Mobile network outages during the 2019-20 bushfires were overwhelmingly due to loss of power rather than fire damage, according to a new report from the telecommunications regulator ACMA.
Retail service provder Aussie Broadband is calling on the Federal Government to fund changes to parts of the fixed wireless portion of the NBN
Australia’s biggest telco Telstra has caught the Christmas spirit, opening up its payphone network for free local, national and mobile calls until 28 December.
Australia’s second largest telco Optus has suffered a drop in profit for the June quarter, with the fall attributed to an ACCC decision to get tough on mobile termination rates in the telecoms industry.
Telstra’s profits are up, mobile revenues and mobile customers have increased, fixed line business has declined and the big telco is rewarding shareholders with an interim dividend of 15.5 cents for the first half year of the 2016 financial year.
The Department of Communication's “intervention” in the Telstra fixed line pricing issue, has outraged the Competitive Carriers Coalition to the extent that it has now called on the federal government to instruct the department to withdraw its submission on pricing to the ACCC.
Telstra is still railing against the draft decision by the competition watchdog, the ACCC, that the price it charges wholesale customers to use its fixed line network be cut by 9.6%.
The cost to consumers of using phone and Internet services are set to drop following a draft decision by the competition regulaor to reduce by 9.6% the price other telcos pay Telstra to use its copper network.
Vodafone’s ‘mobile-only’ strategy is limiting its growth in the Australian market, according to one leading industry analyst who says it puts the telco at a ‘formidable disadvantage’ to its main rivals Telstra and Optus with their mobile and fixed-line services.
Australia's largest non-infrastructure based provider of telecommunications services, M2 Telecommunications (ASX: M2) has embarked on a radical shift of its business model by paying AUD$192m for Primus Australia - very much an infrastructure-based telco.
The increasing take-up of mobile data services did not come at the expense of fixed line services in 2009-10, according to a new report from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission tabled in Parliament yesterday.
Fibre to the premises connections in Asia Pacific are expected to exceed DSL in 2014, a technology industry analyst is predicting.
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