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Aussie Broadband cuts deal to offer FttH through OptiComm Local NBN reseller Aussie Broadband has cut a deal with private fibre cable provider OptiComm to offer fibre-to-the home services to the latter's private customers.

10th August 2020

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Telstra set to sell Clayton data centre for $416.7 million Australia’s largest telecommunications operator Telstra is selling its data centre complex in the south eastern Melbourne suburb of Clayton for $416.7 million to industrial property investment company Centuria Industrial REIT.

5th August 2020

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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

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ACCC loses pre-payment case appeal against TPG The Australian consumer watchdog has lost an appeal against a pre-payment scheme being used by telecommunications provider TPG Telecom, with the Full Federal Court finding for the company on Thursday.

31st July 2020

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Global spend on 5G network infrastructure almost doubling in 2020 Technology analyst firm Gartner has forecast that global expenditure on 5G network infrastructure will almost double this year to reach US$8.1 billion (A$11.3 billion).

29th July 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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RTI, NEC complete Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System Undersea cable owner RTI Connectivity and ICT services giant NEC have announced the successful completion of the Japan-Guam-Australia North Cable System, JGA North - with approximately 2,700 kilometres of cable which lands in Minami-Boso, Japan and Piti, Guam, and extends the cable's reach to both Sydney's Central Business District and Australia's Sunshine Coast.

6th July 2020