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Smartphone stocks outside China 'to take big hit due to virus' The outbreak of coronavirus in China's Hubei province will hit smartphone inventories in international markets significantly, an analyst from the technology research firm Gartner says.

4th February 2020

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Performance drop prompts TelSoc call for NBN rescue plan Australia’s Telecommunications Association (Telsoc) has repeated its call for a bipartisan response by Australia's politicians to the National Broadband Network and a rescue plan for the NBN as “Australia’s broadband performance falls even further”.

31st January 2020

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NBN Co moves to next stage of engagement with Retail Service Providers National Broadband Network operator NBN Co has announced the next phase of its engagement with Retail Service Providers (RSPs) and enterprise customers.

30th January 2020

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ACMA launches consultation on telecoms emergency call services amendments The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is undertaking public consultation on proposed amendments to the Telecommunications (Emergency Call Service) Determination 2019.

28th January 2020

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5G smartphones expected to reach 12% of market by year-end: Gartner The global share of 5G smartphones will grow from 12% in 2020 to 43% in 2022, the technology research firm Gartner has forecast, with the entire mobile phone market poised to grow 1.7% this year.

22nd January 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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