Fletcher claims 5G misinformation being spread by state actors According to Communications Minister Paul Fletcher, people who are raising doubts about the safety of 5G — or tying it to the COVID-19 outbreak — could be state-based actors — aka spies from another country — who are spreading this misinformation to divide Australia.
3rd August 2020
Huawei: ASPI's anti-China tirade hurting Australian business The defence industry lobby group Australian Strategic Policy Institute is acting to ratchet up tensions Australia's major trading partner China and using funds it gets from the Federal Government for this purpose, more than $20 million at last count, the Australian arm of the Chinese telecommunications equipment company Huawei Technologies says in a strongly-worded blog post.
27th July 2020
Aussie Broadband fibre rollout bringing 10Gbps to business There's more to emerging telecommunications provider Aussie Broadband's fibre network plans than originally announced. Medium-sized and larger businesses will be able to order 10Gbps connections.
23rd July 2020
China warns Nokia, Ericsson of blowback over Huawei gear China may exact revenge if European countries follow the UK's lead in dumping Huawei 5G gear, with the Middle Kingdom indicating that it may hit back at the Chinese operations of Nokia and Ericsson.
21st July 2020
Selling NBN Co as monopoly definition of insanity: ex NBN CTO Selling the NBN Co to a private entity as a monopoly would be the worst way to ensure that the network is upgraded, a network expert says, adding that if the definition of insanity is to do the same thing repeatedly and expect different results, the privatising NBN Co as a monopoly would definitely qualify.
20th July 2020
Britt: NBN price increases after COVID CVC boost ends RSP Aussie Broadband believes that the telco industry will either have to increase prices or reduce service quality once NBN’s COVID CVC boost finishes, according to managing director Phillip Britt.
16th July 2020
Xenophon: Ericsson confirmed Panda supply in parliamentary hearing Former Independent senator Nick Xenophon has accused both Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson and local telco Telstra of "engaging in Olympic class word games" to avoid an inconvenient truth: their 5G equipment is being manufactured in China with a joint-venture partner cited by the US as being under the thumb of the People's Liberation Army.
15th July 2020
Westpac, NBN Co, Cisco collaborate on branch tech rollout Banking group Westpac is collaborating with NBN Co and Cisco to rollout new technology in all its branches across Australia, as part of an infrastructure transformation program designed to deliver efficiencies and improve employee and customer experience.
14th July 2020
Xenophon asks why Telstra not facing queries over 5G gear source Former Independent senator Nick Xenophon has put the cat among the pigeons, pointing out that while Chinese vendor Huawei has been banned from supplying gear to the 5G networks, Telstra, which gets its 5G gear from a joint-venture arrangement between Ericsson and Panda Electronics, faces no such strictures.
13th July 2020
Optus 5G home Internet is an NBN killer For a while now, there have been mutterings here and there that the NBN Co's vain attempts to raise its average revenue per user — which has the fancy acronym ARPU — will face a real challenge once 5G gets a foothold in the community and retail service providers decide to use it to challenge the government monopoly.
10th July 2020