Global digital payments provider WorldRemit and digital services provider Digicel International have cut a deal to provide international money transfers to mobile wallets for customers in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Fiji are set to be the first Pacific countries to have access to more Australian television content delivered through the Australian Government’s PacificAus TV initiative.
Climate change, noxious weeds and a number of human activities are leading to the extinction of bee species in Fiji, even as Australian researchers are discovering new species, it is claimed.
The Pacific Islands have the lowest mobile Internet penetration rate in the world at 18%, but the mobile operators trade body, GSM Association, says the region has great potential and is on the cusp of a digital revolution.
Broadband access and mobile network services for businesses and private citizens, operated by Digicel Tonga, have been restored by a satellite provider, while the country waits for a cable cut to be repaired.
Independent telecommunications challenger, Hawaiki Submarine Cable LP, today commenced commercial operations for its 15,000km fibre optic deep-sea cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States.
Australian battery company Redflow has shipped zinc-bromine flow batteries made at its new factory in Thailand to Fiji for use in a local digital television network.
Southern Cross Cables has announced multiple deals for use of its Next subsea cable, including a major capacity commitment by FINTEL, Fiji’s International Gateway provider and wholesale telecommunications company.
The survey for laying the NEXT undersea cable project has been completed ahead of schedule and a request for proposal is underway, with vendor selection expected to be completed by the end of the year.
Australian-based technology solutions company Hills has appointed a new general manager to head its New Zealand business.
Mobile phone services have reached a saturation point in many of the world’s developed markets, forcing mobile operators to look for potential new revenue streams in different markets and industry sectors, according to a newly published report.
The Samoa Submarine Cable Company has inked a turnkey contract with Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks (ASN) to roll out a new submarine cable system connecting Samoa to Fiji.
Optus customers who want to contact family and friends following the extreme weather in Fiji will be able to make free calls to Fiji for the next two weeks.
Optus has delivered its first 100 Gigabits per second (Gbps) service for a US-based partner on the Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) that connects Australia to the United States’ west coast via New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii.
Global money transfer service WorldRemit has launched instant remittances to mobiles in the Pacific region countries of Fiji, Tonga and Samoa.
IBM has secured a multi-million dollar deal with Coca-Cola Amatil to streamline CCA’s South Pacific operations, including in Australia.
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