Vodafone Australia - TPG merger cleared to proceed A merger between two of Australia's largest telcos Vodafone Hutchison Australia and TPG Telecom has been given the green light after a successful court challenge to an initial ACCC ruling in regard to 'lessened competition.'
13th February 2020
Yes, Optus! Telco again tops ACCC broadband speed report Number two telco operator Singtel Optus has again recorded the highest score or 89.9% in the ACCC's Measuring Broadband Australia quarterly report, a compilation and comparison of broadband scores across the country.
12th February 2020
NBN Co boosts National Broadband Network half year revenue to $1.18 billion NBN Co, the company building Australia’s National Broadband Network, lifted total revenue by 39% to $1.18 billion for the six months to the end of December 2019, with company chief Stephen Rue declaring the result “outstanding during a crucial time of the build”.
11th February 2020
Telstra reveals latest round of job cuts, provokes ire of union Telstra is cutting an additional 280 jobs as it continues culling its workforce as part of the program announced in 2018 that it would effect a net reduction of 8000 employees and contractors by 2022 - and reduce two to four layers of management, with one in four executive and middle management roles to go.
10th February 2020
US A-G calls for controlling stake in Nokia, Ericsson to battle Huawei US Attorney-General William Barr has called for active consideration of a proposal to take a controlling stake in telecommunications firms Nokia and Ericsson in order to prevent Chinese vendor Huawei from increasing its market share.
7th February 2020
Vodafone Australia unveils new leadership pending TPG merger The local office of Vodafone has promoted two key staff members from within to higher senior management positions, but made it clear the appointments are interim pending the Federal Court decision on the VHA merger with TPG.
6th February 2020
US ropes in tech firms in bid to cut Huawei reliance A number of American technology companies such as Microsoft, Dell and AT&T have joined an effort sponsored by the White House to create advanced software for 5G networks in order to reduce the dependence on Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technology.
5th February 2020
Smartphone stocks outside China 'to take big hit due to virus' The outbreak of coronavirus in China's Hubei province will hit smartphone inventories in international markets significantly, an analyst from the technology research firm Gartner says.
4th February 2020
Coronavirus ‘no impact’ on MWC Barcelona registrations: GSMA Mobile industry body GSMA says the MWC Barcelona event scheduled for Barcelona in late February will still go ahead despite concerns about the potential impact on the event of the coronavirus outbreak.
3rd February 2020
Performance drop prompts TelSoc call for NBN rescue plan Australia’s Telecommunications Association (Telsoc) has repeated its call for a bipartisan response by Australia's politicians to the National Broadband Network and a rescue plan for the NBN as “Australia’s broadband performance falls even further”.
31st January 2020