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.
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.
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.
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.
The Australian Government has called for further submissions on its proposed policy update designed to improve the delivery of telecommunications in new developments.
Australia Post has been given regulatory relief by the Federal Government to assist it to continue providing “important” postal services during the COVID-19 crisis.
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.
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.
The Federal Government has supported the launch of a new website by the technology sector aimed at giving support to businesses with staff working remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
Thirty thousand to 40,000 additional connections are being made every week to the National Broadband Network as the rollout of the network continues.
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.
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.
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.
The Australian Government has commenced the next stage of consultation on the $53 million Regional Connectivity Program aimed at improving digital connectivity in regional and rural Australia.
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.
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.
The Australian Government has announced a review of Australian classification regulation to develop a framework that it says reflects changing technologies and meets community needs.
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.
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