Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Hawaiki cable comes into service

    The US$300 million, 15,000km Hawaiki submarine cable linking Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific and United States has gone into commercial service after a 27 month construction by TE SubCom.

    20 July 18 13:20 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telstra eyes redundancies in enterprise sales and service teams

    Telstra says it has proposed changes to its operating model across its enterprise sales and service teams that, if implemented, will see a 110 net reduction in headcount as well as cuts to some local and international contractor.

    18 July 18 15:49 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Entertainment companies join forces in major push to block pirate sites

    Village Roadshow Films and a group of film studios have been joined by Hong Kong company Television Broadcasts Limited (and subsidiary TVBO Production Limited) as well as Australian entertainment distributor Madman Entertainment Pty Limited in a push to significantly expand the range of piracy-linked sites blocked by major Australian ISPs.

    17 July 18 10:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra turns on LTE broadcast technology

    Telstra has turned on LTE broadcast technology throughout its network, enabling real-time data to be multicast to all users on a cell site instead of each user requiring a separate strea

    12 July 18 13:50 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Hammer blow for Huawei as 5G ban looms in Australia

    ​Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said.

    12 July 18 08:31 Written by Reuters
  • Government bucks ACCC advice on 5G spectrum limits

    The government is pushing forward with the auction of spectrum expected to play a key role in the first wave of services based on the new 5G mobile standard.

    11 July 18 15:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Russia's data retention scheme hits snag

    Russian telecoms operators will have to use foreign technology to comply with a law on storing data, two industry sources with knowledge of the matter said, even though Vladimir Putin told his government to ensure local companies produced the equipment.

    10 July 18 09:25 Written by Reuters
  • ACCC hauls Amaysim’s energy arm to court

    Click Energy — the electricity retailing arm of ASX-listed telco Amaysim — faces Federal Court proceedings brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

    09 July 18 15:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vocus taps Nokia for Pacific cable rollout

    Vocus has signed an agreement with Nokia’s Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to roll out the Coral Sea Cable system that will connect Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solmon Islands.

    04 July 18 14:05 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Superloop prepares for NBN retail play

    Superloop’s retail arm, Superbb, will activate its first NBN Point of Interconnect (POI) this month, the company has revealed.

    02 July 18 12:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Australia’s safe harbour regime expands

    Legislation expanding Australia’s copyright safe harbour system has been passed by parliament, affording additional protection from copyright infringement lawsuits to a range of organisations in the educational, disability and cultural sectors.

    27 June 18 15:59 Written by Rohan Pearce