Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • NBN to add 2.5 million homes to network in FY17

    By the end of FY17, NBN is planning to have some 5.4 million premises able to order a National Broadband Network service — adding some 2.5 million premises to the network’s footprint during the year.

    16 Aug. 16 11:15 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus profit down in Q1

    Optus has registered an 11.9 per cent decline in its first quarter profit. The telco reported a Q1 net profit of $173 million, down from $196 million in the prior corresponding period.

    11 Aug. 16 14:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC to scrutinise impact of NBN, 5G on telco competition

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will launch a market study of the communications industry that will examine the impact on competition of changes in the sector including the National Broadband Network rollout, the growth in consumers’ bandwidth demands and the impending launch of 5G mobile services.

    05 Aug. 16 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC makes telcos open ‘superfast’ broadband networks to competitors

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has pushed ahead with opening up so-called ‘superfast’ broadband (25 megabits per second or faster) networks, forcing network operators to allow other telcos to sell services over their infrastructure.

    29 July 16 13:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra increases NBN market share

    A snapshot provided by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission of National Broadband Network services reveals that Telstra continues to dominate the NBN market.

    29 July 16 10:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Free, city-wide IoT network launched in Sydney

    ​A city-wide Internet of Things network has been launched in Sydney allowing anyone to connect smart sensors to the internet for real-time monitoring.

    29 July 16 10:24 Written by George Nott
  • Vodafone registers sharp decline in customer complaints

    Complaints from Vodafone customers about the telco in the April-June quarter dropped sharply compared to the corresponding period in 2015, the latest figures from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman reveal.

    28 July 16 10:23 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone’s CTO to depart

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia’s chief technology officer, Benoit Hanssen, will next month leave the telco — for a role at the Hutchison group, which through Hutchison Telecommunications Australia is part owner of VHA.

    27 July 16 16:22 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ISPs on notice over broadband speed claims

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission says it is concerned that consumers lack clear information about the speeds they can expect from broadband services.

    26 July 16 14:09 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra’s API revolution

    As Telstra continues its shift from just being a telecommunications carrier to what it likes to describe as “a world class technology company that empowers people to connect”, the company’s software teams have been given a mandate to take an API-first approach to development whenever possible.

    25 July 16 09:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra bumps 4G capacity in Qld, SA

    Telstra says that some 200 cell sites in north Queensland and South Australia have received a speed boost, with the telco saying they have received up to 50 per cent more 4G capacity.

    22 July 16 12:53 Written by Rohan Pearce

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