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  • 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
  • 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

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