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Established in 1994, Communications Day is the authoritative source for commercial, regulatory, political and technology news and analysis for telecommunications in Australia and New Zealand. Delivered every working day to a reader base of C-level executives, regulators, government and opposition ministers and their staff, CommsDay provides essential business intelligence and a key competitive advantage for anyone working in the ANZ telecoms sector.


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in today’s issue of commsday

  • Domain name administrator auDA has warned the federal government that a lack of cash reserves could see it vulnerable to a significant shock to its business environment, such as a complex legal case or a sustained cyber attack.

  • NBN Co will upgrade some of its fixed wireless towers with both additional cells and upgraded fibre and microwave backhaul links, in a bid to troubleshoot congestion blackspots at a time when it is aiming towards downstream speeds of 100Mbps or higher.

  • NBN Co has got its multi technology mix largely right and is building an access network that will be well placed to supply the needs of both residential broadband demand and future 5G requirements. That's the message from Federico Guillen, president of fixed networks for Nokia, visiting Australia for a formal annual governance meeting with NBN Co.

  • ANZ telco, cloud and IT solutions provider Over the Wire has rung up a strong set of gains in its first fiscal half with total revenue, pre- and post-tax profits all healthily increasing year on year.

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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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Sample Articles in Space & Satellite AU

  • Adelaide-headquartered space startup Fleet Space Technologies has been awarded a competitive grant from the Government of the Netherlands that will allow it to trial a satellite-based Internet of Things platform to boost the agriculture sector. Fleet CEO Flavia Tata Nardini told Space & Satellite AU that the technology could have a direct relevance for the Australian farming sector.

  • South Australian satellite communications company Myriota will invest $2.72 million in an Internet of Things laboratory in its hometown of Adelaide. Myriota's own investment of $1.36 million will be matched by a grant from the South Australian state government's Future Jobs Fund.

  • Europe's e-GEOS, a joint venture between Telespazio and the Italian Space Agency, has won a contract to supply geo-information services to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

  • Sydney-based Saber Astronautics has won a contract with the US Air Force Research Laboratory's Space Vehicles Directorate to develop new capabilities for space operations.

  • New Zealand geospatial tech provider Orbica will team up with fibre broadband provider Enable Networks and Christchurch City Council to look for exposed underground assets next month.

  • SpaceX has received a significant boost to its plans to launch a global communications constellation of broadband satellites, with Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai urging his fellow members to back the plan.

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