Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • McDonald’s taps Telstra for fibre upgrade

    Telstra will roll out a fibre network for more than 850 McDonald’s restaurants as part of a $90 million deal with the fast food giant.

    21 Sept. 17 13:35 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Light slowed with sound in photonic chip breakthrough

    ​Having travelled halfway round the world down underwater fibre optic cable in an instant, by the time data in light form reaches your computer, it has to be slowed down to be processed.

    19 Sept. 17 09:01 Written by George Nott
  • Parliament passes telco security laws

    Legislation that formally obliges telecommunications to protect their networks from a range of threats has passed the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

    14 Sept. 17 13:32 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra receives fewer requests for ‘metadata’

    In FY17 Telstra received more warrants for telecommunications interception or access to stored communications compared to the prior year. However, the telco has revealed it received fewer requests for warrant-free access to customer information — often dubbed telecommunications ‘metadata’.

    06 Sept. 17 11:20 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN looks beyond the National Broadband Network rollout

    NBN chief executive Bill Morrow today laid out some of the government-owned company’s key forecasts through to 2021: A key date for NBN as it completes the transition from overseeing network construction to focusing on its future as a network wholesaler.

    31 Aug. 17 12:47 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN kiboshes Telstra plan to monetise ongoing payments

    NBN won’t back a Telstra proposal that would see the telco monetise the receipts it receives from the government-owned company for access to a range of its infrastructure.

    30 Aug. 17 11:24 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Amaysim breezes past 1 million mobile customers

    Amaysim’s mobile customer base grew by 11 per cent in FY17, with the telco revealing this morning that as of 30 June it had 1.07 million mobile subscribers, up from 966,000.

    28 Aug. 17 12:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vocus optimistic after acquisition talks end

    Discussions over a possible acquisition of Vocus have ended after the two private equity companies that expressed an interest in the telco were unable to come up with terms that were acceptable to the telco’s board.

    21 Aug. 17 10:31 Written by Rohan Pearce

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