Swoop strikes ‘biggest’ deal in its history Telco challenger Swoop signed a deal with an unnamed technology company to provide infrastructure throughout the Greater Melbourne area. The telco claims the contract will deliver revenues of a minimum of $24 million and up to $36 million over the next 22 years—the biggest deal in its history. Hoyts deploys Optus to innovate its ecosystem

23rd July 2024

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Govt, telcos cut inaccessible 4G handsets ahead of 3G network closures The number of 4G handsets still in circulation that could lose access to Triple Zero when 3G networks have shut down has dwindled to 102,000, the government estimates. Australians spend $250 and up just to repair damaged phones: survey

22nd July 2024

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Optus offers free mobile handsets and deals as 3G shutdown looms Australian telco Optus announced it is offering mobile handsets to eligible customers at no cost and other special deals to customers impacted by the 3G shutdown. Samsung beefs AI ambitions with Oxford Semantic acquisition Samsung announced it signed an agreement to acquire UK startup Oxford Semantic, which specialises in knowledge graph technology.

19th July 2024

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ACMA fines Telstra $1.5 million for failing to authenticate customer IDs Australian telco Telstra has paid $1,551,000 to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) after failing to perform required customer ID authentication processes, leaving thousands vulnerable to SIM-swap scams and other types of mobile fraud. Macquarie Telecom revamps Summit Homes’ operations

18th July 2024

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Telin, BW Digital to construct new submarine cable system Indonesian telco Telin and BW Digital have partnered to develop and construct the Nongsa-Changi submarine cable system linking Batam and Singapore. SKT invests US$200 million in SGH

17th July 2024

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AT&T customers' call and text records exposed in data breach The call and text message records from 1 May 2022 and 31 October 2022 of tens of millions of AT&T cellphone customers and many non-AT&T customers were exposed in a massive data breach, American telecommunications company AT&T revealed last week, Friday. SoftBank acquires Graphcore Japan’s SoftBank has acquired UK chip company Graphcore.

16th July 2024

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Renew your TelSoc membership, and invite your friends to join TelSoc now! Annual memberships expired on 30 June 2024, so now is the time to renew your membership to re-activate your TelSoc membership benefits. Don't forget to share with your friends in the industry. Renewing or joining now will give you valid membership through to 30 June 2025. Details on how to renew or join are below.   Financial Member Benefits:

15th July 2024

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Aussie Broadband launches new self-service tool Australian telco Aussie Broadband launched Buddy Telco (Buddy), a digital-first challenger that lets users manage their connections, upgrades, outages, and usage through an app, website, and live chat. GSMA leads new powerhouse coalition to improve smartphone accessibility

15th July 2024

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Vocus enables 'metro-grade connectivity' Australian specialist digital infrastructure provider Vocus has launched deployment solution powered by LEO satellite that enables connectivity in remote locations in a matter of hours. AMD ramps AI acquisitions to counter Nvidia

12th July 2024

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Telstra announces price hike Australian telco Telstra stated this month it wouldn't increase mobile prices. Now the telco sang a different tune, announcing the cost of its mobile plans will rise in August. ALE, Vitalis to 'drive digital transformation' in healthcare and education sectors

11th July 2024

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