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  • The Australian government is planning to impose a monthly levy on rival networks to the state-funded National Broadband Network (NBN) to help fund the roll out of the NBN to rural areas.

    Communications minister Mitch Fifield said the government will seek to pass legislation that would establish an A$40 million ($30 million) Regional Broadband Scheme.

    This scheme would be funded…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 14 December 2016
  • Rocket Internet has sold its mobile and online food ordering portal foodpanda to rival Delivery Hero for an undisclosed sum.

    Berlin-based Delivery Hero was founded in 2011 by Niklas Östberg. The company said in its announcement that the purchase would increase its stake in the global online food ordering and delivery business. With the acquisition, the combined group will now be…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 14 December 2016
  • Huawei has proposed a new X-Ethernet technology for 5G bearer networks at the ITU-T 2020 FG Workshop and Demo Day Wireline Technology Enablers for 5G conference in Swizerland.

    The company has also proposed X-Ethernet for integrated fronthaul and backhaul networks to introduce likely 5G requirements including deterministic low latency and end-to-end network slicing.

    Huawei's…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 14 December 2016
  • Brocade has launched a new series of data center switches let organizations embed network visibility on every router and switch.

    Brocade said the feature allows organizations to achieve pervasive visibility throughout the network to quickly identify problems, accelerate mean-time-to-remediation and improve overall service levels.

    New automation suite also provide automated…

    Telecom Asia News on Wednesday, 14 December 2016
  • Starbucks Coffee Company and Tencent Holdings have entered an alliance to co-create a new social gifting feature on WeChat.

    The new service, which will be rolled out early next year, will make it easy for Starbucks China customers to gift items to a friend or a family member.

    Customers will be able to select from Starbucks-branded gifts and products and add a personalized…

    Telecom Asia News on Tuesday, 13 December 2016