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Australia 51st globally for mobile and fixed internet speed
Australia now leads the Asia-Pacific region for average mobile internet speeds at 13.8Mbps. But it has a way to go with an average of 10.1Mbps for fixed broadband.

ACCC reports big jump in NBN complaints
There were 2775 complaints and inquiries about telecommunications services to the ACCC in the 2015-2016 financial year – a rise of 9% over the previous year - with complaints about the NBN up 145%.

Optus, Cisco collaborate on digital transformation & ’workplace of future’
Optus has announced a collaboration with Cisco which it says is aimed at accelerating digital transformation for Australian businesses and government organisations.

Most NBN users happy with service: Morrow
NBN Co CEO Bill Morrow has hit back at reports of rising numbers of dissatisfied NBN end users, claiming that most end users of the national broadband Network are happy with the service and that complaints are actually dropping.

Telstra follows up investment with VeloCloud strategic partnership

New rules aim to stop unwelcome calls to helplines
New rules have been introduced to allow telcos to suspend services to people who repeatedly make unwelcome calls — whether they are offensive, harassing or simply a nuisance — to helplines such as Lifeline.

Optus, Huawei partner on the way to 5G introduction
Optus and Huawei have teamed up to complete a successful infield test of Massive MIMO (128T128R) technology which they say helps pave the way for the introduction of 5G services in Australia.

NBN Co reveals suburbs that will get FttDP
NBN Co has revealed that about 700,000 homes will receive NBN services through fibre to the distribution point (FttDP), a technology that it calls fibre to the curb.

Telstra: LTE-Broadcast across Australia by 2018
Telstra and Ericsson have announced the upcoming deployment of LTE-B and continued investment for the national roll-out of LTE-B in 2017 and beyond.

Telstra, Ericsson testing IoT network across Australia
Telstra and Ericsson have used the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona to announce several key programs supporting Telstra’s “Network of the Future” transformation program.

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