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The Australian Labor Party says Communications Minister Mitch Fifield has finally dumped his original plan to abolish the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman after the government put forward a list of recommendations that it said would strengthen the role of the TIO.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Government has made recommendations for further protections for telco consumers, including a strengthening of the role of the Telecommunications Ombudsman.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, the peak body representing telecommunications users, has welcomed the announcement made by ACMA that an inquiry into outages of the triple zero service would lead to tightening of protections for consumers.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Coalition Government will introduce changes to the copyright law on Thursday, to give creative industries what it calls "even more powerful weapons" to fight copyright infringement by sites based outside the country.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Thursday, 06 September 2018 05:08

NBN Co changes stance on unmonitored medical alarms

The NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, says it will offer additional support for unmonitored medical alarm users who get connected to the network.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party has described the national broadband network as being on "life support" with the announcement on Friday that the total outlay would be $51 billion, compared to the earlier figure of $49 billion, described as "a cost blowout" that was "nothing short of a disaster".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The rollout of Australia's national broadband network will be completed by 2020 as has been repeatedly stated, the company behind the rollout, NBN Co, said during the presentation of its corporate plan for 2019-2022 on Friday.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Thursday, 30 August 2018 14:31

Nokia officially opens new Oceania HQ in Sydney

Nokia has officially opened its new Oceania headquarters in North Sydney in the presence of Minister for Communications and the Arts, Mitch Fifield, and Nokia head of Asia Pacific and Japan, Sandeep Girotra.

Published in Strategy

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has released a new report entitled "NBN consumer experience: Households and businesses – the end-to-end journey", and Labor sees bad news. 

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Australia's decision to ban Huawei Technologies from playing a role in the country's 5G networks is "politically motivated, not the result of a fact-based, transparent, or equitable decision-making process", a spokesperson from the company's headquarters in Shenzhen says.

Published in Government Tech Policy

The Chinese Government has told its Australian counterpart to get rid of its "ideological biases" and create a "fair environment" for business in the country in the wake of the 5G ban imposed on Chinese companies Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Two big Australian telcos have expressed contrasting reactions to the Australian Government's ban on Huawei playing a role in the rollout of 5G networks Down Under.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Chinese telecommunications equipment providers Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation have both been blocked from participating in the rollout of 5G networks in Australia.

Published in Government Tech Policy
Friday, 17 August 2018 09:13

Federal bill against revenge porn clears House

Australian Government legislation to combat the practice of revenge porn has passed the House of Representatives on Thursday. The bill was passed by the Senate in February.

Published in Technology Regulation

Under pressure from the Federal Government, the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, has backed down on a decision to charge rural and regional users $20 more for their fixed wireless 50/20Mbps plans.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Labor Party claims that the 2017-18 revenue target set by the NBN Co, the company rolling out Australia's national broadband network, the NBN, has been deliberately set low in order that the government could have a public relations coup.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Critical information for the auction of spectrum in the 3.6GHz band — which will pave the way for 5G telecoms services in Australia — has been released by the broadcasting and telecommunications regulator, the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Residents in and around Dulong, Queensland, are now duly celebrating long awaited "new and improved mobile coverage", and it's all "thanks to the Coalition Government’s $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Government has announced competition limits which it says will allow a competitive auction by telcos bidding for 5G spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government has proposed new rules for resolving telecommunications consumer complaints, including setting up an External Dispute Resolution body to deal with complex complaints, that would lead to changes in the setup of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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