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The top three Australian carriers are spending billions upgrading their networks to high-speed 4G LTE services. Customers are just starting to see the new plans and rollout is expected to intensify through the year and well into 2013.
Darwin and Perth residents can get an early taste of 4G mobile broadband on 700 MHz spectrum after Optus turned on the network in each CBD.
Telstra, Optus and Vodafone have responded to the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) comments about making mobile calls to 13/1300 numbers free, saying they have plans that include unlimited calls to 13/1300 numbers.
Telstra has benefited from government inattention to competition in the telco sector, according to Vodafone.
Vodafone customers will be able to use mobile data services between midnight on Friday and 3am on Monday morning without worrying about excess usage charges.
Optus and Vodafone have separately reported network outages on Thursday afternoon.
The New South Wales government is seeking to catch up with technology to provide a better customer experience, according to the NSW minister of finance and services.
Optus has appointed former HP managing director, South Pacific, David Caspari, to head up the telco's ICT business. Caspari will be Optus vice-president of product and ICT and report to Optus Business' MD, John Paitaridis.
Could new data sharing plans announced by Optus and Telstra reignite what some analysts describe as waning interest in mobile broadband?
The Department of Health has gone to tender for a new IT outsourcing service provider, more than 14 years after an original $350 million contract was signed with IBM Global Services.
A shark detection technology currently being trialled is intended to make beachgoers feel safe to go back in the water.
"An aggressive investment in the mobile network" to increase its quality and performance is fundamental to Optus' strategy the telco's chief Paul O'Sullivan said today. The telco added 342,000 4G customers in Q4 and now has 2.15 million 4G-capable devices on its network, it revealed today.
Westpac has signed a new five-year deal with Optus, with the telco to continue managing 13,000 mobile devices for the bank.
New Vodafone Australia CEO, Iñaki Berroeta, isn't planning to make any drastic changes to the three-year plan his predecessor put in place, but believes reliability and capacity issues have been resolved and that it is now the top performing network in Australia.
Australia's number two telco, Optus, has taken issue with elements of proposed deregulation of the telecommunications industry.
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