Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Optus wins $75m Flight Centre contract

    Over the next 12 months Optus will migrate travel chain Flight Centre to the telco’s contact centre as a service (CCaaS) platform, as part of a $75 million contract announced today.

    23 Jan. 17 11:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra prevails in ‘metadata’ case

    Telstra has won a court case that could potentially have seen the telco forced to hand over significant amounts of data to individual customers when requested.

    19 Jan. 17 11:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone taps Ericsson and Cisco for full-scale network virtualisation

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia has named Ericsson as prime contractor with Cisco as the main subcontractor for a five-year project to virtualise both the core of its mobile network and the IP network supporting services and applications.

    17 Jan. 17 08:34 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Optus rolls out small cells in WA

    Optus announced today that it has rolled out nine new satellite-connected small cells in Western Australia.

    16 Jan. 17 14:18 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Now it's AT&T's term to talk jobs, investment with Trump

    AT&T chief executive Randall Stephenson met with President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday to talk jobs and investment but the company's multi-billion takeover of Time Warner was not on the table.

    13 Jan. 17 09:16 Written by Martyn Williams
  • Optus adds NBN HFC to wholesale offerings

    Customers of Optus Wholesale will be able to sell services over the National Broadband Network’s hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) infrastructure, the telco has announced.

    10 Jan. 17 11:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • TPG picks up Singapore spectrum

    TPG is set to become a Singapore mobile carrier. The Australian telco announced today that it had successfully picked up spectrum in an auction staged by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA).

    15 Dec. 16 10:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 5G to offer potential safety, productivity benefits for mining sector

    Ericsson is pushing the potential benefits that 5G could deliver to the Australian resources sector, with one of the company’s experts in Australia recently to promote the benefits to the mining industry of the still emerging wireless standard.

    13 Dec. 16 12:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone’s Kevin Millroy takes CTO role

    Vodafone has announced that general manager, access network delivery Kevin Millroy has been appointed chief technology officer at the telco.

    12 Dec. 16 10:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Time to ditch the USO, Productivity Commission says

    The current Universal Service Obligation under which Telstra receives a subsidy to ensure every Australian has access to basic telephony services is “anachronistic and needs to change,” argues a draft report released by the Productivity Commission.

    06 Dec. 16 16:17 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Mobile networks to boost drone capabilities

    The federal government will shortly be facing a string of complex technical and political decisions, with the development of proposals to adapt local mobile phone networks as a continent-wide air traffic control system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

    01 Dec. 16 09:25 Written by Christopher Jay
  • Government to scrap telco-specific competition laws

    Communications minister Senator Mitch Fifield has announced that the government will push ahead with the repeal of laws intended to prevent anti-competitive conduct in the telco sector.

    24 Nov. 16 11:14 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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