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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”