Convergence

Telstra ups the ante in China with two acquisitions

11 February, 2009

Telstra today expanded its presence in China with the acquisition of controlling interests in two of the country’s leading mobile content and online music businesses. The acquisitions accelerate Telstra’s plans to achieve AU$1 billion in revenue with strong margins and cash flow from its Chinese media assets by 2013.


Aussie mobile giants agree to merge

09 February, 2009

In an unexpected move that could be a sign of the times, Hutchison and Vodafone will merge their telecom operations to form a 50:50 joint venture


VoIP phone with colour TFT display

02 February, 2009

Snom, a manufacturer of enterprise VoIP phones, has released the first model in its ‘8 Series’ — the Snom-820.


Fonterra rings in changes to telephony services

27 January, 2009

Gen-i has won the Fonterra WAN and telephony services for Fonterra supplanting outsourcer EDS.


Nortel's bankruptcy an opportunity for "industry rebalancing"

19 January, 2009

Nortel's bankruptcy filing will spur a new wave of competition in the telecommunications industry, according to Ovum.


Telcos are the biggest 'Do Not Call' offenders

16 January, 2009

More than half of complaints about violations of the Do Not Call Register are about telecommunications companies, ACMA has found.


Nortel files for bankruptcy, local operations unaffected

15 January, 2009

One of North America's biggest telcommunications equipment suppliers, Nortel has filed for bankruptcy but purportedly the local operations are unaffected.


Contact centre software improves customer service

14 January, 2009

New Zealand firm Datacom has improved its customer service by replacing existing hardware-based call centre technology with IP-based contact centre automation software.


Optus deploys multi-point TelePresence system

14 January, 2009

Optus, an Australian integrated communications company, serves almost six million customers each day. The company provides a broad range of communications services including mobile, national and long distance services, local telephony, business network services, internet and satellite services and subscription television. Since commencing operations in 1992, Optus has invested more than $7 billion in the construction of fixed, mobile and satellite networks, including central business district and suburban local access networks, to create the Optus Evolve network.


3G licences coming to China and India

12 January, 2009

Chinese regulators have issued 3G licences to the country's three operators. In contrast, India has postponed the kick-off date for the auction of 3G licences to the end of January 2009.


Unified comms not a necessity

07 January, 2009

A new Ovum report declares that unified communications works well for some companies, but is not a must-have.


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