting with Hong Kong.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552913/Verizon-deal-expands-toall-AMX-IX-markets.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTVoiceKings selects Telarix to automate wholesale and partner operationsTelarix has announced at ITW that it has welcomed VoiceKings to its growing list of carriers utilising Telarix for complete end-to-end automation.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553238/VoiceKings-selects-Telarix-to-automate-wholesale-and-partner-operations.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTAirtel partners with Microsoft to launch ConnexionBharti Airtel has expanded its cloud services portfolio with the launch of Connexion, which leverages Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute connection for direct private connectivity.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3553224/Airtel-partners-with-Microsoft-to-launch-Connexion.htmlTue, 10 May 2016 10:00:00 GMTCleareon Fiber Networks establishes PoP in New YorkCleareon Fiber Networks, a New York City-based provider of dark fibre networks and services, recently announced it has expanded its network further by adding a Point of Presence (PoP) in Digital Realty’s 111 8 th Avenue colocation facility.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552575/Cleareon-Fiber-Networks-establishes-PoP-in-New-York.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 14:00:00 GMTHGC launches public cloud service on AWSTo stand out in a data intensive, fast-changing and competitively dynamic environment, organisations require a solution that covers a broad range of global computing, analytics, application and deployment services that lowers IT cost while enhancing scalability and security. Using this approach ultimately frees staff from IT worries and allows them more time to focus on core business drivers, improving human resource allocation.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552573/HGC-launches-public-cloud-service-on-AWS.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 14:00:00 GMTHibernia Networks announces protected wavelength serviceHibernia Networks announces today the addition of Protected Wavelength Service to its suite of best-in- class optical transport solutions.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552574/Hibernia-Networks-announces-protected-wavelength-service.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 14:00:00 GMTSimon Dodsworth to chair GBET executive councilThe Global Business Exchange for Telecom (GBET), the carrier-led association created to collaboratively develop actionable solutions for the electronic exchange of business information, announces today that Simon Dodsworth, vice president, head of voice and mobile at Telia Carrier, has been elected as new chair of the GBET Executive Council.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552571/Simon-Dodsworth-to-chair-GBET-executive-council.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 14:00:00 GMTITW Global Leaders’ Forum looks to next wave of industry growthOn Sunday, the executive leaders from over 25 of the world’s largest wholesale carriers met under the banner of the ITW Global Leaders’ Forum (GLF) to discuss the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry and identify the requirements to stimulate a new wave of growth.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552570/ITW-Global-Leaders-Forum-looks-to-next-wave-of-industry-growth.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTPCCW and Türk Telekom International sign MoU to explore joint venturesPCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Türk Telekom International (TTI), a leading telecommunications operator across Central & Eastern Europe, Turkey, Caucasus, and the Middle East, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore service portfolio and geographic synergies between two leading telecommunications companies.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552572/PCCW-and-Trk-Telekom-International-sign-MoU-to-explore-joint-ventures.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTSEA-ME-WE 5 consortium ties up TI Sparkle partnershipSparkle, the international services arm of TIM group, announces today that it has been awarded by the SEA-ME-WE 5 consortium of both network administrator (NA) and network operation centre (NOC) responsibilities for the cable system.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552569/SEA-ME-WE-5-consortium-ties-up-TI-Sparkle-partnership.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 13:00:00 GMTSPONSORED Q&A: Dr Homoud Alkussayer, vice president of wholesale, Saudi Telecom CompanyDr Homoud Alkussayer, vice president of wholesale, Saudi Telecom Company (STC) talks to Capacity about an ever-expanding spectrum of innovative applications, infrastructure upgrades and international connectivityhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552716/SPONSORED-Q-A-Dr-Homoud-Alkussayer-vice-president-of-wholesale-Saudi-Telecom-Company.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 09:00:00 GMTAlessandro Talotta, CEO, TI SparkleAlessandro Talotta, CEO of TI Sparkle, tells Capacity about its key markets and business segmentshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552710/Alessandro-Talotta-CEO-TI-Sparkle.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 07:45:00 GMT#ITW2016 highlights: Opening reception and keynoteHighlights from Chicago, US, as ITW 2016 kicks off with Steve Wozniak making the opening keynote.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3552567/ITW2016-highlights-Opening-reception-and-keynote.htmlMon, 09 May 2016 07:15:00 GMTInternexa opens first telecom colocation centre in BrazilInternexa has announced the opening of its first telecommunications colocation space in São Paulo, Brazil.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3538014/Internexa-opens-first-telecom-colocation-centre-in-Brazil.htmlWed, 16 Mar 2016 11:00:00 GMTMexico to establish Telecom Investment Promotion AgencyMexico is set to establish the Telecommunications Investment Promotion Agency, which will be responsible for the installation of the government’s proposed shared network and provision of telecommunications services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3538017/Mexico-to-establish-Telecom-Investment-Promotion-Agency.htmlWed, 16 Mar 2016 11:00:00 GMTQ&A: Gabriel Holgado, SVP, global account division & wholesale services, Level 3 Communications, Latin AmericasLevel 3 Communications’ SVP, global account division & wholesale services, Gabriel Holgado, tells Capacity how Level 3 is going to focus on its core products in Latam and highlights seven major trends in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3538023/Q-A-Gabriel-Holgado-SVP-global-account-division-and-wholesale-services-Level-3-Communications-Latin.htmlWed, 16 Mar 2016 11:00:00 GMTQ&A: Mateo Ward, CEO, Neutrona NetworksNeutrona Networks’ CEO, Mateo Ward, informs Capacity about its strategic priorities in Brazil and Mexico. Additionally, he explains what major trends he sees surfacing in the Latin American market this year and the key challenges being faced.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3538019/Q-A-Mateo-Ward-CEO-Neutrona-Networks.htmlWed, 16 Mar 2016 11:00:00 GMTVerizon signs direct roaming agreement with Cuban incumbentThe Telecommunications Company of Cuba (ETECSA) has announced it has signed a direct interconnection agreement with Verizon for the exchange of voice traffic between Cuba and the US.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3538015/Verizon-signs-direct-roaming-agreement-with-Cuban-incumbent.htmlWed, 16 Mar 2016 11:00:00 GMTGlobeNet launch virtualisation service in AmericasGlobenet has announced the launch of its virtualisation service to support network expansion and enhancement by providing connection at critical Points of Presence (PoPs) in the Americas.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537777/GlobeNet-launch-virtualisation-service-in-Americas.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 14:45:00 GMTColombian connectivity boosted by subsea landing stationLevel 3 has announced the activation of a subsea cable landing station, which will open up a Pacific Ocean route connecting Colombia to its international network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537533/Colombian-connectivity-boosted-by-subsea-landing-station.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMTAmerica Movil wins largest share in Mexican auctionAmerica Movil attained the largest share of mobile internet frequencies in the latest Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) spectrum auction.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537529/America-Movil-wins-largest-share-in-Mexican-auction.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 09:00:00 GMTExclusive: Telefónica CEO reveals BRUSA cable opportunitiesTelefónica has announced further details of its 11,000km submarine cable that aims to link Brazil and the US, and is scheduled to be fully operational in early 2018.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537521/Exclusive-Telefnica-CEO-reveals-BRUSA-cable-opportunities.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 09:00:00 GMTEXEC INTERVIEW: Ralph de la Vega, vice chairman, AT&TAT&T is now the biggest mobile provider in North America, covering the US and much of Mexico – but SDN is allowing it to take services worldwide, says vice chairman Ralph de la Vega.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537537/EXEC-INTERVIEW-Ralph-de-la-Vega-vice-chairman-AT-T.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 09:00:00 GMTNEC delivers ICT infrastructure to modernise RIOgãleo airportNEC Corporation has announced its ICT infrastructure solutions are supporting the modernisation of Brazil’s RIOgãleo airport, which includes telephony and wireless internet.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537546/NEC-delivers-ICT-infrastructure-to-modernise-RIOgleo-airport.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 09:00:00 GMTQ&A: Juan Revilla, CEO, Wholesale Business Unit, TelefónicaTelefónica’s CEO of wholesale business, Juan Revilla, tells Capacity what its strategic priorities are in Latin America for 2016. Additionally, he explains what major trends he sees surfacing in the Latin American market this year and the key challenges being faced.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537531/Q-A-Juan-Revilla-CEO-Wholesale-Business-Unit-Telefnica.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 09:00:00 GMTSurf Telecom to deploy 5G-ready Brazilian networkBrazilian operator Surf Telecom is reportedly set to launch LatAm’s first 5G-ready network in São Paulo’s metropolitan region, according to BNAmericas.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537523/Surf-Telecom-to-deploy-5G-ready-Brazilian-network.htmlTue, 15 Mar 2016 09:00:00 GMTQ&A: Michael Wheeler, executive vice president, global IP network, NTT CommunicationsNTT Communications’ executive vice president, global IP network, Michael Wheeler, tells Capacity just how important the Latin American market is to the company and despite no official expansion plans, Argentina and Colombia have been highlighted in its corporate agenda as markets with opportunity.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3537543/Q-A-Michael-Wheeler-executive-vice-president-global-IP-network-NTT-Communications.htmlMon, 14 Mar 2016 20:00:00 GMTOpportunities in Iran to open up quick, anticipates panelOpportunities for carriers in the Iranian telecoms market are expected to open up quickly, anticipated a panel at Capacity Middle East 2016 today.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3534190/Opportunities-in-Iran-to-open-up-quick-anticipates-panel.htmlWed, 02 Mar 2016 12:00:00 GMTUAE plans new telecoms competitionThe United Arab Emirates has taken the first move to increase telecoms competition and stimulation investment in infrastructure and new services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3534069/UAE-plans-new-telecoms-competition.htmlWed, 02 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMTEpsilon selects datamena to deploy PoPdatamena has announced that Epsilon will be adding a point of presence (PoP) to its global network connecting Europe, Asia and the US at Capacity Middle East 2016.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3534071/Epsilon-selects-datamena-to-deploy-PoP.htmlWed, 02 Mar 2016 07:15:00 GMTSaudi Telecom to deploy IoT platformSaudi Telecom (STC) has selected digital security provider Gemalto and Comarch, a specialist in advanced systems integration, to implement an IoT connectivity management platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3534060/Saudi-Telecom-to-deploy-IoT-platform.htmlWed, 02 Mar 2016 05:15:00 GMTGBI becomes official reseller of AMS-IXGulf Bridge International (GBI) has joined the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) as an official reseller.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533661/GBI-becomes-official-reseller-of-AMS-IX.htmlWed, 02 Mar 2016 04:00:00 GMTOrixcom appoints sales director for managed servicesOrixcom has appointed Christian Aoun as sales director for its managed services unit.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533175/Orixcom-appoints-sales-director-for-managed-services.htmlWed, 02 Mar 2016 04:00:00 GMTZain Group increases capacity at DE-CIX and UAE-IXZain Group has increased capacity at DE-CIX’s internet exchanges in Frankfurt, German, and Dubai, UAE.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533186/Zain-Group-increases-capacity-at-DE-CIX-and-UAE-IX.htmlWed, 02 Mar 2016 04:00:00 GMTPanel highlights SME opportunity for telcos in Middle EastA panel at today’s Capacity Middle East conference in Dubai, UAE, highlighted the opportunity for carriers to better serve SMEs in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533725/Panel-highlights-SME-opportunity-for-telcos-in-Middle-East.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 11:00:00 GMTEtisalat and Huawei partner for ‘cloud factory’Etisalat Group and Huawei are collaborating on what they claim to be the first proof-of-concept and design for an all-inclusive network architecture for a so-called regional cloud factory.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533678/Etisalat-and-Huawei-partner-for-cloud-factory.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 10:00:00 GMTTelecom Italia Sparkle expands reach of Sicily hub with MENA cableTelecom Italia Sparkle has expanded the reach of its data centre in Palermo by adding a Middle East and North Africa (MENA) cable’s landing station in Mazara, Sicily.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533558/Telecom-Italia-Sparkle-expands-reach-of-Sicily-hub-with-MENA-cable.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 08:00:00 GMTQ&A: Alessandro Talotta, CEO, TI SparkleIn January, Telecom Italia Sparkle became one of the first carriers to partner with the Telecommunication Infrastructure Company of Iran (TIC) since international sanctions were lifted on the country earlier this year. The memorandum of understanding between the two operators will see TI Sparkle expand its IP backbone to Iran, as well as establish a PoP in the country. Alessandro Talotta, CEO at TI Sparkle shares his thoughts on the move.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533650/Q-A-Alessandro-Talotta-CEO-TI-Sparkle.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 07:00:00 GMTdatamena appoints vice presidentThe UAE-based carrier neutral data centre and connectivity platform datamena has appointed Abou Aloula Mustafa as vice president.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533555/datamena-appoints-vice-president.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 06:45:00 GMTQ&A: Franck Simon, managing director, France-IXFrance-IX's managing director Franck Simon tells Capacity why its peering points in Paris and Marseille serve as a crucial gateway for the Middle East. Additionally, he explains how the company plans to meet increasing demand in the region for gaming.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533070/Q-A-Franck-Simon-managing-director-France-IX.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 05:30:00 GMTQ&A: Ivo Ivanov, executive board member, DE-CIX InternationalLast October, DE-CIX launched an internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey in a bid to manage exchanges in the region. Its executive board member, Ivo Ivanov, shares the significance of its launch in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3532886/Q-A-Ivo-Ivanov-executive-board-member-DE-CIX-International.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 05:30:00 GMTHibernia launches PoP in DubaiSubsea cable operator Hibernia Networks has launched a PoP in Dubai, UAE.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533188/Hibernia-launches-PoP-in-Dubai.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 02:00:00 GMTQ&A: Omar Altaji, CCO, Hibernia NetworksThe Middle East to North America route is expected to see an annual growth of 39% in bandwidth demand. Omar Altaji, CCO at Hibernia Networks details why Hibernia Network is well-placed to serve that demand.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533074/Q-A-Omar-Altaji-CCO-Hibernia-Networks.htmlTue, 01 Mar 2016 02:00:00 GMTZain acquires stake in Lebanese mobility providerZain Group has acquired a strategic stake in Lebanon-based Foo, which operates in mobile applications development in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533227/Zain-acquires-stake-in-Lebanese-mobility-provider.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 12:15:00 GMTOrixcom joins Epsilon’s cloud platformMiddle Eastern network and cloud platform provider Orixcom has joined Epsilon’s Cloud Link eXchange (CloudLX) platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533187/Orixcom-joins-Epsilons-cloud-platform.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMTZain Jordan signs A2P SMS deal with Monty MobileMonty Mobile will provide international A2P SMS services for Zain Jordan as part of a new agreement between the two companies.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533191/Zain-Jordan-signs-A2P-SMS-deal-with-Monty-Mobile.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMTTawasul Telecom expands Dubai officeTawasul Telecom has announced the expansion of its office in Dubai in a move to meet growing business in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533161/Tawasul-Telecom-expands-Dubai-office.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 08:30:00 GMTAfghan Wireless selects Cataleya to support IP networking in AfghanistanAfghan Wireless Communications Company (AWCC) has selected Cataleya to deploy its Orchid One session and application management service across its network.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533163/Afghan-Wireless-selects-Cataleya-to-support-IP-networking-in-Afghanistan.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 04:00:00 GMTDE-CIX Istanbul expands to Zenium Istanbul One data centreDE-CIX has announced that its Istanbul internet exchange will launch a Point of Presence (PoP) at the Zenium Istanbul One data centre.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533203/DE-CIX-Istanbul-expands-to-Zenium-Istanbul-One-data-centre.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 04:00:00 GMTDE-CIX Istanbul expands to Zenium Istanbul One data centreDE-CIX has announced that its Istanbul internet exchange will launch a Point of Presence (PoP) at the Zenium Istanbul One data centre.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533157/DE-CIX-Istanbul-expands-to-Zenium-Istanbul-One-data-centre.htmlMon, 29 Feb 2016 04:00:00 GMTEtisalat Misr to launch IoT services in EgyptEtisalat Misr has joined forces with Oberthur Technologies (OT) to collaborate on the launch of M2M and IoT services in Egypt.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3532831/Etisalat-Misr-to-launch-IoT-services-in-Egypt.htmlFri, 26 Feb 2016 11:15:00 GMTQ&A: Radwan Moussalli, SVP for Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, Tata CommunicationsTata Communications' Radwan Moussalli, SVP for Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, tells Capacity why the Middle East provides "better growth" and "value creation" opportunities than other regions. Moussalli explains how he aims to capitalise on that potential through partnerships for opex model managed services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3533071/Q-A-Radwan-Moussalli-SVP-for-Middle-East-Central-Asia-and-Africa-Tata-Communications.htmlFri, 26 Feb 2016 09:15:00 GMTQ&A: Ali Amiri, EVP, Etisalat C&WSEtisalat saw major growth in 2015, and in particular made headway with its SDN strategy. Capacity talks to Ali Amiri, EVP of Etisalat’s Carrier & Wholesale Services (C&WS).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3532430/Q-A-Ali-Amiri-EVP-Etisalat-C-WS.htmlThu, 25 Feb 2016 10:45:00 GMTQ&A: Adel Al-Daylami, chief global business officer, BatelcoThe Middle East continues to be an attractive place for multinational companies seeking potential growth. Batelco's chief global business officer, Adel Al-Daylami, shares how it plans to meet the rapid growth of bandwidth as service providers seek to provide more for less in the region. One way it has done so is through its recent global network expansion.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3532387/Q-A-Adel-Al-Daylami-chief-global-business-officer-Batelco.htmlThu, 25 Feb 2016 09:00:00 GMTSTC and Mirantis partner for public cloud servicesSaudi Telecom Company (STC) and OpenStack company Mirantis have entered into a partnership to deliver public cloud services on its platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3531041/STC-and-Mirantis-partner-for-public-cloud-services.htmlMon, 22 Feb 2016 09:45:00 GMTQ&A: Andrew Grenville, founder and CEO, OrixcomAndrew Grenville, founder and CEO of network and cloud platform provider Orixcom, discusses the company's increasing focus on managed services in the Middle East and why he expects the shift to cloud and managed services to gather pace in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3531624/Q-A-Andrew-Grenville-founder-and-CEO-Orixcom.htmlFri, 19 Feb 2016 09:00:00 GMTOman to license third operatorOmantel and Ooredoo are set to face competition as Oman’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has been instructed to start the licensing process for a new operator.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3531567/Oman-to-license-third-operator.htmlThu, 18 Feb 2016 14:15:00 GMTCCT allowed to participate in British Virgin Islands auctionCaribbean Cellular Telephone (CCT) has received the go-ahead to participate in the 700MHz spectrum auction in the British Virgin Islands, according to a ruling by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3530278/CCT-allowed-to-participate-in-British-Virgin-Islands-auction.htmlWed, 17 Feb 2016 13:30:00 GMTClaro and Altice Group to invest $400 million in Dominican RepublicThree major telcos in the Dominican Republic are expected to invest $400 million (18.2 billion pesos) in the country’s infrastructure this year, according to the country’s regulator Indotel.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3530276/Claro-and-Altice-Group-to-invest-400-million-in-Dominican-Republic.htmlWed, 17 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMTAntigua minister says telecoms tax will have limited consumer impactAntigua’s telecoms minister Melford Nicholas has assured the country that a 3% tax on telcos would have a limited effect on consumers as it does not raise the spending of service providers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529844/Antigua-minister-says-telecoms-tax-will-have-limited-consumer-impact.htmlTue, 16 Feb 2016 09:15:00 GMTJamaica considers mobile licence applicationJamaica’s cabinet is presently considering an application for a mobile licence in the country, according to Phillip Paulwell, its minister of science, technology, energy and mining.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529490/Jamaica-considers-mobile-licence-application.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 14:30:00 GMTC&W signs exclusive partnership with WhatsAppCable & Wireless (C&W) has entered into an exclusive partnership with mobile messaging application WhatsApp in the Caribbean.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529482/C-W-signs-exclusive-partnership-with-WhatsApp.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 12:45:00 GMTQ&A: David Geary, head of legal and regulatory, DigicelDigicel has stated its intention to move from a pure telecoms operator to that of a communications and entertainment provider. Capacity speaks to David Geary, its head of legal and regulatory, about its strategic priorities for 2016 as well as its ambitions in enterprise services such as cloud and M2M.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529452/Q-A-David-Geary-head-of-legal-and-regulatory-Digicel.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 11:00:00 GMTQ&A: Paul Scott, president, C&WC&W completed its multi-billion merger with Columbus International last year which enabled the complete integration of its subsea and terrestrial networks. Paul Scott, president of C&W, tells Capacity how it plans to build on that momentum in 2016.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529437/Q-A-Paul-Scott-president-C-W.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 10:15:00 GMTQ&A: Hunter Newby, CEO, Allied FiberHunter Newby, CEO of Allied Fiber, talks to Capacity about Allied Fiber's opportunities for expansion in 2016, and the importance of developing Ethernet and internet exchange points within its colocation facilitieshttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529428/Q-A-Hunter-Newby-CEO-Allied-Fiber.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 10:00:00 GMTDigicel Play exceeds 10,000 subscribersDigicel Play has surpassed its 10,000 subscriber mark in Jamaica following its launch last month.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529491/Digicel-Play-exceeds-10000-subscribers.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 09:45:00 GMTQ&A: Gil Santaliz, founder and managing director, NJFXCapacity speaks to Gil Santaliz, founder and managing director of NJFX, about its key developments within the Caribbean in the past year and how it plans to provide customers with alternative options to connect.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529435/Q-A-Gil-Santaliz-founder-and-managing-director-NJFX.htmlMon, 15 Feb 2016 08:30:00 GMTOmantel to launch subsea cable to East AfricaOmantel has announced that it will build a cable system linking Oman to Puntland, Somaliland and Ethiopia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529070/Omantel-to-launch-subsea-cable-to-East-Africa.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 11:15:00 GMTSaudi telcos reportedly in talks to launch tower companySaudia Arabia’s three telcos are reportedly in talks to create a tower company in a bid to reduce costs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3529050/Saudi-telcos-reportedly-in-talks-to-launch-tower-company.htmlFri, 12 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMTSTC becomes majority shareholder in Kuwait’s VivaSaudi Telecom Company (STC) has raised its stake in Kuwait’s Viva from 26% to 51.8%, making it a majority shareholder.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3525979/STC-becomes-majority-shareholder-in-Kuwaits-Viva.htmlTue, 02 Feb 2016 10:15:00 GMTC&W Networks to upgrade subsea networkC&W Networks has selected Xtera to upgrade its subsea network serving the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico, South America and the US.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3524162/C-W-Networks-to-upgrade-subsea-network.htmlWed, 27 Jan 2016 10:30:00 GMTGlobal Capacity expands Ethernet serviceGlobal Capacity has revealed today at Metro Connect 2016 in Miami, US, the expansion of its nationwide Ethernet service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3524153/Global-Capacity-expands-Ethernet-service.htmlWed, 27 Jan 2016 10:00:00 GMTIntegra Optics launches production facility in BrazilAt Metro Connect 2016 in Miami, US, this morning, Integra Optics revealed the launch of its first international production facility in Brazil.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3523965/Integra-Optics-launches-production-facility-in-Brazil.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 16:00:00 GMTFirstLight Fiber extends network by 36,000 fibre miles in New YorkAt Metro Connect 2016 in Miami, US, fibre-optic network provider FirstLight Fiber revealed an expansion of its network in New York, adding 36,000 fibre miles into Westchester, Rockland and Orange counties.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3523778/FirstLight-Fiber-extends-network-by-36000-fibre-miles-in-New-York.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 13:00:00 GMTGlobal Capacity expands One Marketplace in San FranciscoAt Metro Connect 2016 in Miami, US, Global Capacity revealed that it has expanded its One Marketplace network in San Francisco, California, with a metro fibre ring for the provision of connectivity services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3523796/Global-Capacity-expands-One-Marketplace-in-San-Francisco.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 10:30:00 GMTBoston-based IXP receives OIX certificationThe Massachusetts Internet Exchange (MASS IX) has received OIX-1 certification from the Open-IX (OIX) Association.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3523798/Boston-based-IXP-receives-OIX-certification.htmlTue, 26 Jan 2016 10:00:00 GMTQ&A: Gil Santaliz, founder and managing member, NJFXGil Santaliz, founder and managing member of New Jersey Fiber Exchange (NJFX), talks to Capacity about the company's successes in 2015 and it plans for development this year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3523614/Q-A-Gil-Santaliz-founder-and-managing-member-NJFX.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 17:45:00 GMTQ&A: Mary Stanhope, VP of marketing, Global CapacityMary Stanhope, VP of global marketing for Global Capacity, talks to Capacity about the company's targets for 2016, and the importance of bringing fibre to businesses in the US metro market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3523505/Q-A-Mary-Stanhope-VP-of-marketing-Global-Capacity.htmlMon, 25 Jan 2016 14:45:00 GMTZain Group appoints chief risk officerZain Group has appointed AbdulGhaffar Setareh to the newly created role of chief risk officer.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3521937/Zain-Group-appoints-chief-risk-officer.htmlTue, 19 Jan 2016 11:00:00 GMTVerizon to try Ericsson’s low-power cellular IoT in live networkEricsson and Verizon have announced joint activities to further the development and deployment of cellular low-power wide-area networking for a range of internet-of-things applications.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3519495/Verizon-to-try-Ericssons-low-power-cellular-IoT-in-live-network.htmlFri, 08 Jan 2016 11:15:00 GMTAT&T launches smart cities alliancesAT&T has launched a smart cities framework which will utilise internet of things (IoT) innovations.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3518598/AT-T-launches-smart-cities-alliances.htmlWed, 06 Jan 2016 08:15:00 GMTAdding value to messaging services will be differentiator for operatorsMessaging is not just a free alternative to SMS, it is becoming a platform for a range of digital services, said Kobus Smit, Deutsche Telekom’s head of voice and messaging products at Capacity’s Messaging and SMS World event in London.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510737/Adding-value-to-messaging-services-will-be-differentiator-for-operators.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 18:00:00 GMTTelefonica and Deutsche Telekom ICSS to connect A2P messaging hubsTelefonica Business Solutions and Deutsche Telekom’s International Carrier Sales & Solution (ICSS) signed an agreement to directly connect their wholesale application-to-person (A2P) mobile messaging hubs at Capacity’s Messaging and SMS World event in London.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510726/Telefonica-and-Deutsche-Telekom-ICSS-to-connect-A2P-messaging-hubs.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 17:45:00 GMTAxiata Group profit increases 40.1% in Q3Malaysia’s Axiata Group has reported a profit increase of 40.1% in its third quarter results this year, with a record quarterly profit of 5.1 billion ringgit (approximately $1.2 billion).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510690/Axiata-Group-profit-increases-401-in-Q3.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 16:00:00 GMTSuperloop expands network in SingaporeSuperloop has expanded its Singapore network to cable landing stations in Tuas and Katong.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510537/Superloop-expands-network-in-Singapore.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 11:00:00 GMTWifi offloading answer to mobile video surge in Asia-Pacific?Wifi offloading could help networks in Asia-Pacific cope with the rapid growth of mobile content, the panel at Capacity Asia discussed earlier today.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510478/Wifi-offloading-answer-to-mobile-video-surge-in-Asia-Pacific.htmlTue, 01 Dec 2015 08:45:00 GMTQ&A: Albert Mackey, CEO at RTX RoutetraderAlbert Mackey, CEO at RTX Routetrader talks to Capacity about the launch of RTX Fast Pay and its plans for 2016.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510320/Q-A-Albert-Mackey-CEO-at-RTX-Routetrader.htmlMon, 30 Nov 2015 16:30:00 GMTQ&A: Silvio Kutic, CEO, InfobipSilvio Kutic, CEO at Infobip, talks to Capacity about the importance of A2P SMS as a revenue stream for carriers, and how best to monetise it.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510314/Q-A-Silvio-Kutic-CEO-Infobip.htmlMon, 30 Nov 2015 16:30:00 GMTTelefonica and Huawei partner for enterprise cloud migrationTelefonica Business Solutions and Huawei are to provide a global service migrating clients’ internal IT systems to the cloud.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510299/Telefonica-and-Huawei-partner-for-enterprise-cloud-migration.htmlMon, 30 Nov 2015 16:15:00 GMTNTT DoCoMo and Nokia achieve 2Gbps in mmWave trialNTT DoCoMo and Nokia Networks have successfully tested millimetre wave (mmWave) technology, achieving a peak connection speed of over 2Gbps.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510296/NTT-DoCoMo-and-Nokia-achieve-2Gbps-in-mmWave-trial.htmlMon, 30 Nov 2015 16:00:00 GMTPLDT chooses Telarix to provide unified platformPhilippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) has chosen Telarix to automate and bring together the operator and its mobile subsidiaries into a single unified call routing platform.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510209/PLDT-chooses-Telarix-to-provide-unified-platform.htmlMon, 30 Nov 2015 14:00:00 GMT4G to drive Thai market in 2016, says Capacity Asia panel2016 is set to be a pivotal year for Thailand’s telecoms market following completion of the country’s 4G auction in November, said the opening panel at Capacity Asia 2015 in Bangkok.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510159/4G-to-drive-Thai-market-in-2016-says-Capacity-Asia-panel.htmlMon, 30 Nov 2015 11:15:00 GMTKDDI and Ericsson sign 5G MoUJapanese operator KDDI has signed a MoU with Ericsson to collaborate on the research and development of 5G.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510141/KDDI-and-Ericsson-sign-5G-MoU.htmlMon, 30 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMTQ&A: Mohamed Asri Jaafar, VP, product marketing and operations, global and wholesale, Telekom Malaysia (TM)Mohamed Asri Jaafar, VP of product marketing and operations for global and wholesale at Telekom Malaysia (TM) discusses the huge potential for telecoms across Asia-Pacific.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3510059/Q-A-Mohamed-Asri-Jaafar-VP-product-marketing-and-operations-global-and-wholesale-Telekom-Malaysia-TM.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 16:15:00 GMTQ&A: Malcolm Chan, MD, BICS AsiaMalcolm Chan, MD at BICS Asia, identifies the opportunities presented by LTE across Asiahttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3509981/Q-A-Malcolm-Chan-MD-BICS-Asia.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 14:45:00 GMTQ&A: Mike Hollands, director of connectivity, InterxionMike Hollands, director of connectivity segment at Interxion discusses the data centre and co-location provider’s ambitions for the Asia-Pacific region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3509969/Q-A-Mike-Hollands-director-of-connectivity-Interxion.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 14:15:00 GMTMyanmar 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.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3509930/Myanmar-ready-to-license-4G-services.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 11:30:00 GMTChina Mobile to consolidate TieTong assetsChina Mobile subsidiary CM TieTong is reportedly planning to acquire the fixed-line telecoms assets of its sister company TieTong.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3509926/China-Mobile-to-consolidate-TieTong-assets.htmlFri, 27 Nov 2015 11:15:00 GMTRTX secures £25 million in fundingRTX Routetrader Exchange has secured £25 million in senior debt funding from PNC Business Credit.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3507627/RTX-secures-25-million-in-funding.htmlThu, 19 Nov 2015 11:00:00 GMTTelecom Italia Sparkle and Telefonica ink LTE roaming and A2P messaging dealsTelecom Italia Sparkle and Telefonica Business Solutions have today announced LTE roaming peering and A2P messaging deals.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3507187/Telecom-Italia-Sparkle-and-Telefonica-ink-LTE-roaming-and-A2P-messaging-deals.htmlWed, 18 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMTAnd the winners of the Global Carrier Awards 2015 are…A diverse range of innovative services and products received recognition at the 2015 Global Carrier Awards last night.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3503157/And-the-winners-of-the-Global-Carrier-Awards-2015-are.htmlWed, 04 Nov 2015 03:15:00 GMTOrange Business Services introduces internet service for access to cloudOrange Business Services has introduced a business-grade internet service to provide access to cloud applications for enterprise users globally.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3503133/Orange-Business-Services-introduces-internet-service-for-access-to-cloud.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 15:15:00 GMTLinxtelecom selects Ekinops for Baltic cable upgradeThe Netherlands’ Linxtelecom has chosen Ekinops to upgrade its 4Tbps submarine ring connecting three cities in the Baltic Sea.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3503109/Linxtelecom-selects-Ekinops-for-Baltic-cable-upgrade.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 15:00:00 GMTHibernia Express connects to Equinix data centres in London and New YorkEquinix has revealed that the newly launched Hibernia Express cable system now directly connects the Equinix NY4 data centre in New York and the LD4 data centre in London.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502916/Hibernia-Express-connects-to-Equinix-data-centres-in-London-and-New-York.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 11:15:00 GMTGBI joins DE-CIX and UAE-IXGulf Bridge International (GBI) has revealed that it has joined DE-CIX in Frankfurt, Germany and UAE-IX in Dubai.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502642/GBI-joins-DE-CIX-and-UAE-IX.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMTVodafone and Synchronoss extend cloud dealVodafone and Synchronoss Technologies have extended their existing secure cloud hosting agreement to support the global growth in demand for carrier-grade cloud services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502877/Vodafone-and-Synchronoss-extend-cloud-deal.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMTGlobal carriers pick Telarix’s iXLink service to automate tradingTelarix has announced that Roke Telkom and Encore have purchased its iXLink price list automation following the release of its Smart Links service.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502858/Global-carriers-pick-Telarixs-iXLink-service-to-automate-trading.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 09:45:00 GMTDigital Realty partners with AquaCommsDigital Realty will connect a number of its data centres to AquaComms’ transatlantic cable as part of a partnership agreement.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502647/Digital-Realty-partners-with-AquaComms.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 05:15:00 GMTCreativity in core capabilities required in future OTT-telco partnershipsService providers should focus on their core capabilities when seeking partnerships with OTT players, agreed the opening panel at Capacity Europe on Monday.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502671/Creativity-in-core-capabilities-required-in-future-OTT-telco-partnerships.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMTNeutral Internet Exchange expands European reachThe Netherlands’ Neutral Internet Exchange (NL-IX) has extended its European reach with the addition of 12 PoPs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502631/Neutral-Internet-Exchange-expands-European-reach.htmlTue, 03 Nov 2015 05:00:00 GMTTelecityGroup launches sixth Amsterdam data centreTelecityGroup has today revealed the launch of its sixth data centre in Amsterdam.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502547/TelecityGroup-launches-sixth-Amsterdam-data-centre.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 11:45:00 GMTCinia’s Helsinki to Rostock route hits 200kmFinnish ICT solutions provider Cinia Group has today revealed that it has laid 200km of fibre as part of its Sea Lion data cable between Helsinki, Finland and Rostock, Germany.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502528/Cinias-Helsinki-to-Rostock-route-hits-200km.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 10:15:00 GMTHibernia Networks launches EtherReach Cloud Exchange serviceHibernia Networks is to offer Ethernet connectivity to and within the Equinix Cloud Exchange in Asia, Europe and North America via its cloud connectivity service EtherReach Cloud Exchange.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502513/Hibernia-Networks-launches-EtherReach-Cloud-Exchange-service.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 08:00:00 GMTAMEER extended to SingaporeThe Alternative Middle East – Europe Route (AMEER) has entered into phase two of development with an extension into Singapore.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502504/AMEER-extended-to-Singapore.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 07:30:00 GMTNTT Com launches PoP in MarseilleNTT Communications is set to expand its Tier-1 global IP network with a PoP in Marseille, France.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502346/NTT-Com-launches-PoP-in-Marseille.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 05:45:00 GMTTI Sparkle and Cyta to launch subsea cable linking Cyprus and CreteTelecom Italia Sparkle and Cyprus operator Cyta are to launch a new subsea cable system linking Cyprus and Crete by the end of the year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502341/TI-Sparkle-and-Cyta-to-launch-subsea-cable-linking-Cyprus-and-Crete.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 05:45:00 GMTViatel to integrate Cirpack productsViatel is to integrate French cloud telephony firm Cirpack’s solutions across its core network to further enhance its services catalog tailored for enterprises, public organisations and channel partners.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502337/Viatel-to-integrate-Cirpack-products.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 05:45:00 GMTVodafone and Telefonica in SMS dealIn what is claimed to be an industry first, Vodafone and Telefonica Business Solutions have directly connected their respective wholesale SMS messaging hubs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502331/Vodafone-and-Telefonica-in-SMS-deal.htmlMon, 02 Nov 2015 05:45:00 GMTQ&A: Jerzy Szlosarek, CEO, EpsilonIn October, Epsilon announced the departure of its group CEO Andreas Hipp with Jerzy Szlosarek and Madhigubba Gopal Jayasimha taking over as CEO of Epsilon Telecommunications and Cataleya respectively.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502377/Q-A-Jerzy-Szlosarek-CEO-Epsilon.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 18:15:00 GMTQ&A: Bjarni Thorvardarson, CEO, Hibernia NetworksAfter much anticipation, Hibernia Networks finally launched its Hibernia Express transatlantic cable in September 2015.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502272/Q-A-Bjarni-Thorvardarson-CEO-Hibernia-Networks.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 15:15:00 GMTQ&A: Robert Wiesheu, VP quality assurance solutions at CSG InternationalRobert Wiesheu, VP of quality assurance solutions at CSG International, talks to Capacity about the company's SIM-Box detection solutions and the development of protection against fraud across the industry.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502123/Q-A-Robert-Wiesheu-VP-quality-assurance-solutions-at-CSG-International.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 11:45:00 GMTQ&A: Sarah Fane, founder and CEO, Afghan ConnectionSarah Fane, founder and CEO at Afghan Connection, talks to Capacity about the charity’s early beginnings and how it is now transforming the lives of thousands of children across Afghanistan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3502103/Q-A-Sarah-Fane-founder-and-CEO-Afghan-Connection.htmlFri, 30 Oct 2015 11:15:00 GMTEXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Mardia van der Walt, SVP, Deutsche Telekom ICSSThe new SVP of Deutsche Telekom ICSS Mardia van der Walt-Korsten talks to Capacity about her career and the challenge of moving to wholesale.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501749/EXECUTIVE-INTERVIEW-Mardia-van-der-Walt-SVP-Deutsche-Telekom-ICSS.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 13:00:00 GMTQ&A: Michael Wheeler, EVP, global IP network business unit, NTT CommunicationsMichael Wheeler, EVP, global IP network business unit, NTT Communications, talks to Capacity about acquisitions, 100G and the never-ending OTT debatehttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501752/Q-A-Michael-Wheeler-EVP-global-IP-network-business-unit-NTT-Communications.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 13:00:00 GMTEXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Ellie Sweeney, head of global wholesale, TelstraTelstra’s new head of global wholesale Ellie Sweeney discusses growth opportunities in Asia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501728/EXECUTIVE-INTERVIEW-Ellie-Sweeney-head-of-global-wholesale-Telstra.htmlThu, 29 Oct 2015 12:30:00 GMTANALYSIS: Newroz navigates network around ISIS-affected areas of IraqA Kurdistan operator is claiming to have launched a fibre network that navigates ISIS-affected areas of Iraq.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501427/ANALYSIS-Newroz-navigates-network-around-ISIS-affected-areas-of-Iraq.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 16:15:00 GMTANALYSIS: Iran opens doors to international carrier communityIran has begun publicly raising the profile of its telecoms market to the international carrier community following the lifting of international sanctions earlier this summer.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501374/ANALYSIS-Iran-opens-doors-to-international-carrier-community.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 15:30:00 GMTBIG INTERVIEW: Carl Grivner, Colt Technology ServicesCarl Grivner was an early pioneer of SDN during his time at Pacnet. He again has fierce ambitions for the next-generation technology at his new company Colt Technology Services, where he is soon to become CEO.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501364/BIG-INTERVIEW-Carl-Grivner-Colt-Technology-Services.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 15:00:00 GMTINNOVATION SPECIAL REPORT: The service generationCarriers are leveraging cloud, SDN and NFV in order to develop flexible network on demand solutions for their enterprise customers. But are these offers hitting the mark, and how much further do they have to go before they are the finished article?http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501304/INNOVATION-SPECIAL-REPORT-The-service-generation.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 13:30:00 GMTANALYSIS: Europe gets tougher with data protection lawsTelecoms operators, cloud providers and service companies such as Facebook and Google will face huge fines in a couple of years if they breach toughened new European data privacy laws.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501316/ANALYSIS-Europe-gets-tougher-with-data-protection-laws.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 11:00:00 GMTANALYSIS: Telenor Myanmar to increase cell sites to meet demandTelenor Myanmar has revealed that it plans to build more base stations in Myanmar in a bid to provide better service quality and coverage.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501318/ANALYSIS-Telenor-Myanmar-to-increase-cell-sites-to-meet-demand.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 10:15:00 GMTINNOVATION SPECIAL REPORT: Smarter telcos for smart citiesSmart cities have become a direct beneficiary of the dynamic growth of the internet of things. With the increasing demand for connectivity services, they offer attractive additional revenue streams for operators. But what can telcos do to become indispensable in the value chain? Agnes Stubbs investigates.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501321/INNOVATION-SPECIAL-REPORT-Smarter-telcos-for-smart-cities.htmlWed, 28 Oct 2015 08:15:00 GMTSDN: A new dawnThe race to deploy software defined networking is underway. But which major global carriers are starting to pull away from the pack?http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501050/SDN-A-new-dawn.htmlTue, 27 Oct 2015 17:00:00 GMTMARKET STRATEGY: Taking a spin into the futureThe era of the ‘connected’ car is providing new opportunities for telecoms operators in the automotive sector. Which carriers are positioning themselves in the fast lane?http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501041/MARKET-STRATEGY-Taking-a-spin-into-the-future.htmlTue, 27 Oct 2015 16:45:00 GMTQ&A: Michelle Bourque and André Beaulieu, BCE NexxiaCapacity catches up with André Beaulieu, president of BCE Nexxia, a Bell Canada company, and Michelle Bourque, SVP of product, marketing and access strategy, to talk about the company’s activity in Canada’s diverse telecoms market over the last yearhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501017/Q-A-Michelle-Bourque-and-Andr-Beaulieu-BCE-Nexxia.htmlTue, 27 Oct 2015 16:00:00 GMTQ&A: Andrus Ansip, VP for the Digital Single Market, European CommissionEuropean service providers will play a vital role in the Digital Single Market, but they must act quickly. Capacity exclusively talks to Andrus Ansip, European Commission VP for the Digital Single Market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3501051/Q-A-Andrus-Ansip-VP-for-the-Digital-Single-Market-European-Commission.htmlTue, 27 Oct 2015 13:00:00 GMTtyntec launches SMS firewall solutionTelecoms web convergence company tyntec has launched an SMS firewall solution targeting MNOs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3497359/tyntec-launches-SMS-firewall-solution.htmlWed, 14 Oct 2015 10:30:00 GMTInternet exchange aims to encourage local content in TurkeyA lack of carrier neutral data centres in Istanbul is one of the factors holding back the development of local content in Turkey, highlighted a panel at Capacity Eurasia 2015.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3492662/Internet-exchange-aims-to-encourage-local-content-in-Turkey.htmlTue, 29 Sep 2015 13:00:00 GMTTawasul and Paltel sign partnership agreementTawasul Telecom and Paltel have signed a partnership agreement.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3492658/Tawasul-and-Paltel-sign-partnership-agreement.htmlTue, 29 Sep 2015 13:00:00 GMTTTI and Paltel sign partnership agreementTürk Telekom International has signed a partnership agreement with Palestinian telco Paltel at Capacity Eurasia 2015.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3492547/TTI-and-Paltel-sign-partnership-agreement.htmlTue, 29 Sep 2015 10:15:00 GMTTelecoms growth remains high in EurasiaThe keynote panel at Capacity Eurasia 2015 this morning highlighted the significant growth opportunities still present in the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3492537/Telecoms-growth-remains-high-in-Eurasia.htmlTue, 29 Sep 2015 10:00:00 GMTTurkcell appoints CEO for Ukrainian subsidiaryTurkcell has appointed Burak Ersoy as CEO of its Ukrainian subsidiary life:).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3492323/Turkcell-appoints-CEO-for-Ukrainian-subsidiary.htmlMon, 28 Sep 2015 17:00:00 GMTQ&A: Mahdi Yahya, managing director, SAMAMahdi Yahya, managing director at SAMA, discusses the company’s operations in the Middle East and the growing opportunity in Iraq.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3491953/Q-A-Mahdi-Yahya-managing-director-SAMA.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 16:00:00 GMTQ&A: Dino Andreou, CEO, OTEGLOBEDino Andreou, OTEGLOBE CEO, tells Capacity about the company's operations in Eurasia, and his vision for the region this year.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3491927/Q-A-Dino-Andreou-CEO-OTEGLOBE.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 15:30:00 GMTQ&A: Ivo Ivanov, executive board member, DE-CIXIvo Ivanov, executive board member at DE-CIX, shares exclusive details of the company’s new internet exchange in Istanbul.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3491886/Q-A-Ivo-Ivanov-executive-board-member-DE-CIX.htmlFri, 25 Sep 2015 15:15:00 GMTInternational connectivity key to African telecoms finds Capacity studyInternational connectivity is key to managing demand for telecoms services in Africa, according to a new study by Capacity.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3486913/International-connectivity-key-to-African-telecoms-finds-Capacity-study.htmlWed, 09 Sep 2015 06:30:00 GMTAfrican categories shortlist for Global Carrier Awards 2015 announcedThe shortlist for the Best African Wholesale Carrier and Best African project for the 2015 Global Carrier Awards have been announced.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3486723/African-categories-shortlist-for-Global-Carrier-Awards-2015-announced.htmlTue, 08 Sep 2015 16:00:00 GMTICT is key enabler for economic growth, says Tanzania ministry of CSTMr John Mngodo, permanent secretary at the ministry of communication, science and technology in Tanzania, opened Capacity Africa 2015 in Dar Es Salaam yesterday with a claim that ICT is the key enabler for economic growth in the country.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3486711/ICT-is-key-enabler-for-economic-growth-says-Tanzania-ministry-of-CST.htmlTue, 08 Sep 2015 15:30:00 GMTFreeConferenceCall launches services in Nigeria, Kenya, and South AfricaFreeConferenceCall.com has today revealed the launch of its free conference calling service in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3486720/FreeConferenceCall-launches-services-in-Nigeria-Kenya-and-South-Africa.htmlTue, 08 Sep 2015 15:15:00 GMTCapacity reveals Global Carrier Awards 2015 shortlistCapacity is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2015 Global Carrier Awards.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3486604/Capacity-reveals-Global-Carrier-Awards-2015-shortlist.htmlTue, 08 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMTCateleya to support Libtelco’s network modernisation planEpsilon subsidiary Cateleya is to deliver a turnkey solution for interconnection, billing, and session and application management to Liberia Telecommunication (Libtelco).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3486564/Cateleya-to-support-Libtelcos-network-modernisation-plan.htmlTue, 08 Sep 2015 11:30:00 GMTLiquid Telecom achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certificationLiquid Telecom has revealed today at Capacity Africa 2015 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, that it has become the first pan-African carrier to achieve MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3486482/Liquid-Telecom-achieves-MEF-Carrier-Ethernet-20-certification.htmlTue, 08 Sep 2015 10:00:00 GMTTigo Ghana improves voice qualityTigo Ghana has improved the quality of its voice offering, according to a recent survey conducted by the industry regulator.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3486260/Tigo-Ghana-improves-voice-quality.htmlMon, 07 Sep 2015 12:00:00 GMTSudatel to invest further in Sudan fibre roll-outSudatel’s president and CEO Tariq Hamzah Zein Elabdein has confirmed to Capacity that it will continue to invest in fibre in order to keep up with the growth of enterprises in Sudan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3485996/Sudatel-to-invest-further-in-Sudan-fibre-roll-out.htmlFri, 04 Sep 2015 16:45:00 GMTSpotlight on African markets Part 3: Somalia & LibyaWhich African economies are set to transform over the next five years? Capacity asked leading experts to name their telecoms markets to watch.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3485641/Spotlight-on-African-markets-Part-3-Somalia-and-Libya.htmlThu, 03 Sep 2015 18:00:00 GMTSpotlight on African markets Part 2: Ethiopia & DRCWhich African economies are set to transform over the next five years? Capacity asked leading experts to name their telecoms markets to watch.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3485640/Spotlight-on-African-markets-Part-2-Ethiopia-and-DRC.htmlThu, 03 Sep 2015 17:45:00 GMTSpotlight on African markets Part 1: Kenya, Nigeria and GhanaWhich African economies are set to transform over the next five years? Capacity asked leading experts to name their telecoms markets to watch.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3485638/Spotlight-on-African-markets-Part-1-Kenya-Nigeria-and-Ghana.htmlThu, 03 Sep 2015 17:30:00 GMTTelinta launches TeliSIM AfricaCloud-based VoIP switching and billing provider Telinta has launched TeliSIM Africa, an MVNO solution designed to enable telecoms service providers to offer mobile roaming services to their customers.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3485560/Telinta-launches-TeliSIM-Africa.htmlThu, 03 Sep 2015 15:30:00 GMTSMS SPECIAL REPORT: Top 10 SMS innovationsCapacity selects the latest solutions and services helping to bring innovation to the SMS market.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3484723/SMS-SPECIAL-REPORT-Top-10-SMS-innovations.htmlFri, 28 Aug 2015 17:00:00 GMTSMS SPECIAL REPORT: A hub of SMS activityA new wave of SMS hubs have been launched by leading carriers aiming to serve their own customers and provide a much needed service for others. Guy Matthews investigates.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3483276/SMS-SPECIAL-REPORT-A-hub-of-SMS-activity.htmlWed, 26 Aug 2015 17:00:00 GMTSMS SPECIAL REPORT: Confronting SMS fraudAs the industry struggles to combat grey routes, fraud prevention is becoming an increasing necessity. Guy Matthews investigates the new solutions and services helping operators prevent SMS fraud.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3483282/SMS-SPECIAL-REPORT-Confronting-SMS-fraud.htmlWed, 26 Aug 2015 12:45:00 GMTDial Telecom continues expansion of backbone networkDial Telecom has opened what it claims is the shortest route for transmission of up to 400GE connecting Krakow, Katowice, Prague and Frankfurt.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3461220/Dial-Telecom-continues-expansion-of-backbone-network.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 16:00:00 GMTeuNetworks connects DARZ data centre to dark fibreeuNetworks has delivered dark fibre connecting to a data centre in Darmstadt, 30km outside of Frankfurt, Germany.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3461233/euNetworks-connects-DARZ-data-centre-to-dark-fibre.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 16:00:00 GMTBulgarian regulator approves Vivacom’s NURTS takeoverBulgaria’s telecoms regulator, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC), has approved Vivacom’s acquisition of national broadcasting firm NURTS (National Unit Radio and TV Systems) Digital.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3461235/Bulgarian-regulator-approves-Vivacoms-NURTS-takeover.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 15:45:00 GMTPoland shows support for EU's Digital Single Market at Capacity CEEBogdan Dombrowski, under-secretary of state of Poland’s ministry of administration and digitalisation, demonstrated his support for the European Union’s Digital Single Market at Capacity Central and East Europe 2015 this morning.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3461138/Poland-shows-support-for-EUs-Digital-Single-Market-at-Capacity-CEE.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 12:15:00 GMTDeutsche Telekom to acquire BT?Deutsche Telekom is said to be eyeing a takeover of BT, following reports that it is close to selling its stake in T-Mobile US.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3461114/Deutsche-Telekom-to-acquire-BT.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 11:15:00 GMTColt launches data centre interconnection solutionColt has launched a data centre interconnection solution which it claims fast tracks access to key European and Asian hubs.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3461109/Colt-launches-data-centre-interconnection-solution.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMTQ&A: Giuseppe Valentino, director IP, cloud & MNCs services, Telecom Italia SparkleCapacity Central & East Europe 2015: Telecom Italia Sparkle's director of IP, cloud & MNCs services, Giuseppe Valentinohttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3461113/Q-A-Giuseppe-Valentino-director-IP-cloud-and-MNCs-services-Telecom-Italia-Sparkle.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 11:00:00 GMTPCCS cable reaches Puerto RicoTelefonica has confirmed to Capacity that the PCCS subsea cable, which aims to link Jacksonville in Florida to Manta in Ecuador, has landed in Isla Verde beach in Puerto Rico.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3461093/PCCS-cable-reaches-Puerto-Rico.htmlWed, 10 Jun 2015 10:30:00 GMTQ&A: Stefan Amon, director of wholesale, Telekom Austria GroupCapacity CEE 2015: Telekom Austria's director of wholesale, Stefan Amonhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3460810/Q-A-Stefan-Amon-director-of-wholesale-Telekom-Austria-Group.htmlTue, 09 Jun 2015 16:30:00 GMTSlovenia to decide on sale of Telekom SlovenijeSlovenia’s state investment firm SDH has until today to decide whether to sell a majority stake of 75% in Telekom Slovenije to Cinven.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3460822/Slovenia-to-decide-on-sale-of-Telekom-Slovenije.htmlTue, 09 Jun 2015 16:30:00 GMTTelekom Austria to acquire Slovenia's AmisTelekom Austria Group is to acquire Slovenian operator Amisco, the holding company of Amis Slovenia and Amis Croatia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3460850/Telekom-Austria-to-acquire-Slovenias-Amis.htmlTue, 09 Jun 2015 16:30:00 GMTTurkcell subsidiary launches 3G services in UkraineTuckcell has announced that its subsidiary Astelit has launched a 3G service in the Ukraine.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3460828/Turkcell-subsidiary-launches-3G-services-in-Ukraine.htmlTue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:00 GMTAMS-IX New York to use Sabey’s IGX Networks to provide ECCsAMS-IX New York will use Sabey Data Centers’ IGX Networks to provide extended cross connects (ECCs) in Manhattan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452989/AMS-IX-New-York-to-use-Sabeys-IGX-Networks-to-provide-ECCs.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTBICS launches EasyConnect SMSBICS has launched EasyConnect SMS, a solution designed to enable smaller service providers to launch international SMS services quickly and cost-effectively.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452995/BICS-launches-EasyConnect-SMS.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTBig Interview: TI Sparkle's CEO Alessandro TalottaTI Sparkle’s CEO Alessandro Talotta is looking to raise the carrier’s profile on the international stage. He’s already made a speedy start in 2015.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3453423/Big-Interview-TI-Sparkles-CEO-Alessandro-Talotta.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTDE-CIX NY completes first year with strong resultsDE-CIX New York passed its first customer traffic in May 2014, and today reveals a year of rapid customer growth and success for its distributed, carrier-neutral model.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452991/DE-CIX-NY-completes-first-year-with-strong-results.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTEquinix and Global Capacity collaborate to provide direct access to the cloudEquinix is collaborating with Global Capacity to provide enterprise customers with direct access to cloud service providers on Equinix’s Cloud Exchange.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452994/Equinix-and-Global-Capacity-collaborate-to-provide-direct-access-to-the-cloud.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTEtisalat adds ChinaNetCenter to SmartHubCloud platform provider ChinaNetCenter has joined Etisalat’s SmartHub in move designed to bolster end-user experience across the region.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452977/Etisalat-adds-ChinaNetCenter-to-SmartHub.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTHibernia Networks reveals milestone for Express deploymentHibernia Networks has revealed that the physical deployment of its Express cable – the first route to go live in the transatlantic market since Alcatel-Lucent and Vodafone’s Apollo cable in 2003 – has begun.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452979/Hibernia-Networks-reveals-milestone-for-Express-deployment.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTHutchison and BT pen major IPX agreementHutchison Global Communications (HGC) and British incumbent BT have agreed to establish IPX network interconnection between their respective IPX networks.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452968/Hutchison-and-BT-pen-major-IPX-agreement.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTQ&A: Clint Heiden, CCO, EdgeConneXClient Heiden, EdgeConneX's CCO, updates Capacity on its expansion plans.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3453416/Q-A-Clint-Heiden-CCO-EdgeConneX.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTQ&A: Jack Lodge, president, Global CapacityJack Lodge, president, Global Capacity, speaks to Capacity about its acquisition of MegaPath's network services and its strategic priorities for the yearhttp://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3453419/Q-A-Jack-Lodge-president-Global-Capacity.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTSponsored Q&A: Telin to be the world's hub for TIMESThrough innovation and collaboration, Telin realises its vision to be the world's hub for Telecommunication, Information, Media, Entertainment & Services (TIMES).http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3453368/Sponsored-Q-A-Telin-to-be-the-worlds-hub-for-TIMES.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTSTC and TI Sparkle provision first 2x100Gbps IP transit in Middle EastSaudi Telecom and Telecom Italia Sparkle have announced the provisioning of what they claim is the first 2x100Gbps of IP transit connectivity in the Middle East.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452987/STC-and-TI-Sparkle-provision-first-2x100Gbps-IP-transit-in-Middle-East.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTTI Sparkle and Etisalat to partner on video transport servicesEtisalat carrier & wholesale services and Telecom Italia Sparkle have announced their intention to partner to extend video transport service availability.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452985/TI-Sparkle-and-Etisalat-to-partner-on-video-transport-services.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTTurk Telekom International selects NTT for strategic IP transit service partnershipTurk Telekom International (TTI) has selected NTT to supply wholesale IP transit services to support growing demand for its internet, data, infrastructure and wholesale services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452975/Turk-Telekom-International-selects-NTT-for-strategic-IP-transit-service-partnership.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTVerizon to acquire AOL in a $4.4 billion dealVerizon Communications has agreed to acquire AOL in a $4.4 billion deal in a push to advance its ambitions in mobile video advertising.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452981/Verizon-to-acquire-AOL-in-a-44-billion-deal.htmlWed, 13 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTAMEER to be extended to SingaporeTurk Telecom International (TTI) has revealed that the AMEER cable is to be extended to Singapore by the end of this year’s second quarter.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452582/AMEER-to-be-extended-to-Singapore.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTBankai Group and MITSUMI Distribution create joint ventureBankai Group and Mitsumi Distribution have formed a joint venture that will enable telcos in Africa and the Middle East to connect for termination and origination of voice services.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452584/Bankai-Group-and-MITSUMI-Distribution-create-joint-venture.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTCITIC Telecom CPC launches SmartCloud DaaS platformCITIC Telecom CPC, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-based CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited, has launched its SmartCloud desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) in Hong Kong.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452585/CITIC-Telecom-CPC-launches-SmartCloud-DaaS-platform.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTLightRiver Technologies becomes first North American Ciena-authorised learning providerLightRiver Technologies has announced a partnership with Ciena which it said makes it the first North American Ciena-authorised learning provider.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452588/LightRiver-Technologies-becomes-first-North-American-Ciena-authorised-learning-provider.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTNeutrona Networks completes expansion of network in BrazilNeutrona Networks has completed a significant expansion of its network in Brazil, adding multiple terrestrial and sub-sea fibre routes in the country.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452851/Neutrona-Networks-completes-expansion-of-network-in-Brazil.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTPanasonic and Telinta collaborate to automate ITSP deployments of SIP phonesTelinta has completed interoperability testing of the latest series SIP-based telephones from Panasonic.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452589/Panasonic-and-Telinta-collaborate-to-automate-ITSP-deployments-of-SIP-phones.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTPCCW Global, CTG and CHTI launch unified IPX platformPCCW Global, China Telecom Global (CTG) and Chunghwa Telecom International (CHTI) have signed agreements to facilitate the interconnection of their IPX communities to create a unified IPX platform for Greater China.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452594/PCCW-Global-CTG-and-CHTI-launch-unified-IPX-platform.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTRCN reveals commercial launch of phase oneThe RCN (regional cable network) consortium – comprising Etisalat, Zain Jordan, Turkcell Superonline, Mobily Saudi Arabia, Orange Jordan and Syrian Telecom – has launched phase one of the system between Fujairah, UAE, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and Amman, Jordan.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452590/RCN-reveals-commercial-launch-of-phase-one.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTSwitchRay launches PBX fraud solutionVoIP softswitch solutions provider SwitchRay has launched its PBX fraud protection software solution, SR-P7000 v1.1.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452592/SwitchRay-launches-PBX-fraud-solution.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTTata Communications and China Telecom Global sign media partnershipTata Communications has signed a video network partnership with China Telecom Global to enable and manage media content for customers in China and worldwide.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452593/Tata-Communications-and-China-Telecom-Global-sign-media-partnership.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTTSIC increases data centre reach in USTeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) has added 100 service provider customers over the last 18 months, and consequently increased its reach to 62 major US data centres.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452793/TSIC-increases-data-centre-reach-in-US.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 11:15:00 GMTBIG INTERVIEW: Andrew Dodsworth, managing director, BT Global Telecom MarketsBT Global Telecom Markets has a new managing director. Andrew Dodsworth talks to Capacity about his plans to make the carrier a stronger force around the world, and looks back fondly on his days as a camera salesman.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452853/BIG-INTERVIEW-Andrew-Dodsworth-managing-director-BT-Global-Telecom-Markets.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 10:15:00 GMTHurricane Electric brings global network to CoreSite locationsHurricane Electric is extending its global IPv4 and IPv network to CoreSite data centres in New York, Chicago and Reston, Virginia.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452587/Hurricane-Electric-brings-global-network-to-CoreSite-locations.htmlTue, 12 May 2015 08:00:00 GMTSPONSORED Q&A: Mohammed Al-Nusif, CEO, QualitynetMohammed Al-Nusif, CEO at Qualitynet, talks about making the Middle East a "hop" away.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452591/SPONSORED-Q-A-Mohammed-Al-Nusif-CEO-Qualitynet.htmlMon, 11 May 2015 22:00:00 GMTSPONSORED EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: Michael Wheeler, NTT CommunicationsThe market for 100G is set to start ramping up towards the end of this year, says NTT Communications. Michael Wheeler talks to Capacity about the trends he foresees and how his company is placed to cater for this growth.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452586/SPONSORED-EXECUTIVE-INTERVIEW-Michael-Wheeler-NTT-Communications.htmlMon, 11 May 2015 21:15:00 GMTSPONSORED Q&A: Tesh Kapadia, VP of sales, AscomTesh Kapadia, VP of sales at Ascom,explains how carriers can get up to speed in today's fast-changing interconnect environment.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452583/SPONSORED-Q-A-Tesh-Kapadia-VP-of-sales-Ascom.htmlMon, 11 May 2015 21:00:00 GMTCapacity Intelligence debuts at ITWCapacity has officially launched the industry’s first searchable M&A, partners and companies database.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452430/Capacity-Intelligence-debuts-at-ITW.htmlMon, 11 May 2015 13:00:00 GMTDE-CIX to launch IX in TurkeyDE-CIX has today revealed plans to launch an internet exchange in Istanbul, Turkey, in a bid to provide neutral interconnection and peering points for ISPs across Turkey, Iran, the Caucasus region and the Middle East.http://www.capacitymedia.com/Article/3452162/DE-CIX-to-launch-IX-in-Turkey.htmlMon, 11 May 2015 13:00:00 GMT