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  • Southern Cross signs seven customers for NEXT cable

    Southern Cross Southern Cross Cable Network says seven organisations have now signed letters of intent to use its planned Southern Cross NEXT trans Pacific cable. It says these include “three major Australasian carriers and four Pacific islands,” adding: “ Discussions with several other customers showing strong interest are also in progress.”

  • IN PICTURES: Microsoft Sydney flagship store opening - all the colour and action (+46 photos)

    ​Microsoft opened its new flagship store in Sydney, the first outside of North America, with some pomp and circumstance, to a big crowd of several thousand - some of whom had been queueing since 6.15pm the night before.​ There was caps and water for virtually everybody, major prizes from the Microsoft range, and the first 750 through the door got two complimentary tickets to an exclusive Jessie J concert at the State Theatre. Microsoft executives from the US, civic and state government leaders, joined MIcrosoft Australia MD, Pip Marlow, and Sydney store manager, Nick Wells, in celebrating the opening of the super store. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

  • Optus speeds 4G, 3G+ deployments

    Optus is preparing 4G launches early next year in Adelaide and Canberra while simultaneously making enhancements to its existing 3G network, according to Optus managing director of networks, Guenther Ottendorfer.

  • Sydney's share of Aussie ICT jobs declining

    Besides experiencing a dramatic decline in ICT jobs during the past five years, Sydney is also fast losing ground as Australia’s ICT hub, according to a study conducted by Monash University’s Centre for Population and Urban Research.

  • Sydney to get business WiMax network

    Wireless broadband carrier Access Providers has announced it will build a WiMax-based network in Sydney early next year with exclusive focus on business customers.