Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Telstra registers profit drop in first half

    Telstra’s net profit after tax in the first half of FY17 dropped 11.8 per cent to $1.8 billion, compared to 1H16, the telco reported today.

    16 Feb. 17 10:40 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus reports another profit drop

    Optus’ reported underlying net profit of $191 million for its third quarter — a drop of 16.3 per cent from the corresponding quarter last year.

    09 Feb. 17 14:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government introduces bill for expanded eSafety Commissioner role

    The government has introduced a bill in the lower house that broadens the role of the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner. The government last year foreshadowed the changes, which will see the agency’s name changed to Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

    09 Feb. 17 13:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • FTTN set to overtake FTTP as NBN rollout continues

    Figures released by NBN as part of its financial results for the first half of FY17 reveal that fibre to the node (FTTN) is set to finally overtake fibre to the premises (FTTP).

    09 Feb. 17 11:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 4 million premises hooked up to NBN

    NBN has announced a new milestone in the rollout of the National Broadband Network: Some 4 million premises are now able to order a service on the new network.

    08 Feb. 17 10:36 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vic govt set to slash its phone bill

    The Victorian government says that a new group of five telecommunications contracts will save the state $34 million a year.

    31 Jan. 17 17:24 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra launches 1Gbps LTE data service

    Telstra has launched the world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE service, available via a portable hotspot from Netgear.

    31 Jan. 17 14:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Optus switches on support for native Wi-Fi calling

    Optus has switched on Voice of WiFi (VoWiFi) support on its network, allowing customers with compatible handsets to make and receive calls using a local Wi-Fi network instead of the telco’s mobile network.

    27 Jan. 17 10:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus rolls out more small cells in NT, SA

    Optus has revealed the locations of satellite-connected small cells it is rolling out in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

    24 Jan. 17 11:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 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
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