NBN Co lost another $1.1b in 1Q 2020, ARPU still at $45 Another day, another set of quarterly results from the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's broadband network, but little change from earlier quarters. For the first quarter of FY 2020, the company said on Tuesday it had recorded losses of $1.18 billion, compared to $875 million a year earlier.

13th November 2019

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ACMA gets tougher powers to block illegal offshore gambling websites Australian Internet Service Providers are set to begin blocking illegal offshore gambling websites under tough new powers mandated for the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) by the Federal Government.

12th November 2019

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ACCC appeals court decision on TPG prepayments The competition regulator, the ACCC, has appealed a Federal Court decision against telecommunications provider TPG for alleged false or misleading representations it made about ‘pre-payments’ customers had to make on its pre-paid internet, home telephone and mobile plans.

9th November 2019

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ACMA acts against 11 telcos The Australian Communications and Media Authority has taken action against eleven telcos for failing to comply with consumer protection rules.

8th November 2019

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Data breaches worst in Australia, says Cisco - but beware ‘cybersecurity fatigue’ Cisco’s annual Asia Pacific Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Benchmark Study says that data breaches are costing Australian businesses more than those in any other country in the region.

7th November 2019

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Optus launches 'market leading' 5G With nearly 300 5G sites switched on across Australia today, and 1200 sites planned by March 2020, Optus has also announced new 4K Ultra HD video streaming partnerships while reaching 'top peak home 5G speeds' of 400 Mbps.

6th November 2019

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China flicks the switch to 5G What will soon become the world’s largest 5G network has been turned on. China's three big mobile operators have launched their 5G networks across 50 cities in the vast nation. The services were officially approved on 6 June, but have been years in the planning. 

5th November 2019

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ACCC gives ‘price certainty’ on wholesale telecoms services Australia’s competition regulator the ACCC says it has given price certainty for legacy wholesale telecommunications services with its decision to maintain existing price and non-price terms until 30 June 2024 for seven declared, or regulated, fixed line services.

2nd November 2019

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Chinese Mobile Market Huawei takes record 42% share of China smartphone market in Q3 The smartphone market in mainland China grew marginally in the third quarter, with shipments increasing to 97.8 million from 97.6 million units in the second quarter. Huawei extended its market lead by shipping 41.5 million smartphones, to take its market share to a record 42%.

1st November 2019

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Internet began 50 years ago today in US On 29 October 1969 the first message was transmitted over ARPANET, the forerunner to the Internet. UCLA student programmer Charlie Kline used the University’s SDS Sigma 7 computer to login to an SDS 940 computer at Stanford Research Institute at Stanford University in Silicon Valley.

31st October 2019

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