Vodafone reopens Sydney HQ and Perth stores after coronavirus scare Vodafone Hutchison Australia has moved to assuage fears that some of its workers may have succumbed to the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus disease, issuing a statement this week that its staff have been given the all clear.

13th March 2020

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Britain announces £5B for gigabit broadband and 2% digital services tax The UK has introduced a 2% digital services tax on the revenues that certain digital businesses earn from 1 April, in its 2020 budget which was presented to Parliament on Wednesday. Also announced was £5 billion for inaccessible places to get gigabit broadband.

12th March 2020

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NBN CO WARNS AGAINST SCAMS AS NUMBERS EXPLODE UPWARD NBN Co has warned that scammers have increased efforts to use the NBN brand to steal people’s personal or financial details, with over 180,000 people contacting the National Broadband Network provider to report a scam over the six months to December 2019.

11th March 2020

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SMBs on wrong NBN plan missing full benefits of network Many small and medium businesses on the NBN are embracing the cloud to save time and grow, but don’t have the right broadband plan to take advantage of future opportunities, according to research released by NBN Co and analyst firm Telsyte.

10th March 2020

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Bevan Slattery gets behind new company building submarine cable Tech entrepreneur Bevan Slattery has started a new Australian company called SUB.CO that will shortly commence building the only submarine cable directly connecting continental Australia and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

6th March 2020

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ACCC drops court appeal against TPG-Vodafone merger on legal grounds The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided not to appeal a Federal Court decision that the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia would not substantially lessen competition.

5th March 2020

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Huawei Australia cuts staff, board in restructure Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is restructuring its Australian operations with the company having taken a major hit due to its being banned from playing a role in supplying equipment for Australian 5G networks.

4th March 2020

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RRRCC calls for Senate passage of Telecommunications Reform Package Passage of the Telecommunications Reform Package is a key step towards guaranteeing country communities access to reliable communications, according to the Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition (RRRCC), which has again issued a call to Government for the legislation to be passed by the Senate.

3rd March 2020

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ACMA steps up fight against mobile number fraud  A new standard to mandate stronger identity verification processes before mobile numbers can be ported is being introduced in Australia as the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) steps up its fight against mobile number fraud.

2nd March 2020

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Telstra begins internal mmWave 5G testing and trials Telstra has begun internal testing of millimetre wave 5G, and is planning to provide some customers with trial access. Telstra and Ericsson extend 4G range to 200km Long time Australian telecommunications partners Telstra and Ericsson have announced what they claim is a world-first 200km LTE cell range capability on a commercial mobile broadband network.

28th February 2020

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