The bumper winter issue of our journal, the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, is now available at Please have a look at it.

17th July 2022

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CommsWire for Friday 15th - No commentary today.

15th July 2022

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Cloudflare opens four data centres in ANZ The content delivery network and DDoS mitigation company Cloudflare has opened four data centres in the past 12 months in Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, and Christchurch—increasing its network footprint in Australia and New Zealand.   Former telco reseller Red Telecom meted with $450k fine for failing to pay 7 customers

14th July 2022

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EU accepts commitments from T-Mobile CZ, CETIN and O2 CZ on Czech network sharing Eurozone regulator the European Commission (EC) has made commitments offered by the Czech offices of telecommunications operators T-Mobile, CETIN and O2, as well as their parent companies Deutsche Telekom and PPF Group, legally binding under EU antitrust rules.   How Bitdefender's MDR Foundations protect MSPs from cyberattacks

13th July 2022

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Losses to online payment fraud exceed $509 billion between 2023 and 2027 Merchant losses to online payment fraud globally between 2023 and 2027 will exceed US$343 billion ($509 billion) - equal to 350% of Apple’s reported net income in the 2021 fiscal year, according to a study by Juniper Research.   ACMA puts onus on telcos to block SMS scams

12th July 2022

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Ericsson and Orange Spain in 5G VR trial at Madrid rock festival Swedish telecommunications actions equipment supplier and the Spain office of mobile operator Orange used 5G technology to trial an immersive virtual reality view for attendees of a rock festival in Madrid over the weekend.   ACMA completes spectrum pricing reform

11th July 2022

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900,000 households do not have an in-home internet connection: ACCAN Approximately 900,000 Australian households still do not have an in-home internet connection despite an increase in remote learning, telehealth services, and work-from-home arrangements in the last two years, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network has revealed.   Apple adds 'Lockdown Mode' to protect users from government spyware

8th July 2022

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AMTA supports GSMA report findings on aviation spectrum row A new report by the Global System for Mobile Communications Associations (GSMA) detailing the co-existence between 5G networks and global aviation systems in adjacent frequencies was endorsed by the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA).   Cloud spending outstrips non-cloud IT investment in Q1 of 2022: report

7th July 2022

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hiSky completes its Smartellite terminals testing Satellite IoT solutions provider hiSky has completed the compatibility testing of its Smartellite terminals with Global Xpress (GX) network from Inmarsat.   Optus brings 5G access to Art Gallery of NSW Telecommunications company Optus will provide a 5G connection to the Art Gallery of NSW.   Telstra blocks 185 million scam texts

6th July 2022

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5G FWA expected to be a boom market to 2030: analyst Tech analyst firm Counterpoint Research has identified 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) as a booming market for the current decade, predicting an average growth rate of 54% between 2022 and 2030.   Swoop swoops on Moose Mobile Fixed wireless and wholesale network infrastructure provider Swoop Holdings has acquired Queensland-based MVNO Moose Mobile for $24 million.  

5th July 2022

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