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Big telcos favoured by new NBN CVC pricing
The largest players in the provision of the NBN broadband service look to be the main beneficiaries of the new wholesale pricing model announced by NBN Co on Friday.

Telstra half-yearly results show drops in profit, revenue
Telstra's half-yearly profits have dropped by 14.4% and its revenue has fallen by 3.6%, according to its results announcement on Thursday.

Morrow admits NBN can’t deliver affordable superfast broadband

Morrow admits NBN can’t deliver affordable superfast broadband

Contact centre market spend passes half billion dollars, more growth ahead
The Australian contact centre market, comprising software, services, call management and hardware, is now worth more than $500 million, according to a new global analyst report.

Carriers, consumers want telco competition laws to stay
A group of telecommunications carriers and consumers has called on federal parliament not to pass amendments that would remove competition protection measures in the Competition and Consumer Act.

Confusion over broadband speeds rife among consumers

Losses blow out to $1.83 billion on NBN rollout
NBN Co has reported a massive loss blowout of $1.83 billion for the first half of 2016, a whopping increase of 47% over the corresponding half of the previous year.

Mobile commerce on track for high growth in APAC region

More funding needed to rid regions of blackspots: ACCAN

Job losses, stores closed as Allphones goes into liquidation
The Allphones chain of 84 telecommunications retail stores around Australia have been placed in administration due to insufficient funding to keep stores trading during a sales process.

Vodafone tackles blackspots, ramps up investment in regional mobile network

Economuse: Safety net needed for bush telecoms
A more radical approach is needed as we consider updating the Universal Service Obligation, public safety network options and mobile roaming.

Bush concern over changes to USO

Telstra Gigabit 4GX LTE arrives
Telstra can now deliver Gigabit per second wireless downloads and a very respectable 150Mbps upload — via the 4GX LTE network in the central business district of Sydney. The service will be rolled out to other capital cities soon.

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NBN prospective customers in the dark on network technology: Patton

Optus brings native Wi-Fi voice calling to market

ACMA announces satellite license tax reductions

Optus flies high with $75 million Flight Centre deal
Optus Business has inked a $75 million, five-year deal with Flight Centre to deliver collaboration and communication services to support the retail travel group’s ongoing technology transformation strategy.

Telstra seals multi-million dollar global deal for Women’s Tennis
Telstra has sealed a six year multi-million dollar deal to deliver a global media network solution for the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) series of tournaments.

All metadata is not personal, Federal Court rules

Apologies for late delivery, I got a corruption problem with the first PDF. TimH

NBN rollout approaches half-way mark as shift to metro areas gathers pace

Applications open for unsold 700MHz spectrum auction
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has opened applications for the 2017 auction of unsold spectrum licences in the 700MHz band.