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Internode scoops the pool with Canstar awards
Internet service provider Internode has pulled off a trifecta, winning Canstar Blue’s most satisfied customers award across three categories – NBN, ADSL and Bundled phone and Internet.

Optus lifts profits, boosts mobile and broadband customers

Telecoms professionals salary prospects improve

NBN, competition pressures negatively impact Telstra

Uncle Sam may decide what brand of smartphone you buy next

NBN Co losses for year mount to $3.3b as users rise to 3.7m

Telstra, Intel, Ericsson unveil 5G esports future

Vodafone cuts 100 call centre jobs in Hobart
Vodafone Australia is slashing 100 jobs from its call centre in Hobart, the same centre for which it received a federal grant of $4 million in 2013 on the promise that it would be expanded.

EPL 'has paid off' for Optus: Roy Morgan
Optus's decision to acquire the Australian rights to English Premier League (EPL) football seems to be having the desired effect and paid off handsomely for the number two telco, according to new research.

Hawaiki Cable final splice means system complete in June
The carrier-neutral Hawaiki submarine cable system connecting Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, American Samoa, Hawaii and Oregon in the US is set for final testing before its June 2018 service start.

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Telstra launches unlimited mobile data for $69pm
It's May Day and Telstra has celebrated the global labour day with its own labour of love, delivering unlimited data for $69 per month with a 40GB full-speed cap and 1.5Mbps speeds after that, plus more!

Morrow admits copper has hampered NBN

Telecom service providers eye IoT for revenue growth

Vocus drops plans to sell New Zealand business
The Vocus Group says it has dropped plans to sell its assets in New Zealand and has ended talks with all parties that had expressed an interest in buying its New Zealand business.

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ZTE ban may curb its use of Android and Android Go
The US export ban on Chinese telecommunications equipment maker ZTE may mean that the company, which uses Google's Android mobile operating system for its smartphones, may lose its licence to use the operating system.

Fifield claims TIO figures give skewed picture of telco issues

Optus mum on rumours of ditching Virgin Mobile
Australia's second biggest telco Optus is unwilling to comment on what it characterises as "rumour and speculation" that it will be moving all customers off its Virgin Mobile subsidiary and retiring the brand.

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NBN Co says one million have upgraded to faster NBN speeds in last four months

NBN Co says one million have upgraded to faster NBN speeds in last four months

Mobile-only households could reach 40% by 2020: survey
A survey of both fixed broadband and mobile users has indicated that a total of 40% could be using only mobile services by 2020 if the data limits and price points matched their needs.

Flow-on cost to consumers from new telecoms rules: CA