Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Black box recorders reinvented to live-stream data

    ​Two major manufacturers of airplane flight recorders – commonly known as black box recorders, despite the fact they are usually orange – are partnering to reinvent the device to live-stream data.

    14 Feb. 19 08:00 Written by George Nott
  • Huawei: we welcome security scrutiny

    Chinese technology giant Huawei has said that it welcomes the scrutiny that it has experienced over the past couple of years.

    13 Feb. 19 07:20 Written by By Tamlin Magee
  • Almost a quarter of NBN-connected households still opting for 12Mbps

    New figures released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveal that efforts by NBN Co to promote the take-up of higher speed broadband plans have had an impact, but a significant proportion of households are still opting for the slowest speed tier.

    12 Feb. 19 10:42 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN Co CEO resists price cut pressure

    Calls for largescale wholesale price risk the long-term viability of NBN Co, according to the company’s CEO, Stephen Rue.

    11 Feb. 19 18:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Australia could host ground infrastructure for next-gen Viasat satellite

    Australia is a potential site for ground infrastructure to support a next generation ViaSat satellite, but the company says that decision may be contingent on the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) knocking back a bid by telcos to get access to spectrum in the 28GHz band.

    08 Feb. 19 16:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Music industry tackles illicit challenge to streaming services

    A group of major music labels is seeking court orders that will force major telcos to block online services that they say represent an illicit challenge to streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.

    05 Feb. 19 09:48 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • GSMA may hold crisis meeting over Huawei

    Mobile communications industry body GSMA has proposed its members discuss the possibility that Chinese network vendor Huawei is excluded from key markets, amid concerns such a development could set operators back by years.

    04 Feb. 19 08:24 Written by Reuters
  • John Brumby quits Huawei Australia board

    One of Huawei Australia’s original independent directors, former Victorian premier John Brumby, has announced he will step down from the company’s board effective 1 March.

    01 Feb. 19 11:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus 5G service to challenge NBN

    Optus has revealed details of its first 5G product, with the telco planning to offer a home broadband service using the new wireless standard at a price point that represents a serious challenge to the NBN.

    31 Jan. 19 10:51 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra looks offshore for bigger tech talent pool

    Telstra plans to later this year launch an ‘Innovation and Capability Centre’ in Bangalore, which the telco’s CEO, Andy Penn, today described as India’s ‘Silicon Valley’.

    30 Jan. 19 16:31 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Former APN Outdoor CFO joins NBN Co

    Philip Knox will join NBN Co as its new chief financial officer, the government-owned company announced today.

    30 Jan. 19 09:57 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • US charges China's Huawei with conspiring to violate Iran sanctions

    The United States has announced criminal charges against China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, escalating a fight with the world's biggest telecommunications equipment maker and coming days before trade talks between Washington and Beijing.

    29 Jan. 19 13:01 Written by Reuters
  • Vodafone 'pauses' rollout of Huawei gear in core network

    Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, said it was "pausing" the deployment of Huawei equipment in its core networks until Western governments give the Chinese firm full security clearance.

    29 Jan. 19 11:48 Written by Reuters