Optus has increased its investment spend for next year's Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast to over $30 million, up from the previously announced $20 million. Optus VP and executive lead for the Games Ian Smith told CommsDay the increased figure followed extensive modelling to determine data traffic needs for the event.SIGN UP TO READ
Peering could be on the future regulatory agenda, with Vodafone backing a proposal by the competition regulator to dig into the competition impact of interconnection service access in Australia. The message of support for a peering inquiry came as part of the telco's new submission to the wide-ranging draft report produced by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission following its comms sector market study.SIGN UP TO READ
Optus will offer refunds and other measures to more than 8,700 customers that were unable to achieve the maximum speeds represented in their NBN broadband plans. It becomes the second major carrier, after Telstra, to provide a court-enforceable undertaking to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in its crackdown on speed claims.SIGN UP TO READ
Kate Jones has been announced as the new Queensland Minister for Innovation, taking over the portfolio previously held by Leeanne Enoch. Jones has also been named as part of a four-member economic team of senior ministers in state Cabinet to drive job growth across Queensland.SIGN UP TO READ
Space & Satellite AU is the new weekly newsletter from the producers of CommsDay and the Australasia Satellite Forum. Australia and the surrounding Pacific region has long been an important market for global players such as Intelsat, Viasat and Eutelsat. Homegrown operations from NBN, Optus and Speedcast have also become increasingly key to the sector. Now we see the rise of a local nanosat industry and increasing interest in the creation of an Australian space sector and government agency. Space & Satellite AU is the publication of record for these developments.
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Australia has signed a treaty with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) reaffirming a commitment made with USA to collaborate on space exploration more than 50 years prior.
South Australia is courting space start-ups with hard currency.
Brisbane’s EM Solutions has hired a new board member: highly decorated and recently retired Major General Jeff Sengelman DSC, AM, CSC.
ridium will launch its next 20 satellites on a pair of previously flown Falcon 9 boosters beginning December 22, 2017.