Saturday, December 3, 2022

Guam’s telcom player GTA breaks ground on Alupang Data Center

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GTA, Guam’s telecommunications player, held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the Alupang Data Center, a world-class designed and engineered Data Center and Cable Landing Station in Tamuning. This data center will offer over 31,000 square feet of floor space built to Tier III standards with 4.0 megawatts (MW) of power capacity.

Poor mobile coverage the most prominent issue for telco services

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In good news for consumers, complaints about phone and internet services decreased 33.4% in the last financial year ending 30 June 2022. During this period, residential consumers and small businesses made 79,534 complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman, highlighted in the latest Annual Report 2021-22 published.

Pacific Telecommunications Council appoints Brian Moon as new CEO

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Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) announces the appointment of Brian Moon as CEO of the organization, effective 1 October 2022, following a global search process. Brian held a variety of roles over a span of 15 years at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA). Prior to joining PTC, he was the VP of sales and business development at CTA, where he led the sales and business development team for CTA and CES, driving growth and industry engagement for the influential technology event. Previously he was vice president of international sales from 2014 to 2020 and national accounts manager from 2003 to 2009.

PCT International appoints dynamic executive Simit Shah as its CFO

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PCT International’s continued resurgence in the broadband and telecommunications market received a boost from the hiring of Simit Shah as CFO. With 20 years of domestic and global treasury, capital markets, and corporate finance experience, Shah is excited to showcase PCT’s strength to the market. Shah will influence the evaluation and structuring of financing strategies, leveraging his experience to drive business transformation from his previous roles.

Tecnotree agrees a deal with MTN Nigeria for 5G digital transformation

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Tecnotree, a Finnish provider of digital transformation solutions for Communication Service Providers (CSPs) and Digital Service Providers (DSPs), announced the signing of a multi-million-dollar deal with MTN Nigeria, for the deployment of its 5G ready digital BSS solutions.

Motorola signs $60m deal to enhance NSW’s emergency services network

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NSW Telco Authority has awarded Motorola Solutions a five-year contract extension to support and enhance the state’s Public Safety Network (PSN). The AUD $60m (USD $41.9 million) contract, including estimates for future costs, will provide secure and reliable voice and data communication to keep first responders across the state connected at all times.

Optus appoints tennis champion Ash Barty as its Chief Inspiration Officer

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Australian technology business, Optus, announced world-champion tennis player Ash Barty as its Chief of Inspiration, Barty’s first new partnership since her retirement from professional tennis in March. The partnership will see Barty feature in a mix of content initiatives, employee engagement programs and community-focused campaigns aimed at connecting Australians together and inspiring them to say “yes” to their dreams, goals, and ambitions.  

Barrett Communications acquired by Motorola to further its VHF solutions

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Motorola Solutions announced it has acquired Barrett Communications, a provider of specialised radio communications trusted by clients in civil security, border security, coast guard and govt and private sectors. The company is based in Perth, Western Australia.

mycar Tyre & Auto modernises team connectivity with Macquarie Telecom

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Macquarie Telecom announced it has rolled out nbn and SD-WAN services to over 270 mycar Tyre & Auto stores across Australia. The partnership has yielded significant improvements in team communication and strengthened network connectivity as the firm continues its growth trajectory. mycar Tyre & Auto is an Australian company that offers car servicing and repairs, with a presence of more than 275 stores across the country and a team of over 1,300.

Optus deploys its 5G network solutions in Melbourne Airport

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Optus Enterprise and Business announced the deployment of 5G network in Melbourne Airport, making the critical transport hub one of the first airports in Australia to offer Optus clients 5G mobile network throughout passenger terminals and in outdoor public areas.