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  • 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.

  • 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).

  • Google, Telstra back new subsea cable system

    The APX West and Central cable system has a new name — INDIGO — a number of new backers, with a consortium comprising AARNet, Google, Indosat Ooredoo, Optus parent company Singtel, SubPartners, and Telstra announcing today that they had struck a deal with Alcatel Submarine Networks (ASN) to build the subsea cable.

  • Optus hit by SMS problem

    Optus has confirmed that a problem is affecting SMS messages sent between its mobile subscribers and those on Telstra’s network.

  • Optus launches commercial 4.5G service, trials pre-5G technology

    Optus has announced the upgrade of its mobile network to the LTE-Advanced Pro standard (aka 4.5G) in the area around its headquarters in Macquarie Park, Sydney, saying the technology will be rolled out to provide 70 per cent coverage in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide over the next 12 months.

  • Optus reports another profit drop

    Optus’ reported underlying net profit of $191 million for its third quarter — a drop of 16.3 per cent from the corresponding quarter last year.

  • Optus switches on support for native Wi-Fi calling

    Optus has switched on Voice of WiFi (VoWiFi) support on its network, allowing customers with compatible handsets to make and receive calls using a local Wi-Fi network instead of the telco’s mobile network.

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