NewSat achieves significant milestone for Jabiru-1...
newsataustralia: NewSat Limited (ASX: NWT), Australia’s satellite company, is pleased to advise of the successful completion of the Jabiru-1 Preliminary Design Review (PDR) by Lockheed Martin as announced on 18 June 2012. This is a major milestone for the Jabiru-1 Program’s development and a significant step towards the launch of NewSat’s next generation Ka-band satellite. Adrian Ballintine,...
Telstra halts customer tracking →
Telstra will stop tracking Next G customers’ web browsing history and sending that data to the United States, following criticism from the public relating to privacy issues.
NBN Co playing hardball with local councils →
NBN Co is playing hardball with a rural Victorian council by telling some customers they will have to live with slower satellite services because their application for new broadband infrastructure was rejected
Telstra wins $474m DHS telco contract
telecominventory: via Delimeter Telstra has emerged as the victor from a prolonged tendering process for a comprehensive suite of telecommunications services at the Federal Department of Human Services, announcing today that it had won a deal with the department worth $474 million. Continue reading
Interview with Mike Kenneally, NewSat VP of...
via BOONPLANET The June 2012 issue of SA Defense Business featured Mike Keneally, the vice president of Satellite Strategy of NewSat. The biggest independent satellite firm and backhaul provider in Australia is preparing to roll out its ambitious satellite fleet that will serve high-growth markets around the globe, including the Asia-Pacific and Middle East. Kenneally describes the...
Optus launches start-up seed fund →
Optus is working with sister SingTel company Innov8 on a new start-up program offering up to $250,000 in funding for eight start-ups.
Australia's Role As Military Satellite And Global...
In his recent interview published on the June 2012 issue of SA Defence Business, Mike Kenneally, NewSat VP of Satellite Strategy, described NewSat’s competitive edge in delivering secure satellite communications, backhaul and teleport services, especially to the armed forces. Read more on satellite communications for military use
Broadband protection a rats' tale →
It’s no secret that rats will chew their way through anything - and that includes the internet. Or, more specifically, the cables that carry it. But the sharp-toothed rodents may have difficulty chowing down on the transit cable NBN Co plan on installing for the National Broadband Network.
Australian Telecom Company AAPT Selects Signiant...
via MARKETWIRE Signiant, the market leader in intelligent file movement software for the media and entertainment industry, today announced that its software technology is being used by Australian telecommunications infrastructure company AAPT to enable Media Connect, a new service that will provide Australian broadcast and media companies with a secure end-to-end solution for receiving,...
NewSat Poised to Expand Mobile Backhaul and...
NewSat Ltd. of Australia confirmed its deal with a South Asian satellite reseller for the acquisition of US$30.29 million worth of satellite transmission capacity. The deal has increased the pre-launch contracts for Jabiru to $601 million value. The Ka-band service will be aimed at the Afghanistan market. According to NewSat, payment will be in full, likely to be settled by the end of this...
Does Palo Alto's FttP rejection hurt the NBN? →
News that the city of Palo Alto, California has all but rejected the idea of pervasive fibre to the premises (FttP) will be welcomed with open arms by opponents of the National Broadband Network (NBN) — but is it an indictment of the whole idea of an FttP NBN, or a validation of the unorthodox strategy being taken by NBN Co?
Fibre deficient: Outlying areas first for not so...
telecominventory: by Donna Ward | TENTERFIELD STAR THE much-touted National Broadband Network is about to infiltrate Tenterfield Shire with high-speed internet access from mid-2013, but only to households outside the town area. Those households will not have access to the anticipated one gigabyte per second (Gbps) speeds to eventually be enjoyed by those in town. Continue reading
NBN's LA Satellite Give “Big Boost”
Minister for Broadband is in California this week, eyeing up the next gen satellites for the National Broadband Network. by Oonagh Reidy | SMARTHOUSE The two next gen satellites being built at California-based Space Systems/Loral will double the speed of the National Broadband Network for people living in rural Australia, according to the Dept of Communications. Read more
Find out if you're getting fixed wireless NBN in...
by Chris Jager PC & TECH AUTHORITY NBN Co has announced more communities that will be covered by the fixed wireless network in Northern NSW, the Hunter and Darling Downs’ southern region in Queensland. “The fixed wireless network will cover around 17,000 premises, including the premises covered in the first release areas,” Community Relations Adviser, Tony Gibbs said in...
NBN's long-term satellite service boosted by...
NBN Co’s long term service satellites will be helped by two Ka-band satellites by Stephanie McDonald | COMPUTERWORLD NBN Co’s long term-satellite service will be boosted by two next-generation Space Systems/Loral satellites and will double the National Broadband Network (NBN) speed of existing interim satellite services (ISS). Continue reading
Samsung S III War: Optus $60 V Telstra $59
telecominventory: by Oonagh Reidy | Smarthouse Its the battle of the Galaxy’s as Optus, Telstra, Voda all release S3 plans simultaneously. Samsung’s “hero” 4.8” Galaxy S III smartphone, with its HD Super AMOLED display, ‘S-Voice and runs Android’s new 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, was finally unveiled in Sydney this morning after weeks of anticipation. Continue reading
Optus cloud offerings leverage Singtel plans
by Peter Dinham for ITWire Optus is leveraging parent company Singtel’s cloud services with its expanded cloud offerings for the Australian market in what a leading market analyst says is a clear indication of Singtel’s intentions to roll out a uniform regional cloud offer and to boost its pan-Asian position in the cloud computing market. Continue reading
NewSat: Australian Satellites: Australian... →
newsataustralia: Australian satellite communications innovation was recognised at the Australian Ambassadors residence in Washington DC during SATELLITE 2012. The Australian Ambassador to the United States, The Hon Kim Beazley hosted an evening to promote the achievements of Australian satellite…