VENDOR STRATEGY ANNOUNCEMENT In a swift response to the current global situation, Australian cloud Customer Communications Management provider, CoTé Software & Solutions has partnered with DXC Technology to offer organisations rapid ‘crisis communications’ cloud capability. 

Engineers from the Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies are leading a bid to build an alternative global network to the Internet, and presented a proposal for what is called New IP to delegates from about 40 countries in Geneva last September, London's Financial Times claims.

Australian telco Singtel Optus has said it will waive postpaid mobile access charges for health workers for the next three months, in recognition of their efforts to prevent spread of the coronavirus in the community.

The Australian Greens have accused the Federal Government of dropping the ball in response to the ACCC’s digital platforms inquiry, and say the Government must implement urgent media reforms if Australian media is to ”play on” after the COVID-19 crisis.

Video conferencing, video streaming and accessing cloud-based office applications have driven a large increase in data demand on the NBN access network as more Australians turn to their broadband services for work, education and entertainment, according to a new report.

Listed Australian cloud call recording service Dubber says it has received commitments to raise $10 million via a placement to existing institutional and sophisticated investors in the company.

Internet service provider IPSTAR Broadband has announced new plans for its rural and remote customers using the NBN satellite Sky Muster Plus service, giving increased unmetered usage of the service for web browsing, reading,sending emails, and scrolling through social media.

The Australian Labor Party has called for an NBN rebate — and free NBN broadband access for a period of at least 12 months — to help connect families and children with no Internet at home, ensuring access to broadband for children it says are potentially missing out on the benefits of connectivity.

Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom has sealed a deal with public transport provider Transit Systems, enabling Transit Systems to build artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities through a telecoms and cloud overhaul.

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co and five retail service providers have been authorised by the competition regulator the ACCC to work together on measures to keep telecommunications networks operating effectively during the COVID-19 crisis.

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