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  • 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
  • Ericsson will offer 5G features from next year

    Standards for the next generation of cellular technology that will support multigigabit bandwidths are yet to be finalised and commercial deployments in Australian networks are unlikely before 2021, but Ericsson has announced upgrades to 4G networks that will enable network operators to offer some 5G features from 2017.

    17 June 16 14:11 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Turnbull backs NBN chairman Ziggy Switkowski

    NBN’s chairman, Ziggy Switkowski, has done a “remarkable job,” Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said today. Under Switkowski and CEO Bill Morrow, NBN has undergone a “phenomenal turnaround,” the prime minister claimed during a doorstop interview.

    16 June 16 12:34 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Basslink back in service

    Basslink returned to service at 11.51am, the cable’s operator announced this morning.

    14 June 16 13:47 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Productivity Commission seeks input on regional telecoms subsidy

    The Productivity Commission (PC) has begun seeking input on the future of the Universal Service Obligation (USO): A subsidy intended to ensure that Australians in remote areas have access to a basic landline telephone service (a Standard Telephone Service, or STS) and payphones.

    07 June 16 12:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Bandwidth a big driver of economic success, says McKinsey & Co

    Gustav Grundin, an associate principle in McKinsey & Co’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice in Asia, claims there is a very close correlation between a nation’s economic performance and its level of connectivity, and says that connectivity is the driver of economic performance.

    07 June 16 11:24 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone to roll out 32 new regional base stations

    Vodafone has announced the locations of 32 new mobile base stations it will build as part of a $9 million investment by the telco to boost its coverage in regional Australia.

    30 May 16 12:05 Written by Rohan Pearce

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