Union criticises NBN Co chief for taking bonus despite cost blowout The union representing workers at the NBN Co has levelled strong criticism at the company over the fact that chief executive Stephen Rue has given himself a $1.2 million bonus while overseeing a cost blowout of $6.7 billion and not taken 300,000 premises into account in the rollout plan.

16th November 2020

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Macquarie says data centre customer win will create hundreds of jobs Macquarie Data Centres expects to spend an additional $50 million and to create hundreds of new jobs as a result of a "significant customer win" following today’s announcement it has entered into a contract to provide 10MW of capacity at its Macquarie Park Data Centre Campus.

13th November 2020

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Telstra announces it will split into three separate entities Telstra has announced that it will be splitting up into three entities under a parent company to be known as Telstra Group, with the three being InfraCo Fixed, InfraCo Towers and ServeCo.

13th November 2020

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Ericsson, Telstra collaborate on edge cloud for enterprises Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson is collaborating with Telstra to develop an enterprise solution with an extension into the hybrid cloud space, following a successful 5G edge computing trial with an Australian financial institution in 2019.

11th November 2020

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New rules on telco customer service commitments proposed by ACMA Telcos offering fixed broadband services will be required to publish their customer service commitments and details of their associated performance under new industry rules being proposed byAustralia’s telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

10th November 2020

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NBN Co trumpets boost to Q1 revenue, earnings NBN Co is trumpeting earnings growth, recording quarterly EBITDA of $102 million in the three months ending September 2020, compared to a loss of $435 million in Q1 FY2020 - and with total revenue of $1.07 billion for three months, up 22% on the corresponding quarter last year.

9th November 2020

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Fletcher says 2021 will be year of 5G in Australia Communications Minister Paul Fletcher says next year will be the year of 5G in Australia as the Federal Government has scheduled allocations of both high-band and low-band spectrum for use by 5G services.

6th November 2020

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NBN Co behaving like Telstra did as monopoly: Budde The situation with the national broadband network at the present moment is similar to the time when Telstra was a monopoly and dictated terms to the rest of the market, well-known telecommunications analyst Paul Budde claims.

4th November 2020

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5G base stations will be the game changer not smartphones There have been a couple of interesting reports out of China and the financial market place that point to one simple but inescapable conclusion, China is connecting its people to 5G networks at lightning pace because it is building 5G base stations at breakneck speed.

2nd November 2020

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Telstra announces plans for expansion into Canada, Eh? Oh, Canada! Australia's top telco is launching a dedicated Toronto Point-of-Presence to support increasing demand for connectivity into APAC from Canadian finance, tech and startup industries - aboot time!

30th October 2020

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