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Telenor directors resign after VimpelCom probe
29 Apr 2016
Telenor has announced that two executives are resigning after a probe uncovered “internal weaknesses” and “insufficient” handling of corruption allegations at part-owned VimpelCom.
Charter/Time Warner cable merger approved
26 Apr 2016
US regulators have approved Charter Communications’ $78 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, to create the second largest cable TV network in the US.
Verizon reveals biggest OpenStack cloud build
26 Apr 2016
Verizon has revealed further details of its 18-month long NFV (network functions virtualization) architecture build, said to be the largest NFV OpenStack cloud deployment yet across five major data centres in the US.
Mega cloud players squeezing out competition
21 Apr 2016
Innovation is thriving in the cloud services market, and machine-learning and meta clouds are just over the horizon. Enterprises are queueing up to adopt off-premises cloud services because they have to increase business agility and reduce costs.
Intel in executive leadership shakeup
21 Apr 2016
Intel has announced that its Internet of Things (IoT) head, Doug Davis, is to retire and its head of its client computing group (CCG), Kirk Skaugen, has left the company.
Cloud services push IBM revenues up
19 Apr 2016
IBM has reported first-quarter earnings that were better than expected due to a strong performance from its cloud services division.
TeliaSonera rebrands carrier arm and launches PoP
15 Apr 2016
TeliaSonera International Carrier has rebranded to Telia Carrier and has established a new point of presence (PoP) in Montreal, providing whole IP transit, Ethernet and IPX services for carriers, content and cloud providers.
Europe passes 'landmark' GDPR
15 Apr 2016
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has passed final approval in the European Parliament, putting an end to over four years of negotiations.
SoftBank and Verizon in race for Yahoo
14 Apr 2016
Japanese operator SoftBank – which owns Sprint – and US operator Verizon are believed to be competing to buy Yahoo, the search company whose revenues are declining steeply. Potential bidders have until April 18 to submit bids.
Top telcos meet to relaunch Latam’s OTI
11 Apr 2016
A host of leading telcos in the Ibero-American region have relaunched Organizacion de Telecomunicaciones de Iberoamerica (OTI) with the mission to promote “more content and better connectivity” in Latam.
Angola-Brazil subsea cable gains Japanese funding
04 Apr 2016
The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) is to provide a $65.8 million loan to Angola’s state-run development bank to finance the construction of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), an optical submarine cable system between Angola and Brazil.