Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Telstra calls for USO to be retained — for now

    Telstra believes that given changes in communications technology employed by Australians the Universal Service Obligation (USO) should be updated; however the USO itself should be kept, at least until the rollout of the National Broadband Network is completed.

    21 July 16 11:08 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Industry group aims to help Australia realise IoT’s benefits

    A group that brings together Australian businesses, researchers and government agencies with the aim of helping the country realise the benefits of the Internet of Things has formally launched as an independent not-for-profit organisation.

    20 July 16 07:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus to hand back $2.4m to phone insurance customers

    Some 175,000 Optus customers will receive refunds totalling $2.4 million after the telco failed to provide some customers of its mobile phone insurance offering with a product disclosure statement and a financial services guide.

    13 July 16 09:13 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra confirms 326 jobs to go

    Telstra has confirmed that 326 local roles will be cut as part of a round of redundancies across a range of functions.

    08 July 16 16:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC to look at future of ADSL regulation

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an inquiry into whether its regulation of the wholesale ADSL service delivered by Telstra should continue. The ACCC’s initial declaration of the service was in February 2012 and it is set to expire in February next year.

    04 July 16 11:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra to spend $250 million on improving its network

    Telstra’s CEO says the telco will spend $250 million on network improvements (a figure that includes $50 million the telco previously announced it would spend on improving its mobile network's resilience).

    29 June 16 13:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vocus moves to boost network with Nextgen acquisition

    Vocus Communications has moved to acquire Nextgen’s backhaul assets as well as the under-development North West Cable System and Australia Singapore Cable in a deal with approximately $861 million.

    29 June 16 10:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus eyes finance, HR outsourcing

    Optus has confirmed that it is considering outsourcing elements of its finance and HR operations.

    28 June 16 13:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone switches more telcos over to 4G

    Customers of another five telcos that use Vodafone’s network will be soon be able to access 4G services, the company announced today.

    27 June 16 15:58 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telcos’ data retention funding in limbo

    The assessment process for telcos’ applications for financial assistance to help defray the costs of data retention remains ongoing, with any decisions on final payouts to be decided by the incoming government after the federal election

    21 June 16 15:16 Written by Rohan Pearce

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