Radio host in hot water for making disparaging comments against paralympic athletes Host Kyle Sandilands of the Kyle & Jackie O show made insensitive and disparaging comments towards Tokyo Paralympics athletes, breaching the commercial radio code of practice decency provisions, the Australian Communications and Media Authority has found. Spark eyes 3G shutdown by 2025

31st March 2023

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24,000 homes eligible for nbn fixed wireless network An estimated 24,000 homes and businesses across regional Australia are now eligible for a nbn fixed wireless network for the first time, broadband operator NBN Co announced.  Apple rides on the popularity of buy now pay later scheme

30th March 2023

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TIO takes on Digital Platform Ombudsman role The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) plans to evolve as a Digital Platform Ombudsman after it made a submission to the Treasury last February 2023.  Australia’s fixed communications market to top US$8 billion: forecast

29th March 2023

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New iPhone features led to more e-waste: study The latest iPhone 15 models will not fit into iPhone 13 and 14 cases. And when older versions of iPhone lost their headphone port, users were encouraged to purchase wireless headphones or a headphone jack adapter. As a result, users have disposed their old cases and earphones, adding waste to the environment, according to a study by Uswitch. Vertiv launches UPS solution

28th March 2023

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Pandemic generated demand for communication-related products: ACMA study The pandemic has created a surge in demand for remote working communication, computing products, and consumer devices, which has impacted the supply of microchips required for these products, according to an ACMA study. Metaspectral joins incubator program Venture Catalyst Space

27th March 2023

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Telstra, Silver Trak deploy Digital 5G content delivery service for The Australian Ballet Telecommunications provider Telstra and media asset management specialist Silver Trak Digital will deploy 5G Cinema Direct to broadcast The Australian Ballet’s first live event today.  Avetta launches Workforce mobile app 

24th March 2023

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Optus 5G speeds to blaze at Australian Grand Prix 2023 Telecommunications provider Optus will deliver its 5G mobile technology at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2023.  Ciena helps Spark to implement its second-gen OTN 2.0

23rd March 2023

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Government pumps $150 million funding to improve coverage in regional Australia The Albanese Government is urging mobile network operators, infrastructure providers, local telcos, and communities to apply for a $150 million grant application for its two programs to improve communications in rural First Nation areas.  NBN Co raises $2.1 billion from European Green Bonds issuance

22nd March 2023

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New gaming facility arrives in Sydney Gaming company Fortress Sydney is poised to open a gaming venue in Sydney on 1 April in partnership with telecommunications company Telstra.  Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile Platform Semiconductor and chipmaker company Qualcomm unveiled the availability of Snapdragon 7+ Gen 2 Mobile Platform. SpaceX launches SES-18 and SES-19 satellites

21st March 2023

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ACMA fines Circles.Life $253,080 for INPD neglect The Australian Communications and Media Authority has fined mobile provider Circles Australia (trading as Circles.Life) $253,080 after it breached rules and failed to provide information to the Integrated Public Number Database (INPD) on more than 60,000 occasions between January and August 2022.  FirstWave renews contract with NASA

17th March 2023

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