Tag: telecommunications

Major Project Status for $1.5 Billion High-Speed Fibre Network in Northern Territory

Australia’s Northern Territory Government has granted Major Project Status to the $1.5 billion (US$1.08 billion) HyperOne high-speed fibre network, which will directly link Darwin to every capital city in Australia. According to a media release on Wednesday, the terrestrial fibre network will boast the capacity to carry 10,000 terabits of data per second, more traffic…


What Are Citi’s Top Telecom, Networking Picks for 2022?

Citi analyst Jim Suva named Keysight Technologies Inc., followed by Motorola Solutions Inc., and Ciena Corp., as his top telecom and networking picks for 2022. Keysight should benefit from semi-cap equipment, new buildouts, edge computing, and new automotive electronic complexity growth, Suva notes. Keysight is a leader in testing and measurement, helping electronics OEMs and suppliers alike bring products…


US Opposes China Telecom’s Bid to Continue US Operations

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday asked a federal appeals court to reject China Telecom Corp.’s bid to continue providing services in the United States, after the telecommunications regulator revoked its authorization to operate last month. The U.S. arm of China’s largest Chinese telecommunications company asked the U.S. Appeals Court for the District…


Senators Urge FCC to Address Surveillance Threats to US Telecom Networks

WASHINGTON—A group of five U.S. senators urged the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Wednesday to address surveillance threats posed by foreign firms providing services to U.S. telecommunications providers. The previously unreported letter, led by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and also signed by Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), and Ed…


Meng’s Release Underscores Huawei’s Security Risk to the World

The plane chartered by the Chinese government carrying Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s CFO stranded in Canada for three years in an US-led investigation of Huawei’s misconduct, landed on Sept. 25 in Shenzhen, where the telecommunications giant is headquartered. Immediately, it precipitated a wave of punditry about China’s hardball tactics that eventually won her freedom, and a…


AT&T Extends COVID-19 Vaccination Policy to Most Union-Represented Employees

AT&T announced on Sept. 29 that it is extending its current COVID-19 vaccination policy to employees who are members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) union, making it one of the largest employers in the U.S. to mandate vaccines for a significant portion of its workers. In a statement, the world’s largest telecommunications company said the vaccine…


Critical Entities Targeted in Suspected Chinese Cyber Spying

RICHMOND, Va.—A cyberespionage campaign blamed on China was more sweeping than previously known, with suspected state-backed hackers exploiting a device meant to boost internet security to penetrate the computers of critical U.S. entities. The hack of Pulse Connect Secure networking devices came to light in April, but its scope is only now starting to become…


Teleco Giant Telstra Announces Next Step in Restructuring Plan

Telstra is taking the next steps in its proposed corporate restructure with the telecommunications giant set to split into four branches under the new holding company, Telstra Group. The process is part of Telstra’s T22 strategy—a strategy started in 2018 to simplify operations and reduce costs by 2022. Telstra CEO Andrew Penn said in a market…


Telco Giant Telstra Announces Next Step in Restructuring Plan

Telstra is taking the next steps in its proposed corporate restructure with the telecommunications giant set to split into four branches under the new holding company, Telstra Group. The process is part of Telstra’s T22 strategy—a strategy started in 2018 to simplify operations and reduce costs by 2022. Telstra CEO Andrew Penn said in a market…


‘HyperOne’ to Offer Undersea Cables Safe Passage Through Troubled Indo-Pacific Waters

An Australian entrepreneur has unveiled an ambitious countrywide, fibre-optic network that could open significant commercial opportunities and make Australia a hub for international undersea networks traversing the troubled Indo-Pacific region. HyperOne is a AU$1.5 billion hyperscale, national fibre network that will stretch more than 20,000 kilometres across Australia, and achieve speeds of 10,000 terabits per…