ACCC takes action against Superfone for alleged breaches The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted Federal Court proceedings against telecommunications provider Superfone for alleged false or misleading representations, and for alleged breaches of laws designed to protect consumers from issues arising from unsolicited telemarketing sales.

11th December 2019

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ACMA sets new rules to help prevent ‘unexpectedly’ high mobile bills New rules to help prevent unexpectedly high mobile phone bills have been imposed on the telecommunications industry from premium services by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). 

10th December 2019

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Government PS restructure combines communications and infrastructure The Federal Government has announced a wide-ranging restructure of the public service, with the reduction of the number of Government departments from 18 to 14 and the merger of other departments as part of its reform agenda - including merging communications and infrastructure into a new super-department with responsibility for the NBN.

7th December 2019

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Vocus inks new oil & gas market submarine cable contract The Vocus Group telecommunications company has entered a contract with the Barossa Joint Venture to build, operate and own a high-capacity submarine fibre optic network for the proposed Barossa offshore gas project in the Bonaparte Basin, to the north of Darwin.

6th December 2019

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Australia 'falling behind' APAC in developing technologies, says Telsoc chief The newly re-elected president of Australia’s Telecommunications Association (TelSoc), Reg Coutts, says Australia has fallen “somewhat behind” its APAC neighbours in recent years in developing the technologies that will be required to flourish in the 21st century.

5th December 2019

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Big money wasted by Aussies paying excess data charges Australians are paying a high price for exceeding their data limits and have blown $152.6 million on excess data charges over the past 12 months, according to new research.

4th December 2019

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1500 Australian jobs will go as result of govt 5G ban, warns Huawei Huawei Australia intends to warn its network of local Australian suppliers that the coming year will be one of jobs carnage unless the Federal Government allows the Chinese telecommunications giant to play a part in the nation’s 5G rollout.

3rd December 2019

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Labor claims govt going against stated policy with NBN tax Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland claims the government's move to put in place a cost-recovery tax on networks that compete with the NBN directly contradicts the communications minister's statement that he favours competition in this field.

30th November 2019

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New rules for telcos to meet emergency call services obligations Telcos are required to do a welfare check on people who have tried to call during a large network outage of telecommunications systems, under newly legislated rules for emergency call services in Australia.

29th November 2019

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5G global subscriptions forecast to top 2.6 billion in next six years The global number of 5G subscriptions is forecast to top 2.6 billion within the next six years, driven by sustained momentum and a rapidly developing 5G ecosystem.

28th November 2019

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