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  • Exetel eyes further growth in business sector

    Internet service provider Exetel announced today it had struck a deal worth more than $40 million over two years that will allow it to supply Telstra Ethernet Access to its corporate customers.

    21 Nov. 17 10:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN revenue grows, but revenue per user steady

    NBN has reported first quarter revenue of $405 million, up 124 per cent year-on-year. However, average monthly revenue per user — ARPU — has remained steady at $43.

    14 Nov. 17 13:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN speeds: Dodo and iPrimus may compensate customers

    Vocus says it has been reviewing its NBN services since the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission issued guidance on retail service providers’ marketing of broadband speeds on the National Broadband Network.

    09 Nov. 17 14:27 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus launches Google Assistant service

    Most Optus customers with postpaid mobile plans will be able to use Google Home or Android smartphones equipped with Google Assistant to get details about their account.

    06 Nov. 17 11:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra and Ericsson claim world first with latest 5G test

    Telstra and Ericsson have conducted what the two companies said was a world first: A trial data call over spectrum in the 26GHz (mmWave) band, which is expected to be used for some 5G services.

    01 Nov. 17 18:28 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra acquires MTData to bolster connected vehicle play

    Telstra has acquired Australian company MTData in a move the telco said would “fast track” its enterprise connected vehicle services as part of its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio.

    01 Nov. 17 16:58 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ACCC questions NBN cost recovery arrangements

    A draft report on the state of Australian’s communications market calls for the government to consider a number of radical changes to the policy settings governing the rollout of the National Broadband Network.

    30 Oct. 17 11:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone extends Splunk deal to 'fine-tune ops'

    Vodafone signs multi-year deal with machine data analysis platform provider Splunk, to crunch and correlate operations and network performance data.

    30 Oct. 17 06:00 Written by George Nott
  • ACMA begins reallocating spectrum for 5G

    The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has begun the process of reallocating spectrum in the 3.6GHz band for use in 5G services.

    26 Oct. 17 11:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN narrows in on pricing changes

    NBN has assessed a range of options for changes to its pricing, some of which represent a significant departure from its current model. The company’s CEO, Bill Morrow, has said he expects to make an announcement about a product incorporating a new pricing structure before the end of the year.

    25 Oct. 17 06:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN complaints grow by 159 per cent

    In the 12 months from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017, complaints about services delivered over the National Broadband Network grew by 159.3 per cent compared to the previous 12 months, new figures released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) reveal.

    18 Oct. 17 07:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government details 5G strategy

    The federal government will convene a working group to assess issues and opportunities for the adoption of 5G.

    13 Oct. 17 10:55 Written by Rohan Pearce
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