Optus is proposing to repurpose its $40 million annual Universal Services Obligation levy payment for direct regional investment, if the USO scheme can be redesigned appropriately.SIGN UP TO READ
Optus has announced that it will invest $3.5 million over seven years into the federal government's Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre as it seeks to expand its commitment to developing Australia's cyber defence capability.SIGN UP TO READ
Telstra has extended its partnership with outdoor advertising specialist JCDecaux to carry out upgrades to its national fleet of payphones. The move will fit out the phones with extras such as USB charging ports in the first instance, but will also see over 1,800 phones in the 16,500-strong fleet fitted with digital advertising screens in high-density locations to replace existing analogue advertising.SIGN UP TO READ
Pycom, the UK-headquartered Internet of Things module manufacturing specialist chaired by ex-Netcomm Wireless CEO David Stewart, has identified APAC and ANZ as a core market and is already talking to large carriers locally. And, with the firm's customer base booming less than two years after launch and a strong emphasis on accelerating IoT development cycles, it is also considering a local support function and broadening its partner roster.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.