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Displaying items by tag: Telcommunications

Thursday, 05 December 2019 14:36

Telsoc welcomes Government departmental restructure

Australia’s Telecommunications Association (Telsoc) has welcomed the Federal Government’s public sector restructure, including the combining of the communications and infrastructure departments with responsibility for the National Broadband Network.

Telstra shareholders have voted to approve a salary increase for CEO Andy Penn, ignoring criticism from the union representing Telstra workers complaining about Penn's “exorbitant” $5 million pay packet.

Regional Australian lobby group the Rural Regional and Remote Communications Coalition has welcomed the announcement from the Australian Government which will see regional Australians benefit from 180 new mobile base stations as part of Round 4 of the mobile black spot program.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Data and analytics company GlobalData has issued a warning to Australian telcos that "software-defined networking, intense competition and price erosion" means data and IP market revenue is forecast to "decline at a CAGR of 1.3% from 2017 to 2022".

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Five telecommunications service providers in the Asia Pacific — excluding Telstra — have been designated as “leaders” of the next-generation of telecoms providers for their strong regional network presence, delivery of software-defined technologies and a comprehensive suite of enterprise cloud and managed ICT service offerings.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

In the wake of the recent Vodafone Australia announcement that it will slash one quarter of the workforce in its Hobart call centre, it may be good to remind Australia’s number three telco of its less than auspicious customer service history in this country.

Published in Beerfiles

Telstra’s profitability has taken a big hit from its disastrous investment in US-based business Ooyala with the big telco reporting profit for the six months to the end of December plunged by 5% to $1.7 billion compared to the previous half year.

Hosted voice and data communications services provider MyNetFone is tempting businesses with new voice plans offering unlimited telephone calls and fixed price options for phone services.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

Telecommunications and Internet services provider Spirit Telecom has deployed its claimed “superfast” Internet network in Melbourne’s iconic 297.3-metre high Eureka Tower building to service 575 apartments.

New Zealand telco Spark is extending its Spark Plugs electric car initiative with a new partnership with the Kāpiti Coast District Council in the country’s North Island involving the installation of vehicle chargers to Spark phone boxes around the district.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 04:58

Vic Govt claims big savings from new telecoms contract

In a move claimed to save the Victorian taxpayers $129 million, the Andrews Labor Government has refreshed its contracts with telecommunications providers.

The Wi-Fi Alliance and its members have been working on plans for the co-existence of LTE-U and Wi-Fi, but major chipmaker Qualcomm isn’t happy.

Published in Telecoms & NBN

The Communications Alliance has released for public comment a series of proposed revisions to the Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code designed to build on current code compliance provisions, which the CA says have contributed to a reduction of more than 35% in complaints to the industry ombudsman in the past three years.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 02 November 2015 23:02

MyNetFone changes corporate name


VOIP network provider MyNetFone has changed its corporate name from MyNetFone Limited to MNF Group Limited.

Published in Strategy

Wholesale telecommunications services provider Inabox has boosted its coffers to underpin further acquisitions with completion of a new financing agreement with the Commonwealth Bank.

Published in Telecoms & NBN
Monday, 10 November 2014 14:04

Vocus, Amcom in exclusive due diligence

Vocus Communications has moved a step closer to its possible takeover of Perth-based telecommunications company Amcom, with the two companies today entering exclusive due diligence talks.

Published in Listed Tech
Friday, 31 January 2014 12:38

Optus completes ACT network upgrades

Optus has just completed upgrades of 70 mobile sites in the ACT, marking the completion of a nationwide 3G upgrade program by the telco.

Published in Market

Australia's peak telecoms users gripe body has slammed the latest complaints figures released by the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO), which show that consumer  complaints for the first quarter of 2011 surged by 31%, easily eclipsing the previous record. Vodafone in particular and the other two major mobile providers were fingered as the chief culprits.

Published in Technology Regulation
Cloud computing and its rapidly increasing adoption is the standout focus in IDC’s predictions for the Australian IT services market this year, with IDC describing cloud computing as emerging from a “mere catchphrase to be IT's prodigal son.”

Published in Market

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