Kenyan telcos agree on mobile termination rate cuts Telecommunication firms have agreed to slash mobile termination rates to Sh0.58 (A$0.007) per minute, giving hopes of cheaper calls for Kenyans amid increased excise duty charges that made voice calls less attractive. Identity check failures cost Circles.Life $300,000

9th August 2022

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Alibaba revenue growth slayed by China COVID lockdowns Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has reported zero quarterly revenue growth for the first time in its history, as a result of the nation's recent COVID lockdown which was imposed across key areas of the country.   Aussie Broadband launches reseller Partner Program to reach more people

8th August 2022

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Mission-critical communications to reach more areas in NSW with 250 public safety network radio sites The NSW Government has delivered 250 enhanced public safety network radio sites reaching more than 97% of NSW’s population and increasing mission-critical communications coverage for first responders.   Singtel to invest an additional US$100 million into technology start-ups

5th August 2022

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Australians indifferent to space industry and are more likely to associate space with aliens than satellite communications Australia played a vital role in Apollo 11’s iconic moon landing in 1969. Half a century later tells a different story: Australians view space more as a threat rather than a frontier full of possibilities. Big tech should share Europe network costs say EU heavyweights

4th August 2022

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India 5G spectrum auction raises record US$19.1 billion India's biggest ever auction of telecom spectrum, which focused on 5G, received a record US$19.1 billion of bids, with local mobile heavyweight Reliance Jio cornering nearly half of all the airwaves sold with bids totalling US$11.2 billion.   Digital wallet users will exceed 5.2 billion in 2026 driven by superapps

3rd August 2022

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Aussie Broadband 4Q FY22 trading update Aussie Broadband has provided the following trading update for the quarter that ended 30 June 2022 (4Q 2022).   Swoop's services records strong demand as customer receipts see 123% increase Fixed wireless wholesale network infrastructure provider Swoop's customer receipts have recorded a 123% increase, growing from $6.2 million in Q4 FY21 to $13.9 million in Q4 FY22.  

2nd August 2022

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ACMA takes action against 7 telcos for failing to comply with TCP Code The Australian Communications and Media Authority has ordered telcos AirTel, Just ISP, New Sprout, City Communications, 1Telecom, and PennyTel to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code after failing to submit compulsory compliance statements in 2021.   Smartphone shipments decline for fourth consecutive quarter

1st August 2022

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BAI Communications, Bondi Labs participate in meat processing 5G trial Shared communications infrastructure provider BAI Communications Australia is participating in a 5G trial with the Australian Meat Processor Corporation and augmented intelligence developer Bondi Labs.   Majority of Australians think an affordable internet plan is a must: ACCAN research

29th July 2022

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Transdev Sydney Ferries trials Cradlepoint’s 5G solution for better data access Transdev Sydney Ferries has completed a trial using Cradlepoint’s 5G in-vehicle solutions managed by service partner Australian Sentinel.   Aussie Broadband and Commpete back Communication Minister Michelle Rowland’s rejection of NBN Co’s proposed SAU

28th July 2022

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It's 53 years since man landed on the moon - and Poly was there It's 53 years since the first moon landing in July 1969. However, not only did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the moon so too did a Poly headset.   Telstra partners with Microsoft to boost connectivity and harness cloud capabilities

27th July 2022

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