Nigerian 9mobile rescue deal ‘at risk’ after internal disagreements
12h | Alan Burkitt-Gray
A rescue bid for the former Etisalat Nigeria – now 9mobile – appears to have collapsed following a breakdown of relations with Teleology Holdings, which planned a takeover.
‘Who’s afraid of Huawei?’ German government asks
17 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
The German government is looking at ways that Huawei can be excluded from 5G mobile licensing, according to one of the country’s leading business newspapers.
Huawei boss talks of transformation from the Cultural Revolution to a $125bn company
16 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, who set up the company in 1987, expects it to grow 20% this year to achieve sales of $125 billion.
Helios Towers enters South African market via Vulatel partnership
16 January 2019 | Jason McGee-Abe
Helios Towers has entered the South African market after entering into an agreement with Vulatel to create an infrastructure platform in the country.
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).
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.
Twilio appoints Chee Chew as chief product officer
14 January 2019 | James Pearce
Cloud messaging and communications firm Twilio has named former Amazon, Google and Microsoft executive Chee Chew as its new chief product officer.
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom trial 40Gbps wireless backhaul for 5G
14 January 2019 | Natalie Bannerman
Ericsson and Deutsche Telekom have successfully demonstrated a millimetre wave link with transmission speeds of 40Gbps.
We’ve got 5G, says AT&T. No you haven’t, say Verizon and T-Mobile
10 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Verizon and T-Mobile US have both hit out at AT&T’s move to pretend its LTE Advanced mobile network is really 5G.
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.
Huawei ‘owned front companies’ to ship gear to Iran and Syria, claims Reuters
09 January 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray
Huawei controlled two front companies – Skycom of Hong Kong and Canicula of Mauritius – so that it could sell embargoed equipment to Iran and Syria, Reuters is alleging.
Intelsat joins GSMA
09 January 2019 | James Pearce
Satellite operator Intelsat has become the latest member of the GSMA – an association that looks after the interests of the mobile industry worldwide.