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The final stage of consolidation in the US metro market
31 Jan 2013
Twelve months ago, six premier metro fibre providers were jostling for position ahead of a final round of consolidation. Two have emerged to lead the pack, two have been snapped up and two remain as targets.
Alcatel-Lucent issues update on AMX-1
30 Jan 2013
Alcatel-Lucent has issued an update on the deployment of the 17,500km America Móvil 1 (AMX-1) subsea cable system linking the US, Central America and Brazil.
Axtel sells mobile sites to American Tower
25 Jan 2013
Mexican operator Axtel has entered into an agreement to sell 883 of its tower sites for approximately $250 million to a subsidiary of American Tower Corp.
Cuba completes terrestrial switchover
23 Jan 2013
Following indications that Cuba had activated its first ever subsea internet connection, it is now believed that the country has completed the move from satellite dependence to a purely ground-based solution.
Hibernia Networks supports NTT expansion
21 Jan 2013
Hibernia Networks has announced that it will provide 100 Gigabits of diverse network capacity to NTT Communications to support the carrier’s European expansion and its global IP network.
Orascom to increase WIND Canada stake
21 Jan 2013
Orascom Telecom has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the shares of WIND Mobile Canada CEO, chairman and founder Anthony Lacavera.
Friday Network News: January 18
18 Jan 2013
Capacity brings you the latest network news. If you have network developments you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email
AT&T eyes acquisition of European operator
17 Jan 2013
US carrier AT&T is reportedly on the lookout for an acquisition in Europe to allow it to roll out new wireless technology and utilise more lucrative pricing strategies.
ANALYSIS: Dish-rupting the peace
10 Jan 2013
By the end of 2012, it appeared the scene had been set for the US wireless market going into the New Year. As Richard Karpinski, senior analyst at Yankee Group, describes it: "We seemed to have settled in to a nice sort of equilibrium."
AT&T to expand LTE reach to 300 million
08 Jan 2013
US carrier AT&T is reportedly planning to extend its 4G LTE network to reach 300 million people, or 95% of the US population by the end of 2013.
Cogeco Cable to acquire PEER 1
02 Jan 2013
Canada’s Cogeco Cable has announced plans to acquire Vancouver-based infrastructure company PEER 1 Network Enterprises for approximately $533 million.