Fujitsu to expand Western Sydney data centre

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Fujitsu has announced the expansion of its Western Sydney data centre, increasing its initial capacity by 20 megawatts.

The first phase of expansion, called Western Sydney 2, will involve the addition of 4,500 square metres of technical area with the new data halls expected to be operational by March 2021.

Fujitsu said the expansion is part of a broader hyperscale expansion plan, with further phases at the Western Sydney data centre to add another 14,000 square metres and over 50 megawatts of increased power capacity.

This would bring the combined total capacity to 90MW at the Homebush Bay campus.

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“Fujitsu’s investment will deliver new levels of data centre resilience and control over their infrastructure for Fujitsu’s customers using dedicated halls,” the company said.

“Based on Fujitsu’s new standardised modular design, the Western Sydney data

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ACMA approves GPS repeater trials in Sydney and Melbourne tunnels

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has approved a number of trials of GPS repeating within road tunnels in Sydney and Melbourne.

ACMA said on Monday it was initially working with emergency services on the trials, which could result in a licensing arrangement for the devices.

Currently, the retransmission of a radionavigation-satellite service, which includes GPS, is currently forbidden by the Radiocommunications Act 1992 since it could interfere with signals. ACMA is in the midst of conducting a review of the ban.

“Should the trials be successful and the devices licenced for long-term use, the transport sector and general community would also benefit from enhanced in-tunnel navigation capability — including more accurate estimated times of arrival, and earlier warnings about in-tunnel congestion and lane changes,” ACMA said.

“The ACMA is also willing to consider applications from other transport authorities that are interested in trialling GPS repeaters in road tunnels.”

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