Warning that Huawei 5G ban could cost Australia AUD$12 billion Up to 3 million Australians – mostly in the bush - will miss out on getting access to 5G by 2023 because of the Australian Government’s 5G ban on China’s Huawei - at a cost of US$8.2 billion (AUD$12B) to the economy, according to UK based forecasting and quantitative analysis firm Oxford Economics.

21st January 2020

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Australia broadband cost down, but country ranks 113th out of 206 nations A British website that regularly surveys broadband packages globally has ranked Australia 113th out of 206 countries that it looked at between 28 November 2019 and 8 January this year.

21st January 2020

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 This is the final edition of CommsWire Afternoon for 2019.  We will be back on 13 January 2020. We would like to wish all of our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous and Safe New Year!

21st December 2019

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New protections against bill shock from mobile roaming charges 'enhanced' by ACMA Rules to better protect Australians against the bill shock that can come from high international mobile roaming charges, have been enhanced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

20th December 2019

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Vodafone significantly less complaints than Telstra and Optus The Communications Alliance has released its "first expanded Complaints in Context report”, showing that for participating service providers in July to September of this year, there were an average 6.8 complaints to the TIO per 10,000 Services in Operation. Vodafone was well below the average number while Telstra and Optus were just above.

19th December 2019

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Government review to ‘overhaul’ protections for telecoms consumers The Federal Government is overhauling consumer protections to "better reflect the way that modern telecommunication services" are delivered in Australia.

18th December 2019

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Govt announces $9m to quell health fears over 5G networks The Federal Government has announced a sum of $9 million to build public confidence in the safety of telecommunications networks, presumably in reaction to the large number of submissions to a 5G inquiry that expressed fears about the alleged health hazards of 5G networks.

17th December 2019

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Government condemned for ‘disgraceful attack’ on free speech over digital platforms inquiry The Australian Government has come under fire from conservative think tank Institute of Public Affairs over its response to the digital platforms inquiry, with the institute condemning the Government for a “disgraceful attack” on free speech.

14th December 2019

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VOLTE users predicted to soar to 5 billion by 2024 The global number of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) users will approach 5 billion by 2024, rising from 2 billion in 2019, according to a new report.

13th December 2019

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5G Networks to replace ‘costly’ fibre rollouts in 2020: Juniper With the first commercial launches of 5G networks occurring throughout this year, 2020 has been identified as the year in which 5G connectivity starts to replace costly rollouts of fibre networks in remote areas, according to Juniper Research.

12th December 2019

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