COVID-19: NBN Co says it has contingency plans to meet increased usage The organisation building Australia's national broadband network says it is well advanced with contingency plans to cope with increased usage of the network as Australians are forced to work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.
17th March 2020
Vodafone reopens Sydney HQ and Perth stores after coronavirus scare Vodafone Hutchison Australia has moved to assuage fears that some of its workers may have succumbed to the dreaded Covid-19 coronavirus disease, issuing a statement this week that its staff have been given the all clear.
13th March 2020
Global 5G IoT revenue to reach US$8 billion by 2025 Total operator-billed revenue from 5G IoT connections will reach US$8 billion globally by 2024, rising from just US$525 million in 2020, according to a new research report.
21st February 2020
UK gives Huawei limited role in 5G network rollouts The UK has announced that it will give Chinese telecommunications equipment vendor Huawei Technology a limited role in the country's 5G networks, with Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab telling the House of Commons that additional security measures would be put in place to ensure that risk was properly mitigated.
29th January 2020
ACCC appeals court decision on TPG prepayments The competition regulator, the ACCC, has appealed a Federal Court decision against telecommunications provider TPG for alleged false or misleading representations it made about ‘pre-payments’ customers had to make on its pre-paid internet, home telephone and mobile plans.
9th November 2019
Europeans close to 5G security agreement The Member States of the European Union are close to finalising a new framework for assessing the risk of 5G networks. FCC narrowly approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger T-Mobile and Sprint, will finally merge – maybe. The transaction has been approved by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) by a 3-2 vote, but some states have filed lawsuits against the deal.
19th October 2019
Spirit of Tasmania passengers get new high-speed satellite Internet service Passengers on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry service between Devonport and Melbourne now have access to high-speed Internet, with a partnership by the ferry operators with Australian satellite Internet provider, IPSTAR Broadband.
9th October 2019
Blackberry, DENSO collaborate on digital cockpit system for Japan’s Subaru IoT software developer BlackBerry and automotive components manufacturer DENSO have announced the first integrated HMI (Human Machine Interface) digital cockpit system with BlackBerry QNX technology has shipped in the first vehicles by Japanese automotive manufacturer, Subaru.
13th September 2019
TPG profits fall 56% 'due to mobile network cancellation' Telecommunications provider TPG Telecom has reported a fall of 56% in net profits for the financial year 2019 compared to last year, with the company attributing the fall from $397.5 million to $175 million to its being forced to give up plans for a mobile network.
7th September 2019
NBN Co says network will be complete by 30 June 2020 NBN Co, the company building and operating Australia’s national broadband network, today released its Corporate Plan 2020-2023, confirming it is on schedule and on budget to complete construction of the NBN access network by 30 June 2020.
31st August 2019