Albanese Government opens $10 million grant to tackle tech-based violence against women The Albanese Government has opened a new $10 million grant program that aims to stop technology-based abuse against women. Optus pours $5.3 million network upgrade at South Coast

13th April 2023

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TPG aims for net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 Telco TPG Telecom has set long-term targets to reduce its absolute emissions across Scopes 1, 2 and 3 by 90%, and reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across its value chain by 2050. SmartSat CRC gets funding for Waratah Seed spacecraft

12th April 2023

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NBN Co extends Sky Muster Plus plan to 15,000 participants  With early indicators suggesting the satellite network appears to remain robust despite an increase in data usage during the first month trial of the Sky Muster Plus, broadband operator NBN Co is extending its reach to include around 15,000 eligible participants (previously 10,000).  Spark unveils three-year strategy including NZ$300 million for data centres

11th April 2023

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Gaming latencies 'generally good': ACCC The ACCC's latest Measuring Broadband Australia report covers gaming services for the first time, and the results are "generally good".  Telstra fails to meet ACMA’s caption requirements  The Australian Communications Media Authority has issued telecommunications provider Telstra a remedial direction for breaching captioning rules related to its subscription television licence. 

6th April 2023

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Australia bans TikTok on state-owned devices  The federal government has confirmed it will ban TikTok on state devices over concerns about the app's security, fearing that user data might be exploited by China, reported numerous media outlets. Aussie Broadband adds 5G plans without the speed cap Aussie Broadband's latest Fast Track 5G mobile plan provides 30GB of data at uncapped 5G speeds for $45 a month.

5th April 2023

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72% of 50 million stolen credentials belong to Australia’s media and telecommunications division: Flashpoint report

4th April 2023

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The latest issue of our journal, the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, is now available at Please have a look at it. You can download the full issue (towards the bottom of the issue page) or select individual articles. There are two important papers in this issue that we urge you to read:

4th April 2023

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US sanctions and Chinese pandemic regulations take toll on Huawei’s net profit Telecommunications equipment provider Huawei has ¥35.6 billion (US$5.18 billion) in net profits for 2022 representing a 69% year-in-year decline—the biggest annual decline yet as the US slapped sanctions on its business and tough pandemic regulations in China affected its operations, according to a CNBC report. Social casino booms in Australia: ACMA

3rd April 2023

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Radio host in hot water for making disparaging comments against paralympic athletes Host Kyle Sandilands of the Kyle & Jackie O show made insensitive and disparaging comments towards Tokyo Paralympics athletes, breaching the commercial radio code of practice decency provisions, the Australian Communications and Media Authority has found. Spark eyes 3G shutdown by 2025

31st March 2023

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24,000 homes eligible for nbn fixed wireless network An estimated 24,000 homes and businesses across regional Australia are now eligible for a nbn fixed wireless network for the first time, broadband operator NBN Co announced.  Apple rides on the popularity of buy now pay later scheme

30th March 2023

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