Government calls for submissions on alternative voice trials guidelines The Federal Government has issued draft guidelines for a program which is designed to explore new ways to deliver voice telephone services to rural and remote Australians, and has now called for submissions on the guidelines.

15th May 2020

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House panel asks carriers to look at 5G for rural, regional areas A parliamentary committee that conducted an inquiry into 5G in Australia has recommended that carriers look at sharing multi-user infrastructure so that rural and regional consumers benefit from 5G services without too much delay.

14th May 2020

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ACCC, TIO cooperate on telecoms industry compliance issues The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) and the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) have inked a new agreement setting out how they will work together on ensuring compliance with consumer law and their approach to the resolution of systemic issues in the telecommunications industry.

13th May 2020

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NBN Co secures $6.1 billion in private sector funding National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has secured $6.1 billion in debt finance on external markets as part of the company’s inaugural long-term borrowing from private debt markets.

12th May 2020

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Government sets spectrum allocation policy for 850/900 MHz bands The Australian Government has set out its policy objectives for the allocation of two spectrum bands as part of its program to support the delivery of “world class” telecommunications services nationally.

11th May 2020

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TPG-Vodafone merger gets foreign investment board green light  The Australian Foreign Investment Review Board has give Vodafone Hutchison Australia the final regulatory approval needed for its merger with TPG Telecom.

8th May 2020

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NBN downloads set new baseline record NBN Co has revealed that download throughput reached a new high in the week of 27 April 2020 with evening downloads on the NBN between 27 April and 3 May 2020 clocked at 26% higher than the pre-COVID baseline.

7th May 2020

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ACMA says ‘better outcomes' for phone, Internet consumers A new collaboration on compliance, enforcement and systemic issues in the telecoms sector has been forged by the ACMA and the TIO, which the two bodies say is aimed at delivering better outcomes for phone and Internet consumers and providers.

6th May 2020

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Optus launches family plan to protect children online Almost half of Australian parents (45%) do not have existing measures in place to protect their children online, according to a new Optus report. And based on the findings, Australia’s second largest telco has launched a new plan.

5th May 2020

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Nokia, VHA team up on Australian 5G spectrum test deployment Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have jointly announced the first deployment of low-band NR700Mhz spectrum in a field test environment in a 5G network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

4th May 2020

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