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The Australian Government has set out its policy objectives for the allocation of two spectrum bands as part of its program to support the delivery of “world class” telecommunications services nationally.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The NBN Co, the venerable entity that has put in place the national broadband network, was in great spirits on Monday. proclaiming that it was ahead of its targets as far as activation of homes for connecting goes.

Published in Open Sauce

NBN Co, the operators of the National Broadband Network, is claiming an earlier than planned activation of connections to the network for more than seven million homes and businesses across Australia.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Australian Government has called for further submissions on its proposed policy update designed to improve the delivery of telecommunications in new developments.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australian doctors in general practice clinics will get free delivery of enhanced telehealth services with upgrades to the system delivered by NBN Co in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

National Broadband Network operator NBN Co and five retail service providers have been authorised by the competition regulator the ACCC to work together on measures to keep telecommunications networks operating effectively during the COVID-19 crisis.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

ICT industry executive Laurie Patton has proposed that the Federal Government immediately fund the operator of the National Broadband Network, NBN Co, to employ suitably qualified people currently being retrenched as a result of the COVID-19 crisis - and to train and deploy them to start upgrading the FTTN connections to fibre so that everyone has access to fast broadband.

Published in Strategy

Thirty thousand to 40,000 additional connections are being made every week to the National Broadband Network as the rollout of the network continues.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government is convening a roundtable by teleconference on Tuesday morning with peak cultural and creative industry bodies to discuss the impacts of the corona virus and the applicability to the cultural and creative sector of support arrangements announced by government to date.

Published in Government Tech Policy

Australia's national broadband network is likely to come under an increasing load from Monday onwards as many of the nation's workers are forced to work from home due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Published in Open Sauce

Competition issues with the upcoming 5G spectrum allocation process are under the spotlight from Australia’s competition regulator, the ACCC, which has issued a consultation paper seeking public feedback.

Published in Technology Regulation

Nominations have opened for the Australian communications industry’s premier awards - the ACOMMS - with 12 categories celebrating performance excellence in innovation, customer service, artificial intelligence, sustainability, the space sector, diversity and inclusion and product solutions across the telecommunications sector.

Australia’s National Relay Service (NRS) which provides telecommunications services to support people who are deaf, hard of hearing or have a speech impairment to make and receive phone calls, has ceased to use the CapTel handset.

Published in Technology Regulation

Telecommunications network resilience in natural disasters like Australia’s recent bushfire has been under the microscope by the Federal Government, telcos and executives from across the telecoms sector, with agreement to put in place long-term initiatives to further bolster resilience of the networks.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Federal Government has announced a sum of $9 million to build public confidence in the safety of telecommunications networks, presumably in reaction to the large number of submissions to a 5G inquiry that expressed fears about the alleged health hazards of 5G networks.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

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