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NEC to construct Bay to Bay Express Cable System

NEC has announced being chosen to construct the new 16,000km Bay to Bay Express Cable System (BtoBE), which is being funded by a consortium including Facebook, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and China Mobile International to connect Singapore and Hong Kong with the United States. Pointing to the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay ...

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Cisco Start launches for SMBs in Australia

Cisco ANZ VP Ken Boal (Image: Cisco) Cisco is eyeing off the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market in Australia and New Zealand, on Thursday announcing its launch of its Cisco Start portfolio following 18 months of trials down under. Head of Distribution, Channels, and SMB Segment for Cisco ANZ ...

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NEC announces Indian subsea cable

(Image: NEC) NEC has been chosen to build out another subsea cable, this time between Chennai and the Indian islands of Andaman and Nicobar, after winning a contract from Indian government enterprise Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). Under the purchase order, NEC Technologies India will be responsible for designing, engineering, ...

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NNNCo scores Lake Macquarie smart city network contract

(Image: NNNCo) Australia’s National Narrowband Network Co (NNNCo) has announced that it will be building out an Internet of Things (IoT) network across the City of Lake Macquarie to roll out smart city services including smart street lighting and water meters. The long-range wide-area network (LoRaWAN) will enable the Lake ...

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Huawei refutes FCC claims of US national security concerns

Chinese tech giant Huawei has written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) arguing that the United States should not miss out on its market-leading technology, also pointing out that its exclusion would drive up consumer costs for mobile services. Huawei’s comments came in response to the FCC’s notice of proposed ...

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Huawei launches 5G and IoT customer innovation centre in Sydney

Huawei’s Customer Solution Innovation Centre launches in Sydney (Image: Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) Huawei has launched the Customer Solution Innovation Centre (CSIC) in Chatswood, Sydney, in a bid to demonstrate its 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities to customers, government, and industry. Speaking at the opening of the CSIC on Thursday ...

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