Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Voice outage hits Vocus

    A problem with Vocus’ voice wholesale platform downed services for the telcos’ customers, the company has confirmed.

    03 March 17 11:09 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN sees potential for more pricing changes

    NBN is continuing to explore opportunities for changes to its pricing model, the company’s chief customer officer, John Simon, told a Senate Estimates hearing yesterday.

    01 March 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government commits to funding ACCAN

    The government has announced it will continue to fund the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) following a review of consumer representation on telecommunications issues.

    28 Feb. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra bets big on LTE-Broadcast

    Telstra will this year launch a range of services based on LTE-Broadcast (LTE-B) ahead of a national rollout of the technology in 2018.

    28 Feb. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Customers up, losses down for Vodafone

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia has reported a loss of $241.8 million for the 12-months ending 31 December — a 40 per cent improvement on last year’s results for the joint venture between Vodafone and Hutchison Telecommunications Australia, when it reported a loss of $430 million.

    23 Feb. 17 16:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus launches commercial 4.5G service, trials pre-5G technology

    Optus has announced the upgrade of its mobile network to the LTE-Advanced Pro standard (aka 4.5G) in the area around its headquarters in Macquarie Park, Sydney, saying the technology will be rolled out to provide 70 per cent coverage in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide over the next 12 months.

    22 Feb. 17 14:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • 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
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