Macquarie Asset Management announces sale of Axicom to Australia Tower Network Macquarie Asset Management, on behalf of its managed funds, (Macquarie Asset Management) today announced that, alongside its coinvestors, it has entered into binding agreements with Australia Tower Network (ATN), owned by AustralianSuper and Singtel, for the sale of 100% of Axicom for $A3,580m.

4th April 2022

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ACCC to conduct public inquiry into regional mobile tower access The Australian Government has directed the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to conduct a public inquiry into access to regional mobile towers and into the feasibility of providing mobile roaming during natural disasters or other emergencies.

1st April 2022

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Telstra signs deal with Queensland Government to improve internet speed 200x at state schools A $187 million five-year deal between Telstra and the Queensland Government will see state school students have 200x faster internet speeds—from 25Kbps per student to 5Mbps by 2026.

31st March 2022

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Telstra announces CEO retirement and succession Vicki Brady will be the new Chief Executive Officer of Telstra replacing Andrew Penn who has announced his intention to retire after serving more than seven years in the role.

30th March 2022

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GlobalData: Mobile communications services revenue in Asia Pacific to hit US$398.4 billion in 2026 Mobile communications services revenue in Asia Pacific is poised to grow at a CAGR of 4.4% from US$320 billion in 2021 to US$398.4 billion in 2026, forecasts data and analytics company GlobalData.

29th March 2022

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Macquarie Data Centre Intellicentre 3 East launches in Sydney Prime Minister Scott Morrison has opened Macquarie Data Centre’s Intellicentre 3 East hyperscale data centre in Sydney.

28th March 2022

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Aussie Broadband to take-up NBN’s new fibre upgrade scheme Aussie Broadband has announced that it will participate in NBN’s new Fibre Connect program, which offers upgrades from fibre-to-the-node (FTTN) or fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC) technologies to full fibre for eligible customers.

25th March 2022

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A Deloitte Access Economics report reveals lack of business readiness for 5G adoption placing billions of dollars of economic benefit at risk A report from Deloitte Access Economics has warned part of the potential $94 billion boost to Australia’s GDP over the next nine years from 5G technology is at risk from delayed business readiness and slow industry adoption. 

24th March 2022

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Optus and TPG refund millions for misleading customers of their real internet speed Optus and TPG refunded more than $4.4 and $2.4 million respectively for failing to suitably notify thousands of consumers that the maximum speeds advertised on their internet plan were not attainable on the NBN infrastructure available to them, according to an ACMA advisory. 

23rd March 2022

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Government and NBN invest in fixed wireless network The Australian Government and NBN announced funding of $750 million to improve NBN's fixed wireless network.  The Government funding $480 million and NBN supporting this with an additional $270 million.

22nd March 2022

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