Archive for July, 2008

AT&T joins The Green Grid, reveals EPA Energy Star initiative for data centres

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments
AT&T joins The Green Grid, reveals EPA Energy Star initiative for data centres

AT&T Services Inc. announced that it has joined The Green Grid while revealing it will also participate in a new program by the US Environmental Protection Agency to develop a new Energy Star rating system for data centre infrastructures. “Managing the energy we use in an efficient way is crucial to staying competitive — a […]

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Navteq: mobile navigation continue to grow

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, Communications Day Navigation company Navteq has said that mobile phone GPS navigation will continue to grow, with new information delivered over wireless networks. “Connected navigation is happening now, and you are going to see… real time traffic information, weather information, fuel prices, incidents, local events coming over wireless networks into vehicles, into […]

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Telstra opens HD video-conferencing centre in Melbourne

| July 31, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, Communications Day Telstra has opened a high definition video collaboration ‘Executive Briefing Centre’ in Melbourne, linking Polycom RealPresence suites in Melbourne and Sydney. The new centre installed a 3-dimensional TV, which it claims is the first commercial deployment of 3D content in Australia. The EBC is the flagship of Telstra’s ‘Executive Briefing […]

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TelstraClear setting up trans-Tasman Telepresence

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments
TelstraClear setting up trans-Tasman Telepresence

New Zealand’s TelstraClear is working with Australia’s Telstra on a solution that will link up cities across the Tasmanian Sea with Cisco’s Telepresence systems. The companies announced on Monday that it will deployed Telepresence systems in Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, linking the nodes up over their respective IP infrastructures. The solution will initially […]

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Vodafone completes network optimisation implementation

| July 30, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, Communications Day Vodafone Australia has completed its implementation of network planning and optimisation tools, which its supplier claims will allow the company to design networks more efficiently. Vodafone selected radio frequency planning tool Atoll and optimisation tool Radioplan as the corporate-wide platform for both its 2G and 3G networks. Australian consulting firm […]

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High fuel costs drive SMBs to mobile – 3 Mobile report

| July 29, 2008 | 0 Comments

By Sonia Han, Communications Day A new report from 3 Mobile has claimed that small businesses are boosting mobile usage to drive down fuel expenses. The study ‘Petrol, Business Mobility and Communications’ surveyed 1278 businesses nationwide. 93% of respondents believe that rising petrol costs are impacting their organization and approximately 40% of them said this […]

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Intel makes green data centre push in MoU with new regional alliance

| July 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
Intel makes green data centre push in MoU with new regional alliance

The world’s biggest computer chip maker, Intel, will share its technology and expertise in deploying green data centres with a newly formed regional alliance of data centre operators. In an unprecedented deal announced last week, four data centre operators in South East Asia have formed an alliance to offer one-stop services across their facilities in […]

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Driving efficiency beyond the network – Neil Tagare's call for bandwidth swapping

| July 25, 2008 | 0 Comments

While the industry has focused on making its infrastructure more energy efficient, one area that has not exactly been discussed is how to make the industry itself more efficient. There are some examples of this trend, such as infrastructure sharing by mobile operators, and Nokia Siemens Network’s development of a multi-operator RAN solution, but for […]

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Macquarie Hosting Joins the Green Grid

| July 24, 2008 | 0 Comments

Macquarie Hosting, a division of Macquarie Telecom, has joined The Green Grid, a global consortium dedicated to advancing energy efficiency in data centres and business computing environments. Green Grid has close to 200 member companies, including 11 founding members (AMD, APC, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Rackable Systems, SprayCool, Sun Microsystems and VMWare), who also […]

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Head to head challenge: Nortel targets Cisco “energy tax”

| July 23, 2008 | 0 Comments
Head to head challenge: Nortel targets Cisco “energy tax”

A war of words is brewing between Nortel and Cisco on the energy efficiency front as the two companies head towards a direct confrontation on the energy consumption characteristics of their respective product portfolios. In an unprecedented marketing move, Nortel is targeting Cisco specifically in a focused campaign that claims its rival’s equipment consumes more […]

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