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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KKR buys 20% stake in Singtel regional data centre unit Global investment firm KKR will acquire a 20% stake in Singtel’s regional data centre business for S$1.1 billion (US$800 million), according to an issued statement by telco operator Singtel. BT executive Luke Barker joins Telstra Purple as security practice lead

19th September 2023

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Smaller broadband providers challenge market share of bigger telcos as their services rise Smaller broadband providers are giving major telcos a run for their money: Vocus and Aussie Broadband gained almost 62,000 services while Telstra and TPG Telecom declined by 76,000 in total during the June quarter, according to ACCC’s latest NBN Wholesale Market Indicators Report. Tarana announces US$50M capital raising for FWA expansion

18th September 2023

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Kallipr joins 5G Open Innovation Lab Remote monitoring technology provider Kallipr is set to join the 5G Open Innovation Lab (5G OI Lab) in the United States. BT to switch to digital home phone network across Northern Ireland

15th September 2023

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Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise, Nokia power Grand Paris Express project Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise has partnered with Finnish telco vendor Nokia to supply mission critical communications infrastructure for the Grand Paris Express rail project. Beyond One acquires Virgin Mobile Latin America

14th September 2023

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Just a reminder that our next online lunchtime presentation is just a week away on 21 September. Cynthia Gebert, the TIO herself, will be speaking about the Telecom Industry Ombudsman process and recent changes. Also, Karen Lee, Senior Lecturer in Law at UTS, and a TelSoc member, will discuss the effectiveness of various approaches to regulation.

13th September 2023

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Arista Networks to support Spark’s data centre networking services for 5G rollout New Zealand-based telco provider Spark has tapped Arista Networks to support its data centre networking services for a new private telecommunications cloud platform. Vodafone Germany, Altice commence fibre rollout through its joint venture

13th September 2023

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eSafety Commissioner OKs industry code for search engines Australia's eSafety Commissioner has approved an industry code that will see the regulation of search engines to ensure protection against the risk of generative AI. Full-fibre broadband now passes more than half of UK homes

12th September 2023

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