Telstra buys Versent for $267.5 million Telecommunications company Telstra has acquired cloud computing specialist Versent for $267.5 million, a move that would bolster its digital services arm, Telstra Purple. Subco adds capacity to OAC with Ciena

12th October 2023

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Mobile and telco complaints drop by 16.5% but plagued by financial related woes: TIO report Complaints from phone and internet consumers decreased 16.5% in the last year ending 30 June 2023 but nearly half of complaints are now financially related, according to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman’s Annual Report 2022-23. NBN Co to harness wind energy from Macarthur Wind Farm

11th October 2023

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Nokia, Vodafone pilot 5G RAN in Italy British telecommunications company Vodafone and Finnish telco vendor Nokia will trial commercial 5G open radio access network in Italy, a move, both companies say, will stimulate competition and innovation in Europe. Nokia opens 6G lab in India Finnish telco vendor Nokia has opened a 6G lab at its global R&D facility in Bangalore, India to drive cases underpinned by 6G technology.

10th October 2023

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Webull Securities, Wine Collective breach spam laws Trading platform Webull Securities and alcohol retailer Wine Collective have complied with ACMA’s enforceable undertakings after breaching spam laws as they still sent marketing emails to consumers who had unsubscribed. Amazon launches first test satellite network for Project Kuiper

9th October 2023

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TPG Telecom's due diligence period over $6.3 billion deal with Vocus expires TPG Telecom's due diligence granted to fibre company Vocus to manage its $6.3 billion deal to acquire parts of its assets and related fixed structure has now expired. More than 700,000 in Victoria eligible for fibre upgrade

6th October 2023

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The Charles Todd Oration is almost upon us.  The Oration luncheon is being held in Sydney on Thursday, 12 October 2023.  We are now almost full, but a few seats can still be purchased. For Sydney luncheon details and bookings, go to 2023 Charles Todd Oration: Rob Nicholls, Orator | Telsoc ,

6th October 2023

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Phantom carriers' burden telco regulation A large number of phantom carriage service providers from Australia's 1,500 telecommunications retailers are making it harder for the government to regulate the telco sector, according to a discussion paper released last week. CommScope sells home network business to Vantiva

5th October 2023

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The latest issue of our journal, the Journal of Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, is now available on the TelSoc website at  Please have a look at it.  You can download the full issue (towards the bottom of the issue page) or select individual articles.  All content is free to financial members of TelSoc (when logged in).

5th October 2023

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Lenovo accelerates smartphones move with FCNT assets acquisition Chinese PC maker Lenovo has purchased the assets of FCNT, a Japanese company that makes smartphones specifically targeted for seniors and dementia sufferers. CMC Networks revamps Webber Wentzel network infrastructure

4th October 2023

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The Charles Todd Oration for 2023 will be delivered by Rob Nicholls, Associate Professor at UNSW Business School. He will be speaking at a luncheon event in Sydney. Rob Nicholls will be introduced by the Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland.  There will be a Question and Answer session following the Oration.

3rd October 2023

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