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Mitel to acquire ShoreTel for US$530m Business communications systems and service provider Mitel and rival ShoreTel have reached a deal whereby the former will acquire the latter for US$530 million.
Vodafone incurs losses, but invests $2 billion to boost mobile network Vodafone Australia is touting a spend of $2 billion on development and expansion of its Australian mobile network over the full year 2017 despite a…
Planned Hutchison takeover for $2.3b Global infrastructure investment manager I Squared Capital is acquiring Hutchison Global Communications from Hong Kong-based Hutchison Telecommunications in a deal valued at HK$14.5 billion (A$2.3…
Australia 'tells Solomons to drop cable project' after Huawei gets deal Australia is reportedly putting pressure on the Solomon Islands to withdraw from the Project Honiara undersea cable project after the contract was awarded to Chinese…
Pichai tops pay list in cable, telco and wireless industries Google chief executive Sundar Pichai topped a list of executives from the pay TV, telecommunications and wireless industries as far as total compensation for 2016…
ACMA expects formal 5G standards by late-2018 The Australian Communications and Media Authority expects formal standards for the first phase of 5G to be in place by mid- to late-2018, and deployments…
Optus says it will spend $1b on regional mobile services Australia's second largest telco Optus says it will spend $1 billion to update and expand its mobile network in regional areas by the end of…
NZ Commerce Commission scrutinising telecoms sector on consumer complaints New Zealand’s competition regulator The Commerce Commission has identified the retail telecommunications sector and rising levels of consumer complaints as one of its key targets…
Second suitor casts hat in the ring for Vocus Australia's fourth largest telecommunications company Vocus Communications has received a second acquisition bid, from Asian private equity firm Affinity Equity Partners.
The rise of blended artificial intelligence for contact centres (free webinar) Genesys is hosting a free webinar on 20 July that examines “blended AI” for customer-facing departments including marketing, customer care, and digital commerce.

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