Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • ACCC to let network operators pass on government’s NBN tax

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has done an about face on the government’s proposed Regional Broadband Scheme (RBS) charge, saying it will allow network operators to pass the cost of it on to consumers.

    26 May 17 10:37 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telcos call for quick action on ACMA reform

    The government should move quickly to implement the recommendations of the review into the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), telco industry body Communications Alliance said today.

    22 May 17 16:52 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Fibre networks to drive successful 5G rollouts, Nokia says

    With the hype around the upcoming 5G cellular technology growing every day, Nokia says it's often forgotten that optical transport networks able to deliver sufficient bandwidth, flexibly and with minimal latency will be essential to 5G’s success.

    19 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Optus 'resilient' after net profit plummets 12 per cent

    ‘Resilience’ was a word peppered across Optus’ fourth quarter results release, with figures showing a 12 per cent fall in net profit for the 12 months ending in March compared with the previous year.

    18 May 17 10:41 Written by George Nott
  • Telco complaints continue to climb

    New figures released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman and Communications Alliance confirm that telco complaints are continuing to climb.

    17 May 17 16:33 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Dramatic surge in telco complaints

    Complaints about telcos surged in the second half of 2016, according to figures released today by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

    11 May 17 05:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra promises boost to 4G coverage

    If the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) confirms its draft decision to not declare a wholesale mobile roaming service, Telstra “will immediately move to expand our 4G coverage to reach 99 per cent of the population by later this year,” the telco’s CEO, Andrew Penn, said today.

    05 May 17 14:23 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra’s regional dominance set to continue

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not declare a wholesale mobile roaming service under a draft decision released by the organisation this morning.

    05 May 17 09:24 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra’s grip on NBN market unshaken

    The latest data on National Broadband Network connections released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission reveal that Telstra continues to dominate the market, with the telco delivering over 51 per cent of NBN connections (excluding satellite).

    03 May 17 13:10 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra’s new CTO rules the innovation roost

    Telstra’s new chief technology officer, Hakan Eriksson, has wasted no time in his new role. After just a couple of months on the job, he has brought together the company’s start-up incubator muru-D and the GSMA IoT Innovation Lab within the newly launched Telstra Labs.

    03 May 17 06:30 Written by Anthony Caruana
  • Gallery: Telstra Labs

    Telstra’s new CTO, Hakan Eriksson, yesterday took journalists on a tour of Telstra Labs

    03 May 17 06:30 Written by Anthony Caruana
  • NBN rolls out 147 fixes for Sky Muster service

    NBN’s Sky Muster satellite service is back on track after experiencing a wave of performance problems beginning in September, NBN’s chief customer officer, John Simon, told a conference in Sydney today.

    02 May 17 11:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra left with hefty legal bill after fight with ACCC

    Telstra is set to be slugged with a hefty bill after a judge ordered it to cough up the legal costs incurred by a group of rival telcos during a Federal Court fight over wholesale charges.

    27 April 17 16:50 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • NBN migration: Telstra boosts SSU compliance

    Telstra has improved compliance with its Structural Separation Undertaking (SSU) obligations, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said today.

    27 April 17 15:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • TPG announces $1.9bn national 4G network plan

    ​TPG plans to build a national 4G wireless network to reach 80 per cent of the Australian population by next year, at a cost of almost $2 billion.

    13 April 17 08:59 Written by George Nott
  • Next-generation WiFi: Enterprise Prince or Bandwidth Frog?

    In this research paper we look at the current state of wireless networking in the enterprise from satisfaction and investment levels to common pain points when it comes to keeping the WiFi lights on. We also look at how clued up and prepared the average enterprise is to handle the introduction of WiGig (802.11ad) and other new high bandwidth technologies likely to add whole new set of challenges as well as potential benefits to the network mix.

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