CommsWire - 7 April 2017

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Telstra, Google join consortium to build Asia Pacific subsea cable system
A consortium of major tech players, including Telstra and Google, has joined forces to build a new international subsea cable system under an agreement with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN).

Superloop acquires SubPartners
Superloop has announced the acquisition of subsea cable system company SubPartners in a deal which Superloop founder Bevan Slattery says will increase capacity on its subsea cable network to meet growing customer demand.

Inabox chief slams lack of competition in NBN business
The head of medium-sized telecommunications firm Inabox says competition in the sector has been hit for six by the decision to have as many as 121 points of interconnect for the national broadband network.

Sky & Space Global set for 3 diamonds nano satellites launch
ASX-listed nano-satellite telecommunications provider Sky & Space Global is readying to launch its 3 diamond nano satellites with the scheduled launch set in late May.

Majority of Allphones stores stay open under new owners
Fifty of the 84 retail stores initially operated by the Allphones group, which went into liquidation in February, are continuing to trade under new owners.

Switch launching OTT on-demand video streaming app
Australian-based global content streaming company Switch Media is set to launch its AppSolute over the top (OTT) video streaming service.