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  • Telstra reveals plan to put more technicians in the field

    Telstra will boost its communications technicians workforce by 1000 over the next six months, the telco said today. Telstra said the mix would include a number of full-time employees and subcontractors through Infrastructure Services Group Management.

    23 Sept. 16 14:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra to offer emergency services priority on LTE

    Telstra has announced plans to launch in December functionality on its LTE network that will give emergency services organisations (ESOs) priority access to network capacity.

    22 Sept. 16 11:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telstra and Microsoft integrate voice with Office 365

    Telstra and Microsoft have formed a partnership to deliver managed enterprise voice services to Office 365 customers, and to co-develop offerings that they say will be unique to the Australian market.

    21 Sept. 16 15:35 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telstra aims to ensure 5G is good for ‘Australian conditions’

    Telstra and Ericsson have staged the first public demonstration in Australia of 5G mobile technology, with Telstra saying its early participation in 5G is essential to enable it to ensure that the evolving standards meet Australia’s requirements.

    21 Sept. 16 08:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone joins Nokia public safety 4G comms group

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia has signed up to a new Nokia-led group that aims to boost the useof 4G LTE technology by public safety agencies as well as the adoption of associated standards.

    15 Sept. 16 13:23 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ANZ’s Optus deal extended until 2020

    ANZ has extended its telecommunications and managed services agreement with Optus and Singtel through to 2020.

    15 Sept. 16 11:59 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telcos divided over ACCC mobile roaming inquiry

    Australia’s telcos have predictably had mixed reactions to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s announcement this morning that it had launched an inquiry into domestic mobile roaming.

    05 Sept. 16 12:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC to scrutinise in-country mobile roaming

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched an inquiry into whether it should regulate in-country mobile roaming, where an individual outside the coverage footprint of their ‘home’ telco uses another telco’s network to make or receive calls.

    05 Sept. 16 09:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN: ACCC still has concerns over Telstra’s rollout role

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) says it is continuing to work with NBN and Telstra to ensure that the latter’s role in the National Broadband Network rollout doesn’t give it unfair advantage over other telcos.

    02 Sept. 16 12:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • TPG seeks spectrum in Singapore

    TPG has confirmed that it is seeking spectrum in an auction being conducted by Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA).

    02 Sept. 16 10:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Audit finds flaws in mobile blackspot program

    A report from the Australian National Audit Office has criticised some elements of the government’s mobile blackspot program (MBSP). A key flaw of the program was that its first round “did not sufficiently target funding toward the expansion of coverage where coverage had not previously existed,” the audit found.

    02 Sept. 16 10:21 Written by Rohan Pearce

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