SA senator seeks law to improve mobile coverage in regional areas Independent Senator Rex Patrick has called on both the government and the opposition to amend laws governing telecommunications in Australia and make mobile coverage part of the universal service obligation.

3rd May 2022

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Telstra partners with Fetch to evolve its home and entertainment offerings for T25 Telstra announced it had entered into an agreement with Fetch as its new platform for Telstra TV and to evolve Telstra’s home and entertainment proposition.

2nd May 2022

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Telecommunications network sharing poised to improve coverage in rural areas The NSW Government is trialling active sharing of telecommunications infrastructure in rural and regional communities to improve mobile coverage and offer consumers more choice. Verana Networks secures US$28 million to build new 5G platforms 5G radio-access networks solutions developer Verana Networks raises US$28 million in a Series B capital funding round.

29th April 2022

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Telstra refunds customers after it issued inaccurate bills An investigation conducted by the Australian Communications and Media Authority revealed that telecommunications provider Telstra has refunded more than $1.73 million and paid a $506,160 infringement notice after it overcharged thousands of its customers. Telstra self-reported the errors between July 2018 and October 2021 to the ACMA and independently committed to issue refunds.

28th April 2022

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Two new maps feature cable designs worth $12 billion The Submarine Cable Map and Africa Telecom Map 2022 published by market research and consulting firm TeleGeography and sponsored by Telecom Egypt illustrates new cable designs notably the African submarine cable consortium project 2Africa, spanning 45,000 kilometres and linking 33 countries in Africa, Middle East, and Europe.

27th April 2022

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Spacetalk to launch ‘Jumpy’ SIm MVNO In USA Australian-listed technology company Spacetalk has announced plans to establish a mobile operator MVNO service in the United States, operating under a newly developed brand, Jumpy SIm.

26th April 2022

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Morrison Government pours $28.2 million to address mobile phone connection in outer urban areas The Australian Government is providing $28.2 million for 66 projects to address mobile phone blackspots across the country, including three projects in the electorate of Longman.

22nd April 2022

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NBN be warned as T‑Mobile smokes the competition in the US T-Mobile announced that the company welcomed its 1 millionth Home Internet customer, remarkable growth just one year after launching the service commercially. This indicates that an aggressive deployment of fixed wireless infrastructure in our Australian suburbs might be viable.

21st April 2022

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Kyocera’s metasurface technology redirects 5G and 6G waves in obstructed areas Japanese multinational electronics manufacturer Kyocera has developed a transmissive metasurface technology that redirects wireless network signals in a specific direction to improve coverage area and performance of 5G and eventually 6G networks. 

20th April 2022

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Ericsson cannot estimate impact of DOJ breach notices Ericsson in disclosing its first quarter results for 2022 could not estimate the impact of what actions the US Department of Justice (DOJ) might make when assessing the breach notices the DOJ issued relating to the Deferred Prosecution Agreement. 

19th April 2022

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