State Library of Victoria ditches Oracle

The Library has shifted the support and maintenance contract to Rimini Street. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has received an application for merger authorisation from Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra) and TPG Telecom Limited (TPG). Telstra and TPG (the Applicants) have entered into three interrelated agreements in respect of a…

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Telstra boosts connectivity between Australia and the world

The cable is built using up to 400G Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing technology. Telstra today announced that the first direct subsea cable to connect Australia with the US will be ready for service in July 2022. The Southern Cross NEXT cable (SX NEXT) will enhance connectivity between Australia and New…

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Telstra International expands business offerings in the Philippines

Telstra has enhanced network infrastructure and service offerings. Telstra has expanded its business and service offerings in the Philippines with the launch of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Pasig City, and the establishment of a new partnership with Converge, the leading pure fibre data network and internet service…

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Telstra owes more than A$2.2 million in refunds and penalties

Fined for billing errors. Telstra has refunded customers more than A$1.73 million and paid a A$506,160 infringement notice after it overcharged thousands of customers following investigations by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). In 2020, the ACMA directed Telstra to comply with billing accuracy obligations after an investigation found it had overcharged more…

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Telstra deploys across dispersion-managed subsea cable

Infinera’s Coherent 800G Solution. Infinera and global telco Telstra, has deployed Infinera’s coherent 800G solution across Telstra’s international network. The deployment follows a significant industry milestone that Telstra achieved with Infinera, leveraging Infinera’s ICE6 800G coherent technology on its GX Series Compact Modular Platform over a dispersion-managed subsea cable between Hong Kong and Singapore,…

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Australian telcos alleged to have misled customers over Internet speeds

Allegedly false and misleading statements were made on the companies’ websites. The Australian Competition Consumer Commission has instituted separate proceedings in the Federal Court against each of Telstra Corporation Ltd (Telstra), Optus Internet Pty Limited (Optus), and TPG Internet Pty Ltd (TPG) for making alleged false or misleading representations in…

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Yarra Valley Water invests in one million IoT services

Sensors will detect leaks and minimise water wastage Telstra has won a competitive tender to provide one million industrial IoT services on Telstra’s IoT network over 15 years with Yarra Valley Water. The IoT deployment will utilise Telstra’s cloud-based platform-as-a-service IoT Connection Manager (ICM), which will help Yarra Valley Water…

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National Broadband Network proving to be the popular option in Australia

Record number of Australians move to NBN plans. More than half a million Australian households moved to faster to the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN) plans in the March 2021 quarter, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest Wholesale Market Indicators Report reveals. The recently released reportlooks at the wholesale…

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Expansion beyond borders priority for APAC businesses

Streamlining the way the future of work opeartes with technology is key enabler to a modern workplace. Asia Pacific (APAC) business decision makers are calibrating their digital transformation strategies while balancing cost management initiatives and plans for growth in new markets. In a recently released report, The APAC Transformation Vision: Balancing…

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