In Today’s Edition
December 20 2013
CommsDay can reveal that ASX listed mining services company Ausdrill has become an investor in new Western Australian submarine cable play Trident Subsea Cable and will also become directly involved in the project, through its subsidiary telco construction firm Diamond Communications.
Optus has opened up the throttle on its TD-LTE assets with the help of Huawei, using its extensive 2300MHz spectrum holdings to trial LTE-A carrier aggregation on its live network at scorching 160Mbps+ speeds. Itâ?Ts the first time, say the two companies, that such a test has been done anywhere in the world.
Optus is reportedly considering a fibre-to-the-building rollout in order to reach inner-city apartment buildings and shopping complexes. Should the plans go ahead, it would see TPG and Optus compete with the publicly funded NBN Co in urban residential areas.
Amid a year of heavy job cuts, Telstra is now set to bring on 70 new employees as part of its business solutions sales team.