I have been invited to speak at the 5G Business Summit in Sydney on 28-30 April 2020. As part of this, I have been able negotiate a 15% discount for TelSoc Members (Financial and Guest Members). Please see the embarrassing poster with my picture on it for details. To book, follow the instructions on the poster. I hope to see some of you there! Best regards,

27th February 2020

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Competition issues in 5G spectrum allocation under ACCC scrutiny Competition issues with the upcoming 5G spectrum allocation process are under the spotlight from Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC, which has issued a consultation paper seeking public feedback.

26th February 2020

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MGM Wireless secures $1.3 million communications contract for WA schools MGM Wireless, the maker of the Spacetalk all in one children’s smartphone, watch and GPS device, has been awarded a major contract by the Western Australia Department of Education to supply MGM Student Absence Notification Messaging Software and Services to all WA Government schools.

25th February 2020

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Government begins public consultation on regional connectivity guidelines The Federal Government has commenced the next stage of consultation on the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program aimed at improving digital connectivity in regional and rural Australia.

24th February 2020

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Global 5G IoT revenue to reach US$8 billion by 2025 Total operator-billed revenue from 5G IoT connections will reach US$8 billion globally by 2024, rising from just US$525 million in 2020, according to a new research report.

21st February 2020

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More people take up lower speed NBN connections: ACCC More people are shifting from faster to slower NBN connections, with those on 12Mbps plans increasing to 17.6% of all NBN wholesale services at the end of the December quarter, the competition watchdog reports. The figure at the end of the previous quarter was 16.2%.

20th February 2020

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Tax to help fund regional broadband services gets green light The Federal Government's proposed regional broadband scheme, which will impose an industry levy to fund the costs of paying for providing NBN connections in regional areas, is set to go ahead after a Senate inquiry recommended only that a few additional safeguards be adopted.

19th February 2020

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Apple warns of global iPhone shortage due to coronavirus Tech behemoth Apple has issued a second earnings guidance for its second quarter, warning of a shortage of iPhones around the globe due to the continuing spread of the coronavirus in China.

18th February 2020

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UK protests leak from Australian meeting on Huawei policy The British High Commissioner to Australia has lodged a formal complaint with the heads of two Australian parliamentary committees over the leaking of details from a meeting held by UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab with Australian politicians over London's Huawei policy, the ABC reports.

17th February 2020

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Telcos have to be big to survive: consultant on TPG-VHA Telecommunications consultant Paul Budde has underlined a fundamental truth about the market in his reaction to the Federal Court's decision to clear the Vodafone-TPG merger: "You have to be big in the telecoms market to survive."

14th February 2020

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