Spark using AI to find 'best plan' for customers New Zealand telco Spark is proactively contacting subscribers and recommending plans based on intelligence it receives from an artificial intelligence program. NEC Patara-2 cable goes live Information technology company NEC announced the Patara-2 submarine cable system connecting multiple islands across Indonesia is now operational.

3rd October 2023

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China Mobile and Huawei deploy FTTR-B network on Mount Everest Chinese state-owned operator China Mobile and telecoms equipment maker Huawei have deployed an FTTR-B (Fibre-to-the-Room Business) network for the tourist base camp and hotel halfway up the world's highest mountain Mount Everest. HPE deploys private 5G at Ryder Cup

2nd October 2023

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Michelle Lim to step down as Commpete chair Alliance for competition in digital communications Commpete chair Michelle Lim announced she will step down from her position after six years leading the group and its growth since its launch.  Google to build Nuvem cable connecting Portugal, Bermuda, US Search monopoly Google is to build a new transatlantic subsea cable system to connect Portugal, Bermuda, and the US. 

29th September 2023

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Telstra inks fifth power purchase agreement with Munna Creek Solar Farm Investments Telecommunications company Telstra has signed a power purchase agreement with Munna Creek Solar Farm Investments to construct a solar farm project valued at around $150 million near Gympie in Queensland. WA Police upgrades connectivity with Starlink

28th September 2023

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Vertiv launches Liebert APM2 power solution Critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions provider Vertiv has added the Vertiv Liebert APM2, a power solution to its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems portfolio. EC re-imposes €376 million fine on Intel in long running antitrust case

27th September 2023

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Israel offers the cheapest mobile data plan in the world, Cable claims Data from 5,603 mobile data plans in 237 countries between 5 July 2023 and 6 September 2023 showed that Israel has the cheapest mobile data plans in the world with 1GB of data costing an average of US$0.02, according to AR/VR headset shipments plummet nearly 45% after four quarterly declines

26th September 2023

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Optus wants to charge streaming companies infrastructure costs Telecommunications company Optus is seeking the approval of the Federal Government to charge content streamers so they can financially contribute to network costs as revealed in the telco's position paper Fair Share Contribution Submission. SmartSat backs ACT Space Update 2023 with projects and university appointments

25th September 2023

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Internet companies provide connectivity in Cook Islands schools Avaroa Cable, Ciena, BW Digital, and Vodafone Cook Islands (Vodafone) are working together to improve connectivity for 30 schools in the Cook Islands for the next three years (2023-2026). Virtual IT group taps Macquarie for its cloud services

22nd September 2023

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Wyalong solar farm backs NBN Co’s green initiatives National broadband network operator NBN Co announced the 75MW Wyalong solar farm it supports has opened after “going live” which will support its commitment to 100% renewable electricity purchases. Wickramasinghe takes Optus chair of digital health at La Trobe University

21st September 2023

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Starlink fails to specify end date for promotion Satellite internet company Starlink, which is operated by Elon Musk’s aerospace company SpaceX, is in hot water after it did not specify the end date of a “limited time offer” advertised on its website, and may possibly face a penalty of $250,000 for breaching directions, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority. SK Telecom ends Netflix legal dispute with partnership

20th September 2023

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