Mar­ket watch / Novem­ber 2016

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Eu­tel­sat Com­mu­ni­ca­tions has signed a multi-year ca­pac­ity agree­ment with Yah­sat to pro­vide broad­band ser­vices across Sub-sa­ha­ran Africa as part of its Broad­band for Africa ven­ture.

Mo­bile pay­ments firm For­tumo has part­nered with op­er­a­tor Smart­fren to launch di­rect car­rier billing ser­vices in In­done­sia. The part­ner­ship means Smart­fren’s 12.5 mil­lion sub­scribers can make on­line pay­ments by charging di­rectly to their mo­bile ac­counts.

Ir­ish op­er­a­tor eir – for­merly Eir­com – is set to fall un­der the ma­jor­ity con­trol of New York based hedge fund An­chor­age Cap­i­tal Group, al­ready the com­pany’s largest share­holder. Re­ports from Dublin say that York Cap­i­tal, also a New York hedge fund, is set to sell its 10% hold­ing in eir to other share­hold­ers, in­clud­ing An­chor­age and a third New York in­vest­ment fund.

Beeks Fi­nan­cial Cloud has ex­panded its global net­work by fully de­ploy­ing its host­ing, colo­ca­tions, and low-la­tency con­nec­tiv­ity of­fer­ings in Equinix’s in­ter­na­tional busi­ness ex­change (IBX), HK1, in Hong Kong.the new HK1 lo­ca­tion is Beeks’ eighth data cen­tre world­wide and sec­ond in Asia

US fi­bre op­er­a­tor UPN is ex­pand­ing its net­work in the Dal­las Fort Worth area of Texas, to de­liver ser­vices at speeds of up to 100Gbps in the city of Frisco. The com­pany al­ready has an 800-mile fi­bre net­work in the Dal­las Fort Worth area, said their re­gional sales di­rec­tor.

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