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Cloud
Nokia and Optus reaches new 5G levels using Samsung
Nokia and Optus have achieved the world’s first 3CC Carrier Aggregation 5G SA data call using a commercial Samsung headset in Australia.
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Optus
Likewize acquires Optus subsidiary for $200 million and enters 15 year partnership with Optus
One of the world's largest tech protection and support companies, Likewize, has announced it has entered into an agreement to buy 100% of Optus Insurance Services shares, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singtel Optus, and one of Australia's largest mobile phone operators. 
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Cloud
Optus and Cradlepoint expand partnership to solve 4G and 5G challenges
Cradlepoint has announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with Optus Enterprise to solve connectivity challenges with 4G and 5G cellular solutions.
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Customer experience
Optus partners with Google Cloud to improve customer support capabilities
The move allows Optus to provide its customers with more personalised experiences and bolster its customised solution offerings, according to the company.
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Telecommunications
Report: Optus’ acquisition of Amaysim signals MVNO market decline
The MVNO market was previously expected to continue to grow – but the forecast now is that the market share will decline from 15% to 6% by 2023.
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Network Infrastructure
Optus secures funding to fill mobile coverage black spots
With State, Federal and Optus funding, the company is building 83 new sites as part of the Federal Governments Mobile Black Spot Program.
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Telstra
2degrees, Telstra lead the way in NZ and Aus mobile markets
A new report for data company Tutela has revealed 2degrees provides its users with the best mobile experience, while in Australia, Telstra leads the pack. 
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Women in Technology
A look back at the Cisco Women in IT Awards
“I want you to celebrate this award and everything it represents in your life, and congratulations to all the finalists and nominees.”
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Vocus
GlobalData: Comms services about to become a utility
According to GlobalData, the recent Optus deals with Origin and Sumo mean that communications services are on their way to becoming a utility.
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5G
Can Huawei be trusted? One prominent Aussie says yes
Former Australian Rear Admiral John Lord says we need to trust in Chinese tech. Specifically, that Huawei plays a major role in our digital future.
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Unified Communications
Introducing Spark Cloud Phone, the calling platform you didn’t know you needed
BroadSoft first unveiled BroadCloud back in October 2010, and now it is available in NZ..
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Awards
A/NZ companies take five of six Riverbed APJ Partner Awards
A/NZ swept the APJ Partner of the Year Awards with Datacom, Arrow ECS, Telstra and Optus all being recognised.
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Telecommunications
Government welcomes new regional Optus mobile sites
The project will cost $7.8 million to build. $5.5 million of this is Federal funding, while the other $2.3 million comes from Optus.
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Customer experience
Optus inks deal with NiceInContact to ramp up customer experience
Optus Business has expanded its long-standing relationship with NICE with the closing of a new, customer experience focused deal.
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Cybersecurity
La Trobe appoints esteemed expert Jill Slaw as Cyber Chair
La Trobe University cybersecurity professor Jill Slay is now the La Trobe University Optus Cyber Chair.
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5G
Optus announces "historic" 5G rollout plan
The company says it has been working towards the delivery of 5G technology since 2016.
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Cloud
Cisco to develop training programs for Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
With a $3m investment, Cisco will help to develop solutions to current and emerging skill shortages in cyber technologies.
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Cybersecurity
Optus Business dedicates $3.5m to Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre
Optus Business has announced that it will invest $3.5 million into Australia’s Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
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Network Infrastructure
Queensland: Schneider Electric & Optus help build cyclone resilient data center
The collaboration will build a new, energy-efficient Tier 3 managed data center in Townsville, North Queensland, Australia.
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Cloud
Optus Satellite & Seven Network - 31 year relationship extended another 4 years
The capacity requirements of the contract have been expanded from 18MHz to 27MHz.
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Cloud
Optus makes the next step in nbn offerings for wholesale partners
Optus Wholesale is continuing its expansion of nbn network offerings for wholesale customers with a raft of new innovations.
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Telstra
Photo gallery: Vodafone, Telstra, Vocus among Broadsoft ANZ achievers
Vodafone New Zealand, Telstra and UCaaS provider Access4 are among the winners at Broadsoft's Annual Australasian Achievement Awards.
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Optus
Three Australian companies to receive Pega Client Excellence Awards
“In an increasingly competitive and dynamic world, organisations need the ability to change at the speed of innovation."
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Optus
Enterprise competition drags Optus revenue and profit down
Optus has reported revenue and profit drops for the latest financial year as heightened competition in the enterprise market bites.