TPG Telecom terminates $6.3 billion deal with Vocus Vocus Group's $6.3 billion bid for Australian telco TPG Telecom's non-mobile fibre assets will no longer push through with both sides unable to nagivate the "complexity" of the deal or agree to commercial terms. Oppo, Hasselblad to debut next gen HyperTone Camera Systems in 2024

13th November 2023

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Rival telcos gain leverage from Optus outage While it was crystal clear that the Optus outage was disastrous for the company and its subscribers, it seems that the telco's rivals may have benefited from the shutdown. No internet for a day in the world costs US$43 billion with China, US accounting half of the sum 

10th November 2023

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Will Optus compensate its 10.2 million customers who were affected with its outage? Millions of Australians have been hit hard by Optus' outage, which may be the longest and largest shutdown in recent history, but will the telecommunications company's subscribers be compensated by the inconvenience it caused? SVOD spending down for 2022-23 but more local shows were available to viewers

9th November 2023

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Aira unveils conversational AI for RAN query and control US-based telco vendor Aira Technologies claimed it has developed RanGPT, a capability that allows mobile network operators (MNOs) to leverage conversational AI to query and control RAN. MainOne expands data centre footprint in Cote d’Ivoire

8th November 2023

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Colt completes acquisition of Lumen EMEA Digital infrastructure company Colt has completed the acquisition of American telecommunications company Lumen EMEA for US$1.8 billion. Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger require the most data from users The Meta family of apps—Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger—request the most data from smartphone users, according to research from data centre company TRG Datacenters. 

7th November 2023

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Kmart Australia sends more than 200,000 marketing emails to users who previously unsubscribed Following consumer complaints, the Australian Communications and Media Authority launched an investigation and found retail company Kmart Australia sent 212,471 marketing emails to customers between July 2022 and May 2023 who had previously unsubscribed, breaching spam laws. Cybercriminals use genAI to scam users in dating apps, sites

6th November 2023

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Aussie Broadband wins bidding war, acquires Symbio for $262 million Telecommunications company Aussie Broadband has finally acquired unified communications-as-a-service (UcaaS) provider Symbio for $262 million. ACCC observes NBN retailers’ response to wholesale pricing

3rd November 2023

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SkyMesh withheld post-paid summary services for consumers The Australian Communications and Media Authority has launched an investigation following a consumer complaint after Brisbane-based telco provider SkyMesh breached the rules by not providing a summary for post-paid internet services it sold over the phone to around 11,600 customers between August 2019 and July 2023.

2nd November 2023

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16,000 homes, businesses get more speed from fixed wireless network upgrades, NBN claims The NBN has claimed 16,000 homes and businesses across its fixed wireless areas are gaining more speed at the busiest times. How Telstra is preparing for disaster season

1st November 2023

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Major telcos announce price hike Millions of Australians are starting to feel the pinch in their pockets as major telcos announced a price hike on lower-speed NBN plans. University of Melbourne students devise video game controller for child with cerebral palsy

31st October 2023

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