Tata Communications has launched the first cable to link India, Africa and Europe. The 17,000-km system connects Mumbai with Marseille on one leg and Mombasa, Dar Es Salaam and other cities down the east coast of Africa on the other.
China Telecom has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to install and maintain an IP/MPLS backbone across ten Chinese provinces. The contract is part of a $700 million framework agreement between the companies.
e-commerce platform provider QuestNet will incorporate security solutions developed by Verizon Business and Akamai into its suite of online services.
Hong Kong-based AsiaSat has boosted its interim profit 13% to HK$253m, helped by lower depreciation costs. Turnover was up 12% to HK$545m, with capacity sales 7% higher due to increased demand.
Australia's first internet-enabled bus hit the road yesterday for a six-month trial. The bus, which includes onboard monitors and a Wi-Fi hotspot, was developed by a group of technology companies.