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TPG sees full-year profit fall as NBN continues to bite

Telcos get into entertainment business in changing media landscape

Australia Singapore Cable fully operational today

Four big US carriers unveil mobile authentication project

Four big US carriers unveil mobile authentication project

Four big US carriers unveil mobile authentication project

NBN Co given 3 months to improve wholesale deals with RSPs

Huawei issues joint statement with UL over findings of benchmark 'cheating'

Here we go again: encryption bill will make us all unsafe

Sunshine Coast to get ‘fastest’ cable connection to Asia

Vodafone strikes back against MVNOs, telcos, in prepaid race

Vocus puts ASC into service early as SMW-3 cable fails
The Australia Singapore Cable has been switched on for use ahead of its scheduled 14 September service date, following a major disruption on the Sea-Me-We3 submarine cable between Perth and Singapore.

Telstra customers download voraciously despite slow NBN
Telstra's customers are voracious downloaders, having downloaded more than 243 Petabytes in July this year. We reveal the top 10 most data-hungry suburbs in July per state.

Vodafone completes successful trial of regional 4G mobile services hub

NBN Co says rollout by 2020, but HFC, wireless take a toll

Vodafone Australia and TPG announce ‘merger of equals’

Huawei leapfrogs Apple to No 2 ranking in global smartphone sales: report
Chinese telecoms giant Huawei for the first time ever has surpassed Apple to secure the number 2 vendor ranking in worldwide smartphone sales, according to a newly published report.

Labor: ACMA report shows NBN 'a nightmare for small business'
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released a new report entitled "NBN consumer experience: Households and businesses – the end-to-end journey", and Labor sees bad news. 

China asks Australia to drop 'ideological bias'

Huawei ban undermines Australia's 5G future: Vodafone
Two big Australian telcos have expressed contrasting reactions to the Australian Government's ban on Huawei playing a role in the rollout of 5G networks Down Under.

Huawei, ZTE to be excluded from Australia’s 5G network
Chinese telecommunications equipment providers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation have both been blocked from participating in the rollout of 5G networks in Australia.

Optus to cut another 600 jobs over next two months
Following in the footsteps of its larger competitor Telstra, Singtel Optus will sack 600 workers over the next two months in what it says is a bid to reduce the number involved in back-office work.

Smaller NBN RSPs may be in trouble after October: claim

Australians show a preference for texting over phonecalls

NBN Co forced to back down on charging rural users more

NBN Co records $4.1b loss for full-year 2018

Australia's decryption delves into the 'Dangers of Backdoor'

Australia's decryption delves into the 'Dangers of Backdoor'

UK, Canada lobbying Australia not to exclude Huawei
The UK and Canada are understood to be lobbying Australia not to ban Chinese telecommunications equipment firm Huawei from playing a role in building 5G networks Down Under, CommsWire has learnt.

ACCC reports third of NBN users now on 'higher speed plans'

NZ telecoms sector under scrutiny by competition enforcement agency

Optus profits decline for quarter ended 30 June

ACCC opens inquiry into mobile voice, SMS MTAS delaration

ACMA releases spectrum auction info ahead of 5G introduction

Telcos face tough times adapting to market changes: report

Vodafone extends 'endless data' to SMEs
Small business customers can now take advantage of Vodafone plans that include unlimited — albeit throttled — data.

Telstra wins awards for fastest mobile, fixed network

Aussie Broadband beats the rest in ACCC's second speed report

Telstra sacks four top officials in management shake-up

Labor seeks ANAO audit of NBN Co corporate plan
The Australian Labor Party has written to the Australian National Audit Office seeking an independent assessment of key assumptions underlying the medium- and long-term financial projections of the NBN Co.

Vodafone flies high with Qantas pilot flight plans solution

S&P report says 'damaging' write down of NBN inevitable

Telstra union says Telstra customer service to get 'horrendous as jobs axed'
The union representing Telstra workers says "Telstra’s already poor customer satisfaction levels will go from bad to horrendous if the telco pushes ahead with its plans to axe 8000 jobs".

Telstra, Optus get low ranking on consumer customer service scorecard

Australia 8th in mobile speeds, but 54th in fixed broadband

MyRepublic launches new broadband plans for Australian small businesses
NBN-loving ISP MyRepublic has finally launched plans specifically for small businesses in Australia, marking the company's expansion beyond consumer NBN plans since launching in November 2016.

NSW Govt touts digital smart procurement benefits with telcos

Telstra makes first 'end-to-end' 5G data call on 3.5Ghz spectrum

Best to sell NBN Co only a decade after rollout ends: expert

Telstra turns on LTE-B for Samsung users of AFL Live app

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