Telecommunications News, Features, and Interviews

  • Former M2 CEO appointed Vocus chairperson

    Vaughan Bowen has been appointed non-executive chairperson of Vocus in the wake of David Spence’s decision to not stand for re-election.

    03 Oct. 17 12:45 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • CenturyLink wins US antitrust approval to buy Level 3 telecoms

    ​Telecommunications provider CenturyLink Inc has won U.S. antitrust approval for its purchase of Level 3 Communications Inc on condition that it sell certain assets, according to a court filing dated on Monday.

    03 Oct. 17 09:41 Written by Reuters
  • NBN inquiry calls for more fibre, independent audit

    A parliamentary inquiry into the rollout of the NBN has called on the government to ensure complete that as much as possible of the remaining fixed-line network is completed using fibre to the curb (FTTC) or fibre to the premises (FTTP).

    29 Sept. 17 15:29 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone takes ‘significant step towards 5G’

    Vodafone announced today that it had conducted its first field demonstration of Massive Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) using a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) band.

    29 Sept. 17 10:25 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Vodafone, ACCC meet in court for mobile roaming stoush

    Lawyers representing Vodafone, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and Telstra appeared in Federal Court in Sydney yesterday in a fight over the ACCC’s inquiry into mobile roaming.

    28 Sept. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • 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
  • Samsung Portable SSD T5: Built for Working on the Go

    Find out how the Samsung Portable SSD T5 was able to significantly improve the business efficiency of a 3D printing business

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