Sunshine Coast submarine cable landing station completed Queensland’s Sunshine Coast is set to get its first direct international data and telecommunications connection to global markets following the completion of a cable landing station at Maroochydore as part of the region’s international broadband network.

27th September 2019

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Internet services overtake mobile services as complaints leader Complaints about internet services replaced complaints over mobile services as the most complained about service type in the last financial year, according to the latest Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman report.

26th September 2019

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Australian smartphone sales down by 6% in first half A little more than four million smartphones were sold in Australia in the first half of 2019, the emerging technology analyst firm Telsyte says, adding that this was a drop of 6% year-on-year. Optus goes free with regional mobile services offering Regional users of Optus services are being offered three months plans free of fees on selected new mobile services.

25th September 2019

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Telstra, Ericsson bring 5G coverage to AFL Grand final Telstra is partnering with Ericsson and the Melbourne Cricket Club to install 5G into the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in readiness for the AFL grand final next Saturday.

24th September 2019

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ACMA acts against telco Infinity Telecom over industry rules breach The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has taken action against Sydney-based telco Infinity Telecom for breaching industry rules requiring them to have mandatory information for consumers available on their website.

21st September 2019

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Traffic, transport infrastructure get green light for NBN connection Operators of traffic signals, automatic teller machines and a range of other specialised devices can now connect to select services over the National Broadband Network through their retail service providers.

20th September 2019

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AARNet launches live high bandwidth services on Indigo subsea cable Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) has launched live high-bandwidth services delivering more than one Terabit per second for research and education on its spectrum of the new Indigo subsea cable system connecting Sydney, Perth and Singapore.

19th September 2019

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NBN Co proposes discounts to broadband network wholesale prices Australia's national broadband network builder and operator NBN Co is proposing to introduce significant discounts and extra capacity inclusions across the majority of its wholesale broadband product range, according to its newly released wholesale pricing review paper.

18th September 2019

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China behind February Australian parliament breach: claim Australian intelligence officials have concluded that the breach of the Federal Parliament network in February was carried out by China, but has kept it quiet to avoid any problems in the bilateral trade relationship, a report claims.

17th September 2019

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Huawei chief offers to share technology with Western firm Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technology has expressed its willingness to sell its 5G technology to a Western company and allow the latter to develop it as it wished, while the Chinese firm continued on its own chosen path.

14th September 2019

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