ACMA helps communications, media sectors maintain ‘critical services’ Telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) says it is actively working with the communications and media services sectors to help them maintain critical services while continuing to provide important consumer safeguards during the COVID-19 pandemic.

24th April 2020

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ACMA announces relief from telco enforcement action during COVID-19 The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has announced that it will conditionally relax enforcement on telcos who do not comply with certain segments of the TCP Code during COVID-19 health crisis.

23rd April 2020

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NSW Government tenders for Gig State project to deliver ‘better’ Internet The NSW Government has started a tender process for its $100 million Gig State project aimed at delivering new network infrastructure and a boost to internet capacity for regional communities and businesses in the State.

22nd April 2020

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ACMA sets new special needs phone accessibility rules The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has updated industry rules to help ensure people with specific communications needs – such as people with vision and hearing impairments – can find out whether particular phones support their requirements.

21st April 2020

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No slowdown in moves to 5G networks despite COVID 19: analyst Despite COVID-19 resulting in revenue pressures from slowing sales and consumer demand for new products, many major telecoms carriers say they still have the cash flow to move ahead with 5G deployments, according to one global data and analytics firm.

20th April 2020

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NBN Co offers $150m to help low-income families, SMBs during lockdown National broadband provider NBN Co has created a $150 million fund to help low-income families with home schooling and small and medium-sized businesses and households who face financial issues during the coronavirus lockdown.

17th April 2020

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ICT jobs suffer devastating drop in March during COVID-19 shutdown The information and communications technology jobs sector was absolutely hammered in March, listed among the top three sectors contributing to the decline in job ad numbers compared to the same month in 2019 as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown of the economy.

16th April 2020

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Massive growth forecast with global 5G connections to reach 2.7 billion by 2025 The global adoption of 5G networks is set to skyrocket in the next five years, with new data estimating that by 2025 the number of 5G connections is expected to hit 2.7 billion worldwide - a growth of at least 20 times from this year’s figure of 120 million, according to one analyst firm.

15th April 2020

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COVID-19 crisis pushes up NBN data demand from home workers The COVID-19 crisis has seen data demand during daytime business hours continue to grow on the National Broadband Network as more Australians self-isolate and shift their work, education and entertainment needs online, according to operators of the network, NBN Co.

14th April 2020

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Human Rights Law Centre calls for ‘greater transparency’ for Govt’s Covid 19 phone app Australian not for profit advocacy organisation Human Rights Law Centre has called for greater transparency to be given to the Federal Government’s recently launched Coronavirus Australia app.

9th April 2020

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