Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Government says no: Rejects call to mandate NBN switch to FTTC

    The government has rejected a parliamentary inquiry’s recommendation that NBN be directed to complete as much as possible of the remaining fixed-line portion of the National Broadband Network using fibre to the curb (FTTC) or fibre to the premises (FTTP).

    16 Jan. 18 14:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra’s investment in digitisation paying off, CIO says

    A year ago an agent in Telstra’s service centre may have had to access nine systems in order to help a customer deal with a fixed-line NBN fault. Today, the same task can be done from a single interface.

    16 Jan. 18 13:26 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vocus unveils new operating structure

    Vocus revealed today it has decided to split its Enterprise & Wholesale business into two operating segments.

    15 Jan. 18 10:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra rolls out Narrowband support

    Telstra has rolled out support for the NarrowBand IoT standard across major Australian cities and a number of regional towns.

    12 Jan. 18 10:58 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vic govt quits federal mobile black spot program

    The Victorian government says it has “abandoned” the federal mobile program, announcing this morning that it will establish its own program to fund mobile infrastructure in underserved areas.

    10 Jan. 18 09:47 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra in the MooD for LTE-B

    Telstra has detailed what it claims is a world first trial of the Multicast Operation on Demand (MooD) feature of LTE-Broadcast technology as it gears up to have LTE-B enabled across its cellular network in early 2018.

    22 Dec. 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Vodafone loses mobile roaming fight against ACCC

    The Federal Court has an rejected an attempt by Vodafone to challenge the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s decision to not introduce a regulated mobile roaming regime.

    21 Dec. 17 10:13 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Government to can landline subsidy scheme

    The federal government has acknowledged that the Universal Service Obligation (USO) scheme, which guarantees all Australians have access to standard landline telephone services and payphones, is “increasingly outdated”.

    20 Dec. 17 13:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • TPG to stop selling 25Mbps NBN plans

    TPG will no longer sell NBN services at the 25/5Mbps speed tier, the retail service provider (RSP) revealed today.

    14 Dec. 17 14:41 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra spends big for more spectrum

    Telstra has spent significantly more than its rivals in an auction of spectrum staged by the Australian Communication and Media Authority.

    14 Dec. 17 09:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • DevOps and cloud set up Amaysim for growth

    ​Since its launch in 2010, Amaysim has shaken-up the Australian mobile market, pioneering a bring-your-own handset model and undercutting its more established rivals with cheap and low-commitment monthly plans.

    11 Dec. 17 06:00 Written by George Nott
  • Prospect of IP-based blocking to fight piracy raised in court

    Internet service providers could potentially have to block IP addresses linked to illicit streaming services, the Federal Court heard today, unless a website block requested by Village Roadshow is implemented swiftly.

    07 Dec. 17 10:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Bill takes aim at image-based abuse

    Under legislation proposed by the government, social networking services and web hosts could face fines if they fail to remove intimate images shared without the subject’s consent (so-called ‘revenge porn).

    06 Dec. 17 17:01 Written by Rohan Pearce