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Optus announces another $10m mobile coverage boost
Australia's second biggest telco Optus has announced an investment of $7 million to improve mobile coverage in and around Busselton, Margaret River and Bunbury.

Australian, NZ browsers shift to smartphone continues to grow
Australian and New Zealand consumers still prefer making purchases via desktop despite browser traffic continuing to move towards smartphones, according to a new report.

NBN Co increases downloads for satellite service
NBN Co, the company building Australia's national broadband network, has announced that it will increase both the monthly download limits and the average peak downloads by up to 50% on its Sky Muster satellite service.

Optus boosting mobile coverage with $7.5 million investment in SA
Optus has committed $7.6 million to mobile coverage on its 4G Plus network along the Fleurieu Peninsula and on Kangaroo Island South Australia.

Mobile roaming regulation would deliver $658 million in consumer savings: VHA

Federal Government introduces Telecom Reform Package legislation

What's my speed? Ah, says NBN Co, that is a secret
NBN Co is refusing to release individual speeds that consumers can attain, despite calls from other telecommunications firms to do so.

Telstra payphones will disappear if USO scrapped
Australia's familiar network of payphone booths will disappear if the Productivity Commission's recommendation to scrap the voice-based telecommunications universal service obligation is accepted by the government.

Productivity Commission calls for winding up of USO by 2020

In midst of encryption debate, NBN Co pushes use of VPNs


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