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  • US chipmakers quietly lobby to ease Huawei ban

    Huawei's American chip suppliers, including Qualcomm and Intel, are quietly pressing the U.S. government to ease its ban on sales to the Chinese tech giant, even as Huawei itself avoids typical government lobbying, people familiar with the situation said.

    18 June 19 10:57 Written by Reuters
  • Telstra eyes more TV spectrum for mobile services

    Telstra has recommend that the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) look at whether some of the spectrum set aside for television services could be better used for 5G mobile services.

    17 June 19 15:44 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Warning issued over NBN scam surge

    Australian consumers lost an average of $110,000 to NBN scams in the first five months of 2019, according to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

    17 June 19 13:43 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Home Affairs seeks to tackle hodgepodge UC

    Home Affairs is seeking to rationalise its unified communications platforms as part of a broader strategy to streamline technology at the mega-department.

    17 June 19 11:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Auditor sees risks in government management of NBN loan

    The Australian National Audit Office has expressed concerns over the handling of a $19.5 billion government loan to NBN Co, with the communications department unable to provide evidence of a suitable governance framework to oversee the company’s compliance with the lending arrangements.

    13 June 19 16:50 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • AGL Energy has no plans to break up Vocus

    ​AGL Energy has no plans to break up its takeover target, Vocus Group, but instead will aim to grow the combined businesses, AGL CEO Brett Redman said.

    12 June 19 14:59 Written by Reuters
  • Judge rejects plea to spare website from anti-piracy block

    A Federal Court judge has rejected the arguments of a website that links to online copies of Greek language movies and TV shows that it should be spared from a site-blocking injunction sought by major movie studios.

    12 June 19 14:47 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Queensland injects funds into FibreCo project

    The Queensland government intends to spend a total of $8.6 million over two years on FibreCo Qld as part of its efforts to boost broadband infrastructure in regional parts of the state.

    11 June 19 15:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Comms minister says NBN privatisation ‘some way away’

    With the roll out of the National Broadband Network due to be completed next year, Australia’s new communications minister says that there will not be an immediate push to privatise NBN Co.

    11 June 19 11:13 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • AGL makes new Vocus buyout offer

    An acquisition of Vocus by Australian energy company AGL is back on the table. Vocus revealed this morning that it had agreed to due diligence terms with AGL.

    11 June 19 09:14 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Some big tech firms cut employees' access to Huawei, muddying 5G rollout

    Some of the world’s biggest tech companies have told their employees to stop talking about technology and technical standards with counterparts at Huawei in response to the recent U.S. blacklisting of the Chinese tech firm, according to people familiar with the matter.

    11 June 19 08:29 Written by Reuters
  • NBN Co mulls mmWave for potential boost to fixed wireless capacity

    NBN Co wants Australia’s spectrum regulator to leave open the option of the government-owned company acquiring licences for so-called mmWave frequencies to help combat the capacity squeeze of its fixed wireless service.

    05 June 19 13:47 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • EQT backs away from Vocus acquisition

    Vocus says that private equity firm EQT Infrastructure doesn't intend to proceed with a proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of the ASX-listed telco group, whose brands include Dodo, iPrimus and Commander.

    05 June 19 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
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