Victoria’s largest council begins developing new smart city strategy – Strategy – Projects – Networking- Tempemail

Victoria’s most populous local government area has begun developing a new smart city strategy to capitalise on existing smart infrastructure and deliver improved services for ratepayers. The City of Casey in Melbourne’s southeast is currently seeking feedback from residents and technology suppliers on how it can build on earlier ‘demonstration Continue Reading

Nokia wins Taiwan Mobile 5G contract – Networking – Telco/ISP- Tempemail

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia won a 5G contract worth about 400 million euros ($654 million) from Taiwan Mobile to build out the telecom operator’s next-generation network as the sole supplier. A supplier to Taiwan Mobile’s earlier networks, Nokia will prepare for the deployment this month and complete the migration Continue Reading

Australia Post to expand its network transformation – Cloud – Networking- Tempemail

Australia Post is in the planning and design phase of the next stage of its network transformation, which will focus on optimising data centre and cloud interconnectivity to improve data flows. The postal service laid out initial plans for its network transformation in the middle of last year, bringing 4000 Continue Reading

Woolworths brings Cisco into large-scale network transformation – Projects – Networking – Software- Tempemail

Woolworths has revealed it now has over 2000 connected devices in each retail store, a network of over 30,000 access points nationwide it is now transforming the management of. The company has partnered with Cisco to deploy a software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) and secure access control system across its Continue Reading

US letter to firms gives little clarity on new Huawei curb, lawyers say – Networking- Tempemail

The Trump administration has sent new guidance to companies struggling to understand the scope of a measure unveiled last month that aims to crack down on chip sales to China’s blacklisted telecoms equipment maker Huawei, Reuters has learned. But the guidance, included in a June 16 letter sent by the Continue Reading

NSW govt data centre goes down after power outage – Strategy – Storage – Networking- Tempemail

A number of NSW Health and Service NSW systems are offline after the state government’s Silverwater data centre suffered a power failure overnight. Reports of issues with NSW Health systems, including the state’s electronic medical record and other corporate applications, emerged this morning. The health.nsw.gov.au website has also been down Continue Reading

Nokia to cut a third of jobs at French arm Alcatel-Lucent – Networking- Tempemail

Finnish telecoms equipment maker Nokia plans to cut 1233 jobs at its French subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent International, equivalent to a third of the unit’s workforce. The announcement, just as Europe prepares for the deployment of the next generation of mobile internet, or 5G, has political resonance in France because Nokia bought Continue Reading

UK telcos told to stockpile Huawei gear – Networking – Security- Tempemail

British security officials have told UK telecom operators to ensure they have adequate stockpiles of Huawei equipment due to fears that new US sanctions will disrupt the Chinese firm’s ability to maintain critical supplies, according to a letter. Britain granted Huawei a limited role in its future 5G networks in Continue Reading

US posts rule allowing US companies to work with Huawei – Networking- Tempemail

The US Department of Commerce posted a new rule that allows US companies to work with China’s Huawei to develop standards for 5G and other cutting-edge technologies, despite restrictions on doing business with the telecommunications equipment maker. Reuters reported on Monday that the rule had been approved and sent to Continue Reading