Ericsson has launched AI-powered Energy Infrastructure Operations, a new energy management solution that leverages artificial intelligence and advanced data analytics to optimise energy consumption across network infrastructure for communications service providers.

The Australian Cyber Security Growth Network AustCyber has announced its latest investment in industry-led projects, with specialist cyber security education and training company FifthDomain awarded a project to the value of $1.19 million in ongoing efforts to meet the ”skills shortage challenge”.

Australia’s My Health Record is a major step forward in electronic health records (EHR), but it is almost entirely text-based. High resolution digital medical images are typically very large, and difficult to share between systems constrained by bandwidth.

The British High Commissioner to Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the heads of two Australian parliamentary committees over the leaking of details from a meeting held by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab with Australian politicians over London's Huawei policy, the ABC reports.

Canadian telecommunications operator Telus has announced that it will start rolling out its 5G network soon and the initial module will be with equipment from Chinese provider Huawei Technologies.

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: The number of organisations facing Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) from specific adversaries is currently quite small but growing steadily in Australia, according to security expert Loris Minassian of Sydney-based cybersecurity firm CyberStash.

Australia’s National Retail Association (NRA) has released a blueprint designed to tackle what it says are the “unprecedented challenges” confronting the retail sector and set Australian retail on course for recovery, and calling on federal and state governments to give immediate assistance to retailers feeling the effects on their businesses of the coronavirus outbreak.

Two of Australia’s major games industry groups - the Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) and the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) - are merging their organisations to create one single association.

Security attacks taking advantage of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak have seen attackers leverage conspiracy theory-based fears around purported unreleased cures for the virus and campaigns that abuse perceived legitimate sources of health information to manipulate users, according to a global security firm.

RMIT Online and Telstra have joined force to launch a Software Defined Networking program and course designed to give students the fundamentals in networking and to obtain skills in areas such as IP networking, SDN, virtualisation with NFV, cloud implementation, orchestration, network service modelling, and automation.

A court in the US has agreed to a request from Amazon to stop Microsoft and the Department of Defence from continuing to work on implementing a US$10 billion cloud deal that was awarded to the Redmond software giant in October last year, Reuters reported.

Well-known telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has underlined a fundamental truth about the market in his reaction to the Federal Court's decision to clear the Vodafone-TPG merger: "You have to be big in the telecoms market to survive."

Changes to the federal encryption law which was passed in December 2018 will take nearly two years to be voted on, according to the current state of play which was made clear after the Australian Labor Party introduced a bill this week seeking to speed up adoption of the changes.

VENDOR CONTRIBUTION: There is little doubt, fluctuating temperatures and inconsistent rainfall is having a negative impact on crop growth and that stunted crop growth has geographical, social, political and economic ramifications.

Australia’s second largest telco Optus has reported “slightly lower” quarterly operating revenues year on year, down from $2,419 million in 2018 to $2,393 million for 2019, with higher NBN migration revenue offsetting lower equipment and service revenues.

Google phone has just pipped Motorola in the mobile phone handset customer satisfaction ratings, taking number one spot with a rating of 95.6% to Motorola’s 93.4% rating, in the latest Roy Morgan ratings report.

Thursday, 13 February 2020 11:31

Vodafone / TPG merger cleared to proceed

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A merger between two of Australia's largest telcos, Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom, has been given the green light after a successful court challenge to an initial ACCC ruling in regard to 'lessened competition.'

The telecommunications regulator ACMA has taken action against 15 telcos for failing to provide vital information that supports Australia’s emergency services such as Triple Zero and the Emergency Alert system.

Networking giant Cisco has decided to cancel its Cisco Live event, which was scheduled to be held in Melbourne from 3 to 5 March, due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus around the globe.

The head of Global Expansion for connectivity ratings firm WiredScore, Eden Dwek, says the role of companies such as the one he works for will become increasingly necessary as 5G take-up increases and spreads to buildings in any city or town.

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