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2008-09-30 15:00:22

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom TELECOM is expected to confirm this week that it will build a nationwide WCDMA mobile network using its 850MHz radio spectrum, but speculation that long- standing partner Alcatel-Lucent -- and not rival Ericsson -- has won the contract threatens to take the shine off the announcement. ABN Amro said in a research note that Telecom could time the announcement to coincide with its annual general meeting on Thursday. Analyst Geoff Zame has described W-850 as a "silver...

2008-09-10 15:00:28

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom THERE'S been no shortage of backchat from Vodafone and TelstraClear on National's plan to invest $1.5 billion in a fibre network, and a stony silence from Telecom. TelstraClear chief executive Allan Freeth's decision to go public with his criticism, describing it as built on "political opportunism and a lot of hype" was brave. InternetNZ executive director Keith Davidson was cynical, saying Dr Freeth had a "job to do" protecting TelstraClear's investment in its...

2008-09-10 15:00:28

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom NEW ZEALANDERS should have a choice of five mobile companies within weeks, with Australian-listed telco M2 and locally owned start-up Black and White set to join Telecom, Vodafone and TelstraClear in the $2.2 billion market. M2 and Black and White will supply connections through a "mobile virtual network operator" agreement that M2 struck with Vodafone last year, with M2 providing back- end administration and billing for both services, but will compete separately....

2008-09-10 15:00:09

By PULLAR-STRECKER Tom; MCENTEE, Claire TELECOM has slashed its prices for registering, designing and hosting websites through a series of partnerships that may entice more small businesses online, but which threaten to put a squeeze on the web services market. At the same time the telco introduced broadband plans for companies that provide dedicated phone support, "business grade" wireless modems and much-reduced charges for exceeding data traffic caps. Telecom says its research...

2008-09-04 15:00:13

This week's entry into the mobile phone market of TelstraClear should go a long way towards answering whether New Zealanders have been held to ransom by high cellphone prices. The Commerce Commission's latest estimate, released last week, puts New Zealand's cellular charges at 30 per cent higher than the OECD average. While they are falling they haven't come down far enough to pull the country out of the top percentile for charges. With figures like these it's little wonder callers are...

2008-08-14 06:00:16

RICHARDSON, Texas, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Tektronix Communications, a leading worldwide provider of communications network management and diagnostics test solutions, has announced that Telstra Corporation Limited (Telstra), Australia's leading telecommunications and information services company, will deploy Tektronix' market-leading Unified Assurance(TM) (UA) network management suite throughout its high-speed wireless broadband network. Telstra, which currently uses the GeoProbe(R)...

2008-07-31 09:00:42

Juniper Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:JNPR), the leader in high-performance networking, today announced that New Zealand service provider TelstraClear has upgraded its broadband network capacity and enhanced its service delivery capabilities with Juniper Networks E320 Broadband Services Routers and C-series Controllers. The upgrade ensures adequate capacity to address TelstraClear's fast-growing subscriber base and to support its increasingly rich mix of residential broadband access, business...

2008-07-30 15:00:36

By MCENTEE, Claire TELSTRACLEAR is releasing a product today that lets small to medium-sized businesses manage their phone calls over the Internet. Businesses can make, receive and manage phone calls through a web browser using the IP Gateway system, which can integrate with Microsoft Outlook to provide phone numbers for email contacts. The system can be set to direct calls to a user's cellphone or home phone as well as their desk phone. Users can also set their status to "busy" so...

2008-07-30 00:00:28

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ba917/australia_teleco) has announced the addition of the "Australia - Telecommunications Infrastructure International Networks" report to their offering. Australia's telecommunications infrastructure is advanced and extensive, spanning the large island continent and extending across the Tasman and into Asia. It is these international developments, including backbones across the Tasman Sea and to Asia and the USA, both...

2008-07-28 18:00:33

By KATIE ARCIERI Staff Writer An Annapolis resident was named the best communications officer for the telecommunications industry of Australia last week. Phil Burgess was awarded the Best Corporate Communications Officer honor at the Australian Telecom Awards 2008 ceremony in Sydney, according to a news release. A longtime resident of Annapolis, Dr. Burgess is the head of public policy and communications for Telstra Corp. Ltd., including media and government relations, corporate...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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