Convergence > Carriers

Optus and Dodo sign $160 million telco deal

22 December, 2009

Optus announced it has cemented a four year $160 million agreement to provide Dodo with wholesale mobile, voice and mobile broadband services.

First commercial LTE service launched in Stockholm and Oslo

15 December, 2009

TeliaSonera, the mobile telco operator, has launched commercial LTE services in Stockholm based on Ericsson's technology and in Oslo based on Huawei's technology.

Nextgen awarded $250 million NBN regional backbone tender

07 December, 2009

The Leighton-owned carrier Nextgen Networks has been awarded tender for the federal government’s Regional Backbone Blackspots Program.

Telstra aims to knock Optus off iPhone perch

25 November, 2009

Telstra expects its extensive Next G network coverage will convince the SMB market that its network is the only one when it comes to using the iPhone for business.

Extra bandwidth keeps Hamilton Island connected

03 November, 2009

Visitors and employees of Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays are now benefiting from the quality, speed and reliability of Telstra’s high-speed networks and services as the result of a three-year contract to provide a business solution worth $4.5 million.

Business as usual for Telstra despite the NBN overhang

28 October, 2009

Telstra has updated its strategy and confirmed its financial guidance for 2009/10.

Broadband innovator takes the green challenge on the road

22 October, 2009

Internode is taking its sponsorship of this week’s Global Green Challenge for alternative energy vehicles seriously by putting founder and managing director Simon Hackett on the road for the 3000 km odyssey from Darwin to Adelaide.

Tata Communications extends connectivity into Australia via PPC1 cable system

21 October, 2009

Tata Communications, a leading provider of communications, will start delivering capacity into Australia via the privately owned PIPE Pacific 1 (PPC-1) cable system.

Coca-Cola Amatil and Telstra bottle up 10-year contract

24 September, 2009

Coca-Cola has signed up for a 10-year telecommunications contract with Telstra.

Telco regulatory package tabled

16 September, 2009

Telstra responds to the federal government's proposed regulatory reform package.

Telstra and Microsoft add breakthrough services to portfolio

08 September, 2009

Telstra and Microsoft have unveiled Australia's first hosted IP telephony service integrated with Microsoft Office Communications Server (OCS).

PMG ups the ante for sports broadcasting with Nextgen

07 September, 2009

Nextgen Networks has secured a multimillion-dollar deal to directly connect Premier Media Group (PMG), owner of Fox Sports, to prime sporting venues located in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Gosford, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

World-first trials of next-generation transmission

04 August, 2009

Telstra and Nortel have successfully completed trials of next-generation 100 Gbps and 40 Gbps transmission over the longest distances ever attempted.

Internode first ISP to cross Bass Strait with Basslink

08 July, 2009

Internode uses the new Basslink fibre-optic cable service to provide services.

Telstra's new CEO takes over early

19 May, 2009

Telstra's new CEO takes over early with the departure of Sol Trujillo.

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