Webwire: EAC 300Gbps upgrade; DT seeks fiber partners

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01 Mar 2011


Pacnet to upgrade EAC Pacific to 300Gbps

Pacnet has awarded NEC a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade the EAC Pacific Cable Network, a part of the Unity Cable System, to 300Gbps. 



Deutsche Telekom seeks fiber partners

Germany's Deutsche Telekom plans to partner with rivals and energy companies to help fulfill its goal of passing 4 million German homes – 10% of households – with fiber by the end of 2012.



Tablets to be worth $35b by 2012: JPMorgan

Brokerage firm JPMorgan Securities has predicted that tablets will evolve into a $35b market by 2012, and to have an increasingly negative impact on traditional PC shipments.



Gmail accounts wiped after error

Google attempted to play down the impact of an error that saw the e-mails of thousands of Gmail users wiped yesterday, noting the problem affected less than 1% of its global user base.



Kordia swings to $13.5m loss

New Zealand broadcasting and telecom company Kordia swung to an NZ$18 million ($13.5 million) loss, in a result blamed on the decision to bring forward the switchover from analog to digital TV.



Apple flags lower-cost iPhones

In a meeting with an analyst, Apple executives appear to have confirmed rumors that the company is planning lower-priced versions of the iPhone, including products designed to address the pre-paid market.



Aus telco snoop law needs overhaul: Greens

Australia's Greens party has called for the government to overhaul proposed legislation that would grant intelligence agencies more power to access and use data from telcos, citing a fear it would turn them into a “mercenary force.”

Computerworld Australia 



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