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Displaying items by tag: Telecommunications

Monday, 18 September 2006 17:38

Internet traffic growth outpacing price declines

Wholesale Internet service providers have seen traffic growth in the past five years that are unheard of in other industries, but price reductions have wiped out any revenue gains. Now, says Telegeography, traffic growth is outstripping price reductions.
Published in Strategy
Monday, 18 September 2006 07:41

What will they outsource next to India?

Try as they might Indians will never learn to speak with an Aussie accent and despite peppering their telesales spiel with Aussie colloquialisms and boning up on Aussie culture: you'll always know when you billing enquiry or request for customer support has been outsourced to the sub-continent. But what happens when outsourcing is less transparent?

Published in Cornered!
Monday, 18 September 2006 06:56

BT calls on ZTE for 3G DVB-H/DAB phone

BT has named Chinese manufacturer ZTE as the developer of the first 3G phone for use on BTs' new Movio wholesale mobile entertainment service that combines DVB-H TV with digital audio broadcast services.

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Monday, 18 September 2006 04:33

Deleting the numbers, keying in a name

ImageTaking a cue from Motorola, the sub-branding mania seems to have overtaken the mobile handset market.

Published in Market
Sunday, 17 September 2006 12:16

AARNet3 promises new era in collaborative research

Australia's Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has formally launched the third generation of its network, linking a million and end users and delivering 1Gbps to 39 academic and research organisations.

Published in Networking
Sunday, 17 September 2006 11:17

Everything you want to know about IMS, at a price

The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is one of the most important developments in telecommunications technology in recent years, so the IMS Forum should be congratulated for producing a set of FAQs on IMS in " the overwhelming demand for clarity in regard to this emerging standard." However, there is a catch.
Published in Cornered!
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Sunday, 17 September 2006 10:49

Sirius sells converged Avaya solutions arm

Sirius Telecommunications (ASX: SIU) has sold its converged solutions business for $1.2 million to GlobalConnect Australia, a subsidiary of Indian company Avaya GlobalConnect.
Published in Deals
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Sunday, 17 September 2006 10:24

Ericsson morphs into three new units

Ericsson has restructured its business into three "more customer-oriented" units: Networks, Global Services and Multimedia with the main aim being to strengthen its ability to exploit the growing market for the delivery of multimedia services, especially to mobile devices. The new organization will be in effect as of January 1, 2007.

Published in Strategy
Sunday, 17 September 2006 08:13

BT offers fixed mobile convergence for corporates

BT has unveiled a corporate version of BT Fusion: its converged cellular WiFi telephony product which has been on sale to UK consumers since mid 2005. Earlier announcements by BT suggest it is just the firs phase in a very ambitious plan to offer converged fixed mobile services to large organisations.

Published in Home Tech
The release by Palm of the Treo 750v 3G smartphone, running an enhanced version of Windows 5.0 and to be marketed in Europe by Vodafone, signals an attempt by a pretty powerful combination to eat away the dominance of Research in Motion's Blackberry on the Continent.

Published in Mobility
VoIP provider, engin (ASX: ENG) , has called a trading halt pending an announcement, just two days after responded to an ASX query saying it had nothing to announce.
Published in Strategy
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Lucent Technologies is to acquire privately held Mobilitec, a provider of content management software for wireless service providers.
Published in Deals
Wednesday, 05 October 2005 10:00

Brennan IT and SecureTelecom appoint converged GM

IT services and outsourcing firm, Brennan IT and its telecommunications company, SecureTelecom, have appointed Geoffrey Dirago as general manager, client relationships, in a move that indicates a convergence customer outlook.

Published in People Moves
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Wednesday, 21 September 2005 10:00

Telecorp appoints new GM

Telecorp Limited today announced the appointment of  Ian Adams as Group General Manager Sales & Customer Marketing for the fast growing, full service, telecommunications company. Adams, has worked in the ICT sales and marketing area since arriving in Australia from the UK in 1986. His management experience includes periods as corporate sales manager at AAPT, several  years at Optus managing strategic corporate accounts and Lexmark International  where he was General Manager Alliances Australia and NZ.

Published in People Moves
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Wednesday, 14 September 2005 19:06

Alphawest board says "yes" to $24m Optus buyout

The directors of the board IT solutions company Alphawest (ASX:ALW) have unanimously accepted a bid by Singtel Optus to buy the company for more than $24 million.

Published in Listed Tech
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Wednesday, 14 September 2005 17:05

Passion run high as T3 bills rammed through Senate

The Senate has passed the legislation authorising the full sale and operational separation of Telstra after Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce voted with the Government. The Government used its numbers to guillotine and gag debate, provoking outrage from the opposition parties.

Published in Technology Regulation
Monday, 12 September 2005 07:08

Arrow Voice & Data appoints chairman

Privately held telco, Arrow Voice & Data, has appointed James T Dominguez as chairman of the board. Formerly founder and chairman of Dominguez Barry Samuel Montagu, and later SBC Dominguez Barry investment bank '” now UBS Australia '” Dominguez has considerable experience at board level. He holds advisory roles for a number of technology companies, including Cisco Systems Australia and Fuji Xerox. Dominguez also serves as non-executive director of a number of companies including ETrade Australia, Nestle Australia, O'Connell Street Associates, Tat Hong (Singapore) and WESBEAM Holdings.

Published in People Moves
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Sunday, 11 September 2005 15:20

Telstra management fiddled while network burned

Whatever we make think about the current management of Telstra, the recent behaviour of trios amigos, and the politics of the extraordinary farce that is now taking place in the public arena, one thing is clear. Over the past five years, at least, Telstra has been one of the most poorly managed large public companies in Australia and that's not Sol Trujillo's fault.

Published in Beerfiles

Well Communications Minister Helen Coonan asked for it and Telstra obliged in a most unconvincing and, for shareholders, painful manner.

Published in Beerfiles

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