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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

  • Macquarie Telecom's proposed $17.9 million acquisition of Bulletproof Networks will streamline its entry into the public cloud market and allow it to immediately tap into demand for Amazon and Azure services, according to Macquarie Cloud Services group exec James Mystakidis. He told CommsDay that Bulletproof's private cloud technologies and platforms also aligned well with those of Macquarie, giving it a potential integration advantage should the move go ahead.

  • NBN RSP challenger MyRepublic, which has also already been active for some time in markets outside Australia including Singapore and New Zealand, has scored a S$70 million (A$68m) investment from Singapore-founded global financial services player Makara Capital.

  • With Amazon due to launch locally any day now in Australia, telcos are capitalising on the application of digital smarts to the world of physical retail to help them achieve digital transformation. And Telstra is already a world leader in retail innovation according to Globaldata London-based analyst Andreas Olah.

  • NBN Co is poised to kick off a technical trial of its non-premises Ethernet bitstream service for smart transport infrastructure, an offering that could ultimately open up a new stream of revenue for the national network builder via connectivity to a specific subset of Internet of Things devices.

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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

  • 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.

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