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Blue Planet Networks appoints Steve Corfe as CEO
17 January 2019 | James Pearce
Connectivity provider Blue Planet Networks has named former NTT Europe exec Steve Corfe as its new CEO.
Zayo ‘gets private equity bid’ valuing company at $8bn
16 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Zayo has received a bid from an unnamed private equity investor valuing the company at $8 billion, according to US reports.
Telefónica picks Nokia for Service Operations Centre
15 January 2019 | Natalie Bannerman
Telefónica Group has selected Nokia as vendor for its UK Service Operations Centre (SOC).
Italy's Unidata picks Telia Carrier for Rome PoP
15 January 2019 | James Pearce
Italian service provider Unidata has partnered with Telia Carrier to leverage the international firm’s recently-launched point of presence in Rome to offer enterprise customers global connectivity.
Asset-light future as BT Global Services consigns wholesale voice to ‘legacy’ business
14 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Bas Burger, the sixth CEO of BT Global Services in 15 years, wants to shift the division to growth sectors and to park traditional areas such as voice in the legacy category. Interview by Alan Burkitt-Gray
DNA acquires full stake in Moi Mobiili
14 January 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe
Finnish telecoms group DNA has agreed to purchase the entire share capital of European mobile operator Oy.
Liquid Telecom appoints CEO for Middle East and West Africa
11 January 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe
Liquid Telecom has appointed Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its new regional CEO for the Middle East and West Africa (MEWA).
Pierre-Louis de Guillebon leaves Orange International Carriers
09 January 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe
Capacity can confirm that Pierre-Louis de Guillebon has left his role as CEO of Orange International Carriers.
Afghanistan building new fibre route to China
08 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Afghan Telecom is building a fibre route to China that will also connect Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
RCom offers Ericsson $18.8m but India won’t guarantee spectrum sale to Jio
07 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Troubled Indian operation Reliance Communications (RCom) has made a part-payment of 1.31 billion rupees ($18.8 million) to Ericsson as their dispute escalated.
Ericsson demands jail for RCom/GCX chairman Anil Ambani over $78.9m debt
04 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
The fight for the future of Reliance Communications (RCom) goes back to the Indian Supreme Court on Monday, with Ericsson asking for the company’s chairman, Anil Ambani, to be jailed for non-payment of a debt of 5.5 billion rupees ($78.9 million).
Egypt set to swap 95% of copper for fibre by 2020
04 January 2019 | James Pearce
Egypt has unveiled plans to replace up to 95% of its copper telecoms network with fibre by 2020 in a major overhaul to the nation’s infrastructure.