Optus says renewal of USO deal ignores reality Australia's second biggest telco, Singtel Optus, says Wednesday's announcement by the Federal Government about arrangements for the Universal Service Obligation being retained as such does not reflect "real changes in policy, market and technological realities".
8th December 2018
Ericsson report says 5G will cover 40% of population by 2024 Swedish telecommunications multinational Ericsson says it expects about 40% of the world's population to be covered by 5G by 2024, with 2019 being the year that the technology takes off.
29th November 2018
S&P says 5G no magic bullet to solve telcos' NBN issues The advent of 5G networks will not provide any kind of salvation for telecommunications providers who are desperate for some way of fighting back against the unreasonably high prices charged by NBN Co, a report from the credit ratings agency S&P Global Ratings says.
20th October 2018
Govt to amend copyright act to block infringing sites The Coalition Government will introduce changes to the copyright law on Thursday, to give creative industries what it calls "even more powerful weapons" to fight copyright infringement by sites based outside the country.
19th October 2018
NBN Co says transit network capacity doubled National broadband provider NBN Co says it has doubled the maximum capacity on its transit network from 9.6Tbps to 19.2Tbps per fibre link. Macquarie Telecom inks $1m-plus NBN deal with Regional Australia Bank Telecommunications and data centre provider Macquarie Telecom has signed a three-year, $1 million-plus deal to deploy its business class NBN service to Regional Australia Bank.
25th September 2018
Vodafone strikes back against MVNOs, telcos, in prepaid race Vodafone has made Optus' and Telstra's prepaid plans look like overpriced 28-day expiry jokes with too little data and not enough international countries, but Amaysim still has the best 365-day "as you go" plan.
6th September 2018
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.
23rd August 2018
Southern Cross Cables ready for Next Sydney landfall Southern Cross Cables has completed the Sydney bore for its Next subsea cable and finalised a deal that makes fibre network operator Superloop a direct customer.
9th July 2018
Australians may have lost interest in the NBN: study A newly published study has questioned whether Australians have now lost interest in their national broadband network, the NBN, given the time it is taking to roll out the network nationally and the negative stories about disappointing speeds and connection issues.
27th June 2018
ACMA releases industry standards for moving to NBN The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released two industry standards that it says will help consumers make a smooth transition to the country's national broadband network, the NBN.
22nd June 2018