Australian service provider Telstra is to acquire video streaming and analytics specialist Ooyala for US$270 million (€201 million), writes Digital TV Europe. Telstra, which already owns a 23% stake in Ooyala, has invested US$61 million in the company over the last two years. The acquisition, via Telstra’s Global Applications and Partners unit, is expected to close within the next 60 days.
Telstra’s international carrier and business services operation has this week made cloud-based rich communication service Whispir available over its international network.
In a bid to support more cloud and digital services Telstra announced that it is working with telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson to introduce software defined networking and network function virtualisation into the telco’s network.
Australia’s next generation broadband network, NBN Co, on Tuesday said it would use satellite to boost the number of connections for Australians who cannot access existing commercial broadband services. The NBN Co Satellite Support (NSS) Scheme will connect to up to 9,000 additional premises in remote and regional mainland Australia and Tasmania, until the expected launch of NBN Co’s Long Term Satellite Service (LTSS) in late 2015.
Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) looks to have turned a corner in terms of deployment, claiming a fourfold increase in the number of premises covered by its fixed wireless service over the past year.
Australian carrier Telstra and the organisation responsible for the country’s next generation broadband network, NBN Co, on Thursday said they had reached an agreement to pilot the planning, design and construction of 1000 nodes across Queensland and New South Wales, ahead of an anticipated large scale integration of Fibre-to-the-Node (FTTN) technology into the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Telstra this week announced that it has extended its cloud services platform to the east coast US, an expansion of the platform it deploys in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. The move comes the same day one of its European-based competitors, Interoute, announced the launch of a new cloud node in New York.
Australian incumbent Telstra is set to create one of the world’s largest wifi networks under a A$100m plus deal with global hotspot network Fon.
Australian carrier Optus has been formally warned by telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for inaccurately billing over 237,500 customers prior to September 2012.
Australian telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority has announced a sustained reduction in complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) from consumers regarding customer services of the country’s mobile operators.
Australian telco Telstra announced Tuesday that the company is partnering with Cisco on a deal that will effectively see Telstra become the first service provider to deploy Cisco’s global cloud compute infrastructure within its datacentres. Telstra also announced it will also invest in Cisco Evolved Services Platform for its networking infrastructure in a bid to improve service personalisation.
Australian operator Telstra has been penalised by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and telecoms regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for breaching privacy laws.
Australian carrier Telstra and Swedish infrastructure firm Ericsson picked up the award for Pushing the Limits in mobile technology at the inaugural Telecoms.com Industry Awards on Monday night in Barcelona.
The changing human interaction with the cloud and its importance in our day-to-day lives has created a golden opportunity for businesses to use insights to increase customer satisfaction for both corporates and consumers. Organisations across APAC are embracing the IT transformations within cloud, big data and mobile—and learning how to better serve the needs of their customers, says Nathan Bell, global director of products and marketing at Telstra Global.
US telco Sprint announced a partnership this week with cloud storage service provider Pogoplug that will see Sprint offer its customers free cloud storage as part of their mobile services package.
Australian operator Telstra has formed a joint venture with Telkom Indonesia to provide network services in South East Asia. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will see the joint venture be the exclusive provider of network applications and services in Indonesia for the two operators. It will offer managed network and security, cloud and unified communications services.
Australian operator Telstra has acquired Melbourne-based enterprise network and security integrator O2 Networks. The acquisition was made to bolster Telstra’s network application and services (NAS) portfolio, as the continues to pursue opportunities in the enterprise space.
Australian carrier Telstra on Monday announced the sale of its struggling directories business. The sell off comes just weeks after the company offloaded Hong Kong operation CSL.
Cloud-based storage service provider Box announced a slew of strategic partnerships and new investment Friday worth over $100m. The deals, which include commercial agreements with Australian and Spanish incumbents Telstra and Telefónica Digital, will help fuel the company’s expansion in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
ollowing its EU and APAC expansion this summer, ICT and backbone network service provider Telstra Global announced Thursday that the company has expanded its cloud and “connected colocation” services to the US and Japan, and is in the process of upgrading existing facilities in Australia.