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 is playing into its global customers' mobile nature by introducing a cloud-based unified communications (UC) service that it said can enable business customers to communicate and collaborate regardless of their location.
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.
Updated: Streaming video distribution provider Ooyala has been acquired by Australian telecom Telstra for an undisclosed amount. The company will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, with its management and executive team remaining at its Silicon Valley headquarters.
UK-based EE is set to become the latest European mobile operator to carry out a live trial of LTE Broadcast technology over its LTE network, following similar moves by KPN in the Netherlands and Vodafone in Germany.
Vish Nandlall, CTO and head of strategy and marketing at Ericsson North America, is leaving the company to join Australian operator Telstra at its group CTO. Nandlall said his new position will begin in August.
Telstra and the NBN Co. have entered a $121 million agreement where they will connect 260,000 premises with fiber to the node (FTTN) technology, an approach favored by the Australian government's Coalition party.
Telstra Global has added the United States to its growing list of regions--which already includes the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia--where it offers cloud services for its multinational business customers.
Cisco is making a bold bet to become a larger player in the burgeoning cloud market with plans to invest $1 billion to build what it calls a global Intercloud--a network of clouds.
Telstra is accelerating into the cloud using Cisco technology. The Australian telco giant said it will use Cisco's global cloud platform to provision cloud and network services in real-time to improve speed, security and performance for its customers.