Warning that Huawei 5G ban could cost Australia AUD$12 billion Up to 3 million Australians – mostly in the bush - will miss out on getting access to 5G by 2023 because of the Australian Government’s 5G ban on China’s Huawei - at a cost of US$8.2 billion (AUD$12B) to the economy, according to UK based forecasting and quantitative analysis firm Oxford Economics.
21st January 2020
Vodafone significantly less complaints than Telstra and Optus The Communications Alliance has released its "first expanded Complaints in Context report”, showing that for participating service providers in July to September of this year, there were an average 6.8 complaints to the TIO per 10,000 Services in Operation. Vodafone was well below the average number while Telstra and Optus were just above.
19th December 2019
Govt announces $9m to quell health fears over 5G networks The Federal Government has announced a sum of $9 million to build public confidence in the safety of telecommunications networks, presumably in reaction to the large number of submissions to a 5G inquiry that expressed fears about the alleged health hazards of 5G networks.
17th December 2019
VOLTE users predicted to soar to 5 billion by 2024 The global number of VoLTE (Voice over LTE) users will approach 5 billion by 2024, rising from 2 billion in 2019, according to a new report.
13th December 2019
5G Networks to replace ‘costly’ fibre rollouts in 2020: Juniper With the first commercial launches of 5G networks occurring throughout this year, 2020 has been identified as the year in which 5G connectivity starts to replace costly rollouts of fibre networks in remote areas, according to Juniper Research.
12th December 2019
ACCC takes action against Superfone for alleged breaches The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted Federal Court proceedings against telecommunications provider Superfone for alleged false or misleading representations, and for alleged breaches of laws designed to protect consumers from issues arising from unsolicited telemarketing sales.
11th December 2019
Vocus inks new oil & gas market submarine cable contract The Vocus Group telecommunications company has entered a contract with the Barossa Joint Venture to build, operate and own a high-capacity submarine fibre optic network for the proposed Barossa offshore gas project in the Bonaparte Basin, to the north of Darwin.
6th December 2019
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.
4th December 2019
1500 Australian jobs will go as result of govt 5G ban, warns Huawei Huawei Australia intends to warn its network of local Australian suppliers that the coming year will be one of jobs carnage unless the Federal Government allows the Chinese telecommunications giant to play a part in the nation’s 5G rollout.
3rd December 2019
Labor claims govt going against stated policy with NBN tax Labor shadow communications minister Michelle Rowland claims the government's move to put in place a cost-recovery tax on networks that compete with the NBN directly contradicts the communications minister's statement that he favours competition in this field.
30th November 2019