Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Spark 5G to give Emirates America's Cup team an edge

    New Zealand's Spark and the Emirates America's Cup team have opened an interactive 5G test lab in Auckland with Spark promising it will launch a live 5G network on 1 July 2020 that will give the team and edge in the America's Cup races to be held in July 2021.

    20 Nov. 18 10:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Telco group concerned over push for ACMA to oversee TIO

    Telco industry group Communications Alliance says it is concerned over a government proposal for the Australian Communications and Media Authority to oversee the complaints body Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

    15 Nov. 18 12:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Greens call for digital rights commissioner

    The Australian Greens have called for the establishment of a “digital rights commissioner” as part of a suite of new policies unveiled yesterday by the party.

    15 Nov. 18 11:24 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NextDC strikes INDIGO cable deal with Superloop

    Connection to the INDIGO subsea cable system will be offered from NextDC’s P1 and P2 data centres in Perth as well as its Sydney S1 and S2 facilities.

    13 Nov. 18 12:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC figures reveal telcos buying more NBN capacity

    Figures released today by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveal that the average NBN bandwidth per household increased in the three months to 30 September — from 1.66 megabits per second at the end of June, to 1.71Mbps.

    13 Nov. 18 12:03 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra’s Robyn Denholm to leave telco for Tesla

    ​Telstra has announced that its chief financial officer, Robyn Denholm, will leave the telco. Denholm will take on the role of chairperson of the board of electronic vehicle-maker Tesla, Telstra said in a statement to the ASX.

    08 Nov. 18 21:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN Co faces FTTC skills squeeze

    NBN Co is on track to complete the roll out of its network by June 2020 but the government-owned company is still dealing with a range of engineering challenges, according to its chief network deployment officer, Kathrine Dyer.

    08 Nov. 18 15:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC NBN performance figures reveal minimal peak-time speed hit

    The latest figures from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s broadband performance monitoring regime reveal only a 1 per cent hit to the speeds encountered by households with NBN service during the busy 7-11pm period.

    05 Nov. 18 11:50 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC wary of NBN price shock for telcos, consumers

    NBN Co has gone back to the drawing board in an effort to come up with changes to a key agreement governing its wholesale operations that will offer it flexibility but be acceptable to Australia’s competition and consumer watchdog.

    02 Nov. 18 14:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
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