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ACMA acts against telco Infinity Telecom over industry rules breach

Traffic, transport infrastructure get green light for NBN connection

AARNet launches live high bandwidth services on Indigo subsea cable

NBN Co proposes discounts to broadband network wholesale prices

China behind February Australian parliament breach: claim

Huawei chief offers to share technology with Western firm

Blackberry, DENSO collaborate on digital cockpit system for Japan’s Subaru

Australian officials advise India on Huawei ban: report

SMEs need a louder voice in telco debate, says Gerrand
Peter Gerrand, a trenchant critic of Australia’s current telecommunications regime, says Australia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are underrepresented in debates about telecoms issues.

Merge NBN Co with separated InfraCo, says telco guru

TPG profits fall 56% 'due to mobile network cancellation'

Telstra rolls disparate tech services into Purple

Australian homes with a landline now a minority
The decline in the number of Australian households with a landline telephone connection has accelerated. For the first time, reputable statistics show that there are now more Australian homes without a landline than with one.

Telstra cuts FY20 income forecast by $400m due to NBN Co corporate plan
Telstra has informed the Australian Stock Exchange that it is revising downward by $400 million its FY20 income guidance following the release of the NBN Co's corporate plan for 2020-23 last week.

No NBN upgrades planned for FttN users planned

No NBN upgrades planned for FttN users planned

NBN Co says network will be complete by 30 June 2020

Knowing their NBN speed brings satisfaction to consumers
Consumers who know what their NBN plan’s ‘typical evening speed’ should be are more satisfied with their provider (78%) than those who do not know (68.1%) according to a new research report.

Global smartphone sales on the decline, iPhone sales keep dropping

Satellite positioning tech could be worth $6 billion-plus to economy

Connexus pilots ‘Pay-it-Forward’ free digital phone service
The South Australian town of Gawler will be the first regional community to receive free digital phone services under a ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme to be conducted by Melbourne-based ISP, Connexus.

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Samsung puts distance between itself and rivals in EU

NBN Co launches Sky Muster Plus satellite ‘unmetered data’ wholesale service
NBN Co has launched its Sky Muster Plus wholesale service which allows homes and small businesses in the NBN satellite footprint to access unmetered data for essential online activities.

Huawei Australia CEO reaffirms commitment to Australia despite 5G ban 

Australia Post set to undertake telecommunications ‘transformation’

‘Underperforming’ broadband services still a problem: ACCC

Activist group launches campaign against Apple censorship in China

Australia smartphone end user shipments plummet in 2019

S&P delivers slap to Singtel and Optus with negative outlook

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Mobile operator revenues to reach US120 billion by 2024
Revenue opportunities for mobile operators, outside of voice, messaging and mobile data termination, will reach US$120 billion by 2024 - up from US$67 billion this year, according to a new report.

5G Huawei ban based on incorrect technical advice: Ovum

Can 5G save the smartphone market from commoditisation?

5G demand drives market growth for Nokia
Finnish telecommunications equipment vendor Nokia says strong demand for 5G has driven growth in its business for the second quarter and helped the company achieve “compelling results’ for the full year 2019.

NBN Co signals focus on improving consumer experience: Rowland
NBN Co has signalled renewed focus is needed to address in-home issues impacting on customer experience with the national broadband network, according to the Shadow Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland.

Telstra, Ericsson claim first 5G standalone call in Australia

Consumer complaints about telcos continue to fall
Consumer complaints to Australia’s telcos have fallen by 12% in the three months between April and June this year – the lowest rate for the quarter since 2016.

ISP backs NBN Co's efforts to make gigabit speeds possible on HFC
The NBN Co's efforts to make it possible to get gigabit speeds on HFC will help alleviate the scaling problem that exists due to the pricing model for CVC, according to the head of a small ISP.

AIIA urges govt to make changes in encryption law

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NBN Co says speed trials demonstrate ‘gigabit future’ of HFC network

UK tech panel finds no evidence for complete Huawei ban

Huawei planning big staff cuts in US: report

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Comms minister Fletcher says MTM right model for NBN

Mobile complaints low, voice over NBN complaints high

NBN Co 'should have supplied modems for all connections'

Cloud provider Vault says tech exports affected by encryption law

ACMA NBN modem testing shows 5GHz band better for Wi-Fi
A test of 43 modems used on fibre-to-the-node and fibre-to-the-building NBN connections indicates that use of the 5GHz band is much better than 2.4GHz when it comes to Wi-Fi throughput.