TPG Telecom will supply a high-speed, fibre-based network for Vodafone to meet the increasing demand for data on mobile devices.
TPG subsidiary PIPE Networks has signed an agreement with Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) to provide extra capacity on its existing 1500km network and roll out about 900km of new dark-fibre over two years.
That will provide connectivity between select VHA sites in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. The additional rollout will cement PIPE’s position as the country’s third biggest metro dark-fibre provider.
According to PIPE chief executive Jason Sinclair, the growth in mobile internet devices and associated data usage in recent years has seen mobile carriers invest heavily in their networks to enhance their customers’ mobile experience. The size of the network build would increase capital expenditure in financial years 2011 to 2013 but otherwise was not expected to have a material impact on TPG’s results for 2011.
The Reliance-Dhirubhai Anil Ambani Group, has plans to bid for mobile licences abroad for providing high-end business process outsourcing services, reports Business Standard.
It has lined up a raft of initiatives to give its telecommunications business a global footprint.
Moreover, the company also plans to take Internet protocol television (IPTV) and other media services to consumers in foreign markets after it launches them in
In order to carry these services, the group will set up three broadband cable networks- one from India to China through Nepal, two, an undersea cable between Asia and the US, and three, an extension of its Falcon cable from the Maldives to East Africa. Industry analysts put a USD 1 billion price tag to these three cable systems.
The group is also eyeing mobile licences in