Optus says renewal of USO deal ignores reality

Govt retains arrangements for Universal Service Guarantee

House panel tells NBN Co to use more fibre for rollout

Productivity Commission calls for winding up of USO by 2020

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.

Nokia, Vodafone on track for Melbourne trains telecoms upgrade
The Victorian Government is considering a market-led proposal to upgrade telecommunications on Melbourne?s train system to improve services and provide better information for passengers.

Productivity Commission recommends scrapping of USO
Telstra could lose billions of dollars in payments if the Federal Government adopts recommendations by the Productivity Commission that the Telecommunications Universal Service Obligation be scrapped.

ACCC?s comms sector market study to be completed in 2017

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chairman Rod Sims has announced that the ACCC?s ?next market study will focus on the Australian communications sector.?


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