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30 Sep 2014
With 5G on the horizon, how is investment stepping up in research and development? Are carriers taking an active role, or is the drive coming largely from the vendor community? Guy Matthews reports from the frontiers of cellular innovation.
América Móvil considers options in Mexico
30 Sep 2014
América Móvil is still analysing a potential asset sale in Mexico after vowing to divest some of its interests in the country to comply with new regulations.
SoftBank to buy DreamWorks Animation?
29 Sep 2014
Japan’s SoftBank is considering the acquisition of DreamWorks Animation for $3.4 billion, following its failed attempt to secure T-Mobile US, according to local reports.
Deutsche Telekom considers remaining in the US
29 Sep 2014
Deutsche Telekom could retain ownership of T-Mobile US for at least another year, after doubts were raised over the possibility of an improved bid for the company from French operator Iliad.
MEF launches Third Network vision initative
26 Sep 2014
The Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) has announced its Third Network vision initiative designed to deliver internet like agility and ubiquity with CE 2.0 like performance and security.
Bell Aliant CEO to step down
26 Sep 2014
Bell Aliant president and CEO Karen Sheriff has announced that she will retire at the end of the year, as the company becomes integrated into its parent organisation Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE).
GTSA signs media partnership with Tata
26 Sep 2014
Costa Rica-based Grupo Tecnológico (GTSA) has announced that it has signed a regional sales and representation partnership agreement with Tata Communications.
Midweek Mergers: September 24
24 Sep 2014
Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email
TSTT appoints CEO
23 Sep 2014
The Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has appointed Ronald Walcott as CEO, the state-controlled telecoms provider said in a statement.
Ericsson acquires majority stake in IT cloud firm
23 Sep 2014
Swedish vendor Ericsson has acquired a majority stake in enterprise IT cloud company, Apcera, as well as committed significant funding towards the development of next-generation technology.
19 Sep 2014
In the space of just two decades, person-to-person SMS messaging has been embraced by consumers worldwide, only to fall by the wayside to alternative OTT services such as WhatsApp. Fresh opportunities in the application-to-person (A2P) market, however, could mark the beginning of a new era for SMS.
Vivendi and Telefónica seal GVT deal
19 Sep 2014
French media group Vivendi said today that it has signed a final agreement with Spain’s Telefónica for the sale of Brazilian broadband firm GVT.
AT&T eyes Mexico investment
18 Sep 2014
AT&T is reportedly open to making an acquisition in Mexico as América Móvil chief Carlos Slim prepares to divest some of his assets in the country.
Oi to sell stake in Africatel Holding
18 Sep 2014
Brazilian mobile operator Oi has announced plans to sell its assets in Africa in a bid to bolster its position in its domestic market.
Midweek Mergers: September 17
17 Sep 2014
Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email
Vimpelcom sells Wind Canada
16 Sep 2014
Russian telco Vimpelcom and Egypt’s Global Telecom have jointly agreed to sell their stake in Wind Canada to Canadian investment firm, Globalive Capital, for $122.05 million.
Netflix launches in France
15 Sep 2014
Netflix has today launched its video streaming service in France, and signed a partnership with Bouygues Telecom to offer its content on the operator’s set-top boxes.
NEED TO KNOW: 4K video – Life in HD
11 Sep 2014
4K video is the next generation of high-definition (HD) digital video, named as such because it employs 4,000 pixels for horizontal resolution. It claims to deliver four times the resolution of 1080 pixels, totalling 8.3 megapixels, and delivering higher-quality image definition and larger projection surface visibility.
Grupo Salinas to buy Iusacell stake
11 Sep 2014
Mexico’s Grupo Salinas has confirmed plans to acquire a 50% stake in the country’s third-largest mobile operator, Iusacell, from its partner, Grupo Televisa.
Entel selects ZTE for Bolivian FTTx network
11 Sep 2014
Entel South America has awarded a contract to China’s ZTE Corporation to be the exclusive supplier for the operator’s fibre-to-the-x (FTTx) network in Bolivia.
ANALYSIS: Hibernia keeps faith with Express cable
11 Sep 2014
Bjarni Thorvardason, CEO at Hibernia Networks, has told Capacity that the operator did not contemplate "abandoning the Hibernia Express project for even a second", after work resumed on the subsea cable project in August.
Interoute VDC adds Wyless M2M platform
10 Sep 2014
UK-based cloud operator Interoute has today announced that M2M and IoT solutions provider Wyless has launched its Porthos Management platform across the Interoute Virtual Data Centre (VDC).
Telehouse expands reach in New York
05 Sep 2014
Data centre company Telehouse has announced that its New York Internet Exchange (NYIIX) has expanded its reach through CoreSite’s capabilities in New York.
COVER STORY: Telecoms in the post-Snowden era
04 Sep 2014
Revelations about US government surveillance are widely believed to be costing US telecoms and tech firms revenue. It is difficult to determine, however, whether perceptions match reality.
Nokia Networks appoints LatAm head
04 Sep 2014
Nokia Networks has appointed Dimitri Diliani as VP of Latin America at the company, following the resignation of Almir Narcizo.
Midweek Mergers: September 3
03 Sep 2014
Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email
Iliad still interested in T-Mobile US
02 Sep 2014
French player Iliad has claimed it is still working on a deal to acquire T-Mobile US, despite failing in its first attempt to enter the US market.
Telefónica to exit Telecom Italia
02 Sep 2014
Telefónica has reportedly revealed plans to exit its 14.8% stake in Telecom Italia upon completion of its deal to acquire GVT from Vivendi.