Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Optus chases Telstra for damages over ‘unlimited’ ads

    Optus is seeking access to a range of Telstra’s business records as it attempts to quantify the potential loss caused to it by an advertising campaign staged by the rival telco that a court has ruled is misleading.

    01 June 18 09:56 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • ComCom appoints UK provider to monitor NZ broadband

    The Commerce Commission is re-launching its broadband monitoring programme with a new overseas supplier and is looking for 3000 New Zealand households to take part.

    31 May 18 12:26 Written by Sarah Putt
  • Kogan takes down contentious ‘catch’ site

    Catch Group says that has agreed to not use a number of domain names, including,, and, until legal action relating to a number of ‘Catch’ trademarks is resolved.

    31 May 18 06:30 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus to close Virgin Mobile stores by end of June

    Virgin Mobile will stop signing up new customers and upgrading plans on 15 June, Optus revealed today. The telco said it would begin the process of closing down Virgin Mobile retail stores “shortly” — with all locations to be shut down by the end of June.

    30 May 18 16:10 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • New ASIC guidelines for web blocking awaiting legal sign-off

    Guidance for Australian Securities and Investments Commission staff on the use of Section 313 (3) of the Telecommunications Act to block Australians' access to particular websites or online services are currently in draft form and awaiting sign-off from ASIC’s legal office, some 10 months after the government issued whole-of-government guidelines.

    30 May 18 11:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Full speed ahead for NZ’s rural broadband rollout

    The schedule for completing New Zealand's rural broadband programmes has been brought forward a year, and is now due for completion in 2021, communications minister Clare Curran has announced.

    29 May 18 10:05 Written by Sarah Putt
  • NBN CEO rejects suggestion he advocated dumping HFC, FTTN

    NBN CEO Bill Morrow has denied suggestions that he proposed that the company dump its use of fibre to the node (FTTN) and hybrid fibre-coaxial (HFC) in favour of fibre to the curb (FTTC).

    25 May 18 15:06 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Optus prepares to shutter Virgin Mobile

    Optus has confirmed that it will phase out the Virgin Mobile brand over the next two years, consolidating sales and marketing under the Optus brand

    24 May 18 11:01 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Telstra found to have misled with ‘unlimited’ ads

    A Federal Court judge has found that Telstra ads that use the term “unlimited” “falsely convey the representation that Telstra offers a mobile product or service that is unlimited”.

    23 May 18 11:04 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Trump raises idea of ZTE fine, management shakeup

    ​U.S. President Donald Trump has floated a plan to fine ZTE and shake up its management as his administration considers rolling back more severe penalties that have crippled the Chinese telecommunications company.

    23 May 18 10:27 Written by Reuters
  • AI in Australian Business: The race to invest

    “Application of cognitive and AI systems is the foundation of the technology-led transformation we are seeing drive change across almost every industry segment”

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