Digicel completes sale of of US$1.85 billion Pacific business to Telstra

Caribbean telco Digicel has completed the sale of ​​Digicel Pacific to Australia’s largest telco Telstra. The transaction, which has been completed with funding from the Australian Government through Export Finance Australia, values Digicel Pacific at up to US$1.85 billion. That figure is inclusive of a three year, US$250 million earn-out, equating to approximately 8.3 times […]

Telstra turns to AirTies for Smart Modem software

Australia’s Telstra has tapped Wi-Fi technology specialist AirTies to provide home connectivity and Wi-Fi 6 capability to customers throughout the country.  Specifically, Telstra’s new Smart Modem 3 includes AirTies Edge, embedded Smart Wi-Fi software and the EasyMesh software controller to manage Telstra’s Smart Wi-Fi boosters. Telstra is also using AirTies Cloud management platform to optimise […]

Telstra taps Technicolor for hybrid modem deployment

Australian telco Telstra has tapped Technicolor Connected Home to deploy the latter’s new Smart Modem 3.  The device is a hybrid modem that provides broadband access to Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) and also offers 4G network backup to ensure continuous availability of high-speed connectivity. Beyond providinng broadband access to the home, Telstra’s Smart Modem […]

Telstra to distribute NHL matches across EMEA

Australian telco Telstra has announced a deal with the National Hockey League (NHL) to distribute up to 1,400 games per year to viewers around the world using Telstra’s Global Media Network (GMN). The five-year deal will see Telstra deliver games to rights-holders in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, with plans to expand to other […]

OTT market to reach US$330 billion by 2025

The fast-growing OTT market is set to reach new heights in the coming years, a new report has claimed. According to a new study from Allied Market Research, the global OTT market reached US$97.43 billion (€86.97 billion) in 2017 and is projected to reach US$332.52 billion (€296.81 billion) by 2025. This translates to a compound […]

MBC taps Du and Telstra for video connectivity

MBC in Dubai has partnered with Du and Telstra, which have teamed up to offer a new video contribution solution. Du and Telstra will provide MBC with a fully-managed video network service on the Telstra Global Media Network, enabling reliable and high-quality video streaming to Europe. Du said that through strategic partnerships with video network […]

TDF unit strikes deal with Telstra

French transmission services outfit TDF has struck an agreement, through its Ad Valem Technologies unit, with Australia’s Telstra to collaborate on transport services, which TDF says will enable it to grow its business in providing services for international sports and music events. The agreement will see Ad Valem Technologies’ international network of local operators integrated with […]

Ooyala’s management buys out company from Telstra

Ooyala’s management have completed its buyout of the company, after owner Telstra wrote down the value of the video business to zero earlier this year. The Australian telecoms company said that the agreement comes with sharing arrangements for Telstra if Ooyala achieves profitable growth and is sold in the future. Ooyala CEO, Jonathan Huberman, added […]

Facebook backs new Hong Kong-US undersea cable network

The Hong Kong-Americas (HKA) consortium – which includes Facebook as a member – has signed a deal with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to lay a new underwater cable network. The new open cable system will span more than 13,000 kilometers and will increase connectivity between Hong Kong and the west coast of the US, reinforcing […]

Roku launches first HDR set-top box for operator partner

Roku has announced the availability of its first 4K and HDR-capable TV and streaming player for one of its ‘Roku Powered’ partners. Telstra in Australia will be the first Roku Powered licensee to deploy the new 4K, high dynamic range (HDR) over-the-air and streaming player later this month. The hybrid box combines a terrestrial tuner […]