Singtel clarifies it will not sell Optus for $16B Telecommunications conglomerate Singtel will not sell its Australian subsidiary Optus after media reported there were talks to "offload" the embattled telco to private equity Brookfield for $16 billion. Motorola rolls out 16,000 digital radios for Victoria’s Country Fire Authority

15th March 2024

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Superloop inks broadband contract with Origin Energy Telco provider Superloop has signed an exclusive six-year contract to provide internet services to energy company Origin Energy and its subsidiaries, Origin. Ciena doubles capacity for SEA-ME-WE 4 cable

14th March 2024

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Fleet Space’s Centauri-4 satellite demos Push-to-Talk technology Space research centre SmartSat announced Fleet Space Technologies’ successful demonstration of satellite-enabled Push-to-Talk (PTT) capabilities as part of the Defence Space Command-funded Ascend2Leo project. RingCentral co-develops cloud solution with Optus

13th March 2024

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Vodafone, Accenture develop large language model generative AI chatbot Vodafone youth brand Voxi has collaborated with global professional services firm Accenture to develop and deploy a large language model (LLM) generative AI chatbot powered by Microsoft's ChatGPT framework. Telefónica Tech partners with Teradata to expand AI services

12th March 2024

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Optus network boss quits Optus managing director of networks Lambo Kanagaratnam, the senior executive in charge of Optus' network during last year's massive outage, has resigned, after nine years with the company. John Ieraci leads Telstra Purple Telecommunications company Telstra has appointed John Ieraci as the new head of Telstra Purple, Telstra’s technology services business.

11th March 2024

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Phoenix Tower to acquire 1900 towers from Cellnex in Ireland  Global communications infrastructure provider Phoenix Tower International (PTI) has signed an agreement with Spanish wireless infrastructure and services company Cellnex Telecom to acquire 100% of Cellnex's business in Ireland. Indosat partners with Netcracker to continue to grow FTTH subscribers

8th March 2024

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Nokia to supply communications and cybersecurity solution for new railway network in Sydney Finnish telco vendor Nokia is collaborating with Siemens to deliver an IP/MPLS backbone communications network and cybersecurity solution for the new metro railway network in Sydney, Australia. Kallipr launches new IoT remote monitoring tool

7th March 2024

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ACMA slaps Optus with $1.5 million fine for IPND neglect The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has slapped telecommunications company Optus with a $1,501,500 fine after it found that Optus failed to upload the required customer information of about 200,000 mobile customers to the Integrated Public Number Database (IPND) between January 2021 and September 2023.  DITRDCA assures safe 3G transition

6th March 2024

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Optus gears up for stronger 5G penetration indoors Telecommunications company Optus announced it has tested wideband multi-operator Ericsson Radio Dot System to provide 5G connectivity indoors for Australian enterprises. ManageEngine and Check Point integrate their solutions to counter mobile threats

5th March 2024

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Launtel gains POI access in new Superloop deal Telco provider Launtel has picked Superloop to provide v-NNI and physical backhaul services to 118 nbn POI around Australia. SpinTel launches referral program to help customers mitigate living costs Australian telco SpinTel has launched a referral program that rewards customers when they introduce to their friends or families the company’s connection services. 

4th March 2024

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