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Google cuts off Huawei access to Android and Playstore

US parts ban a setback for Huawei; American firms could suffer too

No need for dark fibre, NBN aggregation providers to report to ACCC

Optus annual profits plunge, but rebound for the quarter
Australia’s second largest telco Optus has suffered a drop in net profits for the year ended 31 March, with profits plunging by 15.8% on the previous year.

Vodafone NZ acquired by Infratil, Canada’s Brookfield
Vodafone New Zealand has been bought by a consortium of long-term investors, New Zealand-based Infratil, and Canada-based Brookfield Asset Management for €2.1 billion (NZ$3.59 billion).

Optus reveals first 50 Ericsson 5G site locations
Optus has revealed the list of the first 50 5G site locations to be built by Ericsson across Sydney and Melbourne as part of its multi-vendor 5G rollout.

NZ fund Infratil in talks to buy Vodafone New Zealand
New Zealand infrastructure fund Infratil says it is in talks with the Vodafone Group to buy the company's New Zealand business, along with another unnamed party.

ACCC says it opposes TPG-Vodafone merger

5G potential ‘dispels myth’ on the value to consumers: report

ACMA warns telcos for ‘not helping’ vulnerable customers

TPG, Vodafone will make concessions to ensure merger: analyst

ACCC wants continued regulation of wholesale mobile services
Australia’s competition watchdog, the ACCC, has proposed that the country’s wholesale mobile voice services should continue to be regulated for a further five years.

British defence minister sacked over Huawei policy leak
British Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has been sacked for leaking information about the UK's policy on Huawei which was decided at a meeting of the country's National Security Council on 23 April.

No info-sharing if you use Huawei, US tells UK

China envoy urges UK to act 'independently' on 5G suppliers

UK gives Huawei green light for 5G role: report
British Prime Minister Theresa May has reportedly agreed to let Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies play a role in the rollout of 5G networks in the UK.

Despite US pressure, Huawei revenue continues to rise

Australia lags in take-up, penetration of FttH in APAC region
Australia lags well behind Asia Pacific markets like Singapore, China and South Korea in the take-up and penetration of fibre to the home/building (FttH/B) services, according to a newly published report.

Call for NBN Co board resignation over ‘failure to deliver’ on core mission

‘Credential abuse’ via ISPs main attack source in Australia

China tells Australia that 5G ban may breach WTO rules
China has told Australia that its restrictions on 5G technology are discriminatory and likely to have broken global trade rules drafted by the World Trade Organisation.

China slams Australia over 'double standards' in cyber security

China slams Australia over 'double standards' in cyber security

Vodafone's Berroeta has one thing in spades: chutzpah

NBN Co prices affecting plan affordability, says ACCC chief

NBN Co prices affecting plan affordability, says ACCC chief

Labor asks why 183,000 cannot get even 25Mbps on FttN
The Australian Labor Party has questioned why 183,000 households who have fibre-to-the-node connections on the NBN cannot get even the minimum speeds of 25Mbps as of March.

Labor asks why 183,000 cannot get even 25Mbps on FttN
The Australian Labor Party has questioned why 183,000 households who have fibre-to-the-node connections on the NBN cannot get even the minimum speeds of 25Mbps as of March.

Optus call for regulatory reform to facilitate 5G deployment
Optus has called for national reform to facilitate 5G deployment and urged industry and government collaboration to reassess what it calls “outdated” deployment rules.

Senate panel offers no recommendations on encryption law changes

Budget R&D tax incentive cut disappoints satellite and other sectors
The Federal Government has cut another $1.35 billion from its research and development tax incentive over the forward estimates, according to the Budget papers.

ACMA releases draft spectrum outlook for next five years
The Australian Communications and Media Authority ACMA has released this year’s draft five-year spectrum outlook (FYSO), with an overview of its spectrum management priorities and plans through to 2023.

Huawei crossed US$100b revenue for first time in 2018

UK faults Huawei engineering practices, but no ban

Telco sales practices called into question by ACCAN
Telecommunications customer service representatives are being encouraged to concentrate on selling over service, with the result that consumers are confronted by questionable sales tactics.

Labor pledges economic inquiry into encryption law impact

CA wants stronger, enforceable protections for telecoms consumers

ACMA warns telcos on info failure for disability consumers

ACCC sets 9 May as decision day for TPG-Vodafone merger
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced that it will hand down its final decision on the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia on 9 May.

New rules proposed for telecoms customer premises cabling, wiring
Proposed new rules for telecommunications customer premises cabling products and wiring have been released for public consultation by the communications industry lobby group, Communications Alliance.

US says British testing of Huawei gear inadequate

TPG profit smashed by mobile network cancellation

Bush coalition welcomes plans for new regional mobile base stations

Bush coalition welcomes plans for new regional mobile base stations

Labor says no quick changes, fixing NBN will be take time

Optus calls for NBN Co to provide minimum service levels

ACMA moves to disrupt scam telephone calls plague
New research on unsolicited calls in Australia shows that more than half of Australian adults have received scam calls daily or weekly, according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

TELSTRA WORKERS SET TO STRIKE OVER PAY AND CONDITIONS
Telstra employees are readying for a work strike on Tuesday after the company failed to reach an accord on pay and conditions with the union that represents the workers.

Australia 7th most affordable for broadband, NBN Co claims
A study carried out by AlphaBeta for NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has found that this country is the seventh most affordable market for broadband.

AARNet, Cisco achieve 600Gbps speeds on production network

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