Nokia, VHA team up on Australian 5G spectrum test deployment Nokia and Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) have jointly announced the first deployment of low-band NR700Mhz spectrum in a field test environment in a 5G network in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
4th May 2020
No slowdown in moves to 5G networks despite COVID 19: analyst Despite COVID-19 resulting in revenue pressures from slowing sales and consumer demand for new products, many major telecoms carriers say they still have the cash flow to move ahead with 5G deployments, according to one global data and analytics firm.
20th April 2020
NBN Co offers $150m to help low-income families, SMBs during lockdown National broadband provider NBN Co has created a $150 million fund to help low-income families with home schooling and small and medium-sized businesses and households who face financial issues during the coronavirus lockdown.
17th April 2020
Massive growth forecast with global 5G connections to reach 2.7 billion by 2025 The global adoption of 5G networks is set to skyrocket in the next five years, with new data estimating that by 2025 the number of 5G connections is expected to hit 2.7 billion worldwide - a growth of at least 20 times from this year’s figure of 120 million, according to one analyst firm.
15th April 2020
‘Critical’ time for mobile services as COVID-19 impacts industry growth: analyst Increasing competition and the lowest net increase for six years had already put pressure on Australia’s mobile carriers even before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, according to new research from analyst firm, Telsyte.
7th April 2020
NBN Co waives additional capacity charges of up to 40% till May NBN Co will waive charges for up to 40% additional use of CVC by retail service providers from 23 March onwards due to the additional load on the network, after many Australians started working from home this week as a result of COVID-19.
19th March 2020
SMBs on wrong NBN plan missing full benefits of network Many small and medium businesses on the NBN are embracing the cloud to save time and grow, but don’t have the right broadband plan to take advantage of future opportunities, according to research released by NBN Co and analyst firm Telsyte.
10th March 2020
Bevan Slattery gets behind new company building submarine cable Tech entrepreneur Bevan Slattery has started a new Australian company called SUB.CO that will shortly commence building the only submarine cable directly connecting continental Australia and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
6th March 2020
ACCC drops court appeal against TPG-Vodafone merger on legal grounds The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has decided not to appeal a Federal Court decision that the proposed merger between TPG Telecom and Vodafone Hutchison Australia would not substantially lessen competition.
5th March 2020
Huawei Australia cuts staff, board in restructure Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technologies is restructuring its Australian operations with the company having taken a major hit due to its being banned from playing a role in supplying equipment for Australian 5G networks.
4th March 2020