CommsWire - 6 October 2017


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Facial recognition database system 'could cost billions'
The setting up of a national facial recognition database is likely to cost Australia at least hundreds of millions of dollars, but could go into the billions, an expert in the field has told iTWire.

Even govt MPs are now criticising NBN, says Labor
The Labor Party's communications spokesperson Michelle Rowland has taken aim at Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the national broadband network rollout, pointing out that criticism of the network is now coming from his own side of politics.

Colt deploys Ciena platform to drive APAC network expansion
UK-headquartered telecoms and data centre services company Colt Technology Services is deploying Ciena’s 6500 converged packet optical platform to expand its network across the Asia Pacific region.

NEXTDC Brisbane data centre gets top certification
Data centre operator NEXTDC’s B2 Brisbane data centre  has received Tier IV Certification of Constructed Facility (TCCF) from Uptime Institute, the world’s leading independent data centre advisory and certification organisation.  

Vodafone announces change to declining brand
After slipping 20 places on a global branding ladder in the past year, Vodafone has announced an upcoming change to the Vodafone brand positioning globally and in Australia, the first such change the company says since 2009.

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