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  • Nokia Siemens Networks wins $10 million NBN contract

    Nokia Siemens Networks is the latest to have secured contracts for the rollout of the National Broadband Network (NBN), with the announcement it will supply optical transmission equipment for the fibre network.

  • Mobile traffic helps push up optical demand

    Demand for high-speed links to cell sites and homes will rejuvenate sales of optical network equipment this year and help to create a US$16.6 billion worldwide market for it by 2014, according to research firm Dell'Oro Group.

  • NSW coastal region makes push for NBN

    A university based on the New South Wales north coast is forging ahead with efforts to position the region as an early receiver of the $43 billion National Broadband Network (NBN).

  • Alcatel hikes optical speed with less energy

    Alcatel-Lucent will try to tackle the growing volume of traffic on carrier networks with an optical switch that can handle 4T bits per second (bps) while consuming less power per bit than today's equipment.

  • Security developer wins 2009 Governor of Victoria Export Award

    A Melbourne security solutions provider, Future Fibre Technologies (FFT), has scooped the 2009 Governor of Victoria Export Awards in the small to medium manufacturer category. The award acknowledges the company’s research and development of protection technology and its role in the global advancement of intrusion detection.

  • Intel connects PCs to devices using light

    Intel is working on a new optical interconnect that could possibly link mobile devices to displays and storage up to 100 meters away, a company official said on Wednesday.

  • TransACT rolls out 1Gbps broadband

    As the National Broaband Network develops with the intention of provising 100Mbps fibre-to-the-premises, ACT ISP TransACT has announced the successful delivery of 1Gbps broadband to residential dwellings and businesses.

  • Fibre to premises gives new housing estate 100Mbps

    University Hill in Victoria is a new 400 house residential, commercial and retail precinct which is believed to be the first of its type in Australia to have 100Mbps fibre to the premises (FTTP) connectivity available to each building.

  • Trans-Atlantic Internet cables may be filled by 2014

    Voracious Web surfers, e-mailers and downloaders will use up the trans-Atlantic cables that were overbuilt early in this decade within the next five years, forcing carriers to invest in new ones in a market that's become used to adding bandwidth cheaply, according to research company Telegeography.