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Australian government tells NBN Co. to charge developers for fiber connections

Australia's NBN Co. plans to charge developers and owners of new residential apartment blocks fees that range into the thousands of dollars if they want to connect its fiber to their properties, according to a new Australian government policy.

Telstra taps into government cloud opportunity

Telstra has hatched a plan to build a cloud-based environment targeting the needs of Australia's federal, state and local government agencies.

NBN Co., Telstra put copper-network shutdown in 58 areas on hold

NBN Co. and Australian incumbent telco Telstra have decided to hold off on disconnecting copper-based services in 58 areas where fiber-based broadband service is now being offered to consumers and businesses.

Telstra furthers pact with Ericsson, Ciena to get ready for SDN, NFV

Telstra has tapped Ericsson to be its ongoing supplier of optical transport equipment while providing a foundation to implement software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) functionality in its network.

NBN Co. taps former Clearwire leader Bill Morrow as CEO during transitional time

NBN Co. has named Vodafone Australia's chief Bill Morrow as its CEO, signaling the start of a new era at the troubled Australian service provider.

TPG acquires AAPT for $419M, bulks up Australian fiber network

TPG Telecom, a Australia-based competitive telco, has reached a deal to acquire AAPT from Telecom New Zealand for US$419 million, reports ZDNet Australia.

NBN Co. outlines plans for FTTB pilot, invites alternative providers to take part

Australia's NBN Co. has invited the country's retail service providers to take part in a three-month fiber to the building pilot that it plans to start in January.

Telstra Global expands data center locations in Asia, Australia and North America

Telstra Global is ramping up its data center location reach by integrating and adding capacity to data centers across six locations in Asia, Australia and North America.

Sony, Tripleplay Services team on IPTV service to facilities in Australia, New Zealand

Australia and New Zealand-based hospitals, hotels, schools and stadiums will be the targets of a partnership formed between Sony Australia and Tripleplay Services that aims to deliver IPTV, video-on-demand and digital signage to non-residential facilities.

Telstra to lay off 1,100 employees, more cuts to come

Telstra, Australia's incumbent telco, announced that it is going to cut 1,100 employees--mainly wireline network technicians--from its operations division by next June.