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Government PS restructure combines communications and infrastructure

Vocus inks new oil & gas market submarine cable contract

Australia 'falling behind' APAC in developing technologies, says Telsoc chief

Big money wasted by Aussies paying excess data charges
Australians are paying a high price for exceeding their data limits and have blown $152.6 million on excess data charges over the past 12 months, according to new research.

1500 Australian jobs will go as result of govt 5G ban, warns Huawei

Labor claims govt going against stated policy with NBN tax

New rules for telcos to meet emergency call services obligations

5G global subscriptions forecast to top 2.6 billion in next six years
The global number of 5G subscriptions is forecast to top 2.6 billion within the next six years, driven by sustained momentum and a rapidly developing 5G ecosystem.

Lower prices, more data with new NBN wholesale discount plans
NBN Co, the operator of the National Broadband Network, has announced a range of new wholesale bundles offering lower prices and more data inclusions, following an extensive industry consultation process.

Government to review telecommunications in new developments
The Federal Government is reviewing arrangements for telecommunications in new developments with the aim of helping to drive competition and ensure access to high-quality infrastructure in new areas.

S&P does not expect 5G threat to NBN in the short to medium term

TIO helps consumers with bushfire ‘unresolved’ phone, Internet issues
Consumers impacted by Australia’s recent bushfires can now receive dedicated assistance with their unresolved phone and internet issues from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Huawei gets another 90-day reprieve to trade with US firms

NBN Co says no need for any ACCC intervention in service standards

Govt plays down alleged 5G health effects in submission to inquiry

Competition in NBN wholesale market growing says ACCC

Missed NBN appointments costing Australians $15 million a year

Optus, Ericsson complete first 5G teleoperated drone flight
Optus and Ericsson have delivered what the two companies claim is Australia’s first 5G teleoperated drone controlled over a live 5G network.

NBN Co lost another $1.1b in 1Q 2020, ARPU still at $45

ACMA gets tougher powers to block illegal offshore gambling websites

ACCC appeals court decision on TPG prepayments

ACMA acts against 11 telcos
The Australian Communications and Media Authority has taken action against eleven telcos for failing to comply with consumer protection rules.

Data breaches worst in Australia, says Cisco - but beware ‘cybersecurity fatigue’

Optus launches 'market leading' 5G
With nearly 300 5G sites switched on across Australia today, and 1200 sites planned by March 2020, Optus has also announced new 4K Ultra HD video streaming partnerships while reaching 'top peak home 5G speeds' of 400 Mbps.

China flicks the switch to 5G

ACCC gives ‘price certainty’ on wholesale telecoms services

Chinese Mobile Market
Huawei takes record 42% share of China smartphone market in Q3

Internet began 50 years ago today in US

Problems with bills, service dominate complaints to TIO

Government readies for mmWave 5G spectrum auction
The Australian Government has commenced the process in preparation for the auction of 2.4 GHz of essential spectrum in the mmWave 26 GHz band to support a “fast and efficient” rollout of a 5G network across Australia.

Dodgy mobile apps found to be on the increase

North America a global leader in 5G, says GSMA
North America is one of the most advanced mobile regions in the world as a result of significant operator investments in 5G, according to a newly published study from mobile industry body GSMA.

Is Huawei really a threat to US and Australia?

2019 review of retail broadband pricing 
There is a crisis in disconnected wholesale and retail pricing. This will be the last annual review of retail broadband pricing.

Europeans close to 5G security agreement

The Member States of the European Union are close to finalising a new framework for assessing the risk of 5G networks.

FCC narrowly approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger

Sunrise shows glimpse of the 5G future

Swiss telco Sunrise is the most advanced in the Western World in its implementation of 5G. Its innovations show the potential of the technology. It will come sooner than you think.

5G implementation ‘faster than expected’ says Huawei

Leading European telcos have used Huawei’s Mobile Broadband Forum in Zürich to outline their 5G plans for the next five years. In Europe at least, 5G has arrived.

Germany snubs US over Huawei 5G ban
Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies will not be excluded from the rollout of 5G in Germany, with the government stating on Monday that no company would be banned.

Court throws out ACCC case against TPG over pre-payments

5G for Business in Australia awn for explosive growth
The latest research from Samsung Australia and Tech Research Asia explores 5G readiness of Australian businesses.

Nokia claims ‘industry-first’ integrated intent-based solution launch
Nokia has claimed the industry’s first launch of a fully integrated intent-based solution that it says completely changes how operators build fixed access networks to deliver ultra-broadband services.

ACCC warns NBN Co over playing favourites with RSPs

Spirit of Tasmania passengers get new high-speed satellite Internet service

Malaysian mobile operator Maxis picks Huawei for 5G
Malaysian mobile carrier Maxis has signed an agreement with Huawei for its 5G rollout. The agreement was signed in Putrajaya by Maxis CEO Gokhan Ogut and Huawei Technologies Malaysia CEO Michael Yuan.

Southern Cross NEXT Cable enters construction phase
The trans-Pacific Southern Cross NEXT Cable has now entered the construction phase with the project achieving CIF (Contract in Force).

Telstra buys stake in Southern Cross Cable Network
Australia's largest telco Telstra has put pen to paper with the signing of a conditional agreement to take up a 25% equity interest in the US$300 million trans-Pacific Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN).

Digital Tasmania critical of west coast mobile services upgrade

Optus moves ahead with 5G rollout, releases new Samsung, Oppo plans

Sunshine Coast submarine cable landing station completed

Internet services overtake mobile services as complaints leader