Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs as released a study into the costs and benefits of New Zealand's urban and rural broadband networks declaring that they will add more than $NZ5b to GDP over the 20 year life of the program. (Updated with a link to the study)
ACCAN is offering a total of $250,000 to fund consumer-focused telecommunications research and consumer education or advocacy tools.
Ruckus Wireless says that, globally it achieved "triple digit revenue growth throughout 2011" and that ANZ revenue almost quadrupled.
Optus has managed to grow its mobile subscriber base despite Telstra's addition of a massive one million new services in the past six months, but Vodafone continues to lose customers.
Optus has announced prices for small business services offered over the NBN in the five first release sites.
Telstra has released a draft of its Regional and Rural Presence Plan for 2012-15 for public consultation.
Communications minister, senator Stephen Conroy has called for applications from providers to deliver the first round of the Australian Government's Digital Hubs and Digital Enterprise programs.
Skype is to acquire mobile group messaging service provider GroupMe, which provides a range of services that enable mobile phone users to connect and share locations and photos with friends across networks and mobile platforms.
Super Retail Group - which operates over 400 stores across Australia and New Zealand under the Supercheap Auto, Ray's Outdoors, BCF and Goldcross Cycles brands - has chosen Sybase Afaria to manage iPhone devices used by staff members.
Communications minister, senator Stephen Conroy, has called for public comments on draft program guidelines for the Digital Hubs and Digital Enterprise programs.
Leighton Contractors' subsidiary Australia-Singapore Cable (International) (ASC) has announced plans to build a fibre optic cable between Perth and Singapore.
Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) is to acquire optical fibre networks in the Sydney and Melbourne CBDs presently owned and operated by Digital River Networks, for $3.95m in cash.
The Internet Industry Association (IIA) is to start work immediately on a copyright code of practice for Internet intermediaries, including ISPs, search, hosting and social media providers.
To bring broadband to a few tens of thousands of remote Australian, NBN Co is planning to spend several hundred million dollars on two geostationary satellites. Meanwhile a Canadian company is planning to launch a network of microsatellites that it says will "provide backhaul capacity will connecting remote regions of the Earth to the Internet."
Hot on the heels of Microsoft's new Lync unified communications server, Google is talking up the Google apps platform in Australia, detailing its strategy and revealing two significant new Australian customers that have moved from Microsoft platforms.
Australian company, IT Clouds has launched cloud based computing services targeted at SMBs who have a need for scalable infrastructure and software but a lack the capital to be able to make the transition.
...recipes for leftover Christmas food: to kick off Telstra's 55 day countdown to Christmas advertising campaign.
Chihese telecoms vendor, ZTE has joined the growing ranks of tablet vendors with launch of the Android-based ZTE Light.
Following its acquisition of 3Com in April HP has revamped its networking product line and, in Australia, has announced new appointments as it merges the former 3Com enterprise networking business and channel programmes.
VHA has raised the bar in the increasingly price-competitive mobile services market by significantly increasing the amount of data included in its mobile phone cap plans.
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